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    Equilateral Triangle Pieced Quilt

    I am considering my next piecing project, and want to work on the 3-D cube quilt top (not sure the name for this pattern. My understanding is that it wi pieces using equilateral triangles to make the diamonds that you see as the sides of a cube. I’m nervous about piecing all those bias seams (I’ve done a variety of squares and HST, but no real triangle quilts. I’m wondering what best practices you have for piecing triangle quilt tops without stretching the blocks out of whack?

    #2
    Hi looks like 'tumbling blocks' for the small box looking structure,
    can 'stay stitch' the triangles, that is sewing within the seam allowance 1/8 or there abouts. A technique normally used in dress making.
    iron press down not back and forth, good luck.
    Last edited by 201 Treadler; May 10, 2020, 09:21 PM. Reason: added Jenny's video

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      #3
      I pieced a single block recently and pressed the seams open....this eliminated alot of bulk but it also was more accurate in terms of staying true to size. Having so many seams can be tricky. This is a cool pattern and on my bucket list. Good luck!
      "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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        #4
        If your doing one without the seam on the top of the cubes, this is easy to follow. She gives some good tips. I did notice that she presses down instead of ironing too.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4zZWwbPlfc

        🌺 Lorie

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          #5
          This Rhombus Cube Quilt was absolutely amazing! I enjoyed watching the tutorial when Jenny showcased this quilt, but using the fabric and the colors Mdtrimble did....well, it is absolutely stunning!
          Thanks so much for sharing....great colors and great job!
          Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
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            #6
            I can't speak for this quilt, but I have made a king size quilt completely out of triangles. I found it very helpful to heavily spray starch the fabric prior to cutting my triangles.

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              #7
              I made one for my son because it reminded me of the ole Q-Bert video game which he used to play. I was going to post a picture but it seems with the upgrade to new forum it is not there any more. Not sure why one of my folders is now empty but it is. I will try and see if I still have picture on my old laptop to post later. I used the rhombus template by M*.

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              • GuitarGramma
                GuitarGramma commented
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                I used to play Qbert all the time. Love that game. And, like you, I've always thought the Tumbling Blocks pattern looks like the Qbert game board!

              #8
              One trick is to starch your fabric before you cut it, with Best Press or similar. Dont stretch fabric when you are cutting or assembling. Just let it fit together gently. Pin if you want.


              Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

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                #9
                while I haven't made this pattern, whenever I am dealing with lots of bias I spray starch also. I press the seams open too.

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                  #10
                  Teresa DownUnder shows a "a quick and easy way" to do tumbling blocks - but she makes everything look easy I think. Never made one so can't say but worth a look.
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkxfvMVnZV4&t=99s

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                    #11
                    I usually am not much of a starcher, but then I don't usually work with so many bias seams. I recently made a quilt from equilateral triangles, and found that starch is your friend. Your BFF.

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                      #12
                      but using the fabric and the colors Mdtrimble did....well, it is absolutely stunning!
                      Thanks so much for sharing....great colors and great job! [/QUOTE]

                      i wish I could claim it! It’s a picture of the sample quilt from my pattern. I hope to recreate a similar effect with some hand-dyed fabric I bought at the quilt show in SF this past fall. I appreciate all the beta. Sounds like I’ll have to dig out the starch that I haven’t used since my days as a waitress!

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