Last time I posted about making half square triangles, I showed you the traditional method, which yields two HST pieces.
This second method yields four HST pieces.
For this project, I used:
- OLFA Splash Rotary Cutter, $13
- OLFA Cutting Mat, $26
- OmniGrid Acrylic Ruler, $14
- Singer Sewing Machine, $120
- Iron, $17
Cut two identical squares from different fabrics.
Stack the squares so that the right sides of the fabric are touching.
Sew the squares together on all four edges with a ¼” seam allowance.
Make two diagonal cuts through the center of your square.
Press each HST open and trim off dog ears.
What do I like about this method?
You can quickly produce a lot of HST very quickly and with fewer seams to sew.
What do I not like about this method?
You need to start with larger squares, that I usually don’t cut, in order to end up with reasonably sized HST and the math is a bit more complicated when trying to figure out exactly how big you should cut your original squares.
Disclaimer: I included affiliate links to all the tools I used for this project. They don’t make my sewing machine anymore, but the one I linked is a new and improved version!