Half Square Triangles {Quick Easy Method}

half square triangle pattern

Making quilt block isn’t as difficult as I first thought. I have learned the hard way and the easy way, picking up experiences as I go. Time is precious, creating and sharing a fail-proof project is always my mission to you! Apart from the recent basic 9 patch block I shared, today, here is another quick and easy method to sew a multiple half square triangles (HST).

Half Square Triangle is one of the popular and versatile basic quilt blocks that can develop into many patterns, be it used alone or combined with other block unit. Just to name a few of what basic Half  Square Triangles able to create by arranging them differently:

1. Pinwheel
2. Pine Tree
3. Friendship Star
4. Broken Dishes
5. Hourglass
6. Flying Geese
7. Triangles
8. Star Flower
9. ZigZag / Chevron
10.  many more…..

This method is suitable for quilts and patchworks that need a lot of repeated 2-color half square triangles. I used these HST in my recent 3 snowman pillows where I sewed 2 of them with Christmas tree and pinwheel quilt blocks, tutorial to follow soon.

{Get Pattern & Tutorial on next page.}

basic 1/2 square triangle HST

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  1. That’s really neat. I want to make my first quilt this coming year and excellent little tips like this are very good to know indeed! Thanks.

  2. thank you joanne for the tutorial..i’ll try this 🙂

  3. When I think of the time I have spent doing the triangles the long way! Thank you for this quick and easy method.

  4. Thank you so much for this tutorial! This is going to save me so much time I cannot wait to try it! I’ve added this to pinterest and included your website.
    Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  5. Pingback:Quilt | Pinwheel Block | Free Pattern & Tutorial at CraftPassion.com

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