Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Video to Watch Half Square Triangles Made Easy

  1. #1
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    31,244
    Blog Entries
    194

  2. #2
    Super Member feffertim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lake Elsinore, California
    Posts
    2,408
    Blog Entries
    14
    Thank you for all the wonderful posts you put up on the board, they have been so helpful to me.

  3. #3
    Junior Member Quilt Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Missoui
    Posts
    214
    If one cuts the beginning squares on bias the ending squares will have straight grain edges. I do like to have the final half square triangles a bit larger so they can be trimmed to exact size.

    A walking foot helps in sewing bias edges.

  4. #4
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,193
    thanks!

  5. #5
    Super Member stacey65's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    up state ny
    Posts
    1,308
    Thanks

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, Florida
    Posts
    720
    I tried this and got 3 1/4 triangles not 3 1/2 which is what I needed. Thought I had done something wrong so I used a different fabric and got the same results.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    298
    Thank you this sure makes things easier.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    central Ohio
    Posts
    245
    Hi,

    I'm trying to make 3 1/2 inch half triangles. If using the technique shown in the video, how large should be actual square be before cutting? Thanks.

  9. #9
    Junior Member Quilt Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Missoui
    Posts
    214
    These measurements were listed previously but I find they seem to be small. My samples have needed the beginning block 1/4 to 1/2 larger. Best to make a sample and if half square triangle block is too big trim it down.

    Starting Block
    2" 1"
    2 1/2" 1 1/2"
    3 1/2" 2"
    4" 2 1/2"
    5" 3 1/2"
    6" 4" I use 6 1/4 for 4" block
    7" 4 1/2"
    8" 5"
    8 1/2" 5 1/2"
    9" 6"
    10" 7"

  10. #10
    Senior Member katei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Belfast, N Ireland
    Posts
    341
    Agree with the need to make the start blocks a bit bigger and then trim down. The accurate maths would be great. The Easy Angle ruler makes very accurate half-square triangles, although not as fast as the method here.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.