Equilateral Triangle Quilt Tutorial – Part 2
Welcome back for part 2. Yesterday I covered how to cut your equilateral triangles here.
Today we will cover how to sew your triangles together into rows.
And then to sew the rows together to make your top.
Line up the first two pieces in your row, with right sides facing. The points of the triangles will line up. In this case, I am using half triangles on the ends of my rows.
Begin sewing at the edge and sew all the way along, using a 1/4″ seam.
You can easily piece pairs of triangles for your entire row, making it easy to transport them to the ironing board for pressing.
I like to press my seams open. If you like to press to the side, press all the seams up in this row. Then press all the seams in your next row down.
When you go to join the pairs in your rows, you will line up the tips of the triangles on the ends, where the picture is labeled “These two points match up”, at both ends. There will be two other points, one on each paired unit, sticking out. Because I am using the 1/4″ foot with guide, I trim both of those points off.
Press the seams. Continue joining the units for the entire row.
When your row is completed, press from the right side also.
When you are ready to join the rows together, with right sides together, you will sew a long seam. I don’t prefer to pin, but match my seams as I go. All the points for these rows were also trimmed off.
Press the seams and then press your seam from the right side. This is how your finished joined rows will appear when finished.
Hope you found this tutorial helpful! I have added it to my tutorial page which can be accessed by clicking on the page tab under the Sew Fresh Quilts header anytime. Looking forward to finishing this top and then my next step will be to applique some facial features on these little foxes and raccoons!