Making Triangle Squares (Half-Square Triangles)
The last few times I’ve put together directions for making a quilt block that has half-square triangles (HST), aka Triangle Squares, as one of it’s components, I’ve left the specifics of how you cut and sew those units up to the quilter.
Today, it occurred to me that it could seem a little bit like a cop out, you know, like quilt as desired.
So while I was making some new blocks that had triangle squares as a component recently, I tried making them a few different ways and put together a list of ways to make them, with the math involved and the reasons you might want to use a specific technique … or not.
You can read a summary of my list on my blog, at
or download the print friendly 3-page version here:
Is your favorite method on my list?