Get Perfect Triangles Every Time

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You’ll Wonder How You Got By Without This Hack!

Are triangles taking too long, requiring too much trimming, or turning out imprecise?

The most common triangles you’ll see in quilts are probably half-square triangles. There are several ways to sew half-square triangles, some faster or more precise than others, but once you’re done you still need to square up the blocks. You’ll also need to do a lot of measuring and cutting before you even begin stitching.

The same can be said for 60 degree triangles, flying geese squares, quarter squares … there are many quilt patterns that use triangles of one kind or another. Quilters who don’t master triangles will be severely limited in the patterns they can make.

Regardless of what method you use, and how good you are at them, triangles can be a tedious chore to make – especially if you need a lot of them.

A lot of quilters are turning to “Triangles on a Roll.” This paper grid sewing guide makes triangles about as easy as it gets. And, once the triangles are done, there’s no squaring up.

Triangles on a Roll

Plus, you’ll produce precise, perfectly sized triangles with no measuring, pre-cutting or trimming (well, maybe a little but that’s optional).

Not only will your triangles be perfect every time, but you’ll also no longer need to be concerned about the fabric stretching along the bias edges.

Triangles on a Roll

“Triangles on a Roll” comes in just about any size you’ll need.

Click here to see the many sizes and types of “Triangle on a Roll” that are available.

Are you wondering how the paper grid works? The following video from Fat Quarter Shop shows how nicely it speeds up the process, with very accurate results.

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

You’ll find the free conversion chart shown in the video here.

Photo Credit: Image of half-square triangle blocks courtesy of Diary of a Quilter.



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