Another One With Tips And Tricks Part 2 Quarter Square Triangles

might be on a bit of a triangle streak at the mo. So to go with last weeks post on Half Square Triangles I decided to carry on the theme and do another mini-tutorial on Quarter Square Triangles. I made some of these squares, which are easy as, then learnt what they called and went wow! That sounds complicated!

It’s really not. They are incredibly easy as you shall soon see. I had a charm square pack that I was using, so my squares started at 5″ and ended up as 4 1/4″ unfinished, 3 3/4″ finished. So you do lose a fair bit in seam allowance, just to warn you.

Half Triangle squaresGrab your squares and just like for half square triangles draw a line diagonally from one corner to another on the wrong side. Place right sides together with another square, and sew down on either side of the line making sure to leave 1/4″ between your sewing and the line. That is very important, in case the underline wasn’t enough.

Cut down the line and press open. You will need two of these half square triangles to make two quarter square triangles (for some reason I just love typing that, so I’m going to say it over and over again. Quarter square triangle. Thrills every time!)


Quarter Square Triangle

Draw a line on the wrong side of the half square triangle (thrill!) running across the sewn line, NOT down it. Please remember, that is very important. Lay it on top of another half square triangle, right sides together with the seams laying together, going in the same direction. Sew sown either side of the line, leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance on each side. Please do not sew on top of the line!

Quarter Square Triangles

Once you have sewn down either side cut along the line. Press open and you have a Quarter Square Triangle. Even better, you made two of them at the same time. No more cutting squares into triangles, only to sew them back into squares again, in just a few minutes you whip up several of these babies. You can create some pretty awesome patterns with colour placement in your triangles and you can bet your  sparkly thread collection that you’re going to see a lot of triangles here as I explore all the possibilities 🙂

I had a couple of little helper Munchkins that helped lay out the squares for the cushion covers I made with the quarter square triangles. Creativity starts young!








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