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Thread: leftover triangle

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    Senior Member JANW's Avatar
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    I don't know if anyone else has broached this subject, but I have a ton of triangles in all sizes from past projects and wish I could find a use for them. Any ideas??? quilters seem to find a way to use everything, so if anyone has a pic of something they've used them for or just an idea I'm all ears.

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    I just had the same "problem" with the left over from a kaleidoscope quilt. I am nor making a crazy quilt with them.

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    Hi JanW- not sure if this will help but the first thing I thought of was a scrappy border for a future quilt.

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    If the triangles are big enough, sew them together and stuff them to make pin cushions. Give them out to your sewing friends. I love getting homemade pin cushions!

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    make a pinwheel quilt

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    Every time you make a block that will ultimately give you 2 triangle pieces, take the time to sew 1/2 from the sewing line and then cut apart in between and toss them in a box. Before you know it you will have enough 1/2 squares to make a scrap quilt or a border. I do this will all of my piecing and have accumulated quite a pile, almost enough to add the border to my next quilt project.

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    Did you happen to do the siggie swap? If not, someone on there was nice enough to post a bunch of different blocks that utilized HST's. I'm sorry, but I can't remember what page it was on.

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    Pinwheel is what came to my mind - you can design a pattern with pinwheels and other blocks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanie2
    Every time you make a block that will ultimately give you 2 triangle pieces, take the time to sew 1/2 from the sewing line and then cut apart in between and toss them in a box. Before you know it you will have enough 1/2 squares to make a scrap quilt or a border. I do this will all of my piecing and have accumulated quite a pile, almost enough to add the border to my next quilt project.
    This is exactly what I like to do with my quilts, making sure I put a solid border before & after the small triangle pcs.

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    make a scrappy quilt

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