January 2022 Block Lotto

Half Square Triangle Round Up

There are so many ways make half square triangles! Try one of these techniques, hopefully at least one is new to you!

Since we are meeting on Zoom this month, our January block lotto is free to all members, as you’ll supply your own fabric.

COLORS: Please use solid fabrics. Everyone is picking their own fabrics, so let’s stick to solids so the final contributions will be able to work together. 

We would highly suggest using dark and light of the same color, for example try:

  • Navy Blue and Sky Blue
  • Royal Purple and Lavender
  • Forest Green and Mint Green

SIZE: There’s no limit to the size of half square triangle you’d like to make! You can choose any size HST. Let’s aim for that an be trimmed and squared up to inch increments (finished HSTs of 2 inch, 3 inch, 4 inch, and so on). Therefore, your block would 2.5 inch, 3.5 inch, or 4.5 when turning in at the March meeting.

HST Tutorials

Gathered.how – How to make half square triangles
Homemade Emily Jane – Easy Half Square Triangles video
Blossom Heart Quilts – HST Tutorial and Maths Formula
Blossom Heart Quilts – HST Tutorial: Strip Method
Coral + Co. – Half Square Triangles 4 at a Time
Sew Easy – 8-at-a-Time Triangle Squares video
Amy Smart – 16-at-a-Time video
Quilters Candy – 32 Half Square Triangles at Once
Fat Quarter Shop – Tiny Half Square Triangles

HST Resources

Midnight Quilt Show – Stress Relieving Half-Square Triangle Quilt
Lo and Behold Stitcher – How to Trim Half Square Triangles
Inquiring Quilter – Trimming HSTs the Fast Way
Lee Heinrich – How to Sew Together HSTs Without Losing Points video
Just Get It Done Quilts – Making a Perfect Half Square Triangle Block video

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