Tuesday, November 28, 2017

How to Make a Quilter's Triangle

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This is the method "I" use to make my triangles. You are not ready to purchase a rotary cutter and mat. You will need to make a freezer paper pattern.  How to do Square's HERE


Take the FINISHED size of the square you want and add 7/8 of an inch.
example:
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.




How to make a quilt triangle simple


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

A light and a dark.







Quilters Triangles, How To Make with Seven, Eighth Inch Squares
On the Wrong side of the light fabric draw a line from corner to corner.




This is the cutting line NOT sewing line





Quilters Triangles, How To Make with Seven, Eighth Inch Squares

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








Quilters Triangles, How To Make with Seven, Eighth Inch Squares 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.


Quilters Triangles, How To Make with Seven, Eighth Inch Squares
Cut on the drawn Cutting line.



You have 2 triangles




Quilters Triangles, How To Make with Seven, Eighth Inch Squares



Open them up and 2 triangles






Quilters Triangles, How To Make with Seven, Eighth Inch Squares


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







Quilters Triangles, How To Make with Seven, Eighth Inch Squares
This is your finished triangle


GIVE IT A TRY.... IT'S NOT HARD.






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

Here's how I do it.

Quilters Triangles, How To Make with Seven, Eighth Inch Squares

Pieced together a triangle to a block


How to make a quilt triangle simple

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. 


How to make a quilt triangle simple

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

Press the fabric 


How to make a quilt triangle simple

The point. 


1 comment:

  1. I am recently fond of quilts and diy's so I was searching for some quilting posts to follow this vacation. Yours seems really interesting and easy.

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