Spring Quilt Along: Sea Glass Quilt Tutorial

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Well it’s here…

You’ve picked your fabulous fabric, Pressed it perfectly, and Carefully made your cuts. So the time has come to put needle to thread & foot to petal. Lets get started with the first step in making our Sea Glass Quilt, The Half Square Triangle.

Half square triangle (HST)’s are made from a square that has been cut diagonally in half, Resulting in 2 separate triangles.

The tools I’m using to day:

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To start: Using a non permanent marking pen/marker, draw a line diagonally (corner 2 corner) on the wrong side of your white square.

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Then place the middle of your 1/4 inch seam ruler on that line and draw a line on both sides of ruler. If you are using a regular clear ruler from the drawn line measure 1/4th inch on both side and mark.

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Place a colored fabric square right side up with a white square on top so that your fabric squares are both right sides together.

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Time to sew…Ready? Just remember, that all seams for this quilt are 1/4th inch seams.

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Sew down both outside lines. (I’ve used pink thread to illustrate where I’m sewing, but it is best to use a white or coordinating thread and be sure to use the same thread on top and bottom.)

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Now that your squares are sewn together, using your trusty rotary cutter and ruler, cut up the middle line. Separating the squares.

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Last 2 steps… Press your seam open and trim off the dog ears and square it up.

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Your end result should be a tidy little 4 inch square.

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AWESOME JOB! Now repeat, repeat, repeat. (to make it a little easier I like to do it assembly line style…marking all, sewing all,cutting all ext…)

Can’t wait for the Block party!!!

Till then Best Stitches and Tinker On!

~Emily

Pattern info:

  • Sea Glass Quilt Kit By Pat BravoFeatured In Quilt-It…Today April 2014 Issue