Tag: half square triangles

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HSTs are one of the most common units used to make quilt blocks or even whole quilts – like the one I’m currently pattern testing that has quite a lot of HSTs to make, so I though it an ideal opportunity to put the new Patchwork Triangle Ruler by Sew Easy through it’s paces. My…

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We are always looking for quicker ways to create our quilts.  I can remember when I first started my quilting journey, making one half square triangle was a great accomplishment.  Then came two at a time, four at a time and 8 at a time. I’m in the process of updating one of my online…

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I thought I would show you my Mosaic no.13 blocks that I have made as part of the Puzzle Quilt as I took some photos as I went along – I often find this helps in designing and colour placement. So my first confession is that I didn’t make the gazillions of half-square triangles by…

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Historically, much of what we think of as “traditional patchwork” has its origins in the USA. Their “block” style is not really found in British patchwork quilts apart from a few designs such as the basket, which became popular in late Victorian times. This example comes from Cumbria. It was only with the American inspired…

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This is the first of a series of eight blogs which will teach you different techniques used in traditional American block patchwork. Each section will include full, free instructions for two Star blocks using the technique; one easy and one more difficult, so that you can practice and develop the skills. You could use these…

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One thing I love about quilting is that you never stop learning new things.  I learned very near the start of my quilting journey that making two half square triangles at a time using squares of fabric was so much easier than making them one at a time using fabric cut on the bias.  Whenever…