5 Little Monsters: Half Square Triangles with the Cricut Maker

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Half Square Triangles with the Cricut Maker

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When I am coming up with a design for a quilt one of my go-to's is half-square triangles. I love that there are so many designs that can be made with half square triangles. By just changing the placement you can totally change the look of the quilt. Usually I cut squares, draw a line in the center,  sew 1/4" from each side, then cut down the middle along the line to get two half-square triangles. I decided to try using my Cricut Maker to cut out the triangle to see if I could make the process go a little quicker.



I decided that I would try to make the squares a size that would maximize the space on the mat as well as possible rather than trying to make it a specific finished size.


I made 3 different sizes.

The smallest can fit 9 squares on one 12" x 12" mat, 3 across and 3 down.


The finished size is just under 3", about 2 3/4". 


The medium size fits 4 squares on each 12" x 12" mat, 2 across and 2 down.


The finished size is about 4 1/2".


The largest size fits only 1 square on each 12" x 12" mat.


Finished it measures about 10 1/2".


All three sizes are available on Design Space here.

You can find the fabric I used for these samples here. It is the same fabric I used for these quilted potholders.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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