## How to sew triangles

An equilateral triangle has three equal-length sides and three 60-degree angles (corners). Top tip: make a hexagon by combining six triangles – a clever twist on a classic patchwork.

### Step 1

Cut a strip of fabric the width of the height of your triangles and cut it lengthwise along the line of each side of the border for the Trios Lap Quilt.

### Step 2

Cut a 60-degree line along the top edge of a fabric strip with a ruler; the ruler’s cutting edge should be at an angle of 60 degrees to the fabric’s surface, and the seam should be the same width and depth as the previous section.

### Step 4

Mark the width of the triangle on your fabric strip at intervals – for the Trios Lap Quilt, this is 4in – then move the other 60-degree line along the bottom edge of the fabric strip and line it up with the 4in mark on the strip.

### Step 6

Make as many triangles as the fabric will allow by moving the ruler along a 60-degree line along the top edge of the fabric strip, this time lining it up with the 4in mark on the top of the strip. Sew them together using scant u00bcin seam allowance.

## How do you not lose points on half square triangles?

Cut along the drawn line, press the half square triangles, and square up the units to 1/2 inch larger than the finished block size, keeping the seam line along the 45 degree line on your ruler and the seam going right into the corner.

## How do you cut a quilt in half square triangles?

Place two fabric strips right sides together and sew with a 1/4 seam allowance along both long edges. Next, cut the triangles with a quilting ruler, aligning the seam with the measurements for your desired unfinished measurement.

## How do you quilt a half square triangle?

THE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE SUN MOTIF (I also like this method if you only have a few half square triangles to piece.) Stitch a quarter circle in the corner of the block and closely echo stitch it, then add triangles to fill the shape and finish quilting your first half square triangle option.

## What is a 60 degree triangle?

Because the interior angles of a triangle always add up to 180 degrees and 180. 3. = 60, an equilateral triangle will always have three 60-degree angles.

## How do you cut an isosceles triangle in quilting?

- Begin by cutting your fabric into six-inch strips.
- Using a Quilt Sense Kaleidoscope Triangle Ruler, cut your strips into triangles.
- Start sewing your triangles together.
- Sew a 3/8-inch seam allowance.
- Iron your seams.
- Continue sewing rows of triangles.