Triangle Quilt “Tutorial”

I had a few inquiries about my triangle quilt that I donated to the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.  The pattern came from Fons and Porter’s Scrap Quilts magazine (Spring 2014 issue).  “A Girl’s Best Friend” by Tony Jacobson.


Here’s a quick “tutorial” for the quilt.

I cut my triangles with a triangle ruler.  But you can use the 60 degree angle on your regular ruler.  Piece two triangles together.  No need to offset. Very easy and fast.  The white part is also 2 triangles pieced together the same way.


The tricky part is setting.  I got confused a couple of times.  So, I laid them out and took a picture.


Once it’s all put together, you cut both sides to square up, leaving 1/4″ seam allowance.

Before putting it on my longarm machine, I ironed on batting tape along one side to prevent stretching.  On the other side I  sewed on extra fabric to see which worked better.  I liked batting tape better because I had to take out the extra fabric when I was finished.


It’s a pretty simple pattern.  It would make a cute baby quilt on a smaller scale.




One thought on “Triangle Quilt “Tutorial””

  1. Ooh, really like this one because those triangles resemble the wee flags I have hanging in my front room. I don’t know why I’m so into banners right now, but I am — and I note it’s a definite baby shower/ nursery theme. …which is of course why I have it in my living room, but whatever.

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