2-Cent Tuesday

Hello Friends, I hope your week got off a stupendous start! It’s time for our 2-cent Tuesday again! I have another short one for you!

You know how when we make the half-square-triangles, we are supposed to draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the starting squares?

If you have a lot of staring squares on which you need to draw diagonal lines, here is what you can do. You can gather a stack of 4 or 5 squares, and then, use the iron to press a diagonal crease on the stack. Then, it’s like having 4 or 5 squares with the diagonal line already “drawn” with one press. Much faster that way.

I always cut my starting squares at least 1/8-1/4″ larger than the required size. I trim my HST units to size so that I always have squared up HST units.


If you are looking for a quick HST project — my Tisket, Tasket, Basket throw pillow pattern is in Quilters World’s Summer 2021 issue.

And if you would like to make more blocks for a quilt, I have mocked up two layouts for you!

And that’s my 2-cents for today for HST units — now it’s your turn! Thank you for stopping by, Happy Quilting!


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3 thoughts on “2-Cent Tuesday

  1. I love the look that half square triangles achieve, but I am still looking for the perfect way to construct them. Maybe this will be it. Thanks for your two-cent tips, Wendy. Spring has definitely come to TN, hopefully, VA too. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Happy Wednesday Wendy. This is a nifty idea. I always cut my pieces a little bigger. All of that careful sewing and cutting and if the hst is too small it just makes my grumble and I have to put that piece in the crumbs and bits bin (of which I have 5 medium size ones already…)
    Honestly, this idea is worth more like 10ยข ๐Ÿฅฐ

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