A Confection of a Quilt from Half Square Triangles

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Use Up Leftover Fabric in This Charming Quilt!

Half square triangles made from leftovers from other projects combine into a sweet confection of a quilt. The fabrics are so fresh and inviting, reminding us of lazy summer days.

Designer Lori Holt used 3 1/2″ half-square triangles (unfinished, with seam allowances) to create her Salt Water Taffy blocks. 36 blocks are used for this quilt.

Salt Water Taffy Quilt Pattern

Katy at The Littlest Thistle has a great tutorial with several methods of making half square triangles. There’s also a chart showing how large to cut squares for different sizes of half square triangles.

Method number 2 is the one Lori uses, making two triangles from squares of fabric. Cut fabric squares at 4 ⅜” to make 3 1/2″ half-square triangles.

Click here for the half-square triangles tutorial.

The finished quilt is 54″ x 54″, perfect for a lap, table or for display just about anywhere. Add more blocks to make it bed sized.

Click here for the free “Salt Water Taffy” quilt tutorial.


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