In this quilt block tutorial I am going to teach you exactly how to make easy Half Square Triangles using the most beginner-friendly method ever! I used this Half Square Triangle technique on my very first quilt and still use it today! This method of making HSTs is super popular and for good reason! I use the 2-at-a-time HST method in my upcoming Sail Quilt Pattern.
I’ve gotta tell you – there are many MANY ways to make Half Square Triangles, and this is just one method. I hope you will learn this one along with a few others such as 4-at-a-time or 8-at-a-time too!
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:
I’ve been using my AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine for nearly a year now, and hands down, my favorite thing about it is how EASY it makes Half Square Triangle quilt blocks.
The ever-popular Half Square Triangle quilt block is also referred to as a HST and is one of the most versatile and iconic quilt blocks out there – used in a variety of both traditional and modern quilt designs.
In this article I will show you why I love HSTs as much as I do, and how to get them pretty darn close to perfect without ever needing to trim them! The main secret to my HST success is the AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine. The are tons of ways to make a good Half Square Triangle without using a fabric cutting machine, but using my AccuQuilt has cut the time involved drastically and I am so thrilled with the results!
If you want to see my AccuQuilt Half Square Triangle tips in action, watch this video: