Simple Triangle Block Sew-Along

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Join us for our Simple Triangle Block Sew-Along! Every Monday throughout Quilting Month II Elizabeth Hartman from Oh, Fransson! will show you how to create a new block. Join us and sew along for one week or every week! Turn your block into a pillow or make a whole quilt! Elizabeth is using prints from her Guest Fat Quarter Pack in each of her blocks this month. After you enjoy today’s Simple Triangle Block, be sure to visit Oh, Fransson! for Quilt Making Basics, Quilt Patterns, Quilt-Alongs and much more.

If you’ve never made a triangle block, this simple half-square triangle is a great place to start! Making the blocks a bit larger and then trimming them down to the perfect size makes this process almost foolproof, and using 5” print fabric squares is a great way to use up scraps and charms.

Start with 1 solid square and 1 print square, each 5” x 5”. Cut each square in half diagonally, dividing it into 2 triangles. (This is enough triangles for two blocks.)

Place the right sides of 1 solid and 1 print triangle together, and join them along the long (diagonal) side using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seam open, and finish by trimming your block to a perfect 4 1/2” x 4 1/2″. The finished block (once you sew it into a quilt) will be 4” x 4”.

As you work, keep in mind that the diagonal cut you make through your fabric squares is along the bias of the fabric. This is in contrast to strips, squares and other rectangular pieces, which are cut along the grain of the fabric. Woven fabric that has been cut along the bias is prone to stretching, so it needs to be handled with a little more care. Don’t let that scare you though. With even a little practice, half-square triangles like this become very easy to piece!

Half-square triangle blocks like this can be pieced in a number of different configurations, including zigzag, diamonds, hourglass, pinwheels, or simple rows of triangles. Why not practice your triangle piecing skills by making a 16” x 16” block or mini quilt using one of these layouts?

For the 16 ½” x 16 ½” block (16” x 16” finished) you’ll need 8 solid and 8 print squares 5” x 5”. (Remember that each pair of 1 solid and 1 print square will make 2 blocks.)

Make 16 blocks and arrange them in 4 rows of 4. Sew each row of 4 blocks together and then join the 4 rows to finish the quilt top. As you do this, I encourage you to press all seams open to evenly divide seam allowances and create a flatter block.

See how easy that was? You can finish your block as a mini quilt or keep making more blocks to create a larger quilt top.

If you want to finish your block as a mini quilt, you’ll need an approximately 18” x 18” piece of batting and 20” x 20” piece of backing fabric. For binding your mini quilt, 2 strips 2 1/2″ x 40” (width of fabric) should be enough.

Link to your block in the comments. Sew along with us!

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218 Responses to Simple Triangle Block Sew-Along

  1. Magdalena says:

    Loved this!
    I’m starting something like this right now!

  2. Jennifer says:

    This was my first attempt at quilting – it was a lot of fun! The tutorial was easy to follow and I turned my mini quilt into a pillow. I think I have found a new thing to enjoy doing, thanks!

  3. Wonderful tute! Great inspirational idea for getting our Spring buds to blossom!

  4. Terri says:

    Just wanted to tell you that I’m sewing along too! I am working with Amy Butler’s Daisy Chain fabrics, which I will probably end up making into individual placemats, one for each quilt block design. Here’s the link to the post where I shared my progress: http://terrisnotebook.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/patchwork-arrangements/

  5. Chrissy says:

    Wonderful tutorial! Finished a mini quilt this afternoon and looking forward to the next block!

    http://www.hicketypicketyhandmade.com/2010/04/12/sms-quilt-sew-along/

  6. Jenny says:

    Well, I couldn’t imagine what in the world I would do with a 16″ mini quilt so I shrunk these down to give a 9″ finished square. I made both “triangles” and “diamonds.” The solid fabric is a corduroy and I really love the way the cords arranged themselves in the diamond pattern.

    These are only quilt squares numbers 6 and 7 for me, so be forgiving when you view them. ;)

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y93/jennyberm/Sew%20Along/IMG_0404.jpg
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y93/jennyberm/Sew%20Along/IMG_0405.jpg

    Fun contest! I love that the weekly deadline leaves little room for procrastination! :)

  7. gigi says:

    may have to join in w/ this one. really fantastic!

  8. Tally says:

    My mini triangle quilt is ready
    and she is hanging on my wall making me very happy.
    Pictures and words in my blog: http://t-tally.blogspot.com/2010/04/mini-quilt-sparkle-mini-quilt-gute.html

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  9. nikole terry says:

    I saw some triangle paper at a quilt show, they looked like they’d be easy. Anyone try them?

  10. Bec Clarke says:

    Half Square Triangles are one of my favourite things to make, so versatile and so easy.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Robin,
    After you square up your blocks, the seam running from corner to corner should still run from corner to corner. If you’re having trouble with this, I would suggest exactly what Melissa did — use the 45 degree angle on your ruler to line things up perfectly. If you have a 4.5″ square ruler, this is even easier!

  12. Andi says:

    This was really fun! Here is my finished block: http://laundryontheline.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/triangle-block-sew-along/ Thanks for the great tutorial. I’m looking forward to the next one!

  13. Veronica says:

    I learned a different method of sewing half-square triangles. You take two different squares and place them right sides together. Draw a line from one corner to the opposite corner and then sew 1/4″ away from that line on both sides of the line. Then cut along the drawn line. Voila! You’ll then have two half-square triangles which will need to be trimmed down to correct size block. You pretty much end up with the same kind of triangles as above.

  14. Ange Moore says:

    I love this tute – I am thinking about diving into trinagles after only ever having sewn squares, so thanks for putting this together!

  15. kathy says:

    Very pretty! I love the colors. Such a great tutorial that even I might be able to do this!

  16. Deb says:

    Sewing month is going to be great! I love Elizabeth’s triangle tutorial!

  17. Amber W says:

    great tutorial Elizabeth. And I always love your fabric combinations!

  18. Maggie says:

    I love this triangle 1/2 sq triangle quilt. I love the color combo , very striking.

  19. Melissa says:

    Robin said . . .

    My points didn’t come together well. Do you have any suggestions for trimming the squares (into 4.5″) so that the points still come together? I wonder if I trimmed them all different ways.
    Thanks! This is fun!

    I’m not Elizabeth but while I was trimming my blocks this time I figured out a great little trick and figured I would share. Start by lining up the diagonal line on your ruler with the seam between your two triangles, adjust up or down the diagonal seam until your about even on all 4 sides and then trim the two sides your ruler is edged on. Then flip your ruler adjust up or down the seam to line up the 4 1/2 edge on your new trimmed edges and then trim the other two edges. You end up with pretty much perfect squares. I hope I explained this so it is understandable. I was so excited to figure out this little secret, it is just hard to explain in words.

  20. Cortney says:

    I’ve been meaning to try quilting!

  21. Annabel says:

    I saw a full-size one of these in a shop window and thought how lovely it was- thank you for the pattern, it’s delghtful!

  22. alison says:

    This is great! I’ve been meaning to do this with some Kaffe Fassett prints I have. I’m gonna try to get started during quilting month. Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. Katie says:

    Love the mini quilt with its clean bold colours, would love to give it a try.

  24. Tally says:

    I sewed together the 16 little blocks tonite *fun*.
    What I didn’t enjoy was squaring the blocks after sewing.
    Now I have to decide on the lay-out.

  25. Robin says:

    (Correcting the link in that last comment!)

    I finished mine! http://www.flickr.com/photos/robinosaurus/4500536903/

    I’m excited to do this every week. I think I’m going to make a wall of mini quilts using leftovers from various quilts I’ve made as gifts.

    My points didn’t come together well. Do you have any suggestions for trimming the squares (into 4.5″) so that the points still come together? I wonder if I trimmed them all different ways.
    Thanks! This is fun!

  26. Robin says:

    I finished mine! http://www.flickr.com/photos/robinosaurus/4501137352/ I’m excited to do this every week. I think I’m going to make a wall of mini quilts using leftovers from various quilts I’ve made as gifts.

    My points didn’t come together well. Do you have any suggestions for trimming the squares (into 4.5″) so that the points still come together? I wonder if I trimmed them all different ways.

    Thanks! This is fun!

  27. Jan says:

    Ooh, I should never have visited here! I’m getting inspired for quilting again! (I have a lot of fabric and patterns from time working for a fabric store, but am still a wannabe. And after today, MORE of a wannabe!)

    Thanks for the cool giveaways!

  28. BethG says:

    Love it!!!!
    b.

  29. Melisa says:

    I think a mini-block might be a wonderful place to practice some free-motion quilting, too! Triangles and free-motion…THAT is out of my comfort zone. :o)

  30. Jane Swanson says:

    Fresh and Modern are the words that come to mind!
    Love this, Elizabeth!
    Hope to start quilting along with you soon!
    Jane

  31. Margaret Hurst says:

    Love the colors in this! Great instructions.

  32. Jenny says:

    Love the look of triangles!

  33. katielea says:

    I’ve been meaning to start something with triangles. I think you inspired me!

  34. Emily says:

    I love the colors! That shade of green is one of my favorites!

  35. Rachel says:

    Hmm . . . msybe I will sew along this month. This is a really nice block!

  36. karen says:

    Wonderful project! I’m loving quilting month!!

  37. Love it. I’ve always been a little afraid of anythying other than a basic square, but I’ll definitely be giving your triangles a try :-) Thanks

  38. Andi says:

    I’m so happy you have Elizabeth doing this – she’s one of my favorites ever! I have yet to do a quilt-a-long but it’s time and this design is JUST BEAUTIFUL!! It’s so nice to find others who share my sense of style – modern is amazing.

  39. Angela N. says:

    Thanks so much for the directions and additional patterns! those fabrics look great!

  40. Marcia W. says:

    Elizabeth, thank you for the nice tutorial on this quilt.

  41. Latrilla says:

    Thank you for the challenge!!!! This will be my first project.

  42. Melissa says:

    I don’t know how to make an actual link but here is the location you can see my new mini quilt.

    http://wearecorrys.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-first-quilt-along.html

    This is my first quilt along and I am loving it. Thanks!!

  43. Leah says:

    I love the versatility of half-square triangles. The combinations are seemingly endless.

  44. Elaine says:

    This looks so simple, I’m going to give it a try!

  45. Leslie williams says:

    As always. Amazing. Love the simple parts of this.

  46. I’m trying really hard not to start any new projects but, this is very tempting.

  47. Cameron H says:

    I’m excited about quilting along! I’ve done triangles by pinning the squares, sewing on either side of the diagonal, and then cutting down the diagonal to make two at once. But I HATE pinning, so I’m going to try doing the cutting first and see if this is more manageable!

  48. Amy says:

    How tempting! I guess I could put off doing taxes for another week…

  49. Krista says:

    Aditi responds:
    Posted: April 5th, 2010 at 9:34 am →
    Cute mini quilt! I find it easier to make HSTs by putting two squares right sides together, marking a diagonal line corner to corner, then sewing 1/4″ from the line on both sides, and then cutting in the middle. I find that my seam is less distorted that way (leading to less trimming later).

    This is how I make mine too. Are there advantages or disadvantages to either piecing method or is it just a matter of preference. Thanks for the great resources.
    Krista

  50. Ramona says:

    I love half square triangles. I think I will use these to make my mom a table runner for mother’s day.

  51. Marcia W. says:

    Such a crisp, cute mini quilt….

  52. Charity says:

    I love it! I am totally going to try it this weekend! Many thanks.

  53. Katie says:

    beautiful block! love your color choices!

  54. Faith says:

    I love those fabrics!

  55. Linda says:

    I enjoyed reading through the tutorial. This may be the one to get me to attempt piecing and quilting. I love the modern colors and the simple but striking design.

  56. SofiAlgarvia says:

    Lovely, simple and easy!
    It’s is definitely a “must try it” quilt!

  57. Deanna says:

    I have started a triangle quilt on a larger scale, but using the 5″ square. I do mine by sewing two at once down the center seam, but the results are equally satisfying.

  58. Oherin says:

    I love geese, but find matching up the points a bit challenging. I would love to practice by making this mini quilt!

  59. Laura says:

    Thanks so much for the info!!! I’ve been wanting to try a small quilt and this makes it seem so doable. I’ll definitely be bookmarking this post. Love the fabric choice!

  60. Ethne says:

    Thanks Elizabeth – I’d love to see how you’d do one of your bigger quilts (with the modern twist) using these fabrics

  61. Luba says:

    Thank you for another great tutorial Elizabeth! But then they always are. I agree with the not drawing a line through the centre of a block and then cutting after sewing. Mine n.e.v.e.r
    come out square. Your method looks so much easier and clearly explained as usual. Thanks.

  62. Relish says:

    I adore these fabrics – the colour combination is so fresh and clean. I’m off to give the half square triangles a go – perhaps a mini wall hanging is in order!

  63. Kelli says:

    What a great idea about making it into a cushion! I love it, I know what I’ll be doing this weekend! Thanks!!!

  64. Erica says:

    The combination of these charms with white fabric is very nice indeed!

  65. Susan Snooks says:

    I love the hints, colours and the simplicity of the design- well done!

  66. Jacqui says:

    I love that you can do so many different patterns with just the one shape!

  67. winter says:

    I love the color choices. Reminds me of my favourite Moda line (Neptune)

  68. PeachRainbow says:

    Beautifully and clearly explained, as always!

  69. Leslie Schmidt says:

    Great tutorial! But then everything Elizabeth does is wonderful. I really like the idea of flat blocks, so I’m going to try pressing my seams open on my next quilt. And that fabric makes such a simple block look dramatic and interesting.

  70. Michele says:

    This makes it all seem so easy! Thanks for the great tutorial.

  71. Casey says:

    I love the modern look of this quilt! I’ve never quilted before, but this looks like a good project to try!

  72. alisha says:

    I have a charm pack that would work great for this style of quilt!

  73. Sara Hemmeke says:

    This is my favorite monthly feature!! *digging out fabric now!* Thanks for the hard work and inspiration!

  74. Sara says:

    So easy, thanks!

  75. Wonderful blocks! Too late to get the FQ picks :(

  76. Sheila Painter says:

    Half square triangles are a great, basic block for EVERY quilter to master. An important lesson to learn the value of sewing PERFECT 1/4 inch seams!! I’d really love to win a prize!

  77. Barb says:

    Adorable…I’m loving Quilt Month!

  78. Nezabudkina says:

    Looks wonderful! I can’t wait to get home from work today and start on a quilt like that! :) Thanks!

  79. Very cool! Love your FQ picks :)

  80. leela says:

    this looks great – i definitely want to try it out.

  81. I now have a burning desire to make a black and white quilt.

  82. jenn says:

    i like this fresh color combination!

  83. ~Helena~ says:

    Thanks for sharing, I just have a few charm packs stored away just for something like this. Can’t wait to work on triangles.
    :)

  84. Tami says:

    I LOVE the black, white and green combo. I might have to give this a try. So pretty!!!

  85. Zura says:

    Looks great! I want to try this asap. I need to quilt more now that I got my walking foot :)

  86. Jeane says:

    I am going to make this block as a mini quilt. Your tutorials are wonderful and so easy to follow. Thanks so much.
    Jeane

  87. Mary M says:

    I love the colors! These would make good hot pads.

  88. Lauren Hutchins says:

    I love every quilt Elizabeth makes!

  89. SuBoo says:

    Looks great, and not too difficult either for a beginner like me.

  90. Kristin says:

    Nice tutorial…I wish I had read this before I pressed the seams of 120 half-square triangles last night toward the darker fabric. I guess I’ll find out just how much a difference that makes.

  91. Anne D says:

    Simple and gorgeous. Love it

  92. sharon says:

    A really fine tutorial and a great quilt! Thanks Sharonj.

  93. Delia says:

    So simple and cute! I love it!

  94. Sarah S says:

    Gorgeous! I will have to try this. Love that it turned into a Mini Quilt!

  95. Beth says:

    Beautiful all!

  96. Wendy D. P. says:

    Love! I can’t wait to zig zag something!

  97. Jen L says:

    So simple, but I love the colors

  98. I just love how you take the mystery out of these things, thereby making me want to make something like this immediately. YAY!

  99. Emily BB says:

    cute quilt! I love all the things you can do with a simple triangle!

  100. Chancy says:

    This is simple and fantastic. And I love the fabric choices.

  101. Drea says:

    Oh boy! This is quite exciting! I wasn’t around for the first go round, but I have been looking for new projects to sharpen my sewing skills! Guess I’d better get on it :)

  102. Laura says:

    I love how the print fabric is highlighted in the quilt.

  103. Katrina H says:

    I can’t wait to try this… I’ve never done triangles before.

  104. Megan Presley says:

    This is great! I love triangles and must try making some soon!

  105. Kate Young says:

    Thank you so much. You are such a good teacher. You have taught me everything I know so far, so thanks for something new.

  106. Quilting is indeed a lost art…lost about 60-70 years ago. This quilt reminds me of my great grandmother’s quilts.

    Thanks..

  107. Becca says:

    Nice! I don’t know if I can wait to get new fabric…I might end up seeing if I can make anything at all work with my limited stash!

  108. JJ says:

    I am so excited for this…it is totally getting me prepped to do my first quilt! Thank you for all the great info.

  109. Cindy says:

    I guess I’ll have to give that a try. Not so scary now.

  110. amy says:

    I absolutely love hst’s… they’re one of my most favorite blocks

  111. eileensideways says:

    very cute quilt; love green and black combination. never been one for triangles but the tutorial makes it looks easy.

  112. Elizabeth says:

    Just a quick answer for those who are asking . . . I have just never cared for methods that have you marking a line through the middle, sewing and then cutting the triangles. I find that it’s much easier to achieve accuracy (and sew quickly!) if I cut the triangles first and then trim them down to the proper size after.

    If your machine tension is set properly and you don’t pull on the triangles as you feed them through, you shouldn’t have problems with distorted seams. If you’re having problems like that, it may be a good idea to check on your tension.

  113. Jessica B says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  114. leah says:

    i love that color combination and the triangle arrangement…

  115. Lee says:

    love that the squares aren’t the usual 3 7/8″ I don’t know about the rest of you but try as I might I can never get that cut accurate! I am going to try this for a table runner I need to make!

  116. Katie says:

    Cute, love the fabric.

  117. Patricia says:

    I’ll make a mini quilt for my wall using this technique right now!

    Thanks so much

    Regards from Brazil

    PS: Elizabeth’s blog is one of my favorites. Sooooo inspiring!

  118. alison says:

    You know what? I think I might be able to do this! Always thought Quilting would be too hard – maybe it’s just that Elizabeth’s lovely tut makes it look easy!

  119. Michele C says:

    Beautiful! It’s a great way to use your favorite new fabric set and feature every print without using up the whole stash. There’s just a little feature in every block.

  120. Chandra says:

    I love the fabric!

  121. Rebecca says:

    Triangle patchwork always makes me a bit nervous, but this is lovely. I look forward to trying some soon.

  122. Jennifer W. says:

    I am loving the colour palette used here – so fresh and clean! My triangle points need some work, maybe this is the quilt block to cure me???

  123. Sharon K says:

    I really want to try making a zig zag quilt:)

  124. Carly M says:

    Such a clear tutorial, thank you! I cant wait to try this out.

  125. Rochelle says:

    Thanks for showing the different layout possibilities. I think I’ll start some triangles this afternoon.

  126. Miquela Mangum says:

    Have scraps left over from my daughters quilt that will be perfect for this project!

  127. Becky says:

    I do believe even I could make this! I am a quilting newbie with 40+ years sewing experience. This quilting thingy may just catch on ya know? ;)

  128. MamaBee says:

    Ooh cute!

  129. Lynda Pacini says:

    I love the mini quilt and the fabrics chosen for it. I am extremely tempted to sew along with you. I’ve been wanting to do some HST’s and pinwheels.

  130. Amy says:

    This looks like fun and not too hard. Maybe I will try it. My daughter would love a new quilt for her dolly.

  131. Balinda says:

    A simple quilt with beautiful fabrics is an amazing thing. I might have to buy some more fabric :)

  132. Beth says:

    How fun! My first quilt-along!

  133. Nichole says:

    Love the fabrics here in this cute little quilt.

  134. Erin says:

    Elizabeth, you are a goddess! I love the smaller projects so I can perfect my quilting before tackling a full quilt.

  135. Bethany says:

    I love the way Elizabeth explains things! Thanks for the block of the week.

  136. Patti M says:

    Thanks for the idea on how to start quilting and use up small inexpensive pieces of fabric. I love the look of the freeform stitching, so very cute!

  137. delitealex says:

    I can’t wait to try this out.

  138. Michelle says:

    Gorgeous colors, Elizabeth!

  139. molly says:

    love love love this block!

  140. Sandra says:

    You make it look so simple and easy and the results are beautiful.

  141. Molly says:

    I think I’ll be working on this project this week. I’ve never tried triangles but this is really cute. The white fabric really pops out the green and black prints.

    Thank you!

  142. vicki terpstra says:

    Great instructions. Thank you. I want to learn how to quilt and this makes it look SO easy.

  143. Joan says:

    Love the fabric! I love half square and quarter square triangles because they are so versatile. Thanks, Elizabeth.

  144. Maeve says:

    Love this mini quilt done with the fabric pack selections – beautiful, fresh, crisp, modern.

  145. Jennifer says:

    That is so cute! I love piecing quilts, so I might try this with some scraps :)

    just wish I knew how to actually quilt them :(

  146. Rene says:

    fun block…

  147. Sara Ojard says:

    My quilting library is small, so I’d love to read any of these books.

  148. Barbara Smith says:

    Thanks for this great tutorial. I can’t wait to try it out.

  149. Kate says:

    I’ve been spending the morning making pinwheels out of HST. So timely! :)

  150. Amy says:

    I would love to follow along. I will have to see what I can dig up for fabric.

  151. Rachel says:

    Thanks for showing us different ways to piece the triangles. I need to think of something to make with these to practice my piecing other than a “mini quilt”. Something more useful…

  152. Annalia says:

    I’m always afraid to work with triangles. …so maybe I should do one of these squares to expand my skillz…

    btw- love your colors!

  153. Kadybug says:

    I will have to show my daughter these. She is putting together her first and this looks fun and easy.

  154. Lynne says:

    What a gorgeous little block – I think I am going to sew along. And beautiful fabric too.

  155. monique says:

    I love the fabric you’ve chosen – it makes the little mini quilt look so modern!

  156. Kristin O says:

    Love it, thanks!

  157. jm says:

    Very nice!

  158. Mrs. JP says:

    I’ve got one little project to finish and I’m going to do that today, Lord willing. Then I’m going to start quilting along with everyone. How exciting. I love to learn how to do new blocks and all the different ways arranging them can turn out!

  159. Janet says:

    I love the colours. I will be trying to follow this block along all month. And please enter me in the giveaway. Awesome prizes!

  160. Elle says:

    Great idea for triangle tutorials. I also really like the different layout examples!

  161. Cristi says:

    That is just so cool!!

  162. Kelli says:

    I’ll be keeping this, I’ve got a tshirt quilt I’m trying to finish up now for a friend, but once I’m free to do what I want…I’ll be sewing-along!

  163. Carly says:

    I would love to try this! Awesome. Thank you!

  164. Pam says:

    I am way impressed with your triangle points! Beautiful!

  165. Sarah says:

    would be great for a baby quilt!

  166. Jane says:

    Lots of great things can be made with the half/squares…. great fabrics.

  167. Sarah Broderick says:

    Ohhhh I love work along stuff! I can’t wait to get home, and make my block.

  168. Sylvie says:

    It is great to see how many different blocks we can make with only HST !

  169. Stitchminx says:

    I’m going to give this one a go after I complete my current Paintbox Quilt Along which is WIP at the moment!

    Nice to have another shape to try out :O) Not so tricky triangles! Toodlepip.

  170. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a quilt with traingles for my mother but was frustrated that they weren’t lining up well. Trimming them down is such a great tip. Thanks!

  171. DebbieKL says:

    I really like the triangle version. It’s simple enough I might actually finish it too!

  172. Deb V says:

    I love the mini quilt. The colors seem so fresh. Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to give it a try.

  173. simone says:

    I love Elizabeth’s patterns and the way she combines colors with designs and quilt patterns. So very inspirational. I have her blog on my blog roll.

  174. meg says:

    This is just what I needed this morning — thanks for the inspiration!

  175. Chrissy says:

    Great tutorial…I’ve been wanting to make a zig-zag quilt. This will be great practice!

  176. Jessica says:

    I’ve been wanting to try out some free motion quilting, any tips on resources?

  177. Ramona says:

    Fun fun! Is there a reason you cut the triangles first? I like drawing a diagonal line and then sewing 1/4″ on either side, and THEN cutting… Less chance of bias skewering for me…

  178. the amazing hst! so many possibilities. Time to go play! Thanks!

  179. Katie B says:

    So cute! I’ve been wanting to make a zigzag quilt for awhile now.

  180. cathryn says:

    LOVE LOVE these fabric choices and the organizations. I will be getting them soon!

  181. em ell says:

    oh gosh..this makes it look and sound so easy. going to have to try soon~

  182. What a great block for a quick mini quilt. I can’t wait to find out who my swap partners are! (and I hope I win one of those excellent prizes)

  183. Jenniffier says:

    Cute quilt. Love the colors!

  184. Chelley Black says:

    I love the fat quarter pack!

  185. Aditi says:

    Cute mini quilt! I find it easier to make HSTs by putting two squares right sides together, marking a diagonal line corner to corner, then sewing 1/4″ from the line on both sides, and then cutting in the middle. I find that my seam is less distorted that way (leading to less trimming later). :)

  186. Cathy A says:

    So simple, yet so very nice!

  187. Jessica C says:

    Elizabeth, you know that I love all your stuff. Your style perfectly suits mine. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. Love the fabric choices!

  188. Jennifer says:

    great way to show the variations for simple triangle blocks – thanks!! i like triangles most of the time…they’re really not all that scary.

  189. Colette says:

    Oh I love those colors!!

  190. Ellen says:

    This is a great project! Might have to try this out this week!

  191. Karo says:

    and this would be the perfect pattern for the manly quilt. beautiful. elizabeth really is so gifted…

  192. Ooh, I have always wanted to learn to quilt. This is a great tutorial.

  193. Tina says:

    Your tutorials are great!

  194. Lin says:

    Love it! I’m still working on a quilt I started months ago. Its my first one and its a bit overwhelming at times. Love all the ideas though!

  195. Nancy says:

    I want to follow this quilt along because the photo of the blocks look great, but I promised myself to not start any more new quilts until I finish all of the UFOs already started.

  196. Jeannie says:

    Love that block with those prints!!

  197. susan h says:

    thanks so much for the awesome tutorial. i love this! will be starting on this project soon – it will be a gift for my mom’s birthday :)

  198. Liliana says:

    This looks great, too bad I can’t do it! :)

  199. Roxanne says:

    How fun. Thanks so much for doing this, it is a great way to start small and learn simply.

  200. Elizabeth says:

    I just started teaching myself how to sew triangles and this is very helpful. The next challenge for me will be sewing pinwheels!

  201. Linda says:

    These HSTs look great in your chosen colours. Very clearly written tutorial. Thank you.

  202. Debbie Bishop says:

    Thank you for the help. The mini quilt is beautiful. I may have to give this a try since I’m still fairly new to sewing.

  203. JoAnne says:

    I enjoyed reading about the triangles. I have been saving the little bits cut off of snowball blocks for ages; I know what I will be doing with them now – even if it will be in minature. Thanks.

  204. Pamela S says:

    Another wonderful and fun tutorial – thanks Elizabeth!!

  205. Mary Kennedy says:

    Just found your blog. Delighted to find it as I am starting off again on patchwork and quilting. Years since I did it and loved it. I need to start from scratch and this is perfect. Thank you Mary

  206. Tong says:

    Great colours and great tutorial!

  207. Kaye Prince says:

    Can’t wait to try this out – thanks Elizabeth!

  208. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the different layouts. It never ceases to amaze me how many different patterns you can get out of one set of blocks. I love the colors in this!

  209. Susanne says:

    I’m hooked on Elizabeth’s clean, modern style and lovely colour choices. Nice!

  210. 4vs1 says:

    Thanks so much for this sew along. I am really excited to learn about quilt making. I am not quite ready to make a quilt (too many other projects on the go right now!), but I will be reading along for ow and when I am ready I will be referring back to these pages. :)

  211. Manechka says:

    A very helpful tutorial! Thank you much! :)

  212. Isobel says:

    I love the colours in that FQ pack. Great triangle tutorial, too!

  213. Lee says:

    I love the fabrics used in the simple triangle quilt. I want to make this.

  214. Kelly B. says:

    Love the color choices!

  215. JulieFrick says:

    Ooh, I will definitely be doing this tonight as the newest block in my Hope Valley Sampler. Thanks for the inspiration!

  216. Hannah K. says:

    I would love, to win any of these prizes, they all look good.

  217. Mary P says:

    Very cool. I love HSTs because the possibilities for layouts are truly endless!

  218. Sequana says:

    That little mini quilt is so pretty! Looks so clean and modern.

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