Welcome back to the Harmony Hand Pieced Quilt Along! This week we are working on Half Square Triangles. These are fun and relaxing units to make and they work up in no time!
You can cut these units with the standard rotary directions, or with the templates supplied with the Harmony pattern. I’ve cut my pieces with the rotary cutting directions.
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Half Square Triangle Constrution
Half Square Triangles (HST) are one of the simpler units, and I’ve got a video that walks you right through the straightforward construction.
I do have a couple tips for you that may be helpful for the Harmony QAL.
Marking the stitching line: I only mark the stitching line on the background fabric, and stitch on that side. I mark all three sides of the triangle at this point, to save a little time later.
Pro Tip: If you are using the rotary cutting directions, next weeks unit, the Fancy HST, starts out as just an HST. So, if you want to work ahead–go ahead and make an extra four of these units.
After marking the stitching lines, simply stitch across the long edge and finger press open, and trim those dog ears off. Easy Peasy! You will need four of these if you are making the wall hanging size, and 16 for the throw size quilt.
This little seam roller is so handy for pressing those seams!
Make sure to hop on over to Patty’s blog to check out what she has to say about HSTs!
Looking for the Harmony pattern?
HAND PIECING RESOURCES
- Check out the whole Hand Piecing Basics video playlist on YouTube.
- Patty has many written tutorials from the original Hand Pieced QAL.
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