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Thread: First time to make triangles

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    Our local quilters guild asks it's members to make a monthly block with a finished size of 9 and 1/2 inches. Since they didn't give us a theme this month, I chose something that I have never done before...triangles.They are as challenging as I anticipated but I think I did alright.

    I was careful with ironing the seams to prevent things from getting too bulky but the centers where all the points converge are still pretty bulky. Is there any way to improve on that?

    It sure is fun learning new things! :lol:
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    No tips, but looks great to me. Nice job.

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    They look beautiful.

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    Love the Block, great points... I have heard beat the center seam .

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    Lovely block! Great points! Well done!!

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    Very nice job, great points some people trim off that 1/8" point at corner of triangle some plastic templates already have them cutoff (I don't--my mom always left them on-more warm she said) then I'd want to find something to do with those ity bity pieces :)

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    Nice block!

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    very nnice work! Hope mine will look as well.

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    You did a wonderful job ... I have the same problem with the bulk.

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    Great job, I really like triangles you can do so much with them.

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    Looks good to me. Another idea for those easy HST blocks. HMMMMMM.......

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    You did a great job!

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    My quilt instructor at my LQS was showing a gal exactly how to avoid that bulk you are describing but I did not watch as I was working on something else. I will ask her on Tuesday when I see her again. Love your block though. Good job.

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    Great block - I beat mine.

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    They look perfect to me and such a great job for the first ones. I've heard of fanning them out at the center, I've not done it. Now I just avoid quilting over the bulkiness.

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    I press in a spiral pattern where the center lays open. Unfortunately do not know how to instruct how I do it, just do.

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    Somewhere on this site there is a sample of a technique from eleanor burns that explains how to help make that center seam flatter. Basically, you take 1 or 2 stiches out where the 4 seams come together and then fan the seam allowances out. wish I could help more, but you really need to see the photo. I had the same issue and the technique works great to give you a nice flat center.

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    try this to make seams flat -
    scroll down to spin seams

    http://www.perkinsdrygoods.com/blog/category/tutorial/

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    I think you did great. Nice work on those points. They always give me trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidmona
    Great block - I beat mine.
    What do you mean you beat yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    try this to make seams flat -
    scroll down to spin seams

    http://www.perkinsdrygoods.com/blog/category/tutorial/

    Thanks for this link...I'll give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingladydi
    Thanks for finding this...very helpful!

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    You did better than "all right" looks very nice and your points meet so well.

    Great Job

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    Yeppers, that is how Eleanor Burns does it also myself included....the link from mommamac

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