Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How to Cut/Trim Half Square Triangles (HST)

HST's are my favorite piece to make and use. The possibilities are endless because with just a turn of a HST, the whole pattern of the block changes! Everything from squares, to zig-zag to circles...if you have
 HST's you can make it!
I have always used Eleanor Burns way of making HST's. There are others, but to me, hers is the quickest and easiest. She has to ways to do is with a HST square up ruler and the other is with a regular square template ruler.

Here is the link to her UTube video and you can see how quick and easy it is. Give it a will love HST's In addition to HST's being a great way to create a pattern for a block, HST's are also a great way to use up scraps! One solid and "anything goes" with the prints in your scrap bucket and you have a great scrappy quilt! Organize the HST's by color and create a rainbow theme. Give the HSTs to your kids and tell them to put them in whatever pattern they want and you just sew them together. A great way to teach the kids about a craft!

How To Cut/Trim HST's or Half Square Triangles with Eleanor Burns


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