Sew Easy: Quick-Pieced Triangle-Squares

Sew Easy: Quick Pieced Triangle Squares

Use this method to make two matching triangle-squares at the same time. Below you’ll find both video and image+text tutorials for this technique with clear, step-by-step instructions. PLUS—if you’ve found this lesson useful, you can download a copy of this AND many more Sew Easy lessons in our FREE eBooklet Sew Easy Lessons: The Essential Collection of Quilting Techniques. Click here to download your copy of this lesson plus many other tried-and-true patchwork tutorials!


Video Tutorial


Step-by-Step Sew Easy Instructions

  1. Cut two squares 7/8″ larger than desired finished size of triangle-square.
  2. On wrong side of one square, mark diagonal line from corner to corner. This will be your cutting line. Mark sewing lines ¼” away from each side of cutting line.
  3. Place marked square on top of other square, right sides facing. Sew along marked sewing lines.
  4. Cut along marked cutting line.
  5. Press seam allowances toward darker fabric.

TIP: This method works for any size triangle-square. Cut squares the finished size of triangle-squares plus 7/8”.

Products used: Havel’s Self-Healing Cutting Mat, Havel’s 45mm Rotary Cutter, and Havel’s 6″ x 24″ Fabric Ruler. Check out Havel’s Sewing for more information and a complete catalog.

Other products include Aurifil 40wt. cotton thread (fuchsia), pencil, wool pressing pad, travel iron, starch.

Machine featured is the performance icon™ by PFAFF®. To find a retailer near you, visit PFAFF.com.

Fabric from Garden Glory collection by Maja Ronnback and Abstract Collage collection by Ampersand, both for
Paintbrush Studio Fabrics.


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