The other day I found a new way to cut half-squares triangles which I thought was the best! Well, this weekend I tried to remember which way was it and where I had seen it. No clue!!! I am getting disgustingly old… 🙁
Anyway, I decided to do what the pattern I was using suggested, and it was pretty easy. So, in case you need a new technique, here is how I did it:
|Say you need 3-1/2″ half-square triangles. Cut strips of the two fabrics you are using measuring 1/2″ more, i.e., 4″ wide by the width of fabric. Lay light colored strip over the other strip, right sides together. With a pen (I use FriXion – be sure to always test it in a corner of the fabric first!), draw lines which are 4″ apart.|
|Make sure the strips are pinned so they don’t move around as you mark them.|
|Next, draw diagonal lines connecting the corners.|
|Next, stitch 1/4″ away from the diagonal lines, on both sides of the lines.|
|Then, cut on all the drawn lines.|
|There! Except this picture shows the other fabric I was using...|
I prefer this method as opposed to first cutting all the squares, then pairing them, then drawing a diagonal line on each pair, then stitching, etc. Afterward, I squared them all to 3-1/2″.
It was quick! Now, as soon as I find the other method I read about I will prepare a tutorial for it, too!