Gather Step 1 Pieces
- (18) 5” x 5” background squares
- (18) 5” x 5” coloured squares
Mark a line down the diagonal centre (from one corner to the other) of either the background or the coloured squares. (Shown as the black line)
With right sides together, sew ¼“ from the centre black line (red line). Repeat on the other side of the black line (green line).
Cut down the centre line. This will yield 2 Half Square Triangles. See Picture #1 below: shows the line drawn down the centre with the sewing line on each side. Picture #2 shows the opposite side where you can’t see the line.
Press open. (Picture #3 below).
Trim to 4 ½” squares. (Picture #4 below)
Repeat this with the rest of the squares. You should now have 36 Half Square Triangles.