Saturday, April 10, 2010

Super Simple Half Square Triangles

Oh it's a beautiful Saturday morning here on the farm. I've got the windows open letting the house air from a long winter. Last night I pulled out some fabric to start a little mini quilt for an online retreat our group "AAPG" from ebay will be doing next weekend and thought I would show you some simple little steps for making half square triangles. It's really the easiest and fastest way I have found.

First pick two different fabrics and cut out your squares....mine just happen to be 3 inches. Then draw a line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the fabric of one of the squares. This will be your guideline while sewing.

Next place the 2 squares together right sides of fabric facing each other and with a 1/4 inch foot sew together as pictured above.

I like to chain stitch all of mine together and cut them later. Once I finish one side of the square I then stitch on the other side using the same line as a guideline.

Next you will use the line as a guide to cut them apart.

Just press and there you go half square triangles. Your on your way to making lots of different quilts.

Happy Trails....Ginger


Kimberly said...

Be careful... these are addictive...

WoolenSails said...

I love doing them this way, makes it simpler and more straight. Great when you are doing a lot of them.


Terri said...

That does look easy - thanks for sharing the technique!

The Crafty Crow said...

Thanks for sharing this tip,,I'm going to have to try this. I have so many new things I can't wait to try.

Deb said...

I use the same method and it works great. I have used Thangles too, but I think I prefer this method!

moosecraft said...

Thanks Ginger! Looks like something I can handle! Love the fabrics you are using!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Thanks for showing Ginger! I see a woman at the hookin's doing it this way but by hand and not machine. Love it!