My friend Susan shared a great technique with us at a recent ThreadBenders meeting. It’s from a website named Sugaridoo 😁. I had never heard of it before, but I think Irene’s quilts are bright and fun – and she has some very creative ideas.
In the video on Irene’s site I learned a great new way to make a block with an odd triangle
using an intriguing tool made from cardstock (or any cardboard you have on hand)!
It can be used for any odd triangle you find in a pattern or make up in your own designs. Are you intrigued? Would you like to know how it works? Well, to see Irene’s excellent video demonstration click here!
It’s brilliant. I couldn’t wait to try it. And here are my results:
I made my tool, and cut out a square of fabric, and the triangle I wanted to add to it. I laid the triangle in place, right sides up, and aligned the 1/4″ line on the tool with the long edge of the triangle.
I put my fingers on the tool,
then folded back the triangle over the tool. Next I moved my fingers to the open areas on the tool,
so the seam allowance on the triangle was held in place, and the tool could be removed.
Now it was easy to flip the seam allowance out from under the fold I’d made.
and pin it in place.
l sewed the triangle on with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
And squared up the block.
What a clever idea. I wish I’d thought of it (although I’m not sure my brain could have come up with it 😊).
So many patterns include templates for this type of odd shaped block, but now we know an easier way. Thanks Irene! Please click here to visit her site and see all of her great ideas.