So you have your 64 fabric squares cut out, right? Check! Good…because I’m ready to move on with the next step and you might be, too. Again, we’re keeping this a simple, no-stress project so we’re doing this in “baby steps”. Here’s what you’ll want to do next!
Step 1: Take one light color square and one dark color square and set side-by-side.
Step 2: With right sides together, place the light color square on top of the dark color square.
Step 3: With a ruler and pencil (or disappearing ink fabric pen) draw a line from one corner to the next. I like to draw this line on the light color fabric square.
Step 4: Take these 2 blocks to your sewing machine. Sew 1/4″ on each side of that drawn line.
*Note: Sewing a 1/4″ seam is a standard measurement in quilting and is important so that everything lines up correctly.
Step 5: Cut the squares apart by cutting across the line you drew.
Open those up and take a peek! You have just completed what is called a “Half Square Triangle!” Can you see why? Isn’t that cute?
Remember how I mentioned to cut your 4×4″ squares in *even* numbers, right? So repeat these same 5 steps with another set of 2 fabrics that are the same as you just did. It’s like I am starting over again with the same 2 fabric squares shown above:
Repeat this process for the rest of your 4×4″ squares.
OK, that’s all for today! We’re taking this just a bit at a time, so keep checking back for those next steps. Have fun!!