Half Square Triangle

A half square triangle refers to the two triangles that are cut from one square. No quilt templates are used in this quick cutting method. These two triangles include seam allowance. Quilters use this technique to rotary cut several triangles at once. The ‘formula’ that works every time is listed below. Half Square Triangle (HST)… Continue reading Half Square Triangle

Hand Quilting

Hand Stitching

  Hand quilting usually refers to the process of securing the quilt layers together by hand stitching.  Some folks also consider hand stitching patchwork together a form of hand quilting. Quilters who prefer hand quilting the top, batting and backing together are most concerned about their stitches. These stitches will show up on both the… Continue reading Hand Quilting

Hanging Sleeve

A hanging sleeve for quilt show or wall quilt may be sewn to the back of your quilt. This should be sewn across the width of the quilt. It should be at least 3″-4″ or big enough to go around your quilt hanger (4 inches is usually the standard required when entering your masterpiece in… Continue reading Hanging Sleeve