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Thread: Scrappy Quilt Using 60 triangles - Part 1

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    Scrappy Quilt Using 60 triangles - Part 1

    A few members asked me to post a tutorial on how to make the scrappy quilt using 60 triangles. I have not written a tute before so bear with me. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
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    I don't have a 60 triangle ruler so I used the 60 lines on my 6 1/2" x 24" ruler. Any ruler that has a 60 marking will do.
    Lay the ruler across the top of a newsprint page or whatever paper you are using to make the foundation pieces with the 60 mark about midway across the page. I used a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of newsprint. Use another ruler to line up the 60 to extend to the bottom of the page so the triangle is the length you want. Mine is 8 1/2".

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    This is what your triangle should look like. I layered 8 pieces on newsprint & cut on the lines with my rotary cutter. Cut as many triangles as you need for the quilt. Each strip in mine has 13 triangles. I have 4 strips. I needed 52 triangles. The first & last triangle will have to be squared up when you finish sewing the strips together.

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    I used strips 1" - 1 3/4" wide. Any width will do. Choose a colour that you want your first strip on each triangle to be. They should be fairly dark and in the same colour family. I used 3 different teal fabrics in the quilt pictured at the top of this post.

    Place the first strip at the edge of the triangle & pin in place.

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    Place the second strip right sides together with the pinned strip & sew using a 1/4" seam. I like to sew several triangles at the same time because I press each strip as it is added. That way I can press several at one time then add the next strip. I just find it faster then doing 1 triangle at a time. (You can just finger press.)

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    Continue adding strips until the triangle is completely covered.

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    Flip triangle over & trim on drawn lines.

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    Scrappy Quilt Using 60 triangles - Part 2

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    I pressed the seams open when joining the triangles.
    Sew triangles together making sure the 1st dark strip on each triangle is at the top.

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    Now that is clever and a great way to use up those scraps. Thanks for posting!

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    Thanks!!!!!!!
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    thanks so much for doig this for us..I love that quilt!

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    thanks sooo much...I loved your scrappy quilt and I love to do scrappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gail B View Post
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    I pressed the seams open when joining the triangles.
    Sew triangles together making sure the 1st dark strip on each triangle is at the top.

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    Thank You for your tut. It has helped a lot, now I'll have to give it a try.

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    Always been extremely intimidated by triangles. Thanks sew much for helping me to move past this. I am going to try it this week!

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    I love this. Thanks.

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