Sunday, July 5, 2009

Building Blocks - Half Square Triangles

I've been thinking of doing a series of building blocks type tutorials for a while now.  

I'll be doing mini-tutorials on different types of blocks that are typically pieces in larger more complex blocks.

This is the half square triangle.

Cut one square of your light "finished square" + 1 inch by "finished square" + 1 inch.

Cut one square of your dark with the same dimensions.

If you do not like trimming your squares make the dimensions for your squares "finished square" + 7/8".

On your light fabric, draw a line along the diagonal.

Line your squares up for sewing, right sides together.

Sew 1/4" away from your drawn line.  On both sides of the line.

This is what it will look like when you've finished your sewing.  Cut along your drawn line to create two blocks.

Press towards the dark.  Here is your block, untrimmed.

Here is the half square triangle, trimmed.

1 comment:

Francien said...

Thank you very much for your make it easy to do by watching your step by step pictures...
greetings from Holland....Francien.