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Triangle quilting method

earlgrist | Posted in Quilting and Home Decor on

Threads published an article about quilting with rectangular strips and the resulting blocks looked like they were made from triangles–Can anyone help me find this article?–I have searched the website and came up empty–thanks Earl


  1. stitchintime | | #1

    Are you thinking of the article by Anna Carlson in issue 76, April/May 98? She actually started with elongated triangles and pieced them together into rectangles and made garments from the pieced fabric. One of the garments is featured on the front cover.

    Edited 12/19/2006 4:38 am ET by stitchintime

    1. earlgrist | | #2

      Thanks for the reply---I actually have a couple sample blocks I did and I started with long rectangles and they are lapped over each other to form triangles that spiral like log cabin--I can take one apart to see what I did but the article had some great tips---Earl

      1. Bellaragazia | | #3

        Earl - in my cube I actually have hanging what I think you're talking about.  Looks like stripped triangles sewn together with plain strips of fabric separating them at the base, and the colored strips all touching.

        I make these all the time because they work up really quickly from cotton scraps that I have in my stash.  They're called "Strip Quilts" and they're from the Quilt In A Day series. 

        Basically, start with a foundation square of muslin 8" x 8".  Lay a ruler on the foundation diagonally (I use a 1-3/4" ruler plastic ruler) and draw a line on the fabric on either side of the ruler.  Then take a strip of colored fabric and lay it along the line, sewing a 1/4" seam.  Flip the fabric over and use the edge as your new line.  Continue with colored strips of varying widths until you get to the end of the square.  Flip over and cut of extra lengths of strips.  Then join all of your new squares together in whatever pattern you like.

        Hope this helps.

        1. earlgrist | | #4

          THat sounds like what I have here too--I'll give it a try--thanks--Earl

  2. zuwena | | #5

    Could this be what you are looking for:

    No-Template Piecing
    By Elizabeth Hoffman and Shannon Rettig
    Rotary-cut strips make triangles and small pieces easy to handle.
    July 1993 (Issue # 47)


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