Quilt 101: Half Square Triangle (HST) Block
You will need (2) fabric squares, marking pen, ruler. Sewing machine and rotary cutter (not shown)You will need (2) fabric squares, marking pen, ruler. Sewing machine and rotary cutter (not shown)
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Place fabric squares on top of each other with right sides togetherPlace fabric squares on top of each other with right sides together
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On the wrong side of the lightest fabric, draw a line diagonally from corner to cornerOn the wrong side of the lightest fabric, draw a line diagonally from corner to corner
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Stitch 1/4” either side of the drawn lineStitch 1/4” either side of the drawn line
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(contrasting thread used to show the stitching lines)(contrasting thread used to show the stitching lines)
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Cut squares apart on the drawn lineCut squares apart on the drawn line
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Open half square triangle block and press seam towards to darkest fabricOpen half square triangle block and press seam towards to darkest fabric
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Trim block on 2 sides to your finished size using the markings on your ruler to keep block straightTrim block on 2 sides to your finished size using the markings on your ruler to keep block straight
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Rotate block 180 degrees and trim remaining 2 sides. Use ruler markings to check block is straight.Rotate block 180 degrees and trim remaining 2 sides. Use ruler markings to check block is straight.
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Great Job!Great Job!
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