How to Cut Half-Square Triangles!

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Learn different ways to cut half-square triangles with Mary Fons! An excellent example of half-square triangles in action is the quilt Good Day Sunshine. An easy way to make HST’s is with the template or using a quarter inch seam ruler.For more fantastic quilting tips and ideas pick up Quilty the magazine, visit or watch Quilty Season 1 on DVD!


Good Day Sunshine Pattern     Havel’s 60mm Rotary Cutter      Fons & Porter Half & Quarter


  1. If I am making a quilt of 5 inch squares, how do I figure out how big to cut my pieces to make half-square triangles fit this same space. Do I have to use 5 1/2″ squares and cut them in half?

    Alice M. Lawson, 2 years ago Reply

  2. great i have some of those tools thank and continue.

    zoraida, 2 years ago Reply

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