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Block 5 Triangle Gatherings

Hey!!! I writing today from rainy southern California…yes, that is not a typo…it has rained almost everyday…but I am happy for the Californian’s they love the rain…


img_9567PRINT   block-5    Keep posting on Facebook   TRIANGLE GATHERINGS and Instagram  #trianglegatherings   I love seeing your block and especially when they have babies!!!

Today has been a nice easy day…Monday I had two classes, Tuesday I had one class and a fabric appointment with a salesperson that lasted too long…Then Wednesday we had two wonderful buses full of quilters from AZ and Country Heritage tours…I taught a fast pincushion class to two groups of the AZ quilters and then went up to the R2Cali quilt show and did dinner and a lecture/trunk show with them…Great bunch of ladies…LOVED spending time with them!!! Thursday was the first day of the show…and again I got to visit with lots of friends I see year after year and then a dinner date with my machine quilter Val and her family who are also vending at the show, Hearts to Holly is their booth…Today, Doug Leko and I headed back to the shop and he is teaching a table runner class!img_9568 img_9569 The project is from his hot off the press book Scrap it UP! and can be ordered by calling 951-304-9787…we have not had time to put it on our website yet! It is $16.00.

I am hoping those of you who think you have not been getting the email get this…let me know if you do not get them automatically and I’ll see if I can manually add your email…

all for now…LB


Block 4 Triangle Gatherings…


PRINT  block-4 

img_9519I did not have time to do my other size blocks yet…as I am now in CA…I had a bunch of wool things to get laid down before I left for hand stitching!!!  But  Luke and Brooke have moved into a little
California farmette and I am started setting up a little sewing area last night…but still have to uncover where all the supplies are…I am in CA for 10 days and then onto OR for a personal retreat on the beach with some awesome professional quilting friends for the weekend.  Enjoy block 4..we will keep in touch…LB


Block 3- Triangle Gatherings


Printable block-3

I hope you all are excited!  I know some of you are waiting for triangle papers and fabric charms…I can tell you we are shipping like fools to get all your items to you… Also If you are waiting for a snowman mug..those came in yesterday too!!!  It suddenly dawned on me the other day if we are doing 87 blocks…(that’s how many I have as of now)…that’s 7.25 blocks a month…so I have to post two a week sometimes!!! or two at a time???

Don’t worry if you are waiting..these are real fast to stitch up…right?….those of you who are stitching them?  I love seeing your blocks on Facebook and Instagram!!! If you want to join the FB group just search Triangle Gatherings and ask to join and I’ll get you in asap!  If you are not on these social media platforms and want to share you blocks…every now and then group your blocks together shoot me an email and I’ll post them for you…but please..not every block,!

Also for Instagram use the hashtag #trianglegatherings…and let see all the awesome blocks…

Here are my 3″  blocks…
fullsizerender-6Remember this pic?img_9423Well.. Jeter was wondering what was going on in his room…which we no longer need…We had to put Presley down in September…so that is why you have only been seeing Jeter…This was the dogs room…it is 7×12…so now it’s going to be quilt storage!!! It’s hard to photograph because it’s so small..img_9446It is shelved on three sides…10 foot ceilings so I’m hoping it will house lots quilts!  I will show you again when it’s full!!!  I had “little man” today…we had lots of fun putting away the Christmas stuff…and hiding on MiMi…img_9501Have a good weekend!! LB


Block 2…Triangle Gatherings & starch tutorial

There are some questions on starching…here is how I do it…

I lay them flat on my ironing board on a towel…


I starch them completely wet…saturated…I use a Faultless Heavy Starch( inexpensive) in a can and add a spray paint handle for easier spraying…


I then move them to the drying rack to dry completely…do not iron them with the iron to dry…they will be stiffer and shrink less if you let them air dry..

I have several of these portable drying racks at home in my sewing room.

If you have yardage to starch I layout the 45″ across this ironing surface…I starch what is on the surface…I then pull up and lay the next section on the already wet fabric…I starch again…and continue to starch and pile until it is starched completely wet…hand and let dry on the rack folded or full out on a clothesline.

Once they are dry I pair them up light/dark and iron them together.  I then put the paper on the light side and start stitching the triangle paper.block-2

Click here for a printable pattern: Block 2

Thank you to those of you who the ordered/purchased Triangle Papers from me…I really appreciate it!!! I don’t know why some people think it’s cool to tell me they are going to use they Triangles on a Roll, hurts that one feeling I still have left…….and then a bunch of you also ordered fabric Charms squares from our site as well…again much appreciated.


Amy has let me know that the remainder of the giveaways have been sent out today…we were waiting for ruler boxes…so you should all have your prizes before the end of the week….

We are getting the second shipment of Juki’s tomorrow so those will go out as soon as they come in…I’m hoping  this is the remainder of them…I placed three separate orders, but hoping the last two will be coming together.  Will keep you updated…



Triangle Gatherings..a few things..

triangle-gatheringsSo there have been some questions…not too many but a few…so here we go..

first..I do not know how I’m going to set the blocks yet…I will be personally making 3 sizes and will be doing each one different…

I want to make a runner with the 2″ blocks…and a quilt with the 3 inch blocks…and I am going to do scrappy scrappy with the 6″ blocks with these charm square packs..I will get 50 blocks from these two packs…as the 6″ blocks need 2 light/2 dark charms…using the 1 1/2 HST papers..  DARK  OR LIGHT    CHARM PACKS.


The Charm Triangle Papers come 60 sheets so that will make 60 blocks if making 2″,and 3″and 30 blocks if make 4″ or 6″

We will be making 1 1/4″ Triangle Papers to make 5″ blocks…

Just have fun with this and you don’t have to make every decision now…you can just make blocks and decide about other things later…I’ll turn you all into designers…

QUILT SHOPS & those of you who TEACH at shops…you can run this at your shops..IF and only IF you and your participants use Primitive Gatherings Triangle Paper Charm/Sheets AND you and they use Primitive Gatherings fabric from Moda…not any Moda…must be a Primitive Gathering Fabric…don’t have any? Well.. visit, and look under Fabrics, Designers and then Primitive Gatherings!!!  Or call our Moda Rep they would love to help you!  This will make an easy kit…help you use up your fabrics on your shelves and make sure you display your blocks where everyone can see them!!! If you have any questions you can contact me… Don’t try to sneak and use what ever you have…its a very small world with social media…so please respect my time/efforts and follow my simple rules. Triangle Paper for Charms and in full Sheets can be purchased through your distributors or you can support us directly by buy from

We made it easier to find our our Charm & Triangle Papers on our site …but they are jumbled so make sure you pick charm papers if that is what you want to purchase...Charm & Triangle Papers

Also…I keep all my “works in progress” WIPs in a tall cabinet with wide skinny drawers…her is my Triangle Gatherings drawer…I have a feeling it might grow into two…those 2″ers are so stinkin cute!!!img_9419Do you notice anything in this pic?  Want more than 80 blocks?  Switch the values around…see my 3″ blocks..they are both Block 1…This is how you can make more blocks…

And see those fabrics?…all of them were never printed….they are the rejects off of  Lakeside Gatherings and some Snowman 1/2/3…so a one of a kind quilt…but these rejected fabrics start to pile up!!! So I want to make them into something as there is nothing wrong with them…just didn’t make the show…

Can’t wait to show you what’s going on in the house today…Jeter is watching as it is being done in “his” old room…img_9420img_9423

This Stitch-Along is going to be so fun… please tell every quilter you know!!! I want to see lots of quilts in 2018!!! We’ll do a book!!! Your quilt could be in it!!  So exciting!!

Ok..time for US to go stitch today!!!




Whoops what about the 1 1/2″ HSTs??

triangle-gatheringsI’m sorry I had a brain fart….you also can make the blocks 6″ finished with the 1 1/2″ HST’s…Another thing I need to mention is…

Do not try to copy the papers…you will be very frustrated as they will not copy as perfect as they need to be and you will be sorry…I promise, if this wasn’t the case we would have put them on a paper you couldn’t copy…but they are so off if you copy them its torture all in its self…lol..fullsizerender-6-copy-2


Block 1 Triangle Gatherings-I know you want to start asap…



Click here for a printable pattern:   block-1

This is your pattern…so whether you are doing 2″, 3″ or 4″ blocks…doesn’t matter…You stitch the HST like this demo…Click HERE…and then stitch them into 4 rows…stitch the 4 rows into the block.  Press row seams open.img_9390

If you are going to be stitching with the NEW scant 1/4″ foot…you will need to pin like this shown above…I have always pinned this way…but for some I know its hard to switch…Pin so the tip is just missing the 1/4″ and you will never hit one..

Here is my BLOCK 1fullsizerender-6-copy

I am using the 3/4″ and so my block measures 3 1/2″ at this point…it looks bigger here but the edges are curling up and making it look a little larger in the photo…img_9393

Back…I pressed all the seam open

So each week and sometimes twice a week I will post a block – making 1 block takes so little time, so give yourself at least time to make one block a week…we want to figure out every way possible to make a block with 16 HSTs.

Can’t wait to see your blocks… our hashtag will be #trianglegatherings

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