I’ve gotten a lot of emails asking for a help piecing triangles. Your wish is my command!
This video isn’t a how to – that’ll come tomorrow. This one walks you through the two kinds of triangles we’re going to learn – half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles. These are the most common triangles you’ll find in quilting – you could make gorgeous quilts for the rest of your life, never repeating a pattern and never moving beyond these two basic blocks. Learning them is like learning back stitch, split stitch, lazy daisy and French knot – you can embroider any design knowing these four stitches.
In addition to teaching you the difference between the two basic triangle units, I also show you a couple of tools it’ll be handy to have when you start piecing triangles. They’re inexpensive and easy to find and they will make your life sooooooo much easier. Get them.
Here are the lessons. . .
How to Make Half-Square Triangles
How to Make Quarter-Square Triangles
Happy quilting. 🙂
I am doing my first quilt right now ( your Fletcher pattern) so I have been going through all your quilting videos. I love the way you explain things in an easy to understand manner. I appreciate you going into the reason for using which triangle where as I like to know why I am doing something instead of just doing it.
I always like knowing the why of things too – and it helps me remember how to do the technique if it’s been a while. 🙂
Very informative and clearly explained. I’m a beginner. I have the quarter inch foot but the blade picks up single or a few weft threads and splits it off the main fabric. I cut my frayed edges, but even cut there is a tiny tiny edge and this blade lifts it out and splits it off of the main fabric. It ends up on the right of the blade. How do I fix this? Thanks!