Half Square Triangles 00A
Print Half Square Triangles 00A on fabric for precise results without the need measure or to trim to size after sewing.
Print 12 sizes of Half Square Triangles 00A 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 20.9 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 00A shape collection. Several other sizes are available as shown in the Index of Shapes.
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.
Features of the Half Square Triangles 00A 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)
& More Good Things about Half Square Triangles 00A
- 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)
These sizes were NOT on the Inklingo #2 CD (2006, sold out long ago).
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.
You need this shape collection if a pattern requires you to cut strips 1.25 to 4 inches into squares and then cut the triangles. With traditional methods, designers add 7/8 (which is just an approximation) to get the width of the strip, so in some patterns:
- Cut 0.375 inch HST from 1.25 inch squares
- Cut 2.125 inch HST from 3 inch squares
- Cut 3.125 inch HST from 4 inch squares
7/8 = 0.875
These sizes of HST are very common because the strips are easy measurements to rotary cut. There is an article about this on the All About Inklingo blog.
Love the lines. Quilt more!
Imagine sewing triangles quickly and easily—without measuring!
WITH a line to sew along—without paper to pick off afterwards!
WITH perfect results—without printing every fabric!
Inklingo makes triangles simple & easy with correct straight grain, cutting and stitching lines, precision corners, and matching marks—without weird rulers, special templates, or expensive cutting machines!
“I’ve successfully been working on two quilts that happen to both be made of HST only. I loved being able to print on only one fabric, sew the seams, and then cut them apart. My scrappy quilt, I printed a large page of light triangles, then cut them in thirds so that I could match each fabric with three different darks.” Sara in Colorado (Sara saw this design in a Fons & Porter book.)