Lap Quilts Part 2: Half Square Triangle ON POINT_Easy piecing

Designer: Daisi Toegel

Instagram: @daisitoegel

Website: www.flowersew.com

Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/daisiflowersew

Size or dimensions: Lap size– 54” x 52” finished

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This is the second of three lap quilt tutorials of this series. Check out part one, here! 

 

In this tutorial we’ll make a simple half-square-triangle quilt but set on point. The quilt will look like a triangle quilt, but sewn using a much quicker and easier technique.

 

Let’s get started.

 

Note: Use ¼” seam allowance, or otherwise noted.

 

Tools Needed:

 

Fabric requirements:

  • Color 1 (C1): 3/4yd = Cut (2) 12 ½” x WOF strips; sub cut (6) 12 ½” squares
  • Color 2 (C2): 3/4yd = Cut (2) 12 ½” x WOF strips; sub cut (6) 12 ½” squares
  • Color 3 (C3): 3/4yd = Cut (2) 12 ½” x WOF strips; sub cut (6) 12 ½” squares
  • Backing and batting: 58” x 56”
  • Binding: (6) strips 2 ½” x WOF; join each strip on a 45 degrees angle, fold in half (right sides out) and press.

***Starching is recommended for this quilt as all fabric pieces will be cut on the bias.

 

 

1) Cutting the fabrics:

  • Cut each square of each color once in half to make (12) triangle parts of each color.
  • Cut (1) C1 triangle part in half horizontally to make (2) equilateral triangles.
  • Cut (1) C2 triangle part in half horizontally to make (2) equilateral triangles.

 

 

2) Sewing:

To sew each block, follow the chart below, you’ll need:

  • (4) C1 + C3 blocks
  • (4) C3 + C2 blocks
  • (5) C2 + C1 blocks

 

Press all seams open for each block individually.

 

 

When the rows that include a corner are ready, sew the corner piece.

 

 

Add the rows according to the pictures below, press the rows in opposite directions so seams nest, or press all seams open, whatever works best for you.

 

 

3) Finishing the quilt:

Give the quilt top a good press before basting.

 

Baste and quilt using the methods of your preference. I used both machine and hand quilting in my sample.

 

 

Square up your quilt, the finished size of the quilt top is 53 ½” x 51 ½” (add ½” in on all sides when binding is sewn).

 

Bind using your favorite method and enjoy!!

 

 

Check out part 3 of this series, here!