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Saturday, 28 January 2017

No Fuss Half Rectangle Triangle (HRT) Block [Technique]

No Fuss Half Rectangle Triangle HRT Technique by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Mention Half Rectangle Triangles (HRTs) and many quilters shake their heads nervously.  One would assume HRTs are made the same way as Half Square Triangles (HSTs) - two squares right sides together, draw a diagonal line across 2 corners and sew 1/4" seams either side of the line and cut along the line - but that's far from the truth, as anyone who's tried that method will have discovered.  

There are several techniques that do work and today I'm sharing the no fuss technique I used when making The Colour Drop Quilt.

The Colour Drop Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

There are no measurements given here, I'm not aiming to show you how to make a specific block size - play around with size yourself, try some improv and enjoy the technique.  

No Fuss Half Rectangle Triangle Block
No Fuss Half Rectangle Triangle HRT Technique by www.madebyChrissieD.com
No Fuss Half Rectangle Triangle HRT Technique by www.madebyChrissieD.com
No Fuss Half Rectangle Triangle HRT Technique by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Fons & Porter Triangle Trimmer
No Fuss Half Rectangle Triangle HRT Technique by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Here's a video on how to use the Triangle Trimmer


No Fuss Half Rectangle Triangle HRT Technique by www.madebyChrissieD.com

HRT Quilt Top
The Colour Drop Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com The Colour Drop Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

The Colour Drop Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

No Fuss Half Rectangle Triangle Block

No Fuss Half Rectangle Triangle HRT Technique by www.madebyChrissieD.com

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4 comments:

  1. Glad to see a second link set up for today. I will have to try these blocks...

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  2. Wow, that looks tricky Chrissie!

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  3. You make it look easy - as usual. It seems to be all about the attention to detail, something I'm not especially good at!

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  4. Thank you for the tutorial, you have the gift of making things sounding really easy! Added to The Really Crafty Link Party Pinterest board!

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