Category Archives: sampler quilt

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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Make 48 half square triangles at once! Step by step video tutorial

Make 48 half square triangles at once! Step by step video tutorial

Learn how to make 48 half square triangles (HST) at once

This is a very easy technique that produces 48 accurate HST. Learn in 3 minutes:

HST size

3 1/2 inch square.

With this technique you can easily make half square triangles in any size.

Materials

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

Quilt idea

To make this mini quilt you need 36 HST.

This shows you the potential of this patchwork technique.

Make 48 HST at once

Block 5: 16 HST quilt sampler

Block 5: 16 HST quilt sampler

How to make this block

Materials

  • Two 7 inch squares of print fabric
  • Two 7 inch squares of white fabric

Finished block

10 1/2 inch square.

All block tutorials for this quilt.

Instructions

Make the tutorial twice to obtain 16 HST.

Trim off HSTs and place into the pattern below.

Block 5: 16 HST quilt sampler

Then sew HSTs in rows.

Block 5: 16 HST quilt sampler

And then sew rows together.

Block 5: 16 HST quilt sampler
Block 5: 16 HST quilt sampler

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If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Quilt designs using this block

16 HST quilt sampler tutorial - quilt design

16 HST quilt sampler tutorial - quilt design

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If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Smocked quilt blocks

Smocked blocks free tutorials

Check out my 6 smocking tutorials and add a textured touch to your quilt blocks:

These fabric manipulations are part of 2 textured quilts: a log cabin textured quilt sampler and a 4-patch textured quilt

Add your photos to the Textured quilt blocks Flickr pool or tag them with #texturedquilts on Instagram.

Smocked blocks free tutorials

 

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

How to make this block

Materials

  • Two 7 inch squares of print fabric
  • Two 7 inch squares of light coloured fabric

Finished block

10 1/2 inch square.

All block tutorials for this quilt.

Instructions

Make the tutorial twice to obtain 16 HST.

Trim off HSTs and place into the pattern below.

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

Then sew HSTs in rows.

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

And then sew rows together.

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

If you would like to follow the tutorials, you can subscribe to my blog, to my Facebook page, to my Instagram or to my Youtube channel.

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Quilt designs using this block

16 HST sampler quilt tutorial

16 HST sampler quilt tutorial

16 HST sampler quilt tutorial

16 HST sampler quilt tutorial

16 HST sampler quilt tutorial

Share your photos

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler