Project Modern Triangle Quilt

By Diane Kron

Skill Level: Intermediate  

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Add a modern and contemporary touch to your space with this quilt! Change out the fabrics for a new baby, child, home decor or holiday; they will really pop with this quilt's clean lines and symmetry. And the triangles couldn't be easier with the included template! Download printable instructions.

Materials:

  • 15 - ½ Yard assorted prints that
  • 3 Yards of tone-on-tone white fabric
  • 2 ½ Yards of 109” wide backing fabric
  • Triangle template included
  • Twin sized batting
  • Madeira® Cotona thread for piecing (white)
  • Madeira quilting threads that coordinate with the fabrics
  • Quilting needle Size 11
  • Rotary cutter with mat and straight edge rulers
  • Basic sewing and quilting supplies

Tools:

Steps:

  1. Follow the directions on the enclosed template to cut out the triangle shape.

  2. Use the template to cut out 80 triangles from the white tone-on-tone fabric and 46 triangles from the print fabrics. Use the rotary cutter, mat and straight edge ruler.

    1. Cut two 9 ½” x 51” strips from the white tone-on-tone fabric for the top and bottom sashing sections.

  3. Set up the machine for sewing:

    1. Wind two bobbins using the same thread that will be used for piecing.

    2. Thread the machine with the same thread. Be sure to use the needle threader.

    3. Snap on the ¼” foot to the shank.

  4. Lay the triangle section on a flat surface starting with two white triangles, one print and repeat with two white sections as shown below.

    1. Repeat until you have three print fabrics in the row. Rotate the triangles as shown below to create the row.

  5. Using a ¼” seam allowance throughout, piece together. Press the seam toward the darker print. Do not pull or tug on the triangles since they are cut on the bias.

  6. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to create a total of six rows.

  7. Trim the white edges by cutting from the point to the center on the opposite edge

  8. Using the two 9 ½” wide white strips, place one on the top edge and the other on the bottom for the sashing. Trim the sides so they are even with the center section.

  9. To form the four border sections, lay the sections on a flat surface and place a white triangle section next to the print section

    1. Alternate white and print triangles until you have a row of seven print triangle sections and eight white triangle sections. Piece the sections together.

    2. Press the seams toward the darker print fabrics. Do not trim the edges at this time. You should have a total of four sections.

  10. Sew a pieced triangle section to each side of the quilt. Trim the top and bottom edges so that they are even with the center section of the quilt.

    1. Press the seam toward the center of the quilt.

  11. Sew another section to the top edge and the last section to the bottom edge. Press the seam toward the quilt center. Trim the sides even with the side.

  12. Press the entire quilt top one more time.

  13. Create a sandwich with the backing, batting and top of the quilt top. Lay on a flat surface in that order.

    1. Using quilting safety pins, pin the quilt sandwich together at 6” intervals to secure during quilting.

  14. Set up the machine for machine quilting and attach the walking foot. Wind several bobbins with the same quilting thread that you will be using on the top.

  15. To quilt, start stitching down the center seam lines and work your way outward. Remove the pins as you quilt.

    1. If you prefer, you can also add your favorite meandering quilting stitch after you have stitched down all of the seam lines.

    2. If you plan on doing a meandering stitch, change to the free motion quilting foot and lower the feed dogs.

  16. To bind the quilt, follow the next set of steps:

    1. Cut several 2½” wide strips from the white tone-on-tone fabric. Use the measurements on the ruler as your cutting guide

    2. Cut each of the ends at a 45 degree angle using the markings on the ruler.

    3. Attach the ¼” Quilting Foot to the machine.

    4. Piece the 2½” wide strips together on the short ends to create one long strip. Press the seam open.

    5. The strips should be as long as the outer measurement around the quilt on all four sides. This will take several strips that are pieced together.

    6. With the wrong sides facing and the raw edges even, fold the strip lengthwise. Press.

    7. On the starting edge of the strip press under ¼”.

    8. Place the binding strip on the quilt top edge on one of the long edges of the quilt. Pin the binding strip to the front edge at least 8” down from the corner.

    9. Starting approximately 4” down from the pinned end of the binding strip, sew the binding to the quilt top.

    10. When you are close to the first corner, stop sewing ¼” from the corner and cut the thread

    11. Take the end of the binding and fold it upward away from the runner while creating a 45˚ angle at the corner. Finger press to crease.

    12. Bring the binding strip down over the corner so that the raw edge of the binding is even with the edge of the quilt’s second side. Pin in place.

    13. Starting at the corner, sew the second side of the binding to the runner. Stop within ¼” from the corner and cut the thread. Repeat the binding for the other three corners.

  17. After you round the last corner, cut away excess binding. Allow for a long enough tail to tuck the end of the binding inside the starting point on the binding.

    1. Continue to stitch the binding to the quilt.

  18. Fold and press the binding to the backside of the quilt and hand-stitch in place.

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