Four At A Time Half Square Triangles!

Baby Chevron

I just finished this Baby Chevron Quilt.I had so much fun making it and actually it is the 2nd chevron quilt I have made in the last few weeks, the other one is a bit larger and it is not quilted yet.

One of the reasons I had such a blast making these is I tried out a new way of making half square triangles. This method makes them four at a time!! I have made a lot of half square triangles in my day, and have used a million different methods. I am loving this new method! With that said, I love it for larger sizes, and still prefer Thangles for smaller sizes. Anytime I am making a 4″ or smaller I  will stick with the Thangles, but anything larger and this is my new favorite method. Give it a try and see what you think!

P.S. If you want to purchase patterns or kits for this quilt, click here: Baby Chevron

squares

First you will need to cut your squares, you will need one each of the two fabrics that you would like to make up your half square triangle.  For mine, I used a cream and a yellow polka dot.  I started out with 8″ squares, that will yield (4) 5″ ish half square triangles. Since I am using all half square triangles in my quilt, I don’t mind if they are not exactly 5″. If you need an exact size, or another size, here is the math for this method:

Half Square Triangle Size divided by 0.64= the square size you will need to start with

4 at a time

Place your 2 squares right sides together and pin. Using a 1/4″ seam, stitch around all four sides.

stitching

cutting

Now cut the square in half on the diagonal in both both directions.

triangles

It will look like this. Now you just need to press them open! Make sure you are pressing, not ironing! You are on bias and if you iron back and forth instead of up and down pressing, you will get stretch and distortion.

done

TA DA! Wasn’t that crazy easy and crazy fast!!! I a made a chevron, but you can do pinwheels or a million other blocks with these half square triangles. What do you think!?

babychevron

Baby Chevron

baby chevron

This is our new Baby Chevron quilt! There are a million reasons to love it! It is super quick and easy, works for both a boy or a girl and it is fresh, modern and just darling!!! We are working on the kits today and will share with you our simple technique to make it soon!

This pattern is great for beginners & can be purchased in a PDF Pattern for Digital Download