The method for making 8 at a time is very similar. 2 > Thread Tools 09-30-2016, 07:58 AM #1 mac. The HST continues to be the most fun block to design with, because of the endless combinations you can make with it. The process for cutting and sewing the perfect half square triangle is very straight forward. Essentially all youâre doing is making four lots of the standard (2 HSTs) method but in one go. Anybody else truly value efficiency? You can make the half square triangles larger so you donât have to make as many. Reply Subscribe . This time-saving method for making half-square triangles will be your go-to! Fabric Crafts. 3- Sew 1/4â³ seam on all four sides of the square. Making Half Square Triangles can sometimes be daunting if you don't know the shortcut. Making More Half Square Triangles This second method, making four at a time, is super easy and very fast. Feb 22, 2015 - An Australian mum, blogging about family, food, lifestyle and craft. This time-saving method for making half-square triangles will be your go-to! The Magic 8 Half Square Triangle method is fairly common because of how easy it is! To get half square triangles 8 at a time with no waste, multiply the finished size of your HST by 2, then add 1 3/4 inches. Iâve got a handy chart here for you so that you know what size square to cut in order to get eight Half Square Triangles in the size youâre looking for. Iâm just guessing here based on my own experience, but it is probably one of the first quilt blocks attempted after a 4-patch. For this week's installment of the Half Square Triangle Tutorial Series, I will show you all how to make 8 half square triangles at one time and am including an 8 at a time half square triangle chart and math cheat sheet!. There are many, many ways to make an HST. I make my Quarter Square Triangles the same way I make my Half Square Triangles â oversized. Four Half Square Triangles at a Time Tutorial. Nowâs the fun part. I promised you way back when that I would post about how to make Half Square Triangles using a different method, making four at a time. Take your rotary cutter and ruler to cut two diagonal lines across your larger square, to create 4 triangle shapes. This time-saving method for making half-square triangles will be your go-to! I often cut out as many as four at one time. Itâs so neat in fact that some people even might call it âMagicâ! The quilt uses half-square triangles arranged in a classic barn raising setting (alternating lights and darks that radiate out from the center). The barn-raising setting is one of my favorite ways to set log cabin blocks, and I thought Iâd use it in this quilt to set the half-square triangles and achieve a similar result. Half Square Triangles are the end-all and be-all in my book. This method is great for yardage, and itâs super easy to cut if you have a 12.5â square â¦ Boom you just made 2 perfect Half Square Triangle units at once! Making 8 HSTs with 2 Squares of fabric is a really neat trick! A half-square triangle unit (HST) is a patchwork square made up of two right triangles. (Make sure the blade on your rotary cutter is sharp). 1. Each of those shapes open up to be a Half Square Triangle. Example: (finished 3 inch HSTs X 2 = 6) + 1 3/4 = 7 3/4 inches Don't try to include seam allowances when you are making 1/2 square triangles this way because they already included in measurements. Jun 10, 2017 - Learn how to make Half Square Triangles 4 At A Time with Chart. You can make hundreds of different quilts using just the simple HST. In my first tutorial, I showed you how to make one at a time. Iâm sure since youâve taken the time to look this post up that you already know Half Square Triangles (or HSTs for short) are EVERYWHERE in the quilting world. 5- Open the four half square triangles and press 2- Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the background or lighter fabric from corner to corner . What a beautiful thing! Cut a square in the desired size. This Half Square Triangle Chart is just what you need to help you plan your next quilting project. Quilting and handmade are favourites. 2. Our downloadable and printable HST chart shows the cut square sizes in the first column and the finished square size in the second column.<br /> <br /> The sizes included range from 2 inches to 12 inches, so it has every size you will need when buying or cutting pieces of fabric. Cut the square diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner. Press towards the darker fabric â now you have 4 HSTâs! Page 1 of 2. Quilting. I first stitch through a scrap charger on my machine, then double check that my stitch length is set to 1.5 mm. Note: Finished size is the size of the block after it is completely sewn together. 8 HSTs at a time = (finished HSTs size X 2) + 1 3/4 inches. 2- Lay right sides together the fabric squares. Included in this post is a video demonstration, HST conversion chart to give you the math to make all block sizes, and sewing techniques to sew 2, 4 or 8 half square triangles at a time! First, youâll need to cut a square. First, itâs important to understand the difference between finished and unfinished block sizes.Finished is referring to the measurement of the block after itâs sewn into the quilt. Cut two squares to this measurement. Make 8 Half Square Triangles at One Time. Cut in an X formation, corner to corner. Half Square Triangle Size Chart. The math formula is included to make them any size you want. On the wrong side of one of the squares, draw 2 diagonal lines, one from EACH corner to the other. 1- Cut your two pieces of fabric the same size. Take your 2 squares, one of each fabric, and lay them right sides together. Well, I do! Method 3: 8 at a Time HSTâs. Plus, Iâll give you my best tips and tricks to make piecing half-square triangles easier than ever! That's it! The HST continues to be the most fun block to design with, because of the endless combinations you can make with it. This ensures I'm stitching with a very tight, secure stitch length. 2 Half Square Triangles at a time- Tutorial. Thanks. Find your finished size, then cut the square to the appropriate size prior to starting. Half square triangles are one of the most common quilting blocks, and for good reason! 4- Cut from corner to corner â repeat with other corner. Whether youâre new to quilting or just brushing up on the basics, this Half Square Triangle tutorial is quick and to the point with photographs to guide you along the way! Use the printable to figure out what size your square need to be. Jun 19, 2018 - Learn how to make Half Square Triangles 4 At A Time with Chart. To stitch the half square triangles all you need to do is stitch 1/4 inch to either side of the marked line. Explore. If you need to make a ton of Half Square Triangles, 8 at a time using the Magic 8 Quilt Block Method is the way to go! If youâre wanting a quick way to make 8 half square triangles at a time, then this is the tutorial for you! It is one of those buildings blocks in quilting. Quarter Square Triangle Chart. 1. The half square triangle. Oct 17, 2016 - I promised you way back when that I would post about how to make Half Square Triangles using a different method, making four at a time. Line up the edges of the half square triangle with the lines on your ruler AND line up the 45-degree line on the ruler with the diagonal seam line as well. Mar 17, 2018 - Learn how to make eight half square triangles at one time. So, if you want a finished 3â³ square (2-1/2â³ once itâs sewn, or finished), youâll need to cut a 7â³ square. HST 8 at A Time Method. Each triangle takes up exactly half of the square's interior. The ones in this article (pink & grey) are 5 1/2â³ each so if you want a quilt about 80â³ x 100â³ (double/queen) youâll need about 320 half square triangles. Eight at a time half square triangles (HST) are the true quilting efficiency! Whether you want to make half square triangles 2 at a time, 4 at a time, 8 at a time, or with the strip method, Iâll show you exactly what size fabric you need to cut. In my first tutorial, I â¦ Three squares across: 4+4+4 = 12. Trim down the remaining two sides and your half square triangles are complete and cut accurately to the proper size for your quilt! The bonus of this method as opposed to using the alternate (4 HSTs) method, is that all of these triangle units have the straight grain on the edge, instead of on the bias. Placing one square on the other, sew along the edges at ¼â, pivoting at the corners. To make 4 Half Square Triangles at one time, you begin by taking two squares of fabric and placing them right sides together. First, take your 2 squares of fabric and place them right sides together. This time-saving method for making half-square triangles will be your go-to! Aug 22, 2018 - Learn how to make Half Square Triangles 4 At A Time with Chart. Make 8 at a Time using this quick method! Pin this image Did you know you can Pin this and save it for later!? Next sew with a scant ¼â seam around all 4 edges. It all depends on what size you make your half square triangles and your quilt. Last week I showed you how to make 8 half square triangles all at once, but we still need to talk about how to figure out what size square to start with to get the right sized half square triangle (HST)!. Half Square Triangles (HSTs) are the most basic of quilt blocks. It's so easy. Dec 10, 2019 - Learn how to make Half Square Triangles 4 At A Time with Chart. Once you master this one, it opens up a whole new world of blocks to make. 1- Cut 2 pieces of fabric that are identical in size- square shape. Half Square Triangle . 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