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60 Degree Triangle Quilts

There are more than two dozen quilt and border designs in the new Inklingo shape collection for 60° Triangles.

Here are a few of them—plus a little tip about printing Custom Page Sizes.

Triangles and Half Triangles Only

This one uses 2 and 4 inch Triangles.

 

60° Triangles make fantastic borders.

 

Zig Zags are okay too!

 

With Hexagons

60° shapes are perfect for 6 pointed stars. This design uses Inklingo 60° Hexagons 2 inch with the 2 and 4 inch triangles.

 

I wonder if I should have reversed the colors on this one. It also uses Inklingo 60° Hexagons 2 inch with the 2 and 4 inch triangles.

 

Stars of Stars. Irresistible?

 

With Diamonds

The 60° Half  Triangles are more versatile than you might think because they turn hexagons into rectangular blocks for a setting like this.

With Inklingo, the diamonds are a great portable project, but then you can add the triangles by machine and assemble the quilt top quickly. We think that is “the best of both worlds.”

 

This is the same as the blue example except that every other row is dropped by a half block.

Inklingo gives you a choice of straight grain on the half triangles—either on the two short sides (used above) or on the long side.

Tip for Saving Fabric and Saving Time

Yesterday I had a question about the Suggested Custom Sizes in each shape collection and how exact they are.

Custom Page Sizes use fabric efficiently!

When I create the suggested custom layouts (example below), I allow margins of 0.25 inch on the top and sides, and 0.5 inch on the bottom. (Almost all Inkjet printers use those margins.)

There is a note about saving fabric (and freezer paper) in the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook because almost all Inkjet printers allow you to set the custom size to 2 decimal places. This is what it says on page H45 of the free shape collection:

“You may be able to save a little bit of fabric by testing and refining the dimensions given in the suggested cutting layouts. For example, the suggested custom paper size may be listed as 5.75 x 9.25 but when you test, you may find that you can print on a sheet 5.55 x 9.1. The test page can be used as a template to cut more FP without precise measuring, and the FP can even be approximate, as long as the dimensions in the print dialog box are correct.”

What it means: It is a good idea to print on scrap paper first—just in case. You might not mind a few partial lines at the edges if it allows you to use a smaller scrap of freezer paper or fabric.

When you print your first custom page size, you can follow the step-by-step guide under the Support tab on the website. All you need to do is enter the dimensions in a print dialog box. It’s simple, so you will only need it the first time.

The Easy Way to Print on Fabric 

Inklingo is really as simple as finding the page of shapes in the PDF and printing, but there are little refinements like custom page sizes in the handbook. That is why the first chapter is included in the free shape collection for Diamonds/Triangles/Squares.

Have you looked at pages H5 to H48 of the free shape collection yet? It has everything you need to know about printing on fabric plus photos of Monkey.

There is also a neat tip about making large sheets of freezer paper from your odd scraps in the handbook on page H41, but I’ll let you find that one yourself, okay?

I hope you are subscribed, so you won’t miss our next message about 60° Triangles because there’s a free project file to use with Electric Quilt and more quilt designs!

Thanks for visiting today.

Linda & Monkey

New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

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4 Responses to “60 Degree Triangle Quilts”

  1. Cathie in Ut says:

    Linda thanks for the lovely inspiration. so, which hexagon collection or should I say which collection do the new 60 degree triangles work with?
    Sheesh that is a weird sentence!
    Thanks for keeping us intrigued with the possibilities in the future

  2. Cathie, this new triangle collection works perfectly with the 2 inch hexagon collection… Of course it’ll also work with either the 1 inch or .05 inch hexagon collection too, depending on your design/pattern.

    Thank you for the inspirational designs Linda.

  3. Hazle says:

    Oh. my… The star of stars design has my head spinning with possibilities. Wonderful, Linda! Thank you for sharing these.

    Also, is it me, or does Monkey seem to have his hands/paws over his ears? ;-) Or maybe his head is spinning with the possibilities!
    Hazle

  4. Linda says:

    That photo is controversial, Hazle. Monkey says he has his arms raised in Victory. Others say he is trying to block out the noise of all those sewing machines making Inklingo quilts. (He is a hand piecing snob.)
    I’m glad you like the quilts!

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