There seems to be a heavy sigh when the words: half square triangles is used.
They are fussy. I don’t love them….but they are really quite fun in quilts and add such an interest.
The thing that makes me sigh heavily is that they are always taxing my brain and making me think in math terms.
What size of square do I need to start out with that will give me the correct half square triangle when it’s all sewn.
And don’t get me started on the squaring up. (which I have learned the hard way, is very important)
half square triangles- these can be sewn quickly if you plan ahead.
This quilt cheat sheet will show you what size of squares you’ll need to make those half square triangles.
No math is needed on your end. At all.
Simply cut the squares, draw a line on the diagonal and then stitch a 1/4 seam on both sides of the drawn line. Cut on the line, press them and you are ready to move onto – squaring them up.
Squaring up those triangles: quick tutorial all about that process here: squaring up triangles
You can find the free printable in the pile of Quilters Cheat Sheets– grab your copy here!