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16 Half Square Triangles (HST) sampler quilt – free pattern

Half Square Triangles sampler quilt

  • Skill level: beginner.
  • Block size: 10 1/2 inch square.
  • Block type: 16-patch block.
  • Quilt size: 48 1/2 inch square.
  • Quilting technique: Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG).
  • Binding: machine binding with faux piping

How to make this quilt

How to make the Half Square Triangles (HST)

Watch the 2 minute video tutorial on making 8 HSTs at once:

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Some notes on making the blocks

Fabric needs

Each pair of 7 inch squares makes 8 HST.

You will need at least four 7 inch squares for each block or more for blocks in 3 or 4 different fabrics. The left over HSTs will be used in the sashing.

I give you the fabric needs for each block tutorial below.

Trimming half square triangles: Essential. Remember to trim off your HSTs  and make sure that they are 3 inch square.

This quilt is fat quarter friendly.

Colour scheme: For better results, use high contrasting fabrics.

HST quilt sampler block tutorials:

Block 1: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

HST quilt sampler: Block 1

Block 2: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

HST quilt sampler: Block 2

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

HST quilt sampler: Block 3

Block 4: 16 HST quilt sampler

HST quilt sampler: Block 4

Block 5: 16 HST quilt sampler

HST quilt sampler: Block 5

Block 6: 16 HST quilt sampler - video tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block  6

Block 7: 16 HST quilt sampler

HST quilt sampler: Block 7

Block 8: 16 HST quilt sampler

HST quilt sampler: Block  8

Block 9: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block  9

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block  10

Block 11: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 11

Block 12: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 12

Block 13: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 13

Block 14: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 14

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 15

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 16

Free motion quilting

Once you make the 16 blocks, it’s time to quilt them individually before you put them together with quilt as you go.

Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) with 2 inch sashing tutorial

Learn to how to quilt as you go with sashing in just over 3 minutes:

Sashing mini hourglass blocks

The long sashing strip for the back has hourglass little blocks in the intersections.

I used the left over HSTs from the blocks to make an hourglass block.

To make the hourglass block, take 2 HSTs.

Quilt as you go, sashing of the quilt back

Place both HST with right sides facing together as shown below:

Quilt as you go, sashing of the quilt back

Draw a diagonal line.

Quilt as you go, sashing of the quilt back

Sew together on  each side of the diagonal line, at 1/4 inch from the line, as shown below:

Quilt as you go, sashing of the quilt back

Cut along the line.

Quilt as you go, sashing of the quilt back

Trim the resulting block to 2 1/2 inch square.

Quilt as you go, sashing of the quilt back

Back of the quilt

Back of the 16 HST quilt sampler quilt

Fabric requirements

  • Four 10 1/2 inch squares in white for the corner squares
  • Four 10 1/2 inch squares in reds for the centre squares
  • Four 10 3/4 inch squares in white for the star points
  • Four 10 3/4 inch squares in red for the star points

Star points

I made the star points using two 10 3/4 inch squares in white and red placed with right sides together and sewn in the diagonal.

Machine binding with faux piping tutorial

Learn to make the machine binding with faux piping in 2 minutes:

Look how pretty the binding is.

Quilt binding with faux piping

On the photo below, the top is the front and the bottom is the back.

Making the binding this way is so fast… I don’t think I can go back to hand sewing the binding after this.

Machine quilt binding with faux piping tutorial

Are you  making this quilt? Feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler Flickr group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Half Square Triangles sampler quilt

Video tutorial: broken dishes block with a twist

Video tutorial: Video tutorial: broken dishes block with a twist

How to make a broken dishes block

This block is called broken dishes though I added “with a twist” to the name because it is a bit different.

Make it extra different by using striped fabrics:

Learn in just over 2 minutes and see how many quilt layouts yo can make with this block:

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It’s amazing how many layouts are possible. It’s just a matter of trying out different arrangements.

Video tutorial: broken dishes with a twist - quick and easy block

Video tutorial: Broken dishes with a twist - quick and easy quilt block

Video tutorial: exploring striped fabric and half square triangles (HST)

Video tutorial: exploring striped fabric and half square triangles (HST)

A while ago I made a block with strips of fabric sewn together and then I turned them into 4 half square triangles (HSTs).

Based on the same principle, this block uses striped fabric instead of pieced strips of fabric. The result is great.

Check out how to make this block and the many quilt designs you can make with this it.

Video tutorial: HSTs with striped fabrics

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You can see here some of the sample blocks and quilt designs. The video has many more on it.

Shells quilt pattern

Shells quilt pattern - Turnabout patchwork book, Teresa Mairal Barreu

Shells is one of 23 quilt patterns in my book “Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist“. The book 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.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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Two kinds of disappearing 4-patch blocks

Two kinds of disappearing 4-patch blocks

Both blocks are quick and easy to make, just perfect for a beginner’s quilt.

How to make a disappearing 4-patch block

Learn in less than 2 minutes how to make this easy block:

Get the fabric needs for this block.

How to make a disappearing 4-patch variation block

This is another variation of a 4 patch block. Very easy and quick to make as well.

Get the fabric needs for this block.

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations blockHow to make rail fence variations quilt blocks

Learn how to make some rail fence variations quilt blocks in just over 2 minutes:

Materials for some rail fence variations quilt blocks

  • 3 strips 15 x 1 1/2 inches of dark fabric
  • 3 strips 15 x 1 1/2 inches of medium volume fabric
  • 3 strips 15 x 1 1/2 inches of low volume fabric
  • Five 3 1/2 inch squares in dark fabric
  • Five 3 1/2 inch squares in medium volume fabric
  • Five 3 1/2 inch squares in low volume fabric

Block size

Each strip makes four 3 1/2 inch squares.

Four patch  blocks measure 6 1/2  inch square.

Nine patch blocks measure 9 1/2 inch square.

Some of the blocks

Have a look at some of the variations you can obtain:

4-patch quilting blocks

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

9-patch quilting blocks

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial