Monday, May 29, 2017

A New Project

 I'm making a huge bunch of half square triangles (HSTs)  for my demo on Friday. I decided that I would do a once a week thing at my sister's store and this will be my first lesson. A lesson for myself as well as the participants. 
Beginning with a set of STARCHED charm squares, all in solids, the HST blocks are made 8 at a time. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner, both ways and then stitch 1/4" seam on each side of the drawn line. Cut on the lines and then carefully cut again into two. Voila! a nice half square triangle. The lesson for me is to carefully trim the blocks so they all measure the same, in this case, 2".
I hope to have a small quilt finished by Friday and there are so  many possibilities. See my Pinterest board.

1 comment:

  1. Another way to make HST is to put two squares right side together. Sew all around the four edges with a 1/4" seam, then cut on the diagonal once, keep them together so the fabric still looks like a square, and cut on the other diagonal. No marking at all, and you'll get 4 HST from each square. Easy-peasy.