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How to Make Magic 8 Half Square Triangles

Magic 8 Half Square Triangles Quilting Tutorial with video

If you’ve never learned how to make 8 Half Square Triangles at one time you are missing out! This super magic skill is essential for any quilter, and is even called the Magic 8 HST method! This 8-at-a-time HST technique is a great shortcut for beginners, and is featured in my beginner-friendly Solitaire Quilt Pattern.

You can learn how to make 8 Half Square Triangle Quilt Blocks at one time by reading the step-by-step instructions below, or by watching this quick video:

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4-at-a-time Half Square Triangles

Half Square Triangles can be made lots of different ways, and this post will show you a step-by-step guide to making 4 Half Square Triangles at one time.

I personally prefer the 4-at-a-time method for making Half Square Triangles because it does not involve sewing on the bias. That does however mean that you still need to be careful while pressing your blocks, as to not stretch or distort them later on.

This post will show you what steps to take to make 4 Half Square Triangles at one time, as well as two different methods of trimming Half Square Triangle Quilt Blocks, and even how to calculate what size starting square to use when using the 4-at-a-time HST method.

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