A Clever Idea for Using Leftover Triangles

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This Modified QAYG Technique Can be Used for Many Types of Projects!

Have you ever found yourself with a lot of leftover triangles after finishing a project? While you may be tempted to throw them away, don’t. Nadra Ridgeway from Ellis & Higgs has developed a creative way to put them to good use, even if they’re too small to piece.

In the video below Nadra demonstrates a modified Quilt-As-You-Go method for using those triangles. The result is a lovely pillow, although the method can be used for many types of projects.

A Clever Idea for Using Leftover Triangles

Rather than piece the triangles into half-square-triangles, she spray-basted them to a background with a temporary adhesive. Then she layered the background with batting and backing, and then zigzag stitched along the “seams.” The resulting QAYG piece is ready to bind or incorporate into a project, like the pillow shown here.

A Clever Idea for Using Leftover Triangles

There are many ways you can use this creative method. Pillow tops, table toppers, mini wall quilts and more can be made from leftover triangles without having to piece them.

Watch how it works in the following video.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

Learn more about how the pillow was made in the following article.

Click here for the free “How to Use Leftover Triangles – A Quilt As You Go Pillow Tutorial.”

Watch the video tutorial for making the pillow top here.

Nadra also provides video tutorials for finishing the pillow. Learn how to make an envelope pillow back here and how to finish the pillow off with binding here.


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