How to make 32 Half Square Triangles (HSTs) at Once

Hi Friends!

So this was a post from 2016 but it’s been getting a lot of views lately and I thought it deserves a repost as the technique is still as useful even 2 years later. I hope someone finds it helpful. Kindly let me know what you think if you try this!

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I “accidentally” made 32 HSTs 2 years ago and I said accidentally because I messed up the cutting of my Squares for the 8 HSTs at once method. I had seen the tutorial for that method somewhere but couldn’t pinpoint it when I needed it (I wasn’t on the blog then and I still don’t know why I didn’t do another Google search?) so I did the maths in my head and figured to get (8) 2.5″ HSTs, I need 2 squares measuring 11″. Needless to say, I was far from being correct! I stitched 1/4″ away on both sides of my diagonal lines but when I came to cut my pieces I realized my HSTs were way bigger than what I wanted so I stopped to find a solution. That’s the brief history of how I came about the 32 HSTs at once. Continue reading “How to make 32 Half Square Triangles (HSTs) at Once”

THE WEEKEND THAT WAS

Few weeks ago, my very first paying client contacted me about replacement pillowcases for the ones I made earlier (almost 2 years now…) to change things up she said, she wanted me to stay within the same color scheme as before. I was kinda booked but I knew I couldn’t turn her down or push it till after I completed my current commitments … decisions decisions –  I thought if I could just sacrifice a little comfort time I can get it done for her without disrupting the plans I had for my current project. Final decision, I’d dedicate my weekend sewing marathon to it, I wasn’t banking on the fact that the terrible pain in my abdomen and back will finally drive me to the hospital!!!. Continue reading “THE WEEKEND THAT WAS”

The Quilting Process: START

I can’t believe February is almost over, the year seems to be flying by so quickly it feels like many things are slipping by without notice…Sorry I’ve been MIA 🙁

Anyway, welcome back to the Quilting process series…today we are going into the very starting point of the Quilting process. I believe you’ve had a look at the previous post giving you information about what you need to know before you dive into quilting. I take it you learnt a little about the necessary tools, resources, skills required and even what a quilt sandwich is all about among other things?

So let’s begin…I just found out there’s something like “Quilting in your head” Continue reading “The Quilting Process: START”

#QuiltinginNigeria Series: Quilt, Quilting…what?

When someone asks me what I do, I reply I work as a Computer Analyst in the Civil Service and I Quilt then wait for what’s coming next or not…hehehehe. On some occasions depending on if I was talking face to face or chatting, I have to follow up with a picture of what I mean by a Quilt and get responses like oh you make duvets or oh you do patchwork…huh? You are probably wondering…are they wrong? well not entirely but there’s more to a Quilt than being just a form of bedding (find out more as we go along) and you could say patchwork is one layer of the Quilt. Continue reading “#QuiltinginNigeria Series: Quilt, Quilting…what?”

No Resolutions…Only Committments

Happy new year Dearests,

I wish you an amazing year filled with nothing but beautiful things!

It’s already 8 days into the new year and though I haven’t done any sewing, i’m excited about the Commissioned work already lined up so far.

I’m still reflecting on 2015 and like previous years before it, there were resolutions left underachieved, goals not met but you know what…it’s absolutely OK! 2016 is a brand new opportunity to get back on track towards achieving those goals. This year, I’m not even making any cliche list of resolutions. All I want is to be my best self in everything, to push harder, work harder, and make every effort to achieve more in all I set out to do. Continue reading “No Resolutions…Only Committments”

I need a new PLAYMATE!

I’m not even going to lie, I’ve probably been on the hunt for a sewing machine for over a year now… I know right! My current Machine which I’ve had for over 3 years has been surprisingly useful but it’s breaking down more often now and I don’t have a choice but to get a replacement/ supplementary one. At the time I got my sewing machine, I just wanted to indulge my passion for sewing and fashion design…how’d I get into quilting? well that’s story for another day.  My point is I got a machine that was fit for purpose at the time and now that I’m all about quilting…it’s no longer as fit for purpose.

Meanwhile, I have a couple of potentials that seem achievable within my budget (hmm not exactly within my budget… there has to be something left over for fabrics right!). Continue reading “I need a new PLAYMATE!”