Video:How to Make Half-Square Triangleswith Linda Warren
Creating a basic half-square triangle unit for your quilting can be accomplished in just a handful of easy steps. Check it out.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Half-Square TrianglesHi my name is Linda Warren at Valley Fabrics in Northampton MA. I am going to show making half square triangle units.
Sewing SuppliesWhat you will need is a basic rotary cutter roller and mat, and a sewing machine and fabric.
Two fabrics that contrast nicely and cut them into squares, put the right sides together.
Add Draw LinesI'm taking a pencil and a ruler, and lining that ruler up corner to corner along a diagonal, and I am drawing a line.
You want to really make sure it is corner to corner and you want to practice.
Sew ¼ InchOnce you have drawn line you are going to take it to the sewing machine, and sew a 1/4 inch away on both sides.
Cut Down the Draw LineNow you've got your drawn and you cutting line on either side of it, you'll take it to your cutting mat you'll line the ruler up with the drawn line, and cut right on the drawn line.
Press Each TriangleSo you take your triangle units you just cut apart to the ironing board, put the fabric your pressing towards on top, which in this case is the dark and your going to just press each of them back.
There's your two half square triangle units you can position in all different ways in a quilt.
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