DAY 4-TRIANGLE PAPER
I really cannot stress how important the paper is when you make a lot of HSTs or if you are making very small HSTs. Our papers are really, really nice….the cutting lines are very fine and accurate, so if you stitch, and cut accurately, your triangles will be accurate!
Here are a couple of quick videos on each step in how to use Primitive Gatherings Triangle Papers…
They come in sheets for an unlimited amount of triangles or we have them configured for charms squares as well…The sizes run from 1/2″ to 2 1/2″, for the sheets…and 1/2 to 1 1/2″ for the charms squares.
Sewing the starched two fabrics right sides together…paper on top of the light…shorten the stitch length to half of what you normally stitch at. I move to 1 on my Juki. Stitch all the dashed lines.
Trim on all the solid lines….make sure you have a nice small ruler…
Flip them to all the dark triangles are facing up…press them using lots of steam….Do not remove the paper yet…
Now is the time to remove the paper, the paper helps stabilize the triangle. Now, hold the triangle near the stitching with your non-dominant hand. Push the paper triangle back with your dominant hand and pull it away from down near the stitching in the center of the paper triangle…
I hope this helps you with your HST’s. Please don’t avoid quilts with HSTs…they are so fun!
Today for our Needful Things we are offering 25% off on ALL Triangle Papers. If you are unsure of what size you want, we do have variety packs with a bunch of sizes in each..also see the chart I have made for converting a pattern to what size triangle paper you will need.
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Click HERE to go to my page where you can print the HSTs chart. Scroll down to the bottom. This chart is always in my Pages if you need a quick video or to reprint the chart.
Today we are giving away three sets of all the Triangle Papers to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment and let me know if you have used our Triangle Papers and anything else you want to say, and if you have not used them yet, do you purposely avoid Triangle quilts…do you use something else…do you trim ALL those HSTs after making them..twice the work?? Let’s hear it all…
Do you have your list ready for this week? Let get it done! So we can have fun!
all for now…Lisa
245 responses to “12 Days of Needful Things-Day 4”
I used to avoid triangles until you did the triangle sew along a few years ago, i loved using the paper, used snowman gethering fabric, loved how it all turned out.
I find myself waiting for your email to come…
I love half square triangles and what you can do with them! I have not tried your papers yet but i might have to. You make it look so easy!
I love your triangle papers. When a pattern calls for lots of triangles, I always grab PG ones. I like the large sheets which are easy to cut down when you only need a few.
I like half square triangles and use them often, especially in scrap quilts. I will have to give the triangle paper a try!!!
Love your papers and use them when ever I can. I even carry them in my motor home for when I am traveling
I haven’t used the triangle papers, but would like to try. I haven’t done very many triangle quilts because they never are accurate, so I think I need to try these! Thanks for the informative videos!
I have not tried the triangle paper yet. I still make my triangles the old fashion way (UGH!) but I’m definitely reconsidering that I need to try the paper version. Most of the time I use triangles in borders. Time to learn something new and easier, right?
I absolutely LOVE triangle papers – they are a “needful” for me too. I started using them for Rocky Mountain Puzzle (made two of those) and I can’t be without them for HSTs. I love pressing with them and I even love pulling all of the papers off. My favorite part is that they turn out perfectly every single time.
I have not tried your triangle papers yet, but I want to because I love to do miniatures!
Have not tried your triangle papers as of yet. Before finding out about your papers, I have used Thangles and Triangles on a Roll.
I bought a charm pack of these papers but have not used them yet. They sound great for making perfect HST and I plan to try them after the first if the year!
My plan for new year is to try HST Papers. Have not used them before
I have not made a triangle quilt yet, but have been admiring yours. No time like the present!
Any time I make a quilt with hst I use these papers. I have used other triangle paper in the past, but these work much better. The paper is much easier to remove than others I’ve used in the past. It is so frustrating to have to pick out the paper from the other products. Give them a try
Love HST’s and your papers! I’m working on Among Friends quilt now. For me that quilt would not be possible without your papers!
I used to dread HST’s until I was introduced to the thankless! Now I LOVE them. The best part is sitting at night watching TV w my hubby and still being productive while removing the paper!!! Next morning my perfect squares are ready for sewing!
Love Half square triangles! Got the Merry Christmas quilt and am anxious to use the triangle papers so they will be perfect!!!
OM Gosh those triangle papers are a God send. Can’t imagine not using them now. A full set would be very Welcome in my sewing room.
Oh Lisa, I have used them, and I love them. I first bought them when I started my Magic of Christmas quilt. I have had to purchase more. I love triangles and these are great. Thanks for your Twelve Days of Christmas you do each year. And blessings for you and your family as you celebrate the most wonderful birthday of all time, the birth of our Lord
I have used your triangle papers and can’t say enough how great they are. I’ve tried other kinds but yours are just the best.
Yea!!! HST papers on sale! I have not tried yet, but have been waiting for this day!
I have tried many methods of sewing half square triangles and this is the best way. Easy and accurate!
Thank you for all you do.
I love the triangle papers. I use them every chance I get. These make those little triangles so accurate and much quicker than drawing lines and sewing on squares. I bought the Shiny and Bright kit and have it waiting along with my triangle papers for a long sewing weekend coming up. No family gathering for our family for a few months due to COVID, so this project will be a fun distraction and I am ready. Thanks Lisa for sharing all your talents!!
Without the triangle papers I probably would avoid using half square triangles. The papers make it so much easier and way more precise. Love them!
I haven’t used you triangle papers before however they are on my quilting bucket list😊
I love 1/2 square triangles but have not use the triangle papers. So want to try them. I would love to be so accurate.
I have used your triangle papers on unstarched fabric then tried them on starched fabric. The starched fabric triangle squares were waaaay the best!, thank you for sharing your excellent suggestions.
I love using the papers, the blocks are so accurate. but I always had Thangles, so want to try yours.
I use your papers when I remember 😂. I get so frustrated when I forget. I think I say to myself oh, just 25 of them but what a difference! I have oversized &cut down but lots more work. I’m buying some of the small ones for sure!
I haven’t tried your triangle papers yet but want to. I love patterns using HSTs. Your patterns and quilts are amazing!
I purposely shy away from quilts with HST. The struggle is real…..I have wasted more than a fair share of fabric & have several WIP that I refuse to look at.
I love your triangle papers! There is no other way to get consistently accurate half square triangles. The papers for charm packs have changed my scrap quilting life. I love to make as many combinations as possible using charm squares. I recently finished a quilt using 70 sets of charm squares.
I love quilts with half square triangles! I just wish I enjoyed working with them. So far they just seem too fussy. I have not tried your papers yet.
You got me hooked on the papers when we did the Christmas QAL a few years ago. It took all the frustration out of HSTs…no more wonkies and leaning pieces because they were out of alignment. Now if I could stop meandering my seams at the end! I keep blaming my progressive bifocals. If only I had started quilting when I could see better.
I love using your papers for HST I cannot find the pages to print the HST guide
use your triangle papers all the time and have homestead, merry and bright and 3 other mostly triangle quilts in line to finish this year (hopefully). Hope I can afford all the things on my wish list
I love quilts with half square triangles, but avoid them as I don’t like sewing them. Would love to give these papers a try!
I love to make HST’s. Using your Triangle Papers makes it so much easier.
Hi! I have to admit, I have avoided picking patterns with HST! I spend so much time to make them turn out perfect. So, I have purchased a few sets of the triangle papers from PG. I haven’t gotten to those projects that use them yet, but I am hoping they are the miracle tool I believe it will be! Thanks for the videos!
I just recently bought my first set and so looking forward to using them. I’m so excited.
I have used these recently for first time and I LOVE them. My HST were so accurate I’ll never not use them again.
Love using triangle papers, but if I don’t package them with the pattern I totally forget about them until I am struggling with the HSTs.
I got my first set of triangle papers in a wool box but haven’t had time to try them yet. Trying to make myself finish up some other projects that are started first but am anxious to try them.
I guess I do avoid making quilts with half square triangles because they turn out wonky. I will have to give the papers a try.
I love HST qults, but have not used the triangle paper….afraid I wouldn’t know how to use it correctly. Thank you for the tips!!
I have the multi pack, but haven’t used them yet. Would like to try them, but unfortunately have not had much time to quilt lately!
I am using these this week to do a quilt and need to order more! They really are wonderful!
I have not used any sort of triangle papers but am ready and willing to try!
I have never used the triangle papers but would love to try.
I have used your triangle paper when I’ve been working on blockhead 3 blocks. They have helped me make accurate blocks
I have not used triangle papers but would love to do that especially with some kits I have that sure look like they would make life much easier.
I have never used triangle paper but would love to try.
I have not used the papers before, I’ve heard great things about them. Going to add to my cart! Thank you for spreading joy every day!
I absolutely love paper piecing for small units and have done so for probably the last 20 years. I have some of your triangle papers but have not used them for a tiny project yet. I would love to be one of your winners today!
I have used your triangle papers and they are Awesome!!
I’ve used triangle paper, not sure if it was PG. I will add this to my “wish list” to send at the end of the 12 days. Thank you Lisa for creating the YouTube videos during this difficult year !!! 😷
I have used your HST papers, and they are the best! Especially when I made your Winter Star quilt!
I usually use the EZ angle ruler and have had pretty good luck, but I have plans for a quilt that is all half square triangles. I think I’d like to try the papers for it.
I look forward to this countdown every year!
I would like to try these because I have a quilt that has a lot of HST and that would be fast.
I’ve never used your triangle papers. I do have a set that was designed for Ladies On The Lake. I’m afraid to use them. I made all kinds of plans to make quilts and have lots of quilt kits but only have one log cabin quilt almost finished. I just have to do the quilting and binding.
Thank you for the tutorial.
I love using your triangle paper for HST’s. They turn out perfect!
HST quilts are my favorite. Though I have quilted for many years I have never tried your papers. A miniature quilt with teeny HSTs is on my list for 2021 and triangle papers look like an essential!
I love HSTs, but have never made the teeny tiny ones……..I really should try some!
Have not used the papers, but anxious to try them on a project coming up.
Yes I have used the triangle paper. It is a fast accurate method. Highly Recommend purchasing this product if you have not.
I have my first project using HST’s and your paper from one of the Wool Boxes in progress, to be continued after the holiday rush is over. it is a new venture for me.
I’ve used the triangle papers and love them. I’ve only used full sheets. Can I cut the sheets if I only need a smaller amount?
I make hst the old fashioned way, by trimming!! I would be so excited to try the papers! I still make quilts with hst, because the design possibilities are endless!
Love the papers – accurate and efficient. No more trimming to size.
I have used them and love them!! I am finishing up Triangle Gatherings this week and made 420 perfect triangles in far less time than I imagined. And they all went together perfectly. Now, I plan to make this quilt again in my left over Christmas fabrics….for next year of course! And practice the tiny HST in Jacob’s Ladder.
I love these papers and just ordered more recently. I first used them when doing Words to Live by (I think there are about 700 triangles in this quilt). Every triangle came out perfect a d had perfect points when stitched together! For me (a somewhat perfectionist) these are the best needful things to have on hand!
I use the papers. But some of them are not true to size. Like your papers.
I recently used the 1 inch triangle papers to make a Thanksgiving Turkey pillow. They worked beautifully. I always steered way from triangle quilts but now know how easy it is to get accurate triangle blocks with your Needful Notion.
Yes, I have used Primitive Gatherings triangle paper on several projects. I would highly recommend Primitive Gatherings triangle paper to anyone who strives for precise HSTs. You will not regret it. I have already purchase a package to start on the Merry and Bright quilt after the New Year.
I haven’t tried them yet! I’m more into wool appliqué, but I have done some quilting…would love to get more into it when I have more time!
I just made a tree table topper that is almost all half square triangles. And yes I had to trim the all and my points are still not perfect. I will have to watch your video and try your paper!
I have ver trIed hst. To scared so stay away from them.
I have used other triangle papers and would like to try your brand.
:Love the triangle papers! I can sew accurately and more quickly!
These triangle papers gave me the ability to make what I deem ‘a quilt of a lifetime’. Memories of a Masterpiece- one of your patterns. I made it during the first lockdown. Took me 5 weeks but I did it!! Could not have made the quilt without the papers AND now I’m considering another similar quilt!!
I have avoided them yes. But would like to try. 😊
I love quilts with triangles! The more the better. And yes, I use your papers. I have used other papers and methods also, but yours are really easy to use, and especially those smaller ones for mini quilts, which I love to make.
I use the triangle papers as often as I can. I like the flat sheets, easier to work with. Tc
Your triangle papers are the best. I was gifted some and they are a must for small pieces.
I love love love your triangles. Used them for several years and try to keep a good stock on hand. Keep up the good work Lisa. You never disappoint me.
I love the triangle papers. It make it quick, easy and more accurate to do the LOVELY patterns I see all time here with sooooo many triangles 🙂
I am definitely going to order these triangle papers.
I have not used triangle papers. Sometimes HST work, sometimes they don’t. The papers sound great.
I have not tried your triangle papers, but I watched your videos and I think I have to give it a try. I just got done sewing a bunch of HSTs from the corners I trimmed off of snowballed corners because I didn’t want to waste the fabric. Needless to say, I had to trim all of those units, but I have been using the Bloc Loc ruler and it helps a lot.
Well, the last time I needed triangles I made them and then trimmed them. Bad me. Lately I have been sticking to squares and rectangles. But I think a good New Years Resolution would be to buy (or win) some triangle paper and add to my skill level.
I’m anxious to try your triangle paper. My HST aren’t always flat. Anxious to try yours.
I love the HST triangle paper! I always had problems making half square triangles due to the bias edge. This issue was solved once I started using the HST papers. Thanks so much!
Would love to try some miniature quilts- I think I will try these out!!
Awesome give away. I love 1/2 ST, but, have yet to try the papers. this just may be my day. Thanks, Lisa
I haven’t used your triangle papers but I’m anxious to try them. I struggle to make and trim uo half square triangles. I have never attempted to make small half square triangles.
I have not used the triangle paper yet. But i am REALLY wanting to try them. I have not been successful in getting accurate HST and have wanted to also try your method of starching. I think this will open a new world of quilting for me!
1/2 square triangles are my nemesis 🥴. I have come to an uneasy truce with them since I did your sew along a few years ago. I have not tried your papers but would love to. You make those itty bitty ones look so perfect!
I use your papers for half square triangles and they work very well. Not sure how I would do anything else. I’m working I. The among friends quilt using lots of papers for that!
My eye is drawn more to quilts with squares and rectangles but when stitching HST I love anything that helps streamline the process and makes them more accurate. Love that you offer your papers in so many sizes as well as full sheets and for charm squares.
My first use of your triangle papers will be for the border of the freebie in this years Live a Thankful Life SBOW. I’m putting off finishing the blocks till Christmas projects are complete. When the finishing kit arrives, I will be ready!
I used your papers when I made the Winchester Rose wall hanging. They worked well. I like to make scrappy quilts so triangle papers don’t always work that well for those type of projects. However, I do to shy away from making half square triangles no matter what the method.
I love, Love, LOVE your triangle papers. I used to avoid patterns using smaller HSTs, but no more! Accurate and easy to remove the paper. Thank you, Lisa!
I have not tried your papers but would like to especially for the small ones!
Your triangle papers are the only way ill do 1/2square triangles when I need lots of them. And there is something so soothing and fun about tearing off the papers… Love them!
I have not tried them yet but have been thinking about it. Right now I make oversized ones and them trim. I never know if the weight of the thread is going to make a difference so always play it safe by oversizing.
I have never used a triangle paper. It would be great if HST would be fun and accurate.
Love using triangle paper for half square triangles. The ones PG created to use with 5” charm squares are wonderful when making small, scrappy quilts. Lisa’s suggestion to press open first before tearing the paper away was the best thing I learned about using triangle papers.
I have used triangle papers for making HST. My favorites are the ones PG offers for using with 5” charm squares. It makes it so easy to work on small, scrappy quilts. The best advice is to tear after pressing open – tearing away the papers aren’t as awful a task.
Sorry for a second post. My phone froze, so I didn’t see my first post, then wrote a second. Unfortunately I couldn’t delete the second.
I haven’t tried your papers yet but definitely will after reading about them. Others that I have tried don’t give me the accuracy I would like. Look forward to giving yours a try.
Love your triangle papers – perfect HST’s make quilt beautiful!
I need to try these papers because I have arthritis in my hands. I’ve been making them the old fashioned way and trimming so these would make short work of all those hst.s
I have used, and love your triangle paper! It’s really cool that they are available for charm packs!
Merry Christmas I love the triangle papers for they make everything so perfectly square. It also makes it so much easier when making smaller projects with smaller papers I would love to win these.thank you.
Love your triangle papers have used them on a number of projects
Ive used your triangle papers a lot. I especially like the ones for charm squares!!. I started using them when you did the anniversary stitch a long and that quilt had small triangles.. Been a believer ever since..
I’m not a precision piecer so my HSTs would always be wonky. The first time I used triangle papers was 2012 for Rocky Mountain Puzzle SBOW. My triangles were perfect! So now I can say I’m a triangle paper convert!
Thanks Lisa, I always learn something new from you.
I have never tried using triangle papers, but I’m definitely game!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family! And bring on the NEW year, it absolutely has to be better than 2020 has been, whew.
I haven’t yet tried the triangle papers, however would love to do some really itty bitty quilts and this seems the only way to do them. Of course i would love to have that iron to go with them.
When I need to make HSTs, the only way I make them is with Triangle paper so they turn out accurately! Merry Christmas!
I have not used your HST papers–but I would like to try them. I have a pattern that uses them.
Yes I have used your wonderful triangle papers. I love them. They give me a calming time to take the papers off while sitting in front of the tv while snuggling with the hubbie!
I have never used the triangle papers but I am going to be starting a new quilt that is nothing but triangles! I am so excited to use them. I can use all the help I can get.
I can’t believe how often I use the 1 1/2 inch finished size! Wonderful time saver!
I haven’t used the papers and the accuracy of those smaller triangles worry me but thanks for the video so hopefully I will get over my hesitancy. Merry Christmas!
Wish I had tried triangle paper. Trimming them all takes a lot of time.
I love using your triangle paper when making HST’s. It makes the process so much easier and accurate! No need to trim which takes away from making more quilt projects!
I hope to order these when I can get binding needles!
I love love love the triangle papers. I just did 500 triangles for the border on a quilt – even with a mix of fabrics -the triangle paper made It so much easier. I admit I sometimes have to square up my triangles if it’s not one of Lisa’s patterns. A friend in my quilt group was going to do the star pattern with all half sq triangles without using the paper!! I asked her to just try a few and see how it would save her hours. She became a believer and the star quilt is amazing. Just try them once!!
I really don’t know how I ever lived without these triangle papers. What a joy to sew!
I have used! They are very useful. I need to remember to use them more frequently. My wish list is growing and growing…….jmh
I LOVE your triangle papers. Everyone should use yours if they are doing a quilt with half square triangles.
I have not used triangle paper yet, but I definitely want to try it! Especially for those smaller HST. I would love to win a pack and try them out, thanks for the chance, Lisa! Happy Christmas
I have not tried triangle papers. I usually sew big and trim to size.
I love half square triangles and use your papers when I have a LOT to make for a quilt. I also use them if I have really small half square triangles to make. The papers work great for those because they can be hard to hold for going thru the machine and they’re always accurate which is important!
I did buy the triangle papers to go with a kit this time around – hoping it saves me from having to cut twice!
I have used your triangle papers with the Bristle Creek Farmhouse quilt. They were pretty slick! For larger triangles, I don’t see them as a necessity, but I purposely bought some of the smaller sizes to use for mini quilts. I haven’t had time to try them for that size yet…Iooking forward to the experience! I love triangle quilts and don’t avoid them at all!
I used Thangles quite some time ago. I have done some of your miniature projects but just cut very, very carefully. It would be fun to try some of your HST. Hope I will get an opportunity soon. I am very precise so I am sure I will cut twice..
I have not used your triangle papers. I am a quilting newbie that half triangle squares in a quilt so these are definitely on my list!
Haven’t used your triangle papers Yet, but this sale is quite enabling 😊
I have used some other HST papers but not yours–I would love to give them a try!
I have spent over 20 years making my triangles oversized and cutting them down. Waste of time and fabric, I’m told. A friend gifted me the triangle papers to make Fade away… from your Urban Farmhouse book…. 1400+ triangles… I sure hope I like them, that’s a lot of triangles!
I especially like your triangle papers for charm squares. Used them very effectively in a scrappy lap quilt requiring a lot of very small HST. Swapped with a friend for more variety by cutting the sewn paper square in half. Worked out so well! Great product!
Love your papers!! But my favorite thing about your papers is your great trick for removing them!! Saw you a few years ago at a quilt show and you demonstrated. Wow!! What a game changer!! Thank you for all you do to share your talents!! =:)
I love triangle paper! The triangles come out perfectly each time! I need to try the ones made for precuts now!
I love HST and this is the best way to do it. Thanks fir 🌲 the chance to win!
I haven’t done half square triangles in years because it was so tedious and weren’t always accurate. I’d love to try your papers for a Halloween piece that I’ve had the fabric for in my stash for years.
Love the HST paper. I have used yours and use your tricks for sewing, pressing and removing. Love to use them even on pattern that have HST but do not use the papers in the directions. I find it saves material when I use the papers.
I have never used a lot of triangles in making my quilts but would love to win the giveaway to try!
I have used the triangle papers and love them!
I have not used your triangle papers. Sounds like they might make it easier. When you have a whole mess of them and you have to trim them all down, it gets so tedious.
Love the papers…use them every chance I get! Quilts with no triangles are boring! 😉
Yes, I have used them. They are a must have. All those triangle pieces for Block Heads and then a couple other quilts with little triangles need the triangle papers. I have tired them several times and they make you look good as a quilter when you use them. Not the distortion of the triangle as can occur when you use other methods. I highly recommend them.
I have used half square triangle papers and love them, but they are the older types and none finish less than 2″. I don’t like making HSTs one at a time…so easy for them to be distorted and too much time to do it! The tiny ones are intimidating, so I’ve stayed away from them. Maybe someday???
I have tried your triangle papers and was very pleased with them. I have tried several other brands but like yours the best.
Love triangle paper. So easy and accurate. I’d never attempt the really small triangles without them.
I just used your 1″ triangle papers for the first time along with starching the fabric. What a great experience! Easy to do and a great result.