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Fast and accurate half-square triangle units

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Workshop notes for Half Square triangle units

With the help of the rotary cutter we now only need to remember a couple of simple numbers when cutting squares and triangles:

Take the finished size of the unit: say 3”

Add ½” when cutting squares – so you would need to cut squares @ 3 ½”

For ½ square triangles add 1” – so you would cut 4” squares – use the method described here and trim back to 3 ½”

In the block shown this method was used for the centre pair of half square triangle units and the four corner units.

You can rescale to any size by using the above formulae; if your seam allowance doesnt give you enough to trim off, you can either reduce the seam allowance OR increase the size of the squares cut.

Half Square Triangle Patchwork units

Basic Patchwork Skill

Half square triangle units are used in so very many blocks and as always accuracy helps;  with this option of cutting larger squares, sewing across and then triming back, you end up with exactly the right size pieces.

This is a technique we have described and used in our Block of the Month patterns; this is just one example.

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