This post is a part of the Warm Cool Quilt-Along! Feel free to join in the fun at any time! :)
1. Color Refresher
2. Quilt Sizes and Fabric Requirements
Today's Post: Half-Square Triangle Tutorial
To find a scant 1/4" on your machine, use the test outlined in this tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew!
tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew. You can also find an interesting discussion on pressing seams open here.
Now we need to trim our HSTs. For the Mini size, trim your HSTs down to 3". For the Baby and Twin size, trim your HSTs down to 4.5".
Continue to make HSTs with the remaining squares, making sure to match up one Warm square with one Cool square. Do so somewhat randomly, just making sure that you have some variety in your match-ups!
Note: If you want to make different sized half-square triangles (for other projects!), simply add 1" to the size you want your finish HST to be to get your starting square size. Then trim to your unfinished size. For example, if you want a finished HST size of 2", cut two 3" squares and trim to 2.5" :)
Feel free to add photos of your progress to the In Color Order Flickr Group! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! Next week we'll be laying out our quilt tops!