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Equilateral Triangles, what's the trick?

Old 01-14-2014, 01:50 PM
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I know your frustration. The only way I'd sew them was by paper piecing. That's why I love my Go and dies.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:52 PM
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It isn't against the quilting 'laws' to trim the ends. There are several acryllic templates available for this purpose. I found them to be a good investment.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:33 PM
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Do you mean right triangles? Not seeing any equilaterals in your photo.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:58 PM
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It looks like the beige triangle is just a tad too big? You want the intersection to match up with the seam where the two points match.
You can either sew a little larger seam allowance on the beige triangle or trim off a smidge on one side and then do the 1/4 inch seam.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:59 PM
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Nice block, but no 60 degr. triangles in this one, may be you got the wrong picture attached?
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
That block is just stunning, your points match exactly! Great job (but no equilateral triangles )
Thanks! The three triangles in the center of the top row are equilateral. There are more on the sides and bottom.
I should make this one again, quite a challenge.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:24 PM
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Sorry, I guess they are not 60 degrees. I'm learning soooooo much. Ha ha ha
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:45 AM
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The triangles in this type of setting do not need to be offset by 1/4".
I just did an experiment and found that by offsetting them about 1/8" gives the best results.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:02 AM
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JenniePenny, that was very sweet. Thanks so much, I will practice this with scraps. I'm sure as soon as I develop a routine I won't have to rip out so many seams.

Thanks Everyone for your help.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
That block is just stunning, your points match exactly! Great job (but no equilateral triangles )
Yup looks more like it could be flying geese w/HST on ends....much easier that way!
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