There are two types of quilters…those who know about triangle papers and use them and then those who don’t know how much better their quilting lives would be if they knew about and used triangle paper…
First off using triangle paper is NOT paper piecing…I do not care to make a whole block and then rip the paper off the whole block…I get that this is an accurate way to do very complicated blocks sometimes…but I do not care to do it..
Triangle papers aide you in making perfect HSTs and then the paper comes off and you stitch your triangles into blocks, borders and so on…
Slowly.. I have been turning quilters “on” to using triangle papers…how many of you never used them before the Magic of Christmas blocks?
Its real simple- watch……you need a light & dark fabric- I’m using 2 light and 2 dark charm squares to make a 4″ finished block using 1″ HST papers…I can make the same block using only one light and dark charm if I use the 1/2″ and 3/4″ HST papers…and yes…thats a mini charm next to the 2″ finished block.
Lay them right sides together- light fabric on top.
Grab the short side of the triangle paper with your left thumb and then push up and rip the triangle paper grabbing from the middle of the paper triangle close to the seam and pull. This is if your right handed.
Now you can cut the dog ears off…but look how little they are (on 1/2″ and 3/4″shown below in brown) they are not 1/4″ dog ear…more like an 1/8″…I usually leave them on…when they are this small…in the bigger size triangle paper they are larger and I will cut them off, as shown here
It really doesn’t get easier…This method is so much more accurate/faster than any of the traditional methods of making HSTs if you have to make lots of them. When doing the MOC blocks I tried one block with and one without…it was so much nicer and my blocks were so much more accurate this way…This blocks comes out to a perfect 4 1/2″…unfinished.
Now the Triangle papers come…two ways…
In sheets…you can stitch the whole sheet OR you can cut a strip or however many you need for your project. We have them from in 1/4″ increments ranging from 1/2″ all the way up to 2 1/2″ and also two VARIETY packs…one with the smaller sizes and one with the larger sizes.
A sheet of the 1/2″ makes 84 HSTs and 1 strips makes 14
A sheet of the 3/4″ makes 60 and 1 strip makes 12
A sheet of the 1″ makes 40 and 1 strip makes 10
A sheet of 1 1/4″ makes 56…they come on full size 11×17 sheets, once you get over an inch.
A sheet of 2″ makes 30 per sheet…
They also come in CHARM configurations in 5 sizes…1/2″ 3/4″ 1″ and 1 1/2″. You would use two charm square and place the paper on the light…stitch all the dashes and cut apart on all the solids…The Charms also come in a Variety pack as the 5th size.
The 1/2″ and 3/4″ make 18 HSTs per sheet using 2-charms squares
The 1″ and 1 1/2″ make 8 HSTs per sheet using 2- charm squares
Just to give you some info…
The only thing you cannot do with the triangle papers is to COPY them..they must be a first generation print from a printer and NOT a COPY…trust me they will not be correct…some will be small… some will be big…some say well if they are big I can cut them down? Really? that’s wasting so much time is unreal….You don’t want to trim your HST ever!!! Such a waste of time…make them the right size from the start…There are a couple of other Triangle Papers out there on the market…I do not like any of the ones for tiny triangles 1″and smaller…ours are perfected and that is why I designed them…
Again… the possibilities are limitless…here is a 2″, 3″ and 4″ block all made fast & easy from triangle papers.
Here is the link to our website…to see all the Triangle Paper Options They are on sale…reg $7 & $8.00 for the Charms….sale $5.60 & $6.40…Sheets are $7-$10 reg…sale$5.60 and $8
Day 12 WINNERS!!! CONGRATULATIONS…PLEASE EMAIL AMY @ ahoefler.new.rr.com to claim your prize you have until 12-31-16
If you do not see your comment right away it because its in moderation…I have to approve some comments…but please be aware that I approve them all and then pick the winners…315 comments…not too bad…I think you can do better…
Barb Onken- Mini Wonder Clips
December 13, 2016 at 10:04 pm
I have most of my gifts wrapped and only need some stocking staffers to buy. Highly unlike me. Wondering if I am forgetting something but enjoying being ahead for a change.
carol shannon-Regular Wonder Clip
December 13, 2016 at 1:12 pm
My shopping is all done for this year. I have one present left to wrap then I can begin my other projects. Merry Christmas everyone.
Diane-Jumbo Wonder Clips
December 13, 2016 at 2:15 pm
My daughter told me this week that “I’m kinda getting bad at the Santa thing”. She knows she’s getting a smart TV for Christmas but she was home from college and saw it in my bedroom unwrapped. I didn’t make it a point to hide it. I gave her a look as if to ask “problem?” then she said “I really like it though!” It’s not what I thought I was getting. The kids (3 of them) have gotten older and it’s hard to surprise them with things they’ll like. They tend to like the bigger gifts and when you’re spending that much it’s important to get the right model etc. With that said I only have a few more things to get. All gifts still need to be wrapped and some decorating still needs to be done. In my defense we just got a new puppy 3 weeks ago. He’s a Pomeranian and weighed just 1.6 lbs when we got him November 23rd. He’s taken a lot of my time! Not to mention I’m pretty sure he’ll unwrap any gifts I put under the tree. I haven’t even put the tree skirt under the tree yet for fear he’ll potty on it or chew on it.
I’m sorry this post is so late in the day…but it was a long over due hair appointment…and Jace was over until late afternoon…I want to post a pic of some of my decorating…but I am missing some things…like the curly willow I wanted to fill up these buckets..spray painted red?…It’s way too cold to make Nick go outside and cut some off our tree!
To win a whole set of triangle paper charms or triangle paper sheets…2 winners, …please comment if you have used the Triangle papers yet or not… or if you have a question regarding them that I did not answer in the post please comment!…winners will be picked tomorrow!!!
Baby… it’s cold outside here…time to snuggle in for the night!…LB