How to get perfect half square triangles with your charm packs. It’s possible.
I’m not a big fan of perfection.
I sew by the seat of my pants but sometimes there comes a time when things should be better than they are.
Half square triangles are my thing– that should be better.
It’s been on my mind and I’ve been doing better about squaring up half square triangles and making sure my points are not cut off and things are lined up right.
There is a mix of bias edges going on so getting things not right on a half square triangle is almost guaranteed.
Here’s the background for this fun product.
I know Lisa of Primitive Gatherings. Such a delight. I even learned a few things from her! This past visit at the Salt Lake City Quit Market I chatted with her for a minute and she showed me what’s new.
Half Square Triangle Paper Templates is what’s new, and really I couldn’t be more delighted.
Since now you know my issues with those little devils…this is really something wonderful.
What’s even better- it works with precuts!
Charm Packs and half square triangles paper~
1- lay right sides together two charm packs fabric
2- lay the paper directly on top and pin in center to secure
3- stitch on the arrow lines, following the direction of the arrow
4- cut on the solid lines
5- remove paper and continue with your pattern
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Have you used this, thangles, or SQangles before? What are your thoughts?