About this Quilt
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Tricia Camp demonstrates an easy method for stitching half-square triangle units, starting with 2 fabric squares. Includes tips on figuring cutting size and trimming units.
Step 1. Determine size to cut squares
The formula for cut size of a square to make a pieced square of half-square triangles is: side of square + 7/8 (e.g. finished square = 2, cut size of square is 3 3/8).
Step 2. Mark and Sew
Draw diagonal line on wrong side of lighter square. Referring to Diagram I, place marked square on darker square, right sides together. Sew seam on each side of marked line; cut apart on marked line. Open and press to make 2 pieced squares.