I am one that sews fast. The faster the better. I even have been accused to shaking the table with my sewing machine speed.
This is the neatest little trick ever! Half square triangles can get a little boring. Especially if you need a lot of them!
I am always on the lookout for new ways to speed up the sewing and this one is my current favorite.
It doesn’t matter what size you start with, just as long as they are equal in size. For this tutorial I used 2– 9″ X 9″ squares.
These ended up at 4″ X 4″ unfinished. They could also be squared up to a smaller size if needed. 3 1/2″ square would equal to a 12 1/2″ unfinished quilt block if you were to sew all 8 of them together for a quilt block.
8 Half Square Triangles at Once Instructions:
1) Lay your squares right sides together
2) With a ruler and pencil, mark a line from corner to corner. Repeat for opposite corner.
3) Mark the middle of the square on either side also
4) Sew a SCANT 1/4″ from the CORNER TO CORNER lines
5) Sew again on the other side of the drawn line
6) Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the other corner to corner line
7) Cut on the drawn lines
8) Iron and square to size
9) If you have a project for them to go into….you are set to go. If not, you can play with the layout of the squares.
Here are 4 variations:
Have you tried this method before? Have any suggestions or tips to share?