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4 ways to use leftover half-square triangles

by Jean Boyd

Yesterday it was interesting to see how to use the Bloc-Loc ruler to square-up the Flying Geese blocks and the half-square triangles. Today we’ll explore 4 ways to use the leftover half-square triangles that were created after trimming the Flying Geese blocks.

The triangle units will be relatively small, so they are perfect for small items such as table toppers, table runners and wall quilts. Here are just a few design ideas that I discovered for my 3″ half-square triangles.

 

Half-Square Triangle Star Block

Half-Square Triangle Star Block

 

 

Pinwheel Block

Pinwheel Block

 

 

Friendship Star Block

Friendship Star Block

 

 

Simple Half-Square Triangle Block

Simple Half-Square Triangle Block

 

These 4 ways to use the leftover half-square triangles are only but a few of the several creative combinations. You’ll find many other combinations are possible. Join me tomorrow to see how I used half-square triangles to make the stunning Friendship Star block.

 

 

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4 comments

Barbara Woods February 19, 2017 - 11:21 am

GreT blocks

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Michele T April 12, 2016 - 8:13 pm

Great ideas… I’m going to dig out some of my orphan blocks and make something with them… Not yet decided what to make first!!

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Jean Boyd April 12, 2016 - 8:35 pm

Good for you. Have fun!

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Another Project | Invisible Girl September 29, 2015 - 9:32 pm

[…] fabric added to my scraps pile [not really] so I hope I can come up with a project for these soon. Jean over at QuiltSocial has some good ideas. If you have any ideas feel free to share them! Hopefully this can be a project I can work on for […]

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