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Modern Mini Quilt Tutorial

This little modern mini quilt is so simple to sew!  Use your own half square triangles from a previous project or sitting in your stash.

No half square triangles lying about?  That’s fine too- they are quick to sew up.

There are a couple of videos that will help you along as well.  How to square up your half square triangles and how to bind the quilt using the backing fabric.

Materials Needed:

11 — 2″ X 2″ half square triangles (use them from your stash)


6 — 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ background

6 — 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ color


2 — 5″ X 2″ background

2 — 6 1/2″ X 2″ background

2 — 1 1/2″ X 8″ background

2 — 1 1/2″ X 10 1/4″ background

mini modern half square quilt 1

Modern Mini Quilt Instructions~

1) lay right sides together the 2 1/2″ squares- background and color

2) Draw a line on the wrong side of the background fabric from corner to corner

3) Stitch on either side of the drawn line with a 1/4″ seam allowance

half square triangle blue

4) Cut on the drawn line

5) Trim the half square triangle to 2″ x 2″

half square blue

6) Using 9 of the half square triangles- sew them into 3 rows of 3 triangles each

7)  Sew the rows of half square triangles together

8)  Stitch the two 5″ X 2″ background to the top and bottom of the 9 patch of half square triangles

9)  Stitch a half square triangle to one end of the two 6 1/2″ X 2″ background

10) Sew to the sides of the center

center mini modern

11)  Sew the outside border backgrounds to the new center

12) Layer with batting and backing and quilt as you’d like

13) Bind the quilt

yes- you’ll have one half square triangle left over.  Use it on the back of the quilt!

How to bind with the backing fabric Video~

How to square up your half square triangles Video~

modern mini quilt tutorial with half square triangles

This is what I’ve learned sewing small lately.

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