How to trim half square triangles is a basic quilting skill that, at least at some point in your quilting career, you will probably have to figure out. There are different ways to sew, press and trim half square triangles, but let me tell you, as someone who has made thousands of these wonderful blocks, I have recently landed on a favorite way to do it.
Quilting rotary cutters--every quilter's best friend. Nothing slices and dices our favorite fabric like these nifty little tools.
But not all rotary cutters are created equal; there are a variety of handles, blades, and sizes to choose from. So what gives?
The simple half square triangle. What a wonderful thing! You can make hundreds of different quilts using just a HST. Comprised of a square made from two equal right triangles, this block is one of the most used and most versatile quilt blocks in history.
We’ve had two successful rounds of commonly asked quilting questions, but before jumping into round three, I asked on Instagram for more questions you’d like answered. I got so many good ones, I've decided to divide these posts into categories so that the information is more organized and digestible.
You know what doesn’t get enough credit? The non-tippable wine glass. Seriously, what an amazing invention. Definitely a must-have for your crafting surface of choice.
You know what else doesn’t get enough credit? Cutting mats! Cutting mats are even more essential to your crafting surfaces than non-tippable wine glasses (I can’t believe I said it, but I did.)
We’re getting intimate today, quilters. We’re going to talk about a very serious relationship: the one between you, and your sewing scissors.
There’s nothing better than a pair of scissors that glide with you through thick and thin, and on the other hand, nothing worse than a pair that just won’t cut it.
When you’re not a quilter, rulers are just this thing that takes up space in the back of your widest desk drawer. Behind all the random pens and batteries, you probably have one floating around that you use sometimes to reach things that get stuck underneath the refrigerator.
Quick disclaimer: OLFA gave me a few complimentary items to review, but all opinions are my own. I only partner with brands that I sincerely support and I triple “P” promise to give you the cold hard facts. In this case, the facts really are cold and hard because they are about tungsten tool steel rotary cutter blades.