Modern Fundamentals: Half-Square Triangles

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In each issue of the MQG Journal, Yvonne Fuchs will teach us the Modern Fundamentals of quilting. In this first issue of the MQG Journal, we will explore the many ways you can make Half-Square Triangle quilt blocks. 

The Half-Square Triangle is a basic quilt block with so much versatility! Learn various methods so you can make HSTs one-at-a-time, two-at-a-time, four-at-a-time, and eight-at-a-time. With step-by-step instruction and handy cutting charts, Modern Fundamentals take the guesswork out of piecing precise HSTs.

Practice your HSTs and bag-making skills with the Quiver Tote, available on the Resources page.

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Yvonne is a former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, designer, and technical editor. She was introduced to quilting by her paternal grandmother in high school when her grandmother offered to hand quilt a twin-size quilt to use in her college dorm room if Yvonne made the quilt top. Now, 25 years later, Yvonne has developed a style that bridges her technical background and love of bold color, specializing in transparency color play and bold, geometric designs. Yvonne’s quilts have been featured in numerous national and international magazines, quilt shows, and Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century. She lives on the big island of Hawaii with her husband.

You can follow her creative journey on her blog,, or on Instagram @quiltingjetgirl.