Sewing School – Triangle Quilt Block
Sewing School – Triangle Quilt Block –
This is the last Sewing School assignment for January. To get the measurements and supplies for this project see the first four posts here: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, and Post 4.
Line up your pieces in the order that you want them. Now grab the first two triangles. You can start at the top or the bottom the left or the right just keep them in order as you sew them together.
Make sure that you have cut all the points off the triangles like we talked about in the cutting post. You can see how mine look in the pictures below. Then pick the first triangle up and lay it on top of the second one as seen in the following series of pictures.
Line up the edges very carefully and be very careful to use your 1/4″ seam allowance as you sew. Remember that seam ripper too! I am experienced and I have worked with these triangles several times (like in this cute blanket —>Triangle Quilt) and I still had to rip several of these apart and some of them more than once. It is ok it happens to all of us! Press the triangle open and then grab the next two. You will have a few sets of 2 and one left out. That is ok. Add the single to one of the sets and then attach the sets into one long strip. Making sure to line up carefully each time and press open.
You will end up with a long strip like this:
Sew all three of the strips together in this manner.
Then we are ready to put the three strips together.
Fold one strip over onto the next. Take special care that the points line up with each other. I like to place a pin on each point so that they stay exactly where I put them.
The last step is to trim the block up to make it square. There are two options here. This block squared up will be larger than 12″. I didn’t want to lose the proportions so I just trimmed it to where it was natural. Line up your ruler as pictured below.
And go for the cut! Trim both sides.
Now your block is all set!
Like I said this block is a bit big but I went ahead and ironed it under to be 12″ so that if I decide to make a pillow or something out of it in the future I still have to whole block in tact.
Alright now head over to the Facebook group and show me yours!! I can’t wait to see how everyone’s projects turn out! I am always open for your questions! If you are getting frustrated check in with me!
On to February and our next project! Next month we will work on some adorable coasters!
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