Tips and Tutorials Tuesday – Quarter Square Triangles Tip from Sew Preeti Quilts

June 23, 2015

Welcome to Tips and Tutorials Tuesday!

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My post today is going up a little later than usual, which is a sign that it is clearly summer, and the kids rule the roost at home. There’s much less time for sewing and pattern writing now.  I still try to fit it in at night, but it’s so much harder when the kids stay up later in the summer.  During the days we’re knee deep in trips to to the pool, dress-up parties, nerf-gun wars and lots and lots of messes.

I sat straight up in bed early this morning and realized that for the first time since I started this Tuesday linky party, I had forgotten to write a blog post. Luckily, I knew exactly what I wanted to write about…

Did you happen to see Preeti’s link up to my Tips and Tutorials Tuesday last week?  Last year, Preeti from Sew Preeti Quilts, came up with a new method for making Quarter Square Triangles.  She linked it up again for us last week as a reminder that this cool method is out there in the blogosphere. I know it’s been a year… how did I miss this?!! Glad you linked up Preeti!

This is intriguing to me because I have a pattern to write up that features quarter-square triangles, and I’d love to be able to make 4 at a time.

I tried out the method using some 5″ charm pack squares, and I loved the result.  So fast!!  Thank you Preeti!  You just made my life a lot easier.

Quarter Square Triangle - Super Quick and Easy

Now I can get to work on sewing up and writing the pattern to that quilt I designed… I better get busy.

Do you have a tip or tutorial to link up?  Please click below to enter.  Even old posts are welcome!

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  • Reply Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl June 23, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Preeti’s tutorial is pretty fantastic! Good luck writing your pattern. 🙂

  • Reply Catherine S. June 23, 2015 at 10:12 am

    the method of making QSTs Preeti thought up is genius. the edges do end up being bias edges but as long as you are careful with them it should be a good thing to use! thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Little Black Cat Quilting June 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    What an awesome tutorial! I’ve never made QST’s before, but I figure it would require HST’s. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Brenda Ackerman June 23, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    I am so thrilled that you provided this link in your post! I have never made the quarter square triangles because of the fact I have enough trouble with half square triangles; but have tried this method of sewing 1/4 all the way around for HST and it really is easy. Love that now I can do QST the same way (per say). I hope you have a Wonderful Day!

  • Reply quiltingitout June 23, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    That tutorial is awesome and one I will definitely be using soon. It’s funny that you posted that since I wrote about HST’s before coming over and seeing this.

  • Reply lori landenburger June 24, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Man, Preeti’s tutorial is just what I needed!! I left her a thank you note, too.

  • Reply Louise June 24, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I admire Preeti so much. She is a wonderful quilter, generous with her knowledge and skills, and a wonderful writer. Thanks for reminding me of this nifty trick (I’ve now bookmarked it) and for sharing your pretty QST. It is so interesting how differently things look based on fabric choice.

  • Reply helen June 24, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    oh, i have all those fabrics, my most favourites of my most favourites

  • Reply knitnkwilt June 30, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Funny thing, after not seeing tutorials for QSTs and planning to link up, here is one. Mine is a different method, though. I assume a linky is coming for today? Summer does distort schedules!

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