Teach Me To Sew Triangles

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Half Square TrianglesI really enjoy using triangles in my quilts and other projects, everyone has their favorite method and I recently reviewed Teach Me To Sew Triangles by Pat Sloan for Martingale where you learn 13 different ways to sew triangles.Pat-Sloan Teach me to sew Triangles

  • HST Half Square Triangles
  • QST Quarter Square Triangles
  • Side setting Triangles
  • Corner setting Triangles
  • Flying Geese
  • Equilateral Triangles

Over the years I have tried all of these techniques at one time or another but it is great to have all the different ways in one book. Half of Pat’s book is spent teaching you all the different ways to sew triangles. You will find plenty of large full-colored photos to help you learn each technique.Pat-Sloan Teach me to sew TrianglesWhich technique do I like the best? For me it actually depends on the project I am working on. Recently I worked on a quilt that had tons of half square triangles so I used the method that makes 8 half square triangles (HSTs) at one time.

I also make my half square triangles over-sized and then trim to the correct size. Pat gives plenty of information on doing this. The only time I don’t do this is if I am using my AccuQuilt GO!. I think I have all of their half square and quarter square dies.

Another great thing about her book is she gives directions using a basic ruler so you don’t need a special one for each technique.  You will also find 12 different quilt patterns ranging from small wall hangings to a bed size quilt. One of my favorites is this beautiful one called Jane’s Jewel Box.Janes Jewel Box Quilt PatternPat Sloan also does a lot of applique and it was neat to see this neat pattern included in the book. It is called Middleburg and the full-size applique templates are in the book.

Middleburg Quilt PatternTeach Me To Sew Triangles by Pat Sloan is another great quilting book to add to your library. Pat Sloan also has a great blog where she shares all kinds of quilt projects and tutorials. Star Kissed Quilt

Did you know if you buy a quilt book from Martingale you also get a e-book when you order a print version. You can find Teach Me To Sew Triangles at: Martingale.

Some of the photography is by Martingale, and their Photographer Brent Kane

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You can also buy Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles: 13 Easy Techniques Plus 12 Fun Quilts on Amazon.

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  1. isnt it fun to learn different ways to do something? everyone has something to contribute. nice to have them all in one book for sure

  2. Pat Sloan is a great teacher and that is cool to have all the methods in one book! I’m smiling over the photo of the pretty appliqued quilt because it looks like it was designed to perfectly match the orange tabby cat, LOL I’m in love with the quilt in the last photo!

  3. Books for the creative library are always excellent tools for references. Your quilts are always stunning. Thank you for sharing this great resource.