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Old 03-20-2018, 06:15 AM
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the angles in a Peaky and Spike ( triangle in a square) are approximately

side (skinny) triangles: 90, 26.565, and 63.435 degrees.

center (wide) triangle: 63.435, 63.435, and 53.130 degrees.
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:18 AM
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a 60-60-60 degree triangle with the same base length as the triangle in a square triangle will be "shorter"
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:33 AM
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Would a Kaleidoscope ruler work? I think is is 45 degree (isosceles triangle) and allows a variety of sizes.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by AngeliaNR View Post
Wow! I'm very flattered that you are doing this. Thank you for the interest.

Congratulations on a fabulous quilt! You've inspired lots of quilters on QB.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Gail B View Post
Fantastic! I have already made 4 blocks by following Angelina's tutorial. Where do we go to follow along with the quilt along? What a fun idea
You're in the right spot! Bookmark this thread and check in as often as you like. ((every day???))

Everyone is encouraged to post pictures so we can all 'ooooo' and 'aaaahhh' over them.

I'm going to make a few blocks later today & will post some pics.
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:19 PM
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Here's what I have so far. I decided to go with the Navy blue for my triangles b/c I had a lot more of it.

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I'm also using muslin for my foundation. So far, it's working well.

Let's see some other pics!!
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:43 PM
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I recently saw a great idea for cutting triangles without the need for a 'special' ruler.

Cut a template from thin card and stick it onto a ruler with one of the sides of the triangle at the edge of the ruler. This is the edge you will always use to make your cut. Ideally, use a ruler that's not too much bigger than the template so as to make it easier to handle. 6"sq or 12"x6" etc in this case perhaps.

Now use your template as you would normally to cut triangles from a strip of fabric, but because it is stuck to the ruler you have the edge to cut against. If you see what I mean. For each triangle you just turn the template so the base of the triangle is either at the top or bottom of the strip, turning the ruler over each time.

This is much harder to describe than do I'm afraid, but once you get the template stuck onto a ruler I'm sure you'll see how this works.

I'm not sure where I saw this method. If it was from anyone on here, I'm sorry for not acknowledging you.
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Old 03-20-2018, 05:06 PM
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I fold my fabric four layers thick, trace around the template, and cut them with my rulers.
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Old 03-20-2018, 05:34 PM
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I'm in! Started this as soon as the tutorial was posted. I have plenty of neutral skinny strings but not enough colored skinnys. So....I came up with the idea of taking several of my scrap strips, sewing 4-6 of the same width strips together , tube style, then slicing up the centers of the strips. Instant skinny strips with 2 of them already sewn together. Lots of variety if you have lots of short strips that are just too wide for this string pattern.
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:13 PM
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Looks like a fun quilt for scraps. I'm thinking.
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