Falling Triangles: An Easy & Creative Way To Use Half Square Triangles


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A Creatively Easy Quilt

I honestly don’t think I have EVER seen a variation of a classic half square triangle that turns out this creative. Every quilter knows how to do a half square triangle, but I haven’t seen anyone think of this!


It’s using the half square triangles to suspend a triangle in mid air. Well, at least it looks like that. Grab a background fabric, some fabrics you’d wanna use alongside it, and let’s get started.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 packet of 10 inch squares of color
  • 1 packet of 10 inch squares of background fabric
  • 70 2″ strips cut of the background fabric

Easy As 1, 2, 3

Start by creating your half square triangle: one piece of background fabric and one piece that you want to pop will form this, sewn along the diagonal.

Once you’ve sewn that together, you’ll add the strips around each side of the printed side. Once sewn together, press and trim the sides and you’re block is done!

I know it seems too good to be true, but that’s all you need to do this quilt block. Now it’s time to arrange! To make this quilt really pop, place the printed triangles in different positions.

The only thing you’ll want to make sure of is that you’re creating sashing down both sides when you sew it together. To do that, you’ll want the triangles to alternate from one column to another, as shown.

Watch Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company stitch up this cute quilt in the video below and you’ll be done in no time!