So you’ve gotten comfortable with making and trimming Half-Square Triangles – have you tried Half-Rectangle Triangles, or HRTs? The April block for at the Sweet Potato BOM party is all about the HRT.
Here are some things you need to know about making HRTs, if you haven’t made them before:
1. If you make them using the 2-at-a-time method, the direction and placement of your diagonal lines really matter. There are (2) different HRTs (check fabric placement) you can make, and it all depends on how you draw that line.
2. Trimming will be tricky. Unlike Half-Square Triangles, your goal is NOT to trim so that the seams end up in the corners! Remember, HSTs have a 45 degree seam, so the 1/4″ seam for sewing will automatically set you up for nice corners. Because HRT seams do not run at a 45 degree angle, your goal is to make sure the seam runs exactly 1/4″ away from the corner to allow for nicely pieced corners.
Check out the video tutorials and detailed pattern in the BOM module. If you haven’t joined the fun yet, it’s not too late!
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