How to Make Half-Square Triangle Quilt Blocks (No-marking Method) | New Quilters

An easy way to make four half-square triangle quilt blocks from two fabric squares. No marking needed. #halfsquare triangleblocks, #halfsquaretriangleblockshowtomake, #halfsquaretriangleblockssimpleHere’s a quick way to make four half-square triangle quilt blocks from two fabric squares.

Start with two same-size squares. Mine were 10″, the size square that comes in layer cake precut packages.

Lay the squares with right sides together. Carefully align the edges and corners. An easy way to make four half-square triangle quilt blocks from two fabric squares. No marking needed. #halfsquare triangleblocks, #halfsquaretriangleblockshowtomake, #halfsquaretriangleblockssimpleSew all around the outside of the squares, using a scant 1/4 seam allowance.An easy way to make four half-square triangle quilt blocks from two fabric squares. No marking needed. #halfsquare triangleblocks, #halfsquaretriangleblockshowtomake, #halfsquaretriangleblockssimpleUse your rotary cutter and ruler to cut the squares in half diagonally in both directions.An easy way to make four half-square triangle quilt blocks from two fabric squares. No marking needed. #halfsquare triangleblocks, #halfsquaretriangleblockshowtomake, #halfsquaretriangleblockssimple

An easy way to make four half-square triangle quilt blocks from two fabric squares. No marking needed. #halfsquare triangleblocks, #halfsquaretriangleblockshowtomake, #halfsquaretriangleblockssimpleYou will have four triangle blocks.An easy way to make four half-square triangle quilt blocks from two fabric squares. No marking needed. #halfsquare triangleblocks, #halfsquaretriangleblockshowtomake, #halfsquaretriangleblockssimplePress the seam allowances to the side of the darker fabric. You will get four identical triangle blocks with little tails at two corners.An easy way to make four half-square triangle quilt blocks from two fabric squares. No marking needed. #halfsquare triangleblocks, #halfsquaretriangleblockshowtomake, #halfsquaretriangleblockssimple Use a square ruler (if you have one) to trim off the tails and if necessary, trim the block down to the exact size you want. My squares were 6-3/4″, so I trimmed them down to a more useful 6-1/2″.

 

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Christine Mann
 

Christine Mann is one of the founders of the New Quilters blog. She likes to make quilts for family and friends. She shares her quilting room with her bad dog, Marcus.

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