Saturday, August 9, 2014
I recently needed to make 96 half-square triangles that finish at 1/2 inch. I did not have a package of Thangles that finish that small so I chose the strips that finish at 1 inch with the intention of trimming them down.
Next you just sew on the dotted lines right through the paper You can chain piece these very easily and have several strips all hooked together.
After stitching you cut them apart along the solid lines, in between two rows of stitching. You now have your half-square triangles with a little paper attached.
After pressing it is super simple to remove the paper. I just hold my thumbnail along the seam and gently pull the paper off of one side of the seam, and then the other.
Then using one of my favorite rulers - the Bloc-Loc - I trimmed all of my half-square triangles down to one inch, unfinished.
Here are my one inch half-square triangles and below you can see them sewn into little Friendship Star blocks that finish at 1 1/2 inches! The half-square triangles finish at 1/2 inch. Pretty tedious to sew them together but the Thangles made the half-square triangles super easy. I highly recommend them!