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    Default Triangle Troubles! HELP! (Pictures)

    I am doing something wrong, I can tell. I just started the Thousand Pyramids quilt (Fons & Porter). Everything is pre washed and ironed and I just cut the triangles for the first two colors. I can tell that something is very wrong and I am obviously lining up my triangles incorrectly, because when I sew the rows together the points are going to be cut off. Can someone help me with this? These are cut with the Fons & Porter template which has one end squared off.

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    This is how I am lining them up, which must be wrong.
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    If I can't get this figured out I will have to do Yellow Brick Road instead of Thousand Pyramids.


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    Default Re: Triangle Troubles! HELP! (Pictures)

    Good to have an alternative. hahaha
    Sorry to not be any help but I could not help poking a little fun.

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    It looks like you are lining up your first set correctly, but it's the second green you are adding that is wrong. You need to line it up just like that squared off point is still there. That way the greens meet and sort of cross a bit to leave you a seam allowance so you don't lose your point.
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    Default Re: Triangle Troubles! HELP! (Pictures)

    I've never tried a quilt like this, but I'm thinking it would help to square off all three tips of the triangles and then line them up. It does seem as though they are lined up improperly, because on the first picture, you would want a 1/4" seam allowance between the edge of the green triangles and the tip of the lighter triangle.

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    I'm with Karen on this. I wish I had a picture of the proper alignment to show you.
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    Default Re: Triangle Troubles! HELP! (Pictures)

    Quote Originally Posted by K. McEuen View Post
    It looks like you are lining up your first set correctly, but it's the second green you are adding that is wrong. You need to line it up just like that squared off point is still there. That way the greens meet and sort of cross a bit to leave you a seam allowance so you don't lose your point.
    Yes, I re-did it with new triangles and lined them up as though the cut-off part were not there. That worked better, but my, these triangles are very confusing! Much more confusing than squares!!!

    This is not perfect, but I think I am lining them up correctly now. The triangles on the sides look cut-off but I think they will be OK when that seam is sewn. What do you think?

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    Default Re: Triangle Troubles! HELP! (Pictures)

    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Lakeside View Post
    I've never tried a quilt like this, but I'm thinking it would help to square off all three tips of the triangles and then line them up. It does seem as though they are lined up improperly, because on the first picture, you would want a 1/4" seam allowance between the edge of the green triangles and the tip of the lighter triangle.
    I think this is a good idea, except that I am using the cut-off part to know where the lengthwise grain is, since these are equilateral triangles.


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    Default Re: Triangle Troubles! HELP! (Pictures)

    It looks like you got it figured out. Great job! Can't wait to see it finished.
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    Default Re: Triangle Troubles! HELP! (Pictures)

    Maybe this visual will help you to line up the cut off tip with the adjoining triangle.
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    Default Re: Triangle Troubles! HELP! (Pictures)

    It's hard for me to tell due to the print of your fabrics. From what I can see they look much better.

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