There are a million ways to make half square triangles. Well, maybe not a million, but a lot. Many involve trimming as a final step. I hate trimming. It’s one reason I love my Accuquilt die cutter. But every now and again, I find myself in a situation where trimming is necessary. So this is how I do it.
This die has one 8 1/2 inch square, one 4 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch rectangle, and three 4 1/2 inch squares all on the same die board. You can see a quilt I made with the Take 5 pattern here. This is a great die for so many things beyond the Take 5 pattern though. Today I used just the 8 1/2 inch square part of the die.
First, I used a silver Sharpie marker to make guidelines on my die like this.
And any square die can be used for trimming HSTs this way.
I hope you found this little tutorial helpful. Accuquilt Studio dies and die cutters are on sale until October 9th. The dies are 40% off! You can find specific details here.
Have a great day!
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