Make Striking Borders with Half-Square Triangles

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Choose Among Several Designs!

Do you want to give your quilt something extra? Consider a pieced border. Sawtooth, piano key and other pieced borders often provide just the right touch to take a nice quilt up a notch or two to extra special.





If you’re thinking of a pieced border, consider what you can do with half-square triangles (HSTs – learn how to make 8 at a time here).

Make Striking Borders with Half-Square Triangles

Quilt by Wanda S. Hanson from Exuberant Color. The photo at the top of the page is from her post here.

HSTs, those basic quilt building blocks, can be made into several border designs. In fact, you may be surprised by all that you can do with them.

Make Striking Borders with Half-Square Triangles

Jen, from Quilts by Jen, has written two articles showing many border designs that can be made from half-square triangles. Once you see her suggestions you may think up others of your own.

Make Striking Borders with Half-Square Triangles

Click on blurry photos in her articles to enlarge and clarify them.

Click here for the “Border Designs Made With Half Square Triangles – Part 1” article.

Click here for the “Border Designs Made With Half Square Triangles – Part 2” article.

This is great info the keep on hand for the next time you want to give a quilt something extra.

 



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