Category Archives: half square triangle

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

Video tutorial: Make 8 Half Square Triangles at once!

Video tutorial: Make 8 half square triangles at once

Half square triangles or HSTs are all you need to make great blocks. This tutorial shows you not only now to make 8 HSTs at once but also how just how many blocks you can make when using 3 different fabrics.

Always use high contrasting fabrics for best results

How to make 8 HSTs at once

HST quilt pattern

Full instructions for a 16 HST quilt.

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Video tutorial: Half and half HSTs with 10 strips

One modern block, many quilts

This block has so much potential that I have made it twice.

Each block has 4 pieces and you can put it together in so many ways!

This is how I made this block

Fabric needs

  • Ten 10 inch x 1 1/2 inch strips in assorted prints or colours (the scrappier the better)
  • One 10 inch square piece of white fabric

This tutorial makes 4 HSTs which, arranged in different ways, make different blocks. Each block can make one or more quilt layouts.

Labyrinth pattern

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Labyrinth quilt pattern

The pattern contains cutting directions, fabric needs as well as a quilt assembly diagram. The pattern also contains a link to the block tutorial.

Block pieces

The tutorial produces the next 4 pieces that can be assembled into different layouts to make different quilt designs:
One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

So many blocks…

Just a sample:

Block 1

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 2

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 3

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 4

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 5

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 6

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Possible quilt layouts

Kites quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Flying geese plus quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

White diamonds quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

White diamonds and crosses quilt

Mini quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Ribbons quilt

Mini quiltOne modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Medallion quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Medallion quilt inverted

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Kaleidoscope quilt

Mini quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Zigzag quilt

Mini quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Other blocks

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial