These quarter square triangle quilt blocks are ideal as fillers in your quilt or as a feature block. What you need: 2 squares of fabric measuring the same size- one light, one dark for best effect. You start by making two half square triangles with two squares of fabric. If you aren’t sure how […]
The Star Flower quilt block is a fairly easy block to make using half square triangles. Some people refer to this as a Lemoyne Star but that’s not really correct as this one is constructed differently and as stated above, is made with HST’s. The unfinished size of this block is 10½”, finished size 10″. […]
If you’ve never tried making the Square in a Square quilt block then you will probably be quite surprised at how easy it is to make. It requires one large square of fabric and 4 smaller squares so cutting requirements are quite easy. And sewing it together is a snap. SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO […]
Just love this block. Apart from the fact that I think it looks great, it’s so big that you only need 4 with some sashing and borders to make a queen sized quilt. It looks complicated but it really isn’t, especially with the method we have used to make up some of the smaller blocks. […]
This is the easiest of the pinwheel blocks to make. It’s a basic block that can be made quickly and easily by beginners. But it has so much potential for use in your quilts. Here are some examples of just how gorgeous your pinwheel quilt can look.
Making quilt blocks can seem to be a daunting process for a beginner, but really it’s just a matter of taking your time and knowing which bit goes where. In this video we show you how to make the lovely Austin Star quilt block. In this bloc we use Half Square Triangles (HST’s). If you […]
The Sister’s Choice quilt block is such a lovely and versatile quilt block and its a lot easier to make than it first looks. Take a look at the video to see just how easy it is to put together or you can follow the written instructions below. The Sisters Choice Quilt Block measures: 10½” […]
How to Do the Math to Cut out 8 Half Square Triangles We have been asked a number of times, how to calculate the size of the starting pieces of fabric when you want to cut 8 Half Square Triangles at the one time. So here it is. We also have a video below on […]
So once you have made your half square triangles you will want to make sure they are square. Nothing worse than having wonky triangles if that’s not the look you are aiming for. In our video we show you how to square up your half square triangle perfectly.
The Half Square Triangle is on of the most versatile of all the quilt blocks. You can use this block to create so many different looks in your quilts and tote bags simply by turning the blocks in different directions and the way in which you use colour variations. In our video we show you […]