Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Different Path

When traveling to one place or another, there are generally different routes you can take to get to the same place.  Well the same thing is true with quilting - there are different techniques you can use to get the same result.  And as we all progress we are finding methods to do things that are really different than how they were done - even just a few years ago - but then that's the fun and the intrigue of quilting!

One of these techniques/methods is for the half square triangle.  If you don't like marking your squares down the center, sewing on either side of the line and then cutting here is another method for you:

To make 4 Half Square Triangles: 

1.  Take two squares of fabric (I used a 6 1/2 inch square but you can use whatever size you like depending on the size block you want) - one light & one dark so you have some contrast

 2.  Put them together - pretty side to pretty side - making sure all edges are lined up.

3.  Then just sew a quarter inch seam from the edge - all around the square.

4.  When finsihed sewing, just slice it on the diagonal twice and you end up with four half square triangles.

5.  Now you can arrange however you would like - makes a great pinwheel!

So have some fun and try things using a different path/method!

Happy Quilting!

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