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Quilting Shortcut: the Eight Square Method

There are so many quilts you can make with triangles, or rather triangle squares. I showed you a tutorial on how to make these with my pinwheel quilt, but here is a faster way. I call it the Eight Square Method. (Ps I’m sure I did not invent this but I don’t know what it’s …
  • Mary Raine

    Make 8 half square triangles at once #quilting #blocks #hst #tutorial

  • Robin Larsen-Glutz

    QUILTING SHORTCUT: Like her technique, but her math is off. For the cut size of the squares of each half square triangle, you would add 7/8″ to what you want your finished size HST square to end up. So in your case, if you want 3″ triangle squares, you would first cut fabric squares 3 7/8″. If you only cut them 3 1/2″ they will end up being too small by a quarter of an inch.For Heidi’s technique of doing 8 at once (4 squares) you would need two contrasting pieces 7 3/4″ sq. (2 x 3 7/8 = 7 3/4)

  • Anaid

    quilting shortcut: Eight Square HST || Honey Bear Lane

  • Dorothy Withers

    Great tutorial on a different way to make Half Square Triangles. No bias edges with this method. Quilting Shortcut: the Eight Square Method - HoneyBear Lane. DLW

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