Triangle Patchwork Quilt
This quilt is perfect for adding an extra layer of warmth at night, and great for snuggling up in on the sofa in the evening.
This tutorial uses the traditional method of English Paper Piecing and is great fun to make. It also saves the need to have the sewing machine out until the quilting stage, which means you can sit comfortably on the sofa whilst putting it together which is an added bonus!
What you will need:
Curved safety pins (not essential but handy if you have them)
Binding clips (again, not essential but handy if you have them)
Needle and thread for tacking, sewing together, and quilting
Scissors Paper - enough to cut 128 triangle templates The Craft Cotton Company’s Heritage Wadding - 1.4m x1.4m
Fabric - Ombré Trends by Heather Jacks for The Craft Cotton Company:
1 fat quarter piece in dark pink (8 triangles)
3 fat quarter pieces in pink with white flower (28 triangles)
1 fat quarter piece in white with pink flowers (4 triangles)
2 fat quarter pieces in dark blue (20 triangles)
1 fat quarter piece in blue with white flower (6 triangles)
3 fat quarter pieces in white with blue flower (30 triangles)
1 fat quarter piece in green with white pattern (8 triangles)
1 fat quarter piece in green with white flowers (8 triangles)
1 fat quarter piece in green with leaves (6 triangles)
1 fat quarter piece in white with green flowers (10 triangles)
Piece 1.4 m by 1.4 m. I used two 1.4m lengths of fabric in white with green flowers and joined them to get the final 1.4 m width.
First, cut out the templates and the fabric:
Cut out 128 paper triangles, measuring 15.5cm x 15.5cm. These are your paper templates.
Layout all the templates prior to cutting to make sure they will all fit on the fabric.
Using the paper template and leaving a 0.75 cm seam allowance around the template, cut out the required number of triangles for each fabric colour.
Next, sewing the fabric and paper template pieces together:
Place the template on the wrong side in the centre of a triangle fabric piece. Fold the fabric around the edge of the paper template and tack stitch around.
Sewing the quilt together:
Take two of the triangles and place right sides together, sew down the seam making sure you do not sew into the paper template. Repeat with each of the remaining triangles until all are sewn together.
Remove the tacking thread and take out the paper templates.
Quilting the patchwork:
Place the backing fabric right side down. Lay the wadding on the backing fabric, then place the patchwork front right side up. Pin to secure into place. If you have any curved safety pins I would recommend to use these as they really hold the fabric and stop any movement of the layers.
Now to machine quilt the detail. Using a straight stitch, sew down either side of the horizontal and vertical seams of the quilt. Use these seams as a guide - to do this, line the edge of the machine foot up with the seam. Now you can remove the pins.
Finally, making the binding:
Trim the edges of the backing fabric and batting so you have 5cm remaining around the edge of the quilt. Now, fold the edges of the backing around to the front and under themselves like you would a hem, use a binding clip (or pins) to hold in place, and then slip stitch to secure.
© by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew for The Craft Cotton Company 2016