Half square triangles are basic quilt blocks to use alone or combined with other quilt blocks to make complex designs. They are used in modern quilting, contemporary quilting and traditional quilting.
Here are the seven (7) methods to make half square triangles:
Which are your favorite methods? Half square triangles make for great leaders and enders when you are quilting. Cut some squares from your stash and when you start piecing, use one for your leader and another from your ender. Then in no time you’ll have a pile of scrappy half square triangles!
No Waste Half Square Triangles
My preferred methods to make half square triangles are half square triangles from a strip using the first method above. I also like to make HST two at a time from squares or eight at a time from larger squares. With these three methods, you can make HSTs any size and you only need to trim up your final block. There is no waste of trimming off a lot of fabrics or having stretchy bias edges on your HST block.
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