12.09.2015

How to: Half Square Triangle Quilt Block - Basics Quilt Block Tutorials

Today's BASICS quilt block tutorial is the Half Square Triangle.

Now, I know there are about a bajillion ways to make a half square triangle. The method I'm sharing today in this tutorial is just one of many methods, but it's the method that I prefer.

(When you use this method you will make two half square triangle blocks at a time.)


To make a 6" block you will need to cut the following fabrics:
White fabric
1- 6 7/8"x6 7/8" square
Gray  fabric
1- 6 7/8"x6 7/8" square

To make a 9" block you will need to cut the following fabrics:
White fabric
1- 9 7/8"x9 7/8" square
Gray fabric
1- 9 7/8"x9 7/8" square

To make a 12" block you will need to cut the following fabrics:
White fabric
1- 12 7/8"x12 7/8" square
Gray fabric
1- 12 7/8"x12 7/8" square

Sewing tip:
To make a half square triangle in any size, using this method you will find the finished size of the block, then add 7/8".

Sewing:
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the fabric. I prefer to draw on the darker fabric.
Place the light and dark squares of fabric together, right sides together.
Sew a straight line 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut on the draw line.
Press. I prefer to press my fabrics toward the darker fabrics.
After pressing your block measure to make sure it's the correct size, 1/2" larger than the "finished" size.
If it's larger trim to size.
Hope you all enjoy! 
 If you're sewing any of these quilt blocks make sure to share them on facebook and instagram using #pnq30quiltblocks and tag me @nataliabonner

Check out the other BASICS quilt block tutorials here.

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