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  • 1/2 Square Triangles

  • I love to design my own quilt patterns and share them. I am a confessed lover of vintage and reproduction fabrics, my favorite thing to do is applique.
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1/2 Square Triangles

Hello I have been busy making one inch 1/2 square triangles for my new design. I love these cute little squares.

I have found using the Aurifil 50 weight thread makes quite a difference to getting these lovely little squares accurate. With the fine thread you can get fine stitching in the seams that does not take up allot of room therefore making a 1/4 inch seam more achievable. I also use a Schmetz 60/8  sharp microtex needle with this thread making smaller holes and again less room in my seams. I use this thread for all of my piecing work and have found it to be absolutely brilliant.

Aurifil Thread is available on our website. www.pinevalley.co.nz/catalog/aurifil-100-cotton-mako-502-thread

Schmetz sewing machine needles are also available on our website. www.pinevalley.co.nz/catalog/schmetz-sewing-machine-needles

When making smaller blocks, I have found that smaller prints or tone on tone fabrics work famously. The black fabric in these pictures has maybe a larger print then I would normally use for this size but as it is the black that I want to focus on in my design I am happy with it.

I am making these into a table runner for our Pine Valley Quilts pattern line so keep watching as I will keep you updated with the progress.

For this one inch size 1/2 square triangle you need to cut squares 1 7/8 inches, then draw a diagonal line down the middle of the wrong side of the light square.

Place squares together with right sides facing, stitch a 1/4 inch seam on each side of the drawn line. Cut down the drawn line to give you two 1/2 square triangle units and press them open towards the light fabric.

Soooo Cute

Happy Stitching

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Comments on this post (4)

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Thanks for the lovely comment
    Sharon

    — sharon

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Great post! So glad I was sent here to your site! I love the fabrics you are using in you HST’s and I too, love the Aurifil thread! Makes my piecing so much nicer :)

    I’m really loving your patterns too!

    Blessings,
    Sue

    — Sue

  • Aug 03, 2016

    This is a great content…I’m really glad that i found this post…Looking forward to read more great and insightful articles.Great job…:)

    — Zahra

  • Aug 03, 2016

    It look so nice. I love these cute little squares.I like how you design this pieces of clothes. Keep it up.

    — loraine

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