What is the size of a half square triangle?
Measure the half square triangle to check it’s the right size. Lay the 45 degree line of your ruler along the diagonal seam line. The resulting half square triangle should measure the size of the finished square plus 1/2″ for seam allowances. For our example, that measurement is 3″ plus 1/2″ or 3-1/2″.
What is the most common size quilt block?
Probably the most common size of quilt block (and definitely the most preferred of the FaveQuilts audience), the 12-inch size is great because it’s so versatile, and you’ve got plenty of space to show off your clever use of HSTs or fussy cut fabrics.
How many 10 squares does it take to make a quilt?
The quickest and most simple way to make any size quilt is to use your favorite fabric precuts to make a classic patchwork quilt. Just two 42-piece layer cakes will create an 85″ square quilt using a 9-by-9 layout of the 10″ squares! For a bit more interest, add some sashing between your squares.
How do you keep seams flat?
Pressing the material with a steam iron or even some starch will make it lay flat, and will make the cutting process simpler and more accurate. Now for the most important part: Pressing the seams.