Trimming Half Square Triangles | Two Ways

What’s the best and easiest way to trim Half Square Triangles (HSTs)? I’m coming to you today with TWO ways! The first is using my favorite ruler ever, the Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers. This ruler made me finally like making HSTs! If you want to use a ruler you already have, and you have a square ruler, then the second way is for you!

Using the Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers

The benefit of this ruler is that you trim half square triangles before you press them open. This allows you to trim all four sides and the dog ears in a few simple cuts!

Using a square ruler

A more traditional approach to trimming HSTs, using a square ruler is a great way to trim up your blocks. As long as your ruler is bigger than the block you’re trimming, you’re ready to go!

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