Sunday, May 20, 2018

Half square triangles in large quantities!

I'm making three quilts using half square triangles, one similar to the one below and two larger ones using the pattern inspiration of the quilt pattern Broken Dishes. I need lots of half square triangles. This technique let's you create 8 of them at a time.

I made this for my grandson Max and now there's another boy on the way
two 9" squares right sides together, one light and one dark

diagonal lines across the pair pieces on the light side

lines sewn 1/4 inch away on each side from the diagonal lines 

cut in half in each direction and  then on the diagonals

pile the cut pieces

iron open toward the dark side

trim the pieces to 4" squares