The half square triangle is a building block for many
more complex blocks. It can also be used in borders and by itself to make
many amazing designs.
One of my favorite way to make half square triangles makes two at a time.
Other tips and approaches:
- Looking for a faster approach when you have many half square triangles to make
using the same fabrics? Try
papers. They are available at most quilt shops or on-line.
- Hate the marking part of these instructions? Try
The Angler 2 tool by Pam Bono. It takes a few minutes to put it on your machine but allows you to skip the marking
the diagonal part of these instructions. This tool is great if you are
making many half square triangles.
- Instead of marking the diagonal, lightly press (or finger press) a diagonal fold
on the top square as your line to follow.