Half Square Triangle Paper Videos

Here are a couple of quick videos on how to use Primitive Gatherings Triangle Papers…Half Square Triangle Paper Videos featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Sewing the starched two fabrics right sides together…paper on top of the light…shorten stitch length to half of what you normally stitch at..I go to 1 on my Juki….Stitch all the dashed lines…

Trim on all the solid lines….make sure you have a nice small ruler…

Flip them to all the dark triangles are facing up…press them using lots of steam….

I cannot get the last video to load…will try again or make another post…

but the last post is removing the paper…hold it near the stitching with your non dominant hand…push the paper triangle back with your dominant hand and pull it away from down near the stitching in the center of the paper triangle…

sorry but I really tried to get this all in one spot…I will keep trying tomorrow! Lisa




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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

99 thoughts on “Half Square Triangle Paper Videos

  1. Thank you for posting your pattern early. Beautiful pattern! I was able to get it printed quickly and easily this evening! Now hoping I can get some triangle paper tomorrow at my local quilt shop!

  2. Wow, am traveling this week but when I get home…. this 4” block will be a real challenge. Can’t wait! Thanks Lisa! Love it!

      1. Love the block and your very helpful videos…THANK YOU! Can’t wait to make it!

  3. This block looks like a fun challenge, thank you! I’ll be traveling to sunny Florida, but not until the week after next. Surprising my uncle for his birthday and running a 5k at the Miami Zoo!!🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

  4. Perfect timing! Although I am not doing the blockheads quilt… I did pick up these triangle papers in the store for another project!!

  5. Thank you so much for being part of this great ‘BlockParty’. I’m having so much fun. Love your block and layout.

  6. I am learning so much making these blocks! Thanks for the clear instructions. I doubt I will ever make HST’s without papers again!

  7. Thank you for your beautiful block. I am really enjoying the challenge that I gets every week. Keep up the great work.

  8. Thank you for a wonderful block and all of the time you are giving for Blockheads 3! I am currently doing all 8” blocks but might have to try the 4” in this block – just for fun!
    Again, thank you!

    1. Love the block! love you! love your menasha shop. just when I think I have bought what I “need” you come out with more I cant live without!

  9. I love using 4 inch blocks for Christmas ornaments that I embroidery with name and year. Never have put them in a quilt. 🤔

  10. I love this block! This old brain of mine needs a challenge and I think I’ve found it! Thank you so much!

  11. You ladies are doing a great job at challenging us with our quilting techniques! I love a good challenge! One, two, three, let’s SEW!

  12. Your block is so cute- can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much! Also love the Moda bag and mini charms. A great give away.

  13. Thank you for your videos!! I love it that you are challenging us to try a new technique.. I really appreciate all your tips for each block-they have all been VERY helpful! I love your blog. This block looks hard but with your technique it looks fun! Thank you for al you do for us.

  14. Love your block, but these triangles are going to be a real challenge for me. I am a fairly new quilter but can’t wait to get started on this block. The Moda bag with mini charms is so cute!!!

  15. Thank you for this week’s block and including the tutorial on your triangle papers. I have them in my stash and am excited to try itty bitty hsts!

  16. OMG….Itty bitty triangles are sooooo wonderful! Love your papers Lisa! Cannot wait to get started on this week’s block…

  17. I love your block Lisa and the goodie bag is an added bonus. I have to go run some errands and will be back soon to make my block! Thank you for your generosity designing blocks for the Moda Blockheads!!

  18. Thanks for being a Blockheads designer. I’m enjoying this quilt along and like the challenge of getting those small pieces just right.

  19. Thank you for including the information & videos on your triangle paper. I already have some, so I am all set! The Moda bag & mini charms are such an amazing giveaway. Thanks for all you do, including lovely fabric lines & patterns.

  20. Thanks for the pattern it will be a challenge but am looking forward to trying a new method for hst.

  21. Love the Blockheads patterns. First time doing this. Took a wool class from you down in Hampton Virginia and it was terrific.

  22. Love reading your blog. There is always great information! And I love the opportunity to win fun stuff!!! Thanks to Lisa and all the other designers!

  23. Thanks for the block…..this is my first Blockhead group I am participating in and I am enjoying it. You ladies are all so inspiring and I am learning something new with each block.

  24. Great block that fits so well with most of the others. The mini charms all looks fun. I have never used that size.
    Triangle papers sure do make everything more accurate.
    Thanks for block.

  25. Wow! Those half-square triangles are tiny! Haven’t made a four-inch block yet, might have to give this one a try. 😄

  26. Wow! Thanks for the helpful tips for those itty bitty HSTs. And thank you for another great skill building block.

  27. I used the triangle papers for my first MODA BOW blocks with all the small triangles and they worked great, so precise. I use them for any small triangles now and love them!

  28. OMG!!! I lost your block design and the fabrics you’ve chosen for Moda Blockheads III – too cool AS ALWAYS! How sweet are you offering a giveaway!

  29. Thank you for the wonderful block! The best part of doing a Blockhead is learning new techniques and finding fellow quilters to follow! Am trying papers for the first time, also.

  30. Thanks so much for this cute block pattern. I can’t wait to get started! I am enjoying the blocks each week! The Moda give away looks amazing. I would love to win something like that! Good luck to all.

  31. Thank you for the great block! It is always fun doing Moda Blockheads as all of the designers create some wonderful blocks for us and give us an opportunity to check out new techniques. Your videos were very easy to follow and the papers look to be a great lifesaver for these little guys. Now to get to work!

  32. Love the block. Think I will go for the 6” one. Love the Blockheads! Thanks to the designers for all y’all do!

  33. Thank you for the beautiful block, and the very helpful videos and block layout. This has been a wonderful challenge, and I am so thankful that I decided to jump in the Moda Blockheads 3.

  34. Could you demo how you press the squares open – your hand covered the triangle & I couldn’t tell how you sooo easily got the squares to open with the iron? I struggle with getting those pesky papers to open without putting a crease in them – or burning my finger tips! Thanks!

  35. I love your no-nonsense tutorials! And I want to add you are lickity-split sewing one handed, and whipping thru cutting those cuties! Thank you for a beautiful block – I can’t wait to get started!

  36. I’m headed to our lqs to rent the longarm to finish some quilts. I will then be headed for the couch in front of the fire to handstitch my binding! Perfect way to spend the weekend on a cold, probably snowy day! Thank you for the fabulous block. I enjoyed making it.

  37. Thank you for all you share with us. I love your website and your Facebook page. So much inspiration.

  38. Thank you so much for the videos on how to use the triangle papers and for the chance to win the bag! Looking forward to trying it.

  39. The blocks to date have been so wonderful, going to be a fun, exciting quilt. Thank you for the wonderful give-away. The bag and fabric are so generous. Hope I am lucky enough to be the winner……but here is congratulations to the winner…….

  40. Doing my blocks in 6” size, am using the blacks, grey, shades. enjoying the opportunity of variety with the blocks. thanks for the layout pattern. so far it is my choice to go for. thanks for the give away….heres to Luck!

  41. Just watched your video and printed the pattern so heading to the sewing room to get busy. Thank you!

  42. This quilt is going to be beautiful with all the wonderful blocks being created. Thank you for your block and video tutorial!

  43. The videos are so helpful-I’m a visual person, so seeing it done is so much easier than trying to read a figure it out! What kind of iron do you use?? Thanks!

  44. I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful project. One of my friends told me about Block Heads and I think it great! Such creativity. Love the tutorial on the triangles.

  45. An online friend recommended this group to me-looking forward to jumping in! Thank you for a beautiful block pattern!

  46. Have you taken the Block 6 pattern down? All I can find is the tutorial for half square triangles. I can’t find a link to the pattern. Thanks!

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