3 Problem-Solving Tips for Piecing Triangles

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Triangles are essential elements in patchwork. Many quilt designs rely on these key shapes. But they can be tricky for several reasons, one of which is that they often have at least one stretchy bias edge (starch can help with that).

Vanessa Lyman from Quilting Daily has written an excellent article to help you get the best results with triangles. Text and videos walk you through three key issues you’re likely to encounter.

3 Problem-Solving Tips for Piecing Triangles

First, she discusses alignment and “engineered” corners. Often, the base of the triangle is longer than the edge to which you are attaching it, which can cause alignment issues. Three types of engineered (or trimmed) corners help solve the problem. Be sure to watch the video and notice the angles used for trimming the points (you can easily make your own templates for this).

3 Problem-Solving Tips for Piecing Triangles

Then she goes on to offer suggestions to avoid having your machine eat the triangle points. Finally, she covers the issue of lost points. One easy tip can make all the difference.

Learn more about all of these great tips in the article at the link below.

Click here for the “Tips for Quilting with Triangles: Our Favorite Solutions” article.


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