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Filling in boring setting triangles

Old 08-04-2019, 03:36 AM
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Making placemats, using a plain (nine-patch) star block on point, there is a lot of empty space there.

Wish I'd thought of that before I made ten blocks!

Has anybody ever setting triangles in more than one piece, to give it some pizzazz? Maybe a stripe parallel to the edge which joins the block? That would echo the block itself.

The other thing I could do is put them back squared instead. Doesn't look so nice to me.

The blocks are 16 1/2" square and I was figuring to cut off the top and bottom corners to be 12 1/2" and add a couple strips on the sides to bring it to 18 1/2" raw.

What do you all think?

I appreciate any suggestions!

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Old 08-04-2019, 04:11 AM
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I have added strips as a result of miss cutting. My setting triangles were cut too small. It looked good. Also had a class where there was a square sewn into the tip of the triangles. Sorry, no pics as all quilts have left the house
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:34 AM
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​I look at open spaces now for some fun with my rulers and ruler foot quilting. They are your placemats you can do what you think will look nice.
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:51 AM
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You can piece anything. Look up the Dear Jane quilts. You can create your own fabrics with strip piecing and cut your triangles out of those. You can fussy cut a focus fabric and applique it to the center of the triangles. Your quilted placemats, your choice.
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:03 AM
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Wow, good ideas all.

I'm not an applique-er and not much past lines and meanders in free motion but I bet I could do oversize pieced triangle and cut with my 12" square ruler to the proper shape.

Jane Stickley is certainly inspirational ... and I did see a couple blocks simple enough that I dare try the concept. To get the stripes to line up, I might be challenged, but maybe I could do it by piecing on the striping a piece at a time so I get the angles right at each go-round. Then cut the corners to a sharp 90 degrees. Maybe make myself a paper piecing pattern...

Wow, I'm so glad I thought to write in - I haven't been to the board in ages,or done much quilting of any interest, not since I finished my Washington Star bed quilt. Thanks again!
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:28 AM
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I find large setting triangles the ideal spot to do fancy quilting. They are especially well suited to curved cross hatching that you can mark and do with a walking foot. I did these on a LA with CCH rulers but if you mark and go slowly you could do it with a domestic.

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Old 08-05-2019, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
I find large setting triangles the ideal spot to do fancy quilting. They are especially well suited to curved cross hatching that you can mark and do with a walking foot. I did these on a LA with CCH rulers but if you mark and go slowly you could do it with a domestic.

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when I grow up, I want to be as good as feline fanatic! Though I know I'll never get there unless I practice a lot more!
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Have fun with them and use them as a design element. As you can see with the quilts above, triangles don't have to be boring. Beautiful quilts!
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:42 AM
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Feline, gorgeous quilting! I love the thought that I can do the curved cross-hatching on DSM with walking foot... given lots of practice. I am studying how you filled the background to 'erase' the piecing.
Thanks much!
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