LAST HST TUTORIAL
Bias Strip Method
Cut two squares or rectangles.
Using the chart below, cut the triangles into strips the required width (in this case 2.25”) starting along the widest diagonal. You will have something like this.
Alternate the strips as shown in photo, making two grids.
Turn the HST around and square up to the finished size of triangle required. Continue in the same manner until you have cut as many HSTs as possible from the grids.
Here are my finished HSTs from one grid. Sometimes I'm able to cut smaller HST from the waste. I'll use the "extra" HSTs in some future project.Pros:
1. Make as many triangles as you need as you can enlarge the square or rectangle to accommodate requirements
2. Great if you want a scrappy look to quilt.
3. The pressing is done before the cutting so squares are not distorted during ironing.
4. Very accurate as squares are cut after sewing and pressing.
1. Some fabric waste.
Width of Bias Strips Finished Square