The half-square triangle is a versatile quilt block that every quilter should master. In this hands-on class, we will make half-square triangles using 3 different methods. Along the way, you’ll understand the pros and cons of each method, troubleshoot common piecing issues, and learn math to customize half-square triangles to any size.
Half-Square Triangle Methods:
Please Bring the following supplies:
• Sewing machine, in good working order
• 1⁄4” presser foot, if available
• Thread for piecing, neutral color
• Small cutting mat, minimum 8” on each side
• Rotary cutter, with a fresh blade
• Acrylic ruler (6” x 6”, 6” x 12”, and 6” x 24”)
• Any specialty ruler you like to use for trimming half-square triangle units (optional)
• Sewing basics – pins, scissors, seam ripper, extra needles, etc.
Rebecca Lidstrom is the founder and creative force behind Studio R Quilts. She is an enthusiastic quilter, designer, and instructor. Rebecca made her first quilt in 2004 and immediately fell in love with all things quilting.
A simple design aesthetic combined with color, texture, and traditional quilt blocks are what defines Rebecca's patterns. She takes the intimidation factor out of the quilt-making process and believes regardless of skill level, anyone can make a quilt.
Helping others discover and enjoy quilting is a passion for Rebecca. She is excited to be part of the wonderful quilting community and share her knowledge with others. Rebecca is a member of the Madison Modern Quilt Guild and Mad City Quilt Guild.
Rebecca is excited to be designing her own line of quilt patterns and sharing them with the quilting community. She creates from her studio in Madison, WI.