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Triangle QAL- Last Chance Link Up!


Okay guys! I have a little something special for those who participated in the Triangle QAL, but were late to the party and missed the deadline:)  It was my first quilt along and I know I didn’t give everyone(including myself!) a whole lot of time to get the entire quilt done, but no worries!

I am doing a Last Chance Link Up!


Starting today there will be a link up open on this blog post for everyone that didn’t make the earlier deadline to come and share their finished quilt. Entering the Last Chance Link Up will give you a chance at another prize win!!! The Link Up will remain open until July 31st and the Last Chance winner will be announced August 1st. The winner will be drawn randomly so no pressure to be perfect, just get it done and have fun.

That means you have two more months to get those quilts finished and bound. I hope this is just the extra little inspiration and push you need to not give up and get those sassy triangles done:) What is the prize…..well, that’s a secret! I might share when we get closer so keep plugging away just in case its a brand new car or something….probably definitely not;) But it will be something really cool, I swear!


What you need to know:

Your quilt must be a finished quilt.

You must link up your finished quilt to where ever you like to share your quilts. A pic in the Flickr group, Facebook, Instagram, a blog post or you can email me and I will help you out.

Click on the blue button below that says “Add your link” and enter the web address where the photo of your quilt is being shared into the first box. Then add your name and email info in the corresponding boxes.

You must link up your finished quilt by July 31st at midnight/EST.


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Please contact me if you have any questions at all! No bother I promise:) and I would love if you left me a comment letting me know how you are doing with finishing up your quilt.

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Triangle QAL- Piecing Rows


Week 3

Piecing Your Triangle Rows

Time to get stitching this week ladies! So excited for this part, you really start to get a feel for the quilt. If you didn’t get to link up your pic, no worries! That is just for the prize drawing. Do continue making your quilt and try for next weeks link up! Wanna know who won last weeks prize???

Congratulations to Alida @ tweloquilting.blogspot.com!

This weeks sponsors and prizes are….

$25.00 gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics!

and a  Swirly Girls Designs pattern!

The first thing you are going to need to do is layout your triangles. A design wall is great, but the floor works just as good…..or just go random and let if flow!


Important things to know when doing your layout:

Alternate how your rows start. Row 1 will start with the first triangle pointing up and Row 2 will start with the first triangle pointing downward. This gives the quilt a zig zag edge, we will trim the edge square at the end.

You will have 17 triangles in each row and 12 rows.

Triangles are STRETCHY!!! Do not man handle these pieces and let them flow through your machine with out pushing or pulling.

Pins are your friend….but you don’t have to:)

Use a consistent 1/4″ seam! A quarter inch foot for your machine would be helpful.

Once you have your layout you are ready to start sewing. Here are some step by step pics for piecing your triangles together.


Layout your first two triangles of Row 1, The first should have the blunt tip pointing up. The second, should have the blunt tip pointing down.


Flip them together with right sides facing. Make sure all three points are lined up and not just the two you on the side you are piecing.


Pin along the side you will be sewing on to add stability to your pieces. Then sew a 1/4″ seam, be consistent.


If your seam is correct your line of stitches should land right where your trimmed tip and the other corner come together.


Gently press open and use an up/down motion rather than side to side….remember, stretchy!


Layout your next pair.


Flip these right sides together and sew a 1/4″ seam.



Your tips will line up on one end and the other will have the 1/4″ tip beyond the triangle. This makes a “V” shape where your sewing line should start. If one end is not lining up properly…you probably have the other wrong.


Gently press open and keep working your way down the row. I like to press my seams closed and to the side, but you can press seams open if you like.


When you are done you should have 1/4″ of fabric past each point along your row of triangles. This means you will have enough room for your seam allowance when joining rows. Check for this each time you press open your piecing to make sure.


For demonstration purposes this is smaller than the entire quilt, but notice how much it shrinks! Remember 17 triangles in each row and 12 rows! Be careful not to flip flop these numbers:)

Handle your rows with care:) Once again….they are very stretchy at this stage so be gentle and store flat.

Also, don’t forget this weeks GIVEAWAY for a sewing machine cover kit from Fort Worth Fabric Studios! (If you had trouble entering this week the link has been fixed! So sorry for the trouble leaving comments…server error.)  You can enter by clicking HERE!

So get to piecing those triangles and link up your pic by midnight/EST on April 10th!

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Triangle Guest Post- Erica Jackman

Quilts by Erica Jackman@KitchenTableQuilting

Popping in today is Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting. The Triangle Quilt Along started last week and I thought we could use a little triangle inspiration along the way with a few tips and tricks from a pro!

What first drew me to Erica’s blog was the name…Kitchen Table Quilting! This is where almost all of my quilting takes place and I think most of us can relate:)

The name may have drew me in but, the fabulous quilts and her fun and modern sense of color and style kept me there! You can see some of her amazing work in the collage above.

Sundown - 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge

When I came across Erica’s recent finish for the 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge , I knew I had to ask her to give us a visit! Erica was kind enough to let me share her photos with you and came up with these tips for you guys…

Erica’s Triangle Tips!


Hi guys! Erica here.

I love working with triangles, and even though they take a little more practice than squares, they are really not all that scary. I do not like to use starch or glue, I just keep things simple and have never had a problem with sewing on the bias.

•Cut accurately – I use the 12.5″ Creative Grids 60 degree triangle ruler. It’s not a cheap ruler, but it makes cutting triangles easy and quick and it really helps me with making sure my triangles are the same size.  If your triangles aren’t cut accurately it is likely that your fabric will stretch when you are piecing and the quilt won’t lay flat.

•Pin thoroughly – I am a dedicated pinner, I almost never skip this step, but I think it is particularly important with triangles. Make sure not to stretch the fabric as you pin. I like to place a pin at the top and bottom of the seam and then 1-2 pins in the middle depending on the size of the triangles.

•Press carefully – I like to gently press the seam open and then use a little puff of steam. Make sure not to move the iron around, just press it down.


Sundown Quilt with backing
Erica has a couple of free triangle tutorials too!
Erica even has some triangle goodness to be published here soon…

Briar Patch Quilt

This quilt is included in the upcoming Summer 2014 of Easy Quilts which should be available in stores soon.
Thanks Erica for sharing your work and top tips with us!
Be sure to go visit Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting and say hello:)

See you guys on Friday for the Triangle Quilt Along and the cutting instructions for those fabulous triangles. If you haven’t joined in yet…It’s not too late!!! You have until Thurday at midnight to link up your fabric selection pic HERE for the weekly prize drawing!

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Triangle QAL Prizes!


Triangle Quilt Along Prizes!

Three weeks until the Triangle Quilt Along kicks off! Yay! I have been so thrilled by how many of you guys are willing to quilt along with me:) Seriously….love you guys!

I thought you might like to know these prizes you will be working for:) So here they are!

Prizes from Our Sponsors!

Week 1, Fabric Selection and sign ups- $25.00 gift certificate to Cotton Bliss!

Week 2, Cutting Triangles- $25.00  gift certificate to Fort Worth Fabric Studios!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Week 3, Piecing Rows- $25.00 gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics!

Week 4, Joining Rows- $25.00 gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics!

One week break:) then….

Week 5, Triangle Extravaganza!(Finished Quilts)- Two Grand Prizes- $75.00 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop and $50.00 gift certificate to Cotton Bliss!!!


Swirly Girls Design will be donating some patterns along the way!

Thought I might let you guys know what cool things and deals our sponsors have going on right now.

Cotton Bliss is moving locations and is having an awesome moving sale!!! 30% off their already reduced prices:) Click HERE to check those out.

Photo: We're moving next week, you can lend us a hand by shopping our Big Moving Sale! 30% off lots of beautiful fabrics.www.shopcottonbliss.com

Pink Chalk shared their top 10 downloadable patterns HERE! Number 1 is this Noodlehead divided basket, cute♥ I still have not tried one of these!

Fort Worth Fabric Studios shared this super cute 8 piece bundle HERE! I love the way she bundles her fabrics:) and she is giving away a mini Hex N More ruler HERE!

Fat Quarter Shop recently released their latest free pattern, Charm Pack Cherry! Oh, it is sooo cute. A great way to use up some of these charm packs we are collecting:) They have a YouTube video so you can watch Kimberly make the whole top HERE!

Layer Cake Lemonade

Swirly Girls Design newest pattern is Overnight Sensation. This is Susan’s latest in her Dashing Bobbin series! These are great patterns that are quick to piece…you know we love that:) Ask for it at your local quilt shop or buy online HERE!

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