Category Archives: half square triangle

Video tutorial: Hidden wells technique – two blocks with 7 strips

This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.

How to make a Hidden wells block with 7 strips

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Video tutorial: 7 strip Hidden wells quilt blocks

Make a large batch of half square triangles in no time – video tutorial

Make a big batch of half square triangles at once - video tutorial

Half square triangles are essential in quilting. There’re many ways of making them.

Some have bias seams some don’t.

This particular method produces 48 half square triangles though you can adapt it to as many or few HSTs as you like.

Learn how to make half square triangles (HST) in bulk

This is a very easy technique that produces many HSTs at once. Learn in 3 minutes:

HST finished size

3″ x 3″.

Materials

2 fabric rectangles 16″ x 24″ each in contrasting colours.

Medallion mini quilt

To make this mini quilt you need 36 HST.

Make 48 HST at once

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Video tutorial: Hidden wells technique – two blocks with 3 strips

This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.

How to make a Hidden wells block with 3 strips

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3 strip Hidden wells quilt blocks - video tutorial - quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: half square triangle quilt block – quilting for beginners series

This tutorial is for a very basic half square triangles units.

Half square triangles or HSTs are the foundation for many blocks.

They can be made in many different ways. The technique I demonstrate makes 2 HSTs at once using 2 squares of contrasting fabrics.

How to make 2 half square triangle blocks

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Video tutorial: Half square triangle quilt block - quilting for beginners series

Video tutorial: hourglass block – beginner series

This is a quick and easy block suitable for beginners.

It can be made in coordinated fabrics or scrappy.

For a faster block you can use pre-cuts such as charm squares like I used for the video tutorial.

With this tutorial you will make 2 hourglass blocks in no time.

How to make an hourglass block

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Video tutorial: Hourglass quilt block - quilting beginner series