Quilting tips

Half Square Triangles

This years Guild Challenge contains LOTS of half square triangles! Have you made any half square triangles before, do you know how to trim them down to correct size? Well in case you are needing a little extra help here are a few YouTube videos you might want to check out!

How to make Half Square Triangles the easy way!

Here is a slightly different variation in how to mark your squares, this one is great for beginners!

How to trim half squares using ANY size of ruler!

Do you have the Quilt In A Day Triangle Square Up ruler? Well if you do have access to a great shortcut, trimming your squares to size BEFORE you press them! Just remember to carefully press the blocks open after trimming so not to stretch them!This video is a bit “bouncy” but it really was the clearest of the videos I found. If you want to give this a try and are having difficulties understanding the video just let me know and I will be happy to show you before or after our next guild meeting!

As another option to the above video you can find a Amazing step by step photo how to on the Diary Of A Quilter blog! 

Hope this helps everyone to piece and finish up their Challenge quilt by the August meeting!