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with Monique Jacobs
Online Class

Discover Design: Playing With Half-Square Triangles

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Unleash your inner quilt designer with versatile half-square triangles! Join professional quilter Monique Jacobs, formerly Monique Dillard, to create three breathtaking projects: a stunning art piece, a batik quilt and a dazzling, diamond-effect quilt. Get started with five fast HST-making methods, then dive into setting options that allow you to modify any pattern. Learn how to combine half-square triangles with simple four-patch blocks, and experiment with color placement and block rotation to create a range of inspiring designs. Next, play with two sizes of HSTs for an eye-catching effect, and discover how to use the same technique to make an exquisite pieced border. And, find out how to resize blocks and enlarge any pattern, for beautiful quilts that always measure up. Explore endless pattern possibilities, and jumpstart your designing journey!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h45m

Included in this Class

1. Half-Square Triangles (HSTs)

1. Half-Square Triangles (HSTs)

Meet your instructor, quilter Monique Dillard, as she previews the skills and projects covered throughout the class. Get inspired by the wide variety of gorgeous designs you can create using versatile half-square triangles (HSTs). Then, discover five easy-to-learn methods of making HSTs.

2. HST Art Piece

2. HST Art Piece

Turn your half-square triangles into a lovely piece of art! Monique shares simple ways to create and modify designs. You'll also learn an effective technique for chain sewing pieces, as well as how to correctly press the finished rows. Complete the project by mounting the design to a small canvas.

3. Colorwash Batik Quilt, Part One

3. Colorwash Batik Quilt, Part One

Build on the skills you acquired in previous lessons to make a striking colorwash batik quilt. See how to select and arrange your fabrics, then learn how to make a four-patch. Plus, Monique gives in-depth instruction on how to combine half-square triangles and four-patches into a cohesive quilt block design.