**For the purpose of this post (and to make life easier in general) we will refer to Half Square Triangles simply as hst.
There are as many ways to make a hst as there are quilters. I honestly don't know two quilters who do it the exact same way. So here's a little story about how I make them!
First, I like simple. Second, I like to use strips. Third, I hate to waste fabric. Fourth, I'm not a fan of "trimming up" a bazillion little units.
SO this method achieves all of those in my mind. I'm not saying my method is better than any other method out there, it's just better for ME.
These rulers both come with instructions and can be used for almost any size hst. The key is to be sure you follow the directions for your particular ruler. These both use strips that are precut (by you) before you begin. The strips should be the same width as the block needs to be with seam allowance. Or 1/2" larger than finished size. I plan to make 2" finished hst so my strip is cut 2.5".
I layer the fabric strips facing each other so they can be picked up and sewn without any rearranging needed.
There will be only one tiny little dog ear to clip!
These are all sewn and ready to press! See how easy that was?
Enjoy every stitch!