Half triangle square quilt patterns. Welcome to the half square triangle block of the month. To make the half square triangles i use the simple way of placing two of the 3 and 78 fabric squares right sides together pencil marking a diagonal line from one corner to the other and then sewing either side. For example for a 3. Half square triangle block of the month quilt a photo by jeni baker on flickr.
Cut the fabric in strips as wide as the desired finished width of the triangle squares plus 78 for seam allowances. Because the half square triangle is the most common quilt block unit after plain squares. The first thing i would make is the sampler quilt. Use these tips to cut half and quarter square triangles.
Theres nothing quite like wrapping up a baby in something handmade thats filled with love. The half square triangle is one of the most basic units in quilting. For each month in 2012 ill present a quick tutorial for a traditional quilt block using half square triangles. Use this easy tutorial to sew eight half square triangle units at once a method that quilters usually call the magic 8 technique.
Instructions are provided for right handed and left handed cutting. I love the colors in this one and would try to find the same for the sampler. Easy half square triangles baby quilt sewing tutorial. Its going to be a lot of fun feel free to join in.
So a quick easy accurate method for constructing half square triangle units will really help the quilting process. Square up the fabric. Then after that i would try any number of patterns to make the quilts i am going to start making for the people going through chemo and dont have a quilt to snuggle into. Learn how to make going north the first pattern in my first book simple quilts for the modern home going north has expansive negative space a hallmark of modern quilt design so you just have one panel to piece.