Quilting Tip: Save Those Triangles

Half Square Triangles

We all have them from time to time, those little triangle schnibbles left over from stitch-n-flip corners on a block. I always feel guilty for throwing them away because they’re perfectly good, already cut triangles. However, I’m not up for sewing all those bias edges to make the blocks and that’s why I just toss them.

But not anymo! Cluck Cluck Sew has a super cool technique for rescuing those triangle scraps by turning them into half square triangles right there at the sewing machine BEFORE she cuts them off.

Turn those triangle scraps into half-square triangles

Image from CluckCluckSew.com. Click for tutorial.

Even if you don’t have enough to make an entire quilt, here are some ideas for other projects.

  • Quilt borders
  • Baby blanket
  • Sewing machine cover
  • Kindle/tablet cover
  • Laptop sleeve
  • Quilted tote bags
  • Table runners
  • Pot holders
  • Mug rugs
  • Placemats
  • Sofa or bed pillows
  • Pillow case border
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