Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Easy Corner Triangles on a Rectangle...


Well hello again!...are you ready for another easy corner triangle tutorial?
I sure hope so because that's what I've got for you today....
so sharpen your pencils and start
your rotary cutters !

This block is made up of rectangles and squares.
 I think it's a really 
fun and easy block to make
with this method.

First cut 8 - 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles. 
Then cut 16 - 2" squares that will become the triangles on each end of the rectangles. 

Lay out the pieces on your design board the way you would like to sew them together.  
It takes one rectangle and 2 squares for
each segment.


You know the drill by now...place a square on each end of the rectangle with right sides together and stitch from corner to corner.

This block is easy but can be
a little tricky...
if you don't pay attention which direction that you are stitching from
corner to corner...
make sure that you refer to a picture 
or your drawing often to
keep from making mistakes...

Notice that you do need to sew half in the opposite direction
in order for the block to work.


Fabric Used:
Red Dot = Sew Cherry
Red Floral = New Old Lecien
Pink Dot = Japanese
Pink Floral = Simply Sweet
White = Nantucket Summer

Okay...there you go.
Another easy method to sew an otherwise 
difficult block.
Are you still interested in more
block tutorials?
Let me know:)
xx
Lori



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39 comments:

Penny said...

Thank you so much! Yes, I'm definitely u for more tutorials. Yours are so clear and easy to understand.

ecuakim said...

The tutorials are awesome! Keep 'em coming!

And I wanted to tell you that I went to Utah last week and saw Sew Cherry at the Pines and Needles shop at Gardner Village! Wow! I felt like I was seeing royalty because I've been following your blog since before the fabric came out. So FUN!

DevonMaid said...

I love your tutorials!

Carol said...

Thank you so, so much...I love this one...I'm making this block today! You do the BEST tutorials!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Of course I want to see more tutorials! I'm learning sew much from you!

Sandy D said...

Please, please keep your tutorials coming. They are GREAT!

Caro said...

I really enjoy your tutorials. Thanks for sharing your fabric choices as well.

Julie said...

More, please! I love to see your fabrics and the tuts are such great info. You make it all seem so easy and fun!

Bonnie said...

Yes, I am interested in more tutorials. Your directions and pictures are extremely helpful. Thank you for sharing. I did some of the FW blocks, but used the templates from the CD. I think I will go back and re-do them using your method. So much more accurate - and fun too. Thanks again!

Bailey said...

Yes yes yes! I love your tutorials, plus your fabric choices are eye candy!

Carla said...

Your tutorials are great!!!! I am getting ready to do the spider web block but I think I will have to use templates. What do you think???

Nedra said...

Yes, absolutely, more tutorials please! I love every single one of them.

Anonymous said...

Love the tutorials!

pam said...

Love your tutorials! More please :^). What does the "#74" apply to? I'm off to read some of the past ones I might have missed.
Pam

Chris said...

YES!!! More tutorials!!! I think this block is adorable, love the reds and pinks!! Thanks agsain for sharing these with us. :)

Melissa L said...

I love your tutorials! Thank you so much!! You are keeping me motivated!

my happy bluebird said...

Oh, wow! Thanks so much for this tutorial -- I was hoping that your drafting method would work with a rectangle/triangle combo. Whew! Now I can breathe a bit easier :-)

Martha said...

I love this block! The tutorials are great, please keep them coming. I am learning so much. Thank you for all the time you put into them. Also, love your fabric.

Maxine said...

How cute is that..Keep the tuts coming. You put so much time into them can't thank you enough...Your choice of fabric is always sooo nice..Thanks again

Judy said...

It's unanimous -- everyone benefits from your great tutorials! Thanks for a great job.

Mabel said...

Yes please, more tutorials! I love the step by step pics and your instructions are so clear. Thanks for sharing!

Paty Z said...

Oh Lory I really love your tutorials. I already bought my book from Amazon and I´m just waiting that it arrives to Mexico. As soon as it arrives I will start immediately. I have learnt a lot. Thank you-

shayshap said...

More Please! I look forward each day to your tutorials. Whatever you want to teach. They are a joy to look at and fun to learn. Thanks, kathy

shayshap said...

I look forward to your tutorials everyday. I don't even care what you are teaching. They are so colorful and easy to follow. Thanks, kathy

Carolyn said...

I love your lessons. I have you in my email. I check my email with my coffee in the morning and Wa La I have a lesson. I love what you do.
Thanks so much.

James-Linda said...

THANKS SO FOR THIS TUTORIAL!
I KNOW I WILL MAKE THIS BLOCK!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!
HAPPY SUMMER!

Sandy said...

You are the best Lori! Such help for all of us.....thanks gobs!

Kim with a K said...

Your block is gorgeous!!!
Love the colors!
I NEEEEEED and appreciate and can't say enough about your tutorials!
My FWSQ book finally arrived!!!
Oh my gosh! I couldn't (wouldn't) do this without you "teaching" me! I'll tell you what I'm doing - I'm creating a book with your tutorials - printing everything out...even your cute comments! I'm drawing out blocks etc. to show "clothesline stitch" etc.! I'm also doodling bees with smiley faces!!!
I'm going to make your design boards also...I'm treating this as a "education" on piecing and you are my teacher!!!
I'm so excited about this whole learning experience and it means so much to me that you are so generous with your time and knowledge!!!
Thank you!
PS Have you thought about making a book???
There are great cookbooks out now with a page of small photos for every recipe (Jamie Oliver, Tiffany Goodall)...a tutorial book on piecing with your photos etc. would be amazing!!! I would buy it immediately!!! Just sayin you have so much talent it would be great!

SallySewSavvy said...

Lori -

I'd be lost by now without your tutorials. Please, please keep them coming.

Thanks,
SallySews

notes of sincerity said...

You have shared so much with us and I don't know how to thank you enough. Thank you for each tutorial!! :o)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you again Lori! Very informative tutorials.

Mary said...

I just found SEW CHERRY at Fat Quarter Shop! I got a $25 Gift Cert from being a Finalist in the McCall's Quilt Design Contest and I spent it all on SEW CHERRY!!! Now I'm watching for the UPS or Mailman again...

carol fun said...

Thank you for the tutorials and please continue to post them. I started the FW blocks only to find that they were all too small -in fact it was this ribbon block that finally made me realize my templates were off. I'm starting over using your rotary cutting directions and I know it is going to be much much better!

Cynthia said...

I love your tutorials so much! They also inspire me to keep going with my blocks. There are some blocks that I have started to draw on graph paper but really can't figure out how to do them. Your tutorials are a tremendous help and have made this journey a lot of fun! Thank you ♥

Sandra said...

Yes please to more tutorials. Every time I see a block and think I couldn't ever make it, you do a tutorial and it suddenly seems easy! Amazing! Inspired by you, I made my first block (http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.com/2011/07/adventures-in-quilting.html) the other day, although it doesn't use easy triangles it was still your tutorials that made me even think of attempting it!!

Pat said...

Yes, yes, yes, love the tutorials. I especially love getting them in emails so that I can save them in a folder for later reference. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I quick corner everything possible. It is fabulous.

quilary said...

I'm not doing the sew along, but I thought I'd let you know that I just enjoy stopping by and seeing your blocks sitting on their sweet little design boards. Lots of lovely eye candy and I learn a thing or two along the way :)

Carol Stearns said...

You ought to contact craftsy.com and offer to teach a class. You are very thorough. Thanks.

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