The greatest way to make half-square triangles!
One Star Singles sheet of paper plus 2 squares of fabric equals eight half-square triangles. These are so easy to sew and cut apart. Making half-square triangles this way is like painting by the numbers. The paper sheets are designed so that there is a starting point for sewing and then you sew by following the arrows printed on the paper.
Using squares cut of fabric makes handling, sewing and turning easy. You will be able to sew the half-square triangles and cut apart in a matter of minutes. The paper is the weight used for foundation paper piecing. You do not need to use a very short stitch length to tear the paper away nor will you need to pick out little bits of paper. Sew on the dotted line and cut on the solid. Press the squares open and towards the dark colored fabric.
The sheets come in many sizes from 1 inch finished to 3 inches finished in 1/2 inch increments. The manufacturer tells you what size to cut the squares. They do suggest that you cut your squares 1/4 inch – 1/2 inch larger than the square size to insure blocks come out the right size. I have never done this and never have had a problem. You may want to experiment yourself.
I have tried all the other products for making half-square triangles. I think these are the best. You can ask the local quilt shop to order them for you. I have gotten mine from two online sources, Brewer Quilting and Sewing Supplies and Bonnie Blue Quilts. Order some today.