Quick Quarter Square Triangles

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In a previous lesson we showed you a nifty, efficient approach to making half-square triangles (HSTs) two-at-a-time, with no fabric waste. Now, let’s take a look at a similar approach for making quarter-square triangles (QSTs).

Note: please click any image to go directly to the video lesson.

QST2 Tuesday Tutorial: Quick Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs)

Watch Laura Stone Roberts as she demonstrates how to begin with two fabric squares and end up with quarter-square triangles in the exact size you need. You’ll find the easy formula for determining what size to cut your squares on the video page – I recommend you print the page to keep as a quick reference in your sewing area.

QST3 Tuesday Tutorial: Quick Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs)Once you’ve got your four triangles cut out as show above, Laura shows you examples of this essential quilt shape in both the Ohio Star Block and Card Trick Block.

QST4 Tuesday Tutorial: Quick Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs)Click here to watch the FREE video demonstration of how to make quick Quarter-Square Triangles (QSTs).

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