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Half square triangles and squares – video tutorial

Just make a big batch of half square triangles and together with a bunch of squares you get these great looking pieces of patchwork.

You can use triangles and squares alone to make any number of quilts.

One of my quilt patterns are almost exclusively made with squares and triangles or half square triangles.

French Garden is an easy quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

Have a look at the quilt in this short video:

Download French Garden quilt pattern

About the quilt

  • Quilt size: 80” x 80”
  • Finished block size: the basic unit size is 3” x 3”.
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • Quilting technique: Traditionally pieced.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Half square triangels and squares

Two easy modern quilt blocks – video tutorial

Do you like modern blocks? These blocks are for you.

Learn to make two quick and easy blocks

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Two easy modern blocks video tutorial

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Wonky zig zag quilt video tutorial

Wonky zig zag quilt block video tutorial

This is perfect for a scrap quilt for baby. Cut your background fabric in 4 1/2″ squares and use an assorted number of strips of different widths to make this very easy block/quilt.

Learn how to make a wonky zig zag quilt block in 2 minutes

Lots of different quilt layouts are possible with this block. Check them out at the end of the video.

 

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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: Half square triangles (HST) with a difference – easy quilting

HST (1)

I love thin lines in blocks in high contrasting colours.

I also love striped fabrics.

For one of the blocks I’ve added a think line to a half square triangles (HSTs) and used colour to make a really beautiful HST patterns.

For the other block I’ve used the striped fabric to make fancy patterns. Check it out!

Learn how to make two special half square triangles

Lots of different quilt layouts are possible with these 2 blocks. Check them out at the end of the video.

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