Saturday, September 13, 2014

Modern Scrappy Triangle String Block

I am making 16 of these scrappy triangle string blocks.  I saw the tutorial  here and here . If you want to try making these I’ve included a few easy steps.

I like to cut my strips between 2 to 3 inches wide. 
Sew enough strips together to get about a 13 x 13 inch block. You will need two of these.
Press strips and trim to  12.5 x 12.5 blocks
Place right sides together and pin strips together with one strip running horizontally and the other running vertically.
Sew a scant 1/4 seam allowance around the entire block.
Cut blocks  twice on the diagonal corner to corner.  You will have 4 smaller blocks now.


Decide which way you want to arrange your blocks and sew together. This
 makes a lovely block.  I plan to frame each of my blocks with a 2 to 3 inch strip of a neutral color fabric. Remember since you are cutting your squares on the diagonal you will get some bias distortion. Spraying the block with a little starch when you press helps. 
My finished block. 

Have a wonderful week.
Peace, love, and art,


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