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.