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A little while back I was looking for an easy way to make multi sized triangles. Looky what I found today.

Anyone seen/tried this method from Nancy's Notions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VH155PoqFM
 
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Well, without your help, I would have never seen this!! (is that a good thing or not.... Confused we will see!! Wink )

That was neat to see - thanks for finding it and sharing it.
 
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That's a neat looking quilt. I looked around & found that the template is 3 3/16" x 3 3/16" square. I haven't tried this method but it looks easy enough.


Nicki



 
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That is a great tutorial. Thank you for posting it.
Susan
 
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Nice!!


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Thank you for a great tutorial that is now on my favouritesSmile
 
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oh my! how do people figure these things out??? love this...


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That is pretty cool.
 
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Neat!
 
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Thanks for posting this. I am always looking for ways to use precuts. I would have never found this on my own. Thanks again.

Quiltmaker
 
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Yup I ordered it. And a couple other things. What I want to know is, do you see some sort of pattern in the way it all arranges as a quilt? I can't SEE it: it must be TOO random for my brain.
 
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I just bought this one and another one at Patty J and Sister Sue's LQS. It looks like it will be fun to play with. I wish that these were regular sizes though (they are not standard such that you cannot easily substitute the units into other blocks as I had hoped). On the bright side, the template comes with a booklet of many table runners that uses the template (you could easily make these table runner patterns into full quilts). I am looking forward to playing with my new templates. The other template that I got is Strip & Twist. Strip & Twist comes with a booklet that shows you how to make 7 different blocks using 2.5 inch strips. The blocks finish at an odd size, but they are very pretty blocks and could easily make several different quilts using just blocks made from that ruler.

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...and here is the link to the printable PDF.

http://www.nancysnotions.com/t...-triangles-quilt.pdf

ivy
 
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That's a great PDF but I still can't see the pattern it should make. Could someone who is "graphically inclined" point it out to me?
 
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I don't see any mention of how the blocks are supposed to be arranged so I think they are Y-Blocks with bias edges(hence the warning to both starch the fabric and handle the blocks carefully) randomly sewn together. You could also look at the drawing in the pdf and arrange your blocks the same way.


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I did not see any pattern in the tutorial linked to this thread either. The template itself does come with table runner patterns that you can definitely see a pattern. The concerns that I have about this template are the odd size of the unit, bias edges on the outside of the units and fabric waste. I do have them, but did not look at them real well before I bought them. The patterns that come with the ruler are striking and could be adapted for more traditional sizes that use regular rulers. I am a gadget girl though and love to play with new techniques/ideas.
 
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I think she said in the video to RANDOMLY arrange the units - yeah, I know, that's hard to do for me too.
 
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Ok. You all helped. AND the sketch. It should be interesting. I agree Imaquilter. The gadget aspect, and the simplicity. Enjoy your weekend everybody!
 
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...that was cool ... having done something similar but not so organized, I LIKE this idea better ... but I don't think I caught WHAT SIZE square she was using .. any reason we can't use a regular square ruler for that for that?
..... oooops ... I went back and re-read the posts...thanks for posting that it is 3 3/16 square.

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WHAT SIZE square she was using .. any reason we can't use a regular square ruler for that for that?


I wonder if that's the size of a square you need to cut a square on (2) 2 12" strips sewn together...any of you math folks??? if you sewed bigger strips together in the same method, you could use a regular size square ruler...but I think there would be lots of waste.


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grrrrrr. The other day someone on another site posted how to enlarge a pattern and I didn't pay attention because I always use my drawing software for that sort of stuff. Someone on this board will probably know.

In the meantime. I think when you decide what size block you want to make draw a block and then turn it to measure it diagonally and add 1/2" for the width of the strip you will need. To get the length, measure from the diagonal line to the corner tip of the block, add 1/4" and that will give you the size of your strips.

As far as waste, there should be some nice triangles to use in another project.

I found this method pretty interesting. Sure could have used it a little while back.

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I wonder if that's the size of a square you need to cut a square on (2) 2 12" strips sewn together..


Nancy20 - you got it. Smile

It's the old Pythagorean theorem...A squared + B squared = C squared
In this case A is the 2.5" strip minus a quarter inch seam allowance so it is 2.25" and a squared is 5.06. Multiply that by 2 (since A and B are equal) and you get 10.125 for C squared. Take the square root of that and you get 3.18" .... the 3 3/16" measurement Nicki posted.

You could use any square ruler and estimate the 3 3/16 length but if you want to use a ruler having the exact dimensions you will be cutting, just do the math. As an example if you want to use a 3 1/2" square ruler then C would come out to be 3 1/2". C squared would be 12.25 so A squared and B squared would each be half of that or 6.125. The square root of 6.125 is 2.47 which would be the width of fabric strip minus the seam allowance. So you would start with 2.75" strips........

Edited to correct typo in the first paragraph. I had typed the wrong number for A squared in the first calculation. Can't type - or proof read - worth beans!!

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Bozie, not only are you the queen of mini quilts, but a wizard of math! Smile


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...Oh Bozie ... I will be thinking about that all day long - wondering what you said! HAHA I really do love it when an answer is so simple!
Beingmore serious here .. thank you.


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Thanks for the tute and the math.
One question, If the bias edges are starched really well, will that eliminate some of the stretching? In addition that we should be very careful with those edges?
Pat
 
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Bozie: I somehow passed that class, but remember nothing, except it had pictures. Guess I must have known they were quilts in the making! Smile


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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Oh Bozie, that math just boggles my mind! The only reason I knew it was a 3 3/16" square is because I found it during a web search. Wink I could have never come up with it using math! Amazing! Smile


Nicki



 
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One question, If the bias edges are starched really well, will that eliminate some of the stretching? In addition that we should be very careful with those edges? Pat


yes to both questions. Smile


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A math wiz I'm not! But I do remember some of the cool stuff. Smile

Glad to help........


Martha

 
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lollllll Thank you so much, Bozie. I think I'll stick with manipulating the block with my drawing software, though. It can do the math soooooo much better than I.

I took and passed that class also but I think it was because the teacher liked me. lolllll
 
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