Make Scrappy Half-Square Triangles: Brilliance from Beth
You may know that I worked as an editor for Quiltmaker magazine until about a year ago. During that time, I managed the QM Scrap Squad, a team of quilters who made scrap quilts from our patterns.
Beth Helfter was one of the people chosen for the Scrap Squad in 2014. I knew from the start that she had talent. She’s smart and wickedly funny, and she makes dynamite scrap quilts. She designs quilts under her business EvaPaige Quilt Designs, and from what I hear, gives entertaining guild programs with lots of quilts for inspiration.
She recently released a series of short videos showing a great trick for making scrappy half-square triangles. I hope you’ll take a look. I’m going to try this soon!
Does your quilt group need a speaker? Please consider me, Diane Harris of Stash Bandit. I have more than 30 years of quilting experience, including 11 years in the quilt industry as an editor for Quiltmaker. I’m booking for 2018 and 2019 now. Let’s talk quilts!
Tags: Beth Helfter, half-square triangles, how-tos, scrap quilts, tutorials
That is BRILLIANT! Diane. Thanks so much for sharing. I just ordered the trimming tool also. I’ve always trimmed HSQ folded using the rulers I have but these will be so much more convenient.
Thanks for the tutorial! Love this new to me method.
This is fascinating! Thank you for the info!