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Thread: I am about ready to give up on triangles. Any suggestions on making them easier?

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    Question I am about ready to give up on triangles. Any suggestions on making them easier?

    I have been using a 60 degree ruler to make triangles to make a spider web quilt. I can't remember if I line up the squared off noses. I think that I may only use squares in my quilts. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    I haven't made a spider web quilt, but I've made several OBW's that used 60 degree triangles. The best way to line them up is to NOT cut off the points. Some of the 60 degree rulers have the sharp point, others have the snub nose. You can also cut the triangles with a regular ruler and leave the points on. Don't give up!

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    I saw this tip on Fons & Porter. Press the seams open. Then line up the triangle points with the pressed open points. I just finished a baby quilt using this method and it worked great.

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    I happen to love my Accuquilt for making half square triangles. If that's not an option, there is an excellent CD by Brenda ? Called Triangulations which will print out any size from 1/2 inch to 7 inches in quarter inch increments. Easy to use.

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    Thanks for the info. I will check these out

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    There is a product called Thangles which makes cuting triangles very easy and fast. Most LQS carry them if not they can order them for you or you can order it from the company.

    http://www.thangles.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueLevin View Post
    I happen to love my Accuquilt for making half square triangles. If that's not an option, there is an excellent CD by Brenda ? Called Triangulations which will print out any size from 1/2 inch to 7 inches in quarter inch increments. Easy to use.
    I use the triangulations software all the time - works great!
    Linda

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    I hope this helps....it's Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et_AuPOcUlw
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    Cut off one snub nose for the top to show orientation. Also it may help to lightly spray starch to help to hold fabric better to prevent stretching and distortion.
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