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Equilateral Triangle Quilt Tutorial – Part 2

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

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!

Till then……

Keep On Quilting On!

27 Responses

  1. Dolores says:

    I love solids. What a great tutorial and you really are good at sewing not to have to use pins.

  2. rtquilter says:

    Wow!myou have been busy! Nice careful work and GREaT points!!

  3. this is looking great, Lorna!

  4. this is looking great, Lorna!

  5. Very cool way to use the triangles! I find myself signing that stupid fox song every time I see a fox. It's bad, there's lots of foxes…Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!I love foxes too!!

  6. I'm loving the triangles! I think I'll have to copy you yet again! You have such great design ideas!

  7. Jayne says:

    Its been a while since I made a triangle quilt. I remember it as a lot of fun. I love yours. Foxes and racoons, what a fun design. For the record…anything in solids I am behind 100%!

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  12. Jayne says:

    Sorry about all the deleted comments…I was having gremlin problems!

  13. I want to sing the silly fox song too! LOLCool quilt

  14. knottygnome says:

    i just love triangle quilts and your solid blues and oranges are lovely!

  15. That's a brilliant design. Not too cutesy, but still fun and whimsical.

  16. Vera says:

    Neat. It seems easy. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Thank you for the tutorial…you make it look easy:) I love the Fox and Raccoon design…so much fun and I love that you are using solids too.

  18. Sabrina says:

    What a great tutorial and your color selection is just incredible!

  19. I like the idea of pressing your seams open as then you can match up the points – good tip!

  20. Pinned! I will be revisiting this when I have some \”me\” sewing time to play with triangles. Thanks for the great tutorial, Lorna!

  21. elle says:

    I luv triangles. A great tutorial for a great quilt.

  22. Christine S says:

    Great instruction, thanks for sharing!

  23. QuiltCandy says:

    Thanks so much for this tutorial, it's really clear with great photography too. I haven't ever made a triangle quilt but now I want to!! I shall be back for sure when I finally get around to doing it 🙂

  24. great tute, Lorna. And you know I love the quilt!Thanks so much for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  25. Elise Lea says:

    This is just so cute Lorna! I was originally drawn to the colors and then I saw the awesome foxes! Great job!

  26. MsMidge says:

    This is going to be gorgeous! Great Tutorial 🙂

  27. Regina says:

    Wonderful tutorial, and terrific piecing!