Designer: Pat Sloan
I’ve been using OLFA tools since I started to quilt. It has been wonderful over the years to see the new tools and find great uses for them. Make sure you check out our giveaway at the bottom of the page and you can enter on Instagram @OLFA_Craft!
It’s thrilling to be asked to share my favorites tools for making Half Square Triangles. The Sparkler quilt on the cover of my newest book is the block I’ll share.
Following the pattern in my book cut out your pieces.
We are making two half square triangles at a time.
Draw a diagonal line on one fabric.
Sew a 1/4” on either side of that center line.
Use the 6.5” x 12.5” frosted ruler to cut on the drawn line.
Press open and take the 6.5” square frosted ruler and line up the diagonal on the seam of the block.
Trim 2 sides
Then rotate the mat
Trim the other 2 sides
You now have perfect Half Square Triangles with ease!
I’d love to have you join me at my Youtube channel.
*Giveaway!* Two luck winners will win:
- OLFA 45mm Navy Splash Rotary Cutter
- OLFA 12” Rotating Cutting Mat
- OLFA 6.5" Square Frosted Ruler
- Pat’s Holiday Celebration Book
To enter the giveaway check out our Instagram post at @olfa_craft and you can find my Holiday Celebrations book at your favorite quilt shops!