# Experimenting with half square triangles (HST)

This block is the result of a what if moment.

You can use fabric strips or maybe you can try with a fabric with really thick stripes.

So many options! Check it out:

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

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# Two techniques to make half square triangles

Half square triangles or HSTs are the foundation for many blocks. You can see many different ones on the video.

HSTs can be made in many different ways. The techniques I demonstrate make 2 HSTs at once using 2 squares of contrasting fabrics and 8 half square triangles at once.

The 8 at once method sheds units with bias seams. Some quilters don’t like bias seams because they can be stretchy.

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“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

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# Video tutorial: Hidden wells technique – two blocks with 3, 4, 5, and 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.

Here’s a compilation with blocks made with 3, 4, 5 and 7 strips.

## How to make Hidden wells blocks compilation

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

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If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and #teresadownunder or private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

# 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.

## Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

# Make a large batch of half square triangles in no time – 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:

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.