Trim Half-Square Triangles in Half the Time

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It’s an Easy Technique and a Great Timesaver!

Half-square triangles are very useful design components and appear in lots of quilts. While they aren’t hard to make, they most likely will need to be trimmed before being sewn into the quilt top. Depending on the quilt, that can sometimes run into a lot of time.

Corey Yoder from Coriander Quilts was facing a lot of trimming when she discovered a very helpful technique. Cut the trimming time nearly in half by trimming before the units are pressed open.

Trim Half-Square Triangles in Half the Time

You’ll find the full explanation in her article. Corey used a ruler that was perfectly sized for the blocks (2 1/2″ – find it here) but any ruler will do. All you need is a fine point dry erase marker.

Click here for the “Epic HST Technique” article.

Image Source: The image at the top of the page is from A Quilting Life.


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