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Thread: These triangles are going to drive me to drink

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    bev195000's Avatar
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    I am also working with triangles at the mo doing a kite design quilt and i know what you mean about sewing them on the wrong way round but i unpick them and this is more frustrated than anything lol,,,

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    Senior Member grammy17's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by seamstome
    GRAMMY, we are sisters...YES it is striped fabric on top of it all!!!
    I am making squares first. Then take my dritz marking tool and draw a diagonal line on the back of each striped fabric. Sew 1/4" on each side of that line. Then cut on the line. Press open and you have two triangles.

    I figured out each square gives you strips in two directions. After you have two squares worth of triangles you can match them up.

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    Senior Member neeng's Avatar
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    PatP that is a wonderful stained glass window in your avatar!

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    Senior Member krabadan's Avatar
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    I'm not a triangle fan either

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    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by seamstome
    I dont know what it is about triangles. I can do circles, I can do complicated paper piecing but I cannot do triangles.

    I get the colors on the wrong side. I sew the wrong sides together, making a square not a larger triangle. Luckily I have extra fabric.

    Intellectually, I understand them....but somehow I cannot get them tamed. I have two quilts going right now that are triangles. I am finishing these and never doing another one.

    But for right now, I think I might just stop and have a margarita.
    I feel your pain! I have a full bottle of wine, wanna come? :lol:

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    Super Member Pat P's Avatar
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    Thank you neeng, that window is 5 ft in diameter the trim is sassafras wood . It use to hang in the second story of our old farm house. DH put it there and then he installed it in our new home. When the sun shines I feel like I am in church everyday! The baby is grandson Parker Lance in his great-grandma Palmers christening gown with matching underskirt.

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    Okay...just when I was getting my mind wrapped around the idea of trying triangles...all that add 7/8 stuff...I was really gearing up to try it...ugh! I'm sticking to applique...LOL!
    Oh and thanks so much for the warning about stripes and triangles...RFLOL!

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    Super Member happymrs's Avatar
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    HSTs are the only way to go! Just look at the pics of how to, & try it! So much easier!...

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    Super Member Midwestmary's Avatar
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    I like to use a Wonder Cut ruler to do HST's - the ruler does the math for me - I just have to cut strips...there are other rulers on the market that work well for cutting triangles also.

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    Super Member seamstome's Avatar
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    I dont have problems sewing them. I have a problem putting them together properly. I finally did what the one quilter posted and laid them out on the side of my machine.

    I am not doing HST. I always get so confused about what they are called. I am doing the ones where two triangles are put together to make another triangle. You sew on the short side.

    I got half of them done...only need 32. But I have 15 mistakes!!! Stripes wrong way, WOW upside down, accent color in the wrong place and the infamous put two triangles together and get a square.

    My husband just came in and laughed. He thinks it is hilarious. I think he is sleeping on the couch tonight.

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