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Measure Twice, Cut Once and label them all!
When dealing with patchwork of many pieces, labelling is key to keeping organised.

I am cutting into the Spangled Quilt and it has so many units! I am planning to do some shortcuts, so I read over the pattern and made some notes on some go the changes. The plan is to make all the flying geese using the four-at-a-time method. As for the log cabin, I followed the cutting instruction as I wanted it as scrappy as it should be. Since there were so many units for this quilt, labelling them is game-changing!

I have a slow growing flower garden in my sewing room. The one with flowers that blooms and continues to bloom forever.

The slow process of making these English paper pieced flowers from little hexagons is itself a great therapy. I am not shooting to finish fast, rather enjoy doing it little by little from time to time.

Let’s be honest here, I have a problem with too many (way many) works in progress. Ahakz.

I get distracted so easily.

Can you relate?

I love making HST and I know there are a lot of ways to make them, but if a block pattern calls for repeated ones like the example above, I love making the half square triangle with triangle rolls or printable sheets. Triangles on a roll, are rolls of ready printed template similar to the one you can print today but in a form of a continuous roll, which means you can make as many as you want without getting it off your machine. If you have never tried this method before, you might want to give it a try especially if you have to make lots of small HSTs.

You can get the ready printed template – the triangle rolls here if you wish to. I tend to be savvy whenever I can, so I normally would print off printable template on a 60gsm paper or any recycled paper.

So, for today, I am going to show you how to make 16  2.5″ HST the quick way using a printable template that you can download here :

Free Printable Half Square Triangles (HST) Templates and How to use them:

quilt block half square triangles free printable quilt half square triangles on blog thelittlemushroomcap.com

You can watch the following video for the tutorial, though I am still figuring out video recording – and was really frustrated with the quality of the video – but I will for surely try to improve from time to time. Bear with me.  I would just love to share so, here it is :

Now, you want to pin this image so you can come back to this post whenever you need to make HST!

How to sew Half Square triangles fast accurate and easily _ tutorial and free printable

Quilty hugs,


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Today I am going to be sharing with you a free printable I made for 7/8″ hexagon. I have been making a couple of grandmother flower blocks out of the the out of print Bonnie and Camille “Simple Abundance”. I am in the process of making something similar to the quilt on the cover of “Handful of Scraps” book by Edyta Sitar.

Pineapple Log Cabin Paper Foundation Piecing Mini Quilt

I have been working with my mini for the Schnitzel & Boo quilt swap. This time I decide to try a pineapple log cabin block using paper piecing technique. Here are the process photo.

sewing pineapple paper-pieced blocks - the mess from paper piece -pick the usable pieces

I have been pondering on what mini should I make ever since I got my partner’s detail. Not until recently, I made the decision to go with a mini pineapple log cabin block. This was totally inspired by the scrappy pineapple quilt Amanda was working on. Amanda has finished her 101 Scrappy project — and am thinking of starting mine!!!! This — maybe the first of many scrappy finishes. I am not sure how long I will take but I am currently loving making a dent through my stash with these pineapple blocks!!!! so I see a lot more fun in the future while I finish my 101 scrappy project!

The blocks are very time-consuming, but I love the finish so much!!

I prep all little pieces before sewing them in chain piece 4 at a time.

Fabrics are various scraps from my stash.

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Prepping for sewing pineapple paper-pieced blocks

Prepping for sewing pineapple paper-pieced blocks - 3 dark values and light value pilesPrepping for sewing pineapple log cabin paper-pieced blocks -colouring dark value placement

Free Pineapple Log Cabin Paper Piece template:

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Prepping for sewing pineapple paper-pieced blocks - 3 dark values and light value piles - design board
sewing pineapple paper-pieced blocks - the mess from paper piece


How I Chain Paper Piece

If you are interested in watching me as I sew through four of the blocks, I uploaded a video on Youtube. The quality of the video is a bit bad as I just found out I was recording in night mode! O well, lesson learnt for next time. You might be able to pick up some tips there. So, head along and watch me babbling for 18 minutes! There is a fast forward part as well, which I found to be fun to watch!


Here is the link to the tutorial for the portable design boards I use.

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