How to Make 16 Half-Square Triangles at a Time

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Easily Adjust the Number to Fit Your Project!

If you’re working on a project that requires a lot of half-square triangles, give this time-saving method a try. It’s great for quilts that need a lot of HSTs from the same two fabrics.

You can make HSTs of any size, starting with a grid of squares that are 1/2″ larger than the finished units. Plus, you can adjust the number of half-square triangle blocks made at once simply by making a larger or smaller starting grid.

How to Make 16 Half-Square Triangles at a Time

Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter demonstrates the process in the video below. She also shows a time-saving method for squaring up the HST blocks. She prefers using the Quilt In A Day Triangle Square Up Ruler (available in 6-1/2″9 1/2″ and 12 1/2″ ), although you may already have a ruler that will work nicely (see the requirements in her article).

Click here to learn more about Amy’s Half Square Triangle Short Cuts.”

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

Image Source: The image at the top of the page is from Piece N Quilt.


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