I decided that I really wanted to do a little quilting (it had been awhile!) and I thought it would be fun to document my process and share it with you, dear reader! So here it goes---my half-square triangle quilting method:
Pick out some fabric. I like a nice mix of solids and prints.
Cut up that fabric into squares. The finished half-triangle square is always 7/8" smaller than the squares cut to begin with.
Lots and lots and LOTS of squares.
Pair up those lovely squares with right sides facing and mark a diagonal line.
Sew 1/4" on either side of the line marked.
Now cut along that nice little line that's marked.
Press those seams open and you've got two nice half triangle blocks.
Lay out the little blocks into rows and stitch them up. (Note the cute pincushion sewing jar from Sweden!)
Sew those rows together and ta-da! some pretty half-square triangle piecing. It is quite easy--I hope you'll give it a try!