when making multiple hst's of the same fabric, i recommend using triangles on a roll (see how that works here). however, when you have precuts or are working with only one or two of each fabric, i like this method.
*note: there are photos of my actual life and kids interspersed with the how-to because that is how my sewing time is - always interrupted - and how i photograph it. sorry if it annoys.
(because it doesn't really matter which side i use for the white solids, i just slapped it on there. maybe more expert sewers can tell the difference between the RS and WS of a solid like this, but i can't. and i did try.)
snip your blocks apart in preparation for the next set of seams. i have found that if i don't snip and try to chain piece going the other direction while they are still connected that i have to stretch the blocks a bit to get them to separate enough that they aren't sewn together. this leads to fabric distortion. so i snip between the first set of seams before sewing the second.
|much better "bunting" photo than that embarrassing one i took last time|
back to the hst's how-to:
then some more fun begins.
i already know what i'm doing with these triangles, but as i was pressing them open and setting them out to rest, i played with patterns you can make by various placements of the triangles. there seem to be limitless combinations with these babies.
what do you like to do with hst's?