# Half square triangle help

• 08-29-2010, 03:26 PM
SherriB
Someone posted a link to making a half-square triangle by sewing all sides of your fabric square. I have searched and searched and can't find it. :cry: I would have sworn that I bookmarked it. Can anyone help me find it?
• 08-29-2010, 03:29 PM
Deb watkins
I found it on the Missouri Star Quilt Company's tutorials. I think it was on u-tube.
• 08-29-2010, 03:35 PM
quiltin chris
sherri b

I found this small tutorial while surfing the net.
http://www.thisbe.org/cheryl/HST.pdf

Chris
• 08-29-2010, 03:38 PM
You cut the sewn square twice, X=4 HSTs
• 08-29-2010, 03:43 PM
Shemjo
Thanks for sharing that info. I printed it to try next time I am at the machine!
• 08-29-2010, 03:47 PM
Jan in VA
Quote:

Originally Posted by quiltin chris
sherri b

I found this small tutorial while surfing the net.
http://www.thisbe.org/cheryl/HST.pdf

Chris

In this tutorial, methods 3 and 6 both leave your HSTs with bias edges....why would you want to do that? Bias is a problem going somewhere to happen for many quilters. I've been piecing/quilting for nearly 30 years and still avoid that whenever I can, with just a little effort of planning ahead for the straight/cross grain edges.

Jan in VA
• 08-30-2010, 05:02 AM
butterflywing
in this tute you end up with loads of HSTs on the straight of grain. it works very well. you can do it with any ruler. just follow the method.

edit: sorry. here it is
http://www.kayewood.com/tips/diagonal_half_squares.pdf
• 08-30-2010, 06:00 AM
sewcrafty
• 08-30-2010, 07:05 AM
funcupl

This is the tutorial that you are looking for. Makes half square triangles by sewing around the edge. Hope this helps.

Claudia
• 12-08-2010, 04:47 PM
tinarg
Thank you so much for providing this link...I have been looking all over for instructions...I am a visual learner and this helped soooo much...
• 12-08-2010, 04:56 PM
lberna
I will not make hst without using thangles or triangles on a roll
Either one makes perfect hst's.
• 12-08-2010, 05:01 PM
sandy12010
the post you were referring to is from oma66 go up to search and type her name in and there is a tutorial on that page..