Equilateral Triangles : Twist



So this Twist might seem simple in comparison to some of the previous months. I’ve been itching to make a String quilt for awhile now and lately everything I make needs to be blog/pattern related.

Thus we have some Scrappy String Triangles!

I’m piecing mine onto a foundation of muslin. I prefer this method when string piecing because then I don’t have to rip out any paper. After my recent Feathers quilt top, I’m not all that keen on ripping out foundation papers.

Let’s Make One: 

You’ll need:

  • Foundation Triangles in a size of your choice (mine have 6″ sides)


  • A big ol’ bucket of string scraps


To start, you’ll need one of the foundation triangles and a single string scrap. I just pulled a random scrap from the bucket. You can start anywhere in the triangle. You’ll just need to make sure that scrap extends past the edges of your triangle.

Place this string scrap right side up on your triangle (you can pin in place if you like, I didn’t):


Pull a second string scrap, again making sure that it is long enough to extend past the side edges of your triangle. Place this one right sides together on top of your first string:



Sew the two strings together using a 1/4″ seam and press.

Keep adding string scraps, sewing with 1/4″ seams and pressing after each addition.



Last strip at the top (2.5″ squares work perfectly for this part):


Here’s what my triangle looks like before trimming:


Flip the triangle over so that the foundation piece is face up and trim away the excess:


Repeat, repeat, repeat:



What do y’all think I should use these triangles in? A floor pillow? A mini? I think I’d like to cut a larger foundation piece to do a full quilt but it’s certainly something I can see myself making in the future.


5 Responses to Equilateral Triangles : Twist

  1. Jeifner July 2, 2014 at 5:07 am #

    I don’t know what you should make with them :) but I am wondering, the little bits you cut off, do you throw them away for repurpose them, again. I hear you on the excessive paper pulling.

    • Jeifner July 2, 2014 at 5:08 am #

      “Or” repurpose

  2. Kay Stephenson July 2, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    Love the idea of piecing on muslin. I did this with a crazy quilt I made years ago, and I can see it would work great here too. Might have to dig into the scrap bin and try a pillow cover with this method. Thanks!

  3. Katy July 5, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    I always knew you were a little twisted… 😉

  4. Debbie July 5, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    Very fun!