January Skill Building Block

Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs)

Presenters: Kim Olsen & Nela Barrow

Objectives: Learn different methods to make HSTs

  • Traditional method (makes 2)
  • Alternative method (makes 4)
  • Magic 8 method (makes 8)
  • Easy Angle ruler
  • HSTs from strips

Learn how to make QSTs
Learn tricks to make them look good!

Members are encouraged to experiment with different ways to make these squares. Perhaps you'll be inspired to make a quilt using one of them!

The EMQG will be collecting blocks to make donation quilts. If you'd like to participate in this effort, please make a 16-1/2" block (16" finished), using low volume creams and/or whites and royal/navy blue and bring it to the February 10th meeting. See the diagram below for the setting that Kim and Nela have chosen for our first donation block.

Links to tutorial websites
Magic 8 HST 

HST traditional (2) and alternative (4) methods

HST strip method

HST rectangle method

QST tutorial 1

QST tutorial 2

HST, QST, Split QST tutorial

Tips for making HSTs

posted by Daisy