Sunday, September 14, 2014

How to Make a Quilt Triangle

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As with everything there are MANY ways to make quick pieced Triangles. This is the way "I" like to do mine.

The Quilt Ladies Store

Take the FINISHED size of the square you want and add 7/8 of an inch.
for a finished size 2 inch square you will cut your fabric 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
for a finished size 3 inch square you will cut your fabric 3 7/8" x 3 7/8"

for a finished size 4 inch square you will cut your fabric 4 7/8" x 4 7/8"

And so on, either make you freezer paper pattern or up with a rotary cutter and ruler.

I've used a 3 inch FINISHED Square cut 3 7/8" x 3 7/8"

A light and a dark.

On the Wrong side of the light fabric draw a line from corner to corner.

This is the cutting line NOT sewing line

On your sewing machine sew a straight seam, 1/4" from the line.

Turn and do the same thing on the other side.

(when I have many to sew, I do chain piecing, one right after another, not stopping the machine until all finished and then turn and do the other side)

If NEW do them one at a time.

Cut on the drawn Cutting line.

You have 2 triangles

Open them up and 2 triangles

Press your seam to the dark fabric and trim the end tail off.

This is your finished triangle


I recently posted a block on Facebook and there was a lot of take about points.

Here's how I do it.

Pieced together a triangle to a block

Added this as a strip to another piece.  Pin as much as you need, check as you pin to make sure
you have the 1/4 seam allowance. 

On this seam I had to move the needle in just 2 threads to make the point perfect.

Press the fabric 

The point. 

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