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Half Square Triangle Sew Along | Rotary Cutting or AccuQuilt | Low Volume Prints

This sew along will be introduced on December 21, 2023 here and via Carol's YouTube Channel. Be sure to subscribe and click the little bell to be notified when new videos are released. --> SUBSCRIBE

Download Sew Along Instructions Part 1 of 6 - Introduction

Start - Monday, January 9, 2023

End - Monday, February 6, 2023

Each Monday you will receive 4 block designs for a total of 20 blocks


Link to YouTube - Half Square Triangle Sew Along

Link to Facebook Group - The Quiltmaker's Workshop

Besides being a fun quilt to make, this sew along will be a study of the HST and how versitile this unit is in quiltmaking. We will also explore the definition and use of low volume prints (LVP).

I'm not a big fan of mystery quilts so here is the layout of the finished quilt. The blocks will be a bit of a mystery.

Finished size approx 62" x 77"

Block 1

The blocks finish at 13" and are made from 16 @ 3" finished HST plus a 1/2" finished frame. For the scrappy version you will need medium dark / dark fabrics and LVP.

Sashings are LVP. Cornerstones and binding are medium dark / dark fabrics.

Fabric Options

Not everyone has a big selection of LVP so you can choose to use one light fabric for all the blocks and/or sashings. Another option is to use a single light fabric for each block. The same options can be used for the dark fabrics. Here are some examples.

This block has one light fabric for the HST and one dark fabric for the frame.
The dark side of the HST are assorted.

This block is totally scrappy using assorted lights for the HST and assorted darks for the HST and frame.

This is the two fabric option using 1 light and 1 dark from each block.

Introduction and Video

Helpful Links:




To Do List:
  • Choose your method for making 3" finished HST
  • Begin cutting and sewing HST. For the quilt you will need a total of 320.
  • Begin cutting frames, sashing and cornerstones.
Goals Before Next Session:
  • Sew and press at least 80 HST
  • Cut 10 sets of dark frames:
    • 10 @ 1" x 12.5"
    • 10 @ 1" x 13.5"
  • Begin cutting sashes and cornerstones

Video Tip for Organizing Your Cutting

Prop It Design Bord and Chain Piecing Your Block

Prop It Block Design Board

Week 1

Blocks 2, 3, 4, 5

Week 2

Blocks 6, 7, 8, 9

Week 3

Blocks 10, 11, 12, 13

Week 4

Coming Monday, January 30, 2023
Blocks 14, 15, 16 and 17

Week 5

Coming Monday, February 6, 2023
Blocks 18, 19, 20
Final quilt assembly.


As I was working on the sample quilt and finished the top, I thought it might look great with a border or two. Maybe a border made entirely of HST!!??  Here are some suggestions using 1, 2 or 3 rows of HST.

First add a 1/2" finished (1" cut) border all the way around.

Quilt With No Border
Finished size approx 62" x 77"

One Row of HST
Finished size approx 70" x 85"
Additional 102 HST needed





Two Rows of HST
Finished size approx 76" x 91"
Additional 204 HST needed




In A Line


Zig Zag

Three Rows of HST
Finished size approx 82" x 97"
Additional 306 HST needed


Download the Borders Handout

Hope you can join us and Happy quilting!

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