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Thread: blanket stitched triangle quilt

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    It sounds like the old fashioned "puff quilts", although instead of squares stuffed with batting, then stitched together, you have triangles. Sorry I can't help, but with so many talented and knowledgeable quilters on this site, I'm sure you'll find your answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soosanrs View Post
    I recently found a half finished quilt made of fabric squares folding in half to make a triange...batting is put in and then it is sewn on all three sides with a blanket stitch using what appears to be crochet thread. The triangles are then joined together to make a quilt with the same thread. No pattern was with this and I was hoping someone would have one. This was originally done by my mother-in-law who passed 21 years ago and I found it in my sisters attic after she passed this spring so it has become important for me to finish it. Any help would be really appreciated. I also am having trouble finding the crochet thread its thinner then size 3 and I cant find a match. I am going to try emailing or writing thread companies and see what I can come up with. All the fabric was stored in a bag with the half made quilt so I just am looking for the pattern and the thread.

    If you have the quilt which sounds super simple, why would you need a pattern?
    Lay the quilt on a copier----copy 100%. put a craft backing on the paper, cut the pieces apart, transfer to some sort of template stuff then draw a 1/4 inch out from each side, and cut tempates. A lot simpler to do than that, actually, if you have any amount of design know how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charsuewilson View Post
    It's a popcorn quilt. DH's grandmother made one for us in red and white. She just sewed the triangles shut then whip-stitched them together. So, the embroidered blanket stitch on yours is a little different. No pattern is needed. I don't think there are any standards. I would just try to match the thread you have as best you can. Is there any discernable pattern in the way the triangles are already stitched together? What/how many colors do you have?
    I agree, the joined triangles appear to be whip stitched together
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    If you have the quilt which sounds super simple, why would you need a pattern?
    Lay the quilt on a copier----copy 100%. put a craft backing on the paper, cut the pieces apart, transfer to some sort of template stuff then draw a 1/4 inch out from each side, and cut tempates. A lot simpler to do than that, actually, if you have any amount of design know how.

    Okay, after seeing the pics, it appears each piece started life as a square. Great way to use scraps.
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    This is really cute - it would work great for using up scraps. Could you please post a picture showing the measurements for the triangle sides and then again when they are put into the square? I am assuming you can use any size square you like, but would just like to have a starting point. Thanks!

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    judging by the pictures, what I'm seeing is that she folded squares into triangles with stuffing in the middle and sewed around the edges using a small crochet thread with the blanket stitch and leaving a thread tail long enough to join the triangles. I believe she then used the tails to crocheted the triangles just catching the outer part of the blanket stitches to join the triangles together, probably tying one thread to the other as she went along or knotting them in the points some how. I can't see them that well, so this part is only a rough guess.

    I'm not sure I'm correct but this is what I can see in those pictures (or my imagination).
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    She left many squares of fabric cut into 6 in squares. I just opened one of the ones that was just pinned. She took a 5 in square of batting placed it in center and folded all the edges up 1/2 in. Then folded it in half pinned it and blanket stitched around. She whip stitched the blanket stitches together (doing 2 stitches to each blanket stitch). I have a fairly decent size group all sewn and then these others in various stages. She left long threads on them all. I can put them together and finish it but I was hoping someone had a tip or a reason for those long threads. I was able today to get a thread that is comparable to what was originally used so at least I have that. I am short on time right now so I really will not be able to do anything with this for a few weeks. Thank to everyone for all their suggestions!

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