Half Square Triangles 00B
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 – SHAPES + 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 which 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 afterwards. 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.