Sunday, February 6, 2011

Working it out...

I recently became obsessed with the In a Spin quilt that Rita over at Red Pepper Quilts made, obsessed with making some of those blocks!

So here is the WRONG way to do it - with the stripes of your fabric going perpendicular to the base of your triangle.

Nice squares, interesting, but not AT ALL what I wanted. Back to the cutting board.

This time I tried the stripes PARALLEL to the base of the triangle and VOILA!

SUCCESS! Wheeee! I know, it's the little things, right? So the only other tip I can give is to cut some strips of your striped fabric first, in the height you want your triangles and make sure all the repeats in your stripes line up. Also a triangle template made cutting these easy peasy. Now I have a couple of these ready to be made into zipper pouches even as we speak...

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