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Pattern Book - Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle

Pattern Book - Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle

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Foolproof Patterns and Simple Techniques from Basic Blocks

Author: Jeni Baker

The Half Square Triangle (HST) is a quilt-making staple! At once both a simple block yet one that yields complex results, this workhorse is the star of the show in Jeni Baker's first book. A series of 12 patterns start with a beginner friendly fast and easy design and progresses to more and more challenging designs.


The HST is a workhorse block unit that can be used to make beautiful, timeless quilts. This book shows you the multiple methods for making them (from the slow to the speedy) and combines HSTs with other pieced blocks that complement the triangle blocks. The book is organized into four main sections: patterns that feature Color, Scale, Patchwork Play and, finally culminating with a chapter on Half-Square Triangles only. This final chapter features an inspirational index of over 12'' 60 HST block designs and encourages the reader to design their own quilts using a single block or combining a few.