I'm squeezing in time to work on the baby quilt I started earlier this month, but I needed to make a few new half square triangles. I needed a total of eight HSTs for each star block, so I made eight at a time using a square of background fabric and the same sized square of contrast fabric. This method is so quick and easy! You save time sewing only two seam lines (diagonally - to make an "X" - across those 2 squares which are placed right sides together) and then you can cut 8 finished HSTs from it. Simple, right? All that's needed after that, is a bit of trimming and you end up with 8 sets of matching HSTs!
|Trimming my newest HSTs to the finished size - each set of 8 started as 2 squares of fabric!|
Here's where my portable design board is invaluable - I can lay out two blocks at a time and take them to the sewing machine for accurate piecing.
Ta-da! One block done... eight to go. ;o)