Teach Me – 7- Half rectangle triangles January 19, 2013 5 Comments PinShareBeautiful quilts made with half rectangle triangles – learn how to sew them. Photo from The Modern Quilt Guild Click to see the tutorial Tutorial by Latifah Saafir; see her quilt Related PostsJewel Box QuiltPersonalized pillowsNew Swirl Designs and PatternWIP- patchwork quilt PinShare
Geta. I am speechless! I have never, ever seen such an amazing and accurate approach to making half-rectangle units. I am the queen of tips and tricks (I was paid for 14 years as a magazine editor to create easy ways to hard things) and in all the books and magazines I've come across, this beats them all! Kudos to you for bringing this to my attention. You can bet this will be showing up in my own designs and I will credit the Modern Quilt Guild for it! Debby
Thanks for this brilliant tutorial. I'm probably being a bit dim but how do you get those crisp points when you sew the blocks together? It looks to me as though the 1/4" seam will blunt them off.
Doris Estela says
Los tonos rojos y grises, me fascinan.
Thank you for this link. What a simple method, what a beautiful quilt!
Except it doesn't work. It is close enough at the size given, if you fudge the seam allowance. But as you go to larger sizes or different proportions, you'll find the point getting closer to the long edge, and further from the short edge. And no-one has a formula to tell you how big to make the rectangles to trim to a required size block. Better to stick to the tried and true methods, even if they are a little more work. This blog describes three other methods: http://waynekollingersquiltblog.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/sew-triangles-method-1-few-days-ago-on.html