# kcferrel

#### Fast way to do 8 at a time half square triangles (HST) with straight of grain edges!

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by , 11-02-2012 at 09:19 AM (692 Views)
Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
This is a tutorial on how to make 8 half square triangles (HST) at a time. Whats nice with this method vs the 4 at a time is that on this, the bias is where its supposed to be and your final edges are on the straight of grain (since that has messed me up with the 4 at a time method where you sew on the straight of grain and end up with bias edges).

Math: I started with 5 squares and my HSTs were each slightly over 2 (They will ultimately finish at 1.5 in the quilt). You will lose about 1 with this method. So if you want HSTs to ultimately be 4 finished in the quilt, they would be 4.5 unfinished. You would want to start with 4.5 x 2 + 1 = 10 square. If you want 6.5 finished, 7 unfinished, you would start with 7 x 2 + 1 = 15 square.

Let me know if you have questions

Put 2 squares right side together. Draw 2 diagonal lines on one

Sew 1/4 on either side of each line (4 seams)

Using the center as a guide, cut a horizontal and vertical line

These look familiar!

Cut along your pencil lines

Tada! Half square triangle

A tad over 2. Trim to size
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Wow!, for a beginner quilter, that is so easy and clear. I certainly will use this method. Thanks for the tutorial and the extra measurements already figured out for us.

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