Today I have a trick up my sleeve. It's the Card Tricks block to celebrate my Day 18.
This one was much easier than yesterday, triangles do not scare me any more.
I will say that starch is still my friend though. That and my little glue stick have made a huge difference in working with these triangles. Another tip. I always start with my needle in the down position and snug the pieces I am sewing right up to the needle before I ever start sewing. If possible I start with the tip of the triangle, sewing slowly so as not to move anyting as I start the seam. I cannot use the quick Hourglass method here because I need the two units to be identical. That means I will be sewing with triangles throughout.
Today I am playing with Split Quarter-square Triangles. As you can see the two smaller triangles together are a bit larger than the large one. No worries there though...
I will use the large triangle as my sewing guide just making sure the the top points (on the left side) are lined up nicely.
You could trim that edge so both are nice and straight at this point as well.
When finished they trimmed nicely to 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
When I added these to the Half-square Triangle I had already made I can see the pattern starting to take shape.
When the second set of Split Quarter-square Triangles are made they get added as well. all that is left is the Hourglass unit in the middle.
It seemed a shame to waste the extra small squares leftover from the previous units so I decided I would make my Hourglass using them. Again, starch is your friend. I still recommend a scant 1/4" seam here as I had very little extra for trimming this when all was said and done.
Matching up the seams for the final step...
Clich here for a pdf version of the pattern.
I hope you are having fun trying triangles with me. Have a blessed day and...
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