Thursday, 20 October 2011

Triangle swap, Round 1

We’re doing a triangle swap at our guild and all those who wanted to participate was given one of these half square triangle papers at the September meeting.
After spending too much time sizing up swap blocks before, same sized blocks was a deal breaker to me. I have trouble sewing a proper ¼” seam myself, but that’s not a problem when all the HSTs are the same size.

Yesterday was my first try at this particular paper, but I have used Thangles before and it’s pretty much the same; two strips of fabric facing each other and the paper pinned on top.
The fabric width is cut according to the guidelines so I guess you’re supposed to trim it off afterwards.

Stitch on the dotted lines,
and cut apart. We’re swapping a set of 4 squares, so the strips are cut apart horizontally only.

This is how one of my HSTs will look.
The swap guidelines said that one fabric has to be red, so I chose a green fabric which I love but rarely use for the second one. I have no idea what I’ll use them for, but I’ll figure it out when we’re done swapping sometime next year.


  1. The only way I know to be really accurate is to use paper!

  2. Looks good to me, like that green fabric, it has energy with the shapes. xox Corrine

  3. So much to do with HST. Knowing you they will all be put together with lots of creativity.

  4. when swapping hst last year with a few friends we decided just to make them oversized and everyone could trim back to the size.
    Its funny but everyone does cut a bit differently so this way each hst was accurate for them. I like the idea of paper too , very accurate
    this is going to be a great bunch of hst when your done trading after a year, hope you are making a few extra each month for yourself
    can't wait to see what you make with them