Most half square triangles used in quilts are small, but here Valerie encourages you to think big.
Sewing large squares together to create half-square triangle units is so quick and easy and you get to make your quilt in no time at all, just remember you need contrast in the squares.
Valerie encourages you to think about the various settings that can be used, and borrows many of the ideas from log cabin settings – such as Barn Raising and Fields and Furrows. It does depend a little on how many blocks you make of course, but the overall key is that the block has high contrast between your two fabrics.
If you would like to make a log cabin quilt, click here to find out more.
Another of those ideas which with the rotary cutter and sewing machine combination you can trim back your blocks to be really accurate.
Great for beginners because the larger blocks are more forgiving.
For more Half Square Triangle videos click here.
For another quick and easy quilt using just 4 of these units, click here for the charity quilt we made for Alzheimer’s Scotland (this is completely free to view).
Valerie is the founder and Creative Director of justhands-on.tv , as well as our very own ‘Queen of Scrap’. She founded Creative Quilting, a quilt shop in Hampton Court, where she still teaches to this day.
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