Scraptastic Triangle Quilt Blocks

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

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Triangles are one of the most popular shapes in quilting, but it's easy to become intimidated by their sharp angles and precise piecing. There are lots of free tutorials to teach you the steps needed to create stunning triangle quilt blocks.

half square triangles tutorial in color order
Jeni Baker
One of the most popular ways to make patchwork triangles is to start off with the half square triangle, which can be formed from two fabric squares. You'll need a sewing machine, ruler and rotary cutter to follow this tutorial. Half square triangles offer endless possibilities for quilting designs, such as Jeni's HST Block of the Month series, with free quilting with triangles tutorials throughout the year. Get the half-square triangles tutorial at In Color Order, as part of the Warm Cool Quilt Along with a free quilt pattern.
scrappy triangles quilt tutorial
Rachel Hauser
Are fabric scraps ruling over your stash? Learn how to make a festive and vibrant scrappy triangles quilt from the leftovers of your other quilting projects. This free tutorial will allow you to make a quilt in a custom size, based on the width and length of your rows. Get the scrap attack triangles quilt tutorial from Stitched in Color.

scrappy triangles quilt tutorial film in the fridge
Triangles, meet stripes. Learn how to make a beautiful striped triangle block, and alternate with strips of your favorite quilting fabrics. The finished blocks are rectangular when the border is added, and can easily be pieced together for a lap blanket. Get the quilting with triangles tutorial at Film in the Fridge, and check out her other quilting tutorials.

star quilt block tutorial
To make this scrappy patchwork star block, use vintage patterns or modern designer fabric for a contemporary look, then put your stars all together with inspiration from the Oh My Stars! Quilt Along. which has lots of free quilt block patterns. Thought & Found has this quilt block how-to.

scrappy triangle quilt
Fons & Porter
On the Fons & Porter site, you can download a free scrap quilt ebook that includes this Twirling Triangles pattern. This 96" x 96" quilt is perfect for the intermediate quilter - you'll learn how to make mitered corners and use a special pyramid ruler, too.

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