Hey Everyone! I recently did a video on half square triangles, one of the most widely used quilting blocks. There are tons of patterns that call for these and tons of patterns you can make on your own by strategically placing various fabrics and colors in a layout utilizing this simple block. First, here are some projects I have done that featured half square triangles… often abbreviated as hst.
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These hst’s are build by using 1 white square and 1 print.
You can create other patterns with hst’s and even solid squares to create designs as well. Original post here.
One of my favorite blocks of all time! ALL Hst! This was for the Craftsy BOM from 2012.
This is a Swoon block from the popular Swoon Quilt Pattern. Can you find the hst? My finished swoon here.
So you want to make an hst? You want your 2 squares cut about 1 inch larger than your FINISHED hst unit will be. So for example if you need a finished hst unit to be 4.5 inches… you should cut your 2 squares to 5.5 inches. That gives you more than enough wiggle room for your 1/4 inch seam and trimming it up to the perfect size.
Here is my video showing you all the steps to making a hst block.
Here are some of my favorite tools for making these blocks!
As you can see there are lots of ways to utilize hst blocks!
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