Half Square Triangles 00B PDF
Print Half Square Triangles 00B on fabric for precise results without the need measure or to trim to size after sewing.
Print 12 sizes of Half Square Triangles 00B on fabric for precise results without the need to trim to size after sewing. Rotary or scissors cut and then sew by hand or by machine.
PDF DOWNLOAD – SHAPE COLLECTION + INSTRUCTIONS 23.6 MB
System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.
There are 12 sizes in the Half Square Triangles 00B shape collection. In addition, several other sizes are available as shown in the Index of Shapes.
This shape collection was designed to work perfectly with the 12 sizes in Squares 00B to make Square-in-a-Square blocks too. As usual, Inklingo shapes are named with the finished size.
I do the math and measuring. You sew!
HST = Half Square Triangle
Half Square Triangles (HST) have straight grain on the two short sides. Quarter Square Triangles (QST) have straight grain on the long side, as shown above.
Features of this Shape Collection (PDF)
- shapes to print on fabric
- diagrams showing how much fabric you need
- shapes without seam allowances to print on freezer paper (just in case you want templates)
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- overview of traditional, pre-Inklingo HST methods
- a choice of layouts to use fabric efficiently (see the Triangle Tips PDF, page 7)
- makes common sizes of Flying Geese, Sawtooth squares, Pinwheel, etc
- includes instructions for “Layer to Cut” for minimal printing
- precision corners and matching marks for great results
- perfect for fussy cutting
- ideal for scrap quilts and some sizes fit on Jelly Rolls (2.5-inch strips)
Some of these sizes were on the Inklingo #2 CD (2006, sold out long ago) but without the two optional layouts for each size, suggested custom page sizes, and improved bookmark navigation.
About the sizes
All Inklingo shapes are named with the finished size (minus the seam allowances).
Most patterns list the finished size of the shapes. If the finished size is not listed, you can usually tell the size by looking at adjoining squares and other shapes without doing the math.
This is the shape collection you need if a pattern requires you to cut triangles from squares which are cut from strips that are 1.375 to 3.875 inches. With traditional methods, designers add 7/8 (which is just an approximation) to get the width of the strip, so in some patterns:
- Cut 0.5-inch HST from 1.375-inch squares
- Cut 2-inch HST from 2.875-inch squares
- Cut 3-inch HST from 3.875-inch squares
7/8 = 0.875
There is an article about Half Square Triangles on the All About Inklingo blog.
Love the lines. Quilt more!
See more of Mary’s Inklingo quilts on the All About Inklingo blog.
Print, layer, sew, and cut
Print one fabric, layer right sides together with unprinted fabric, stitch and cut. It’s simple and accurate.
You have all the benefits of a line to stitch along without paper to pick off afterward. No measuring and minimal printing. You will love the results with straight grain on the right edges. It also uses fabric very efficiently. See the free Triangle Tips PDF for:
- Sawtooth Squares
- Flying Geese
- Square in a Square
Take advantage of the FREE Inklingo Shape Collection to see how easy triangles are with Inklingo. The free collection even includes the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook, “Printing with Inklingo,” so you can start printing right away.
sadiefloss (verified owner) –
I bought the Half Square Triangles 00B collection specifically to make Flying Geese for a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. This collection combined with the Quarter Square Triangles 00B collection means I can make any size Flying Geese with perfect ease and accuracy. They are not a pain to make at all!
Linda (verified owner) –
I love the way HST work for borders, block pieces, ocean waves, feathered stars. I love hand piecing. I print out HST
sheets and hand piece them just for really easy hand piecing. Yes, you can do it faster by machine, but this is like productive meditation!
Lorraine C (verified owner) –
I used this collection for a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt with a bazillion HST…and each and every once came out perfect. No trimming down, no tearing off paper, no drawing cutting or stitching lines, just print and sew. Great tool!!
Erin (verified owner) –
I have this collection on a CD [CD #2] that is no longer available. After the Free Collection, I think the HST Collection is the best value for your money. There are so many blocks, and therefore quilt patterns, that use HST that you will get a lot of use from this collection! Linda has provided PDF instructions for making HST & QST units, flying geese & birds in the air the Inklingo way. Look under the “SUPPORT & Goodies” tab and scroll down to the “Inklingo Triangles” page to find the PDFs.
Ronda J (verified owner) –
I am so glad I bought this pattern. I can make so MANY quilt patterns using these. Money well spent, and easy to piece while sitting with the family in the evening.
LuAnn (verified owner) –
The Inklingo half square triangles are so amazing that I feel like I’ve skipped a step when I’m finished….and I have. I print the Inklingo on my light fabric. Then I go to the machine and place this light piece right sides together with a dark piece. I sew on the lines, cut apart, and press…and I’m finished. There is no paper to remove. This step has been totally eliminated with Inklingo. So many blocks have the half square triangle as a component that this collection is appropriate for the beginner as well as the seasoned quilter. It’s a must have for all!!
Pati (verified owner) –
Inklingo half square triangle are great for making Snowball blocks too. Print the size you need, cut out with trimmed corners and place on the square for your Snowball. The trimmed corners will match the cut edges at the proper point, sew on the line and press the triangle to the corner. You can leave in the under layer or trim it off, but no waste from the corner piece. Wonderful for many sizes.
This is one of my favorite collections.
Missy (verified owner) –
Wow! We can ditch the Thangles, pencils, rulers and 7/8″ seam allowances.. Just cut freezer paper and fabric to size, print, layer and sew..no dog ears even!
This is GREAT for machine piecing, it is like making our own triangle paper right on the fabric..no paper to tear off.
pines (verified owner) –
I used the Inklingo to print half-square triangles onto five-inch charm squares. I was able to print out over 4,000 of them in just a fraction of the time it would have taken this hand-piecer to draw out the shapes. I am now finishing a queen size scrap quilt.
Inklingo is a great-time saver and I would recommend it to everyone!
Charlsey (verified owner) –
I used this collection for HST in a block called Mollie’s Choice. I machined pieced the blocks. The pieces were perfect without the need to go back and square up or trim the block which I so often have to do if I do not use Inklingo. The precision of Inklingo is actually more accurate than my 1/4″ foot on my machine and my rotary cutter and ruler. Just follow the stitching line and you have perfect blocks! It is great that Inklingo works so well for machine piecing as well as hand piecing. This would be a great collection for a beginner.
Linda (verified owner) –
You can see how to use these for Flying Geese on the blog at https://www.inklingo.com/blog/inspiration-from-mccalls-quilts/