Sew Half-Rectangle Triangles
It's nice to have a choice. When you are sewing a block it's nice to be able to pick the method that's best suited to your talents and tastes.
I've shown you 2 methods of sewing half-rectangle triangles in my last 2 posts. Now, I'd like to show you a third method using freezer paper.
Assume that the block that starts this post is 6"x 6", finished size. Then the half-rectangle triangles are 2"x 4", finished size.
Cut out the rectangle on the lines; do not add any allowance for seams.
Leave space around the triangle for seam allowances.
Press it in place.
Sew the 2 fabrics together with a 1/4" seam.
Remove the freezer paper and press your seams. I press my seams open but you can do what you like best.
After the seams are pressed you will need to trim off the little bits of seam allowance that are left showing.
Added bonus: You can use the freezer paper rectangle over and over to make additional half-square triangles.
So there you go. The three methods I know for sewing half-rectangle triangles. There may be others. There probably are. If you know another one I'd be delighted to hear from you.
Wattles and Waratahs 13, 14
10 hours ago