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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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    You make it look so easy!!!
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    Thanks for sharing. I might just have to try this one. You make it look doable!!
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    Love the look of your finished quilt! Going to put this on my ever growing list of ones to make.
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    Thank you for the creative way to use scraps! i have a 60 degree ruler. Should be able to whip one together in no time.

    Yours is beautiful!

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    Thanks for the tutorial. You did a great job.

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    Wouldn't it be fun if everyone posted a pic of their 60 triangle quilt.

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    Thanks, great idea !

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    Thanks for the tut. What size is your quilt? Unsure of how to calculate the size of the blocks since they are set at an angle. Love this quilt. Thanks again for sharing.

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    I have a friend who loves scrappy quilts, she'll like this.

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    Thanks so much for the tut. My mind is spinning with ideas for different colors and fabric themes. I love a scrappy as well but there are so many choices with this idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    I love this quilt and all its colors, thank you so much for sharing your idea and doing this tute.
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    Thanks for the neat tutorial... I'll try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jan View Post
    Thanks for the tut. What size is your quilt? Unsure of how to calculate the size of the blocks since they are set at an angle. Love this quilt. Thanks again for sharing.
    My strips are 8" wide finished plus sashing. There are 11 full triangles & 2 half triangles in each strip. The quilt is 48" x 56".

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    i love that quilt! thanks for the tut showing how it's done.
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    Great idea, excellent tutorial, really nice quilt! Thank you for sharing.
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    Thanks fot the tute. A great way to use up scraps, so colorful, bright, and cheery. Love it.
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