Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Has anyone tried the new technique for cutting half-square triangles? >

Has anyone tried the new technique for cutting half-square triangles?

Has anyone tried the new technique for cutting half-square triangles?

Old 08-20-2010, 01:05 PM
Senior Member
newjeepgreen's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Up North
Posts: 369

Sasiemae is your quilt on your forum bargello or is it dont in strips. It is absolutely beautiful. ta
newjeepgreen is offline  
Old 08-20-2010, 02:04 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Quitman,Texas
Posts: 543

I used Rhonda's Tute and they turned out the best ever,and no streching.
nana katie is offline  
Old 08-20-2010, 02:11 PM
Super Member
purplefiend's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Round Rock,Texas
Posts: 6,135

Originally Posted by smitty
Oh my goodness ! I just watched the video. that lady waving an open rotary cutter around gave me the chills ! and not using a ruler to cut those lines ??yike, what a recipe for a really nasty accident. can you imagine your blade angling across & ruining all that fabric--let alone cutting yourself!
sorry if I rant--but cutter safety becomes more important after you see a nasty "accident".
these are bias-square HSTs with a technique first shown by
Marsha McCloskey years ago. early method is very accurate for smaller units,especialy if you have a lot of them to produce, but a little hard to understand until you do it.
I totally agree with you about her handling of the rotary
cutter, I cringed at the way she was waving it around and
not closing it when she put it down. When I was teaching quilting classes I made sure my students practiced rotary
cutter safety, only had one accident in 5 years and I was
the casualty.
purplefiend is offline  
Old 08-20-2010, 02:24 PM
tammystitches's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tacoma
Posts: 81

I also go to the Thangles when I need to make half square triangles .. Made a Hunters Star Quilt using Thangles
Attached Thumbnails attachment-100534.jpe  
tammystitches is offline  
Old 08-20-2010, 04:44 PM
Senior Member
All Thumbs's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Middle America
Posts: 707

Originally Posted by nantucketsue
Originally Posted by MNM
Originally Posted by joy
4 MNM... sounds easy, so that means that where you cut, all the seams after that will be on the bias !!! You will have to be careful....
You are OH so right and you have to be careful when you iron them open, don't stretch them. Can be done if you are careful. And they are very fast to make and mine seem to be all the same size and fit together just great.

I was thinking, if you cut the squares "on point", then you would have the edges on the straight grain.
Fantastic idea! Thanks! And do not forget ladies, if you cut with a large wide ruler to wear a cutting glove! I also use one of those suction cup hand guards for a shower attached to my ruler as a handle. Works great and remains safe.
All Thumbs is offline  
Old 08-21-2010, 12:32 PM
Senior Member
Linda58's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Texas
Posts: 639

Originally Posted by Mumzbear
My daughter bought a new template for making perfect half square triangles at a quilt show last week.
HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE TEMPLATES: Introducing a new template technique for cutting faster, more accurate half square triangles.
I watched the tutorial at


I was very impressed as I always have a problem keeping them from stretching. I would like opinions from other quilters as to what they think of this method.
Thanks Munzbear,
I love these templates. I always have a hard time sewing them together and getting a perfect square. I just ordered them!!
Linda58 is offline  
Old 08-24-2010, 05:21 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: boone,ia...now lakewood,co.
Posts: 87

i just ordered one.....love it..the woman who makes them seems real nice. thanks for the info.
quilting grammy is offline  
Old 08-25-2010, 05:30 PM
Super Member
GrannieAnnie's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: S. W. Indiana
Posts: 7,484

I put two squares face to face (each slightly bigger than ending HST), draw a line diagonally, sew a quarter of an inch along each side of line, cut on line, fold out, iron and do a final trim.
GrannieAnnie is offline  
Old 08-25-2010, 09:18 PM
Junior Member
argranny's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 218

Thangles, they are easy and work great.
argranny is offline  
Old 08-27-2010, 08:39 AM
Super Member
quiltlady1941's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Illinios
Posts: 1,248

That looks like it has to many steps for me.

I use the wonder cut ruler and I love it. It makes perfect HST everytime & fast,it also make three part squares & lots of other ones.

Check it out at.. htt://www.wondercutruler.com

I have no connections with this ruler I just like it and use it a lot.
quiltlady1941 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Links and Resources
07-11-2009 04:57 PM
06-26-2009 07:31 AM
Links and Resources
04-16-2009 05:01 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.