Half-Square Triangles vs Floating Triangles
I'm a sucker for a star quilt.
Simple, complex, intricate, basic, you name it ... I get all starry-eyed.
For all the nearly endless ways to make a star, every star needs star points.
And to make a star point, you need a triangle.
How to Make Half-Square Triangles
If you’ve made a few star quilts, you may be familiar with Half-Square Triangles (also called HSTs). They're a super popular method for making triangles and star points.
There are a few different methods for making half-square triangles. Here’s my favorite:
But What About Floating Triangles?
Like Half-Square Triangles, Floating Triangles can be used to make star points, but they are so much more forgiving. This makes them perfect for beginning and carefree quilt making.
See how the seam doesn’t go through the block’s corners? If your seam is off a little, no one will ever know. It doesn’t get much more carefree than this!
Here's my method for making Floating Triangles:
Want to give Floating Triangles a try?
Get your hands on my new pattern, Leftover Night, which uses Floating Triangles for fool-proof star points.