Connie loves making triangle squares with Thangles and we always use them if we sew together on a project because they produce such an accurate triangle square and our pieces always match in size. In this project we want 4 triangle squares that are matching and the finished size in the quilt is 1-1/2″ so I’m using 1.5 Thangles. There are 3 sets on each strip and I’m going to cut one set off so I’ll end up with just 4 matching TS.
Layer two pieces of fabric together, light and dark RST, don’t worry too much about the size of the scrap. (Pictures loaded in reverse – ugh! ). Lay the 4 Thangles paper on top. Pin in place.
Reduce the stitch length on your machine and stitch on the dotted lines.
If you prefer to overcut and then trim your TS to the correct size, that is fine. If I wanted to do this fast, I would simply cut 2-3/8″ squares, cut in half diagonally and pair up one light and one dark triangle and sew them together. However you want to do it is up to you but you will need to end up with 40 small blocks consisting of 4 triangle squares each as shown on p. 62.
Please do not cut your spacer squares at this time. We will want to measure our TS blocks first to determine the correct size for the 40 squares that are shown as red check.
Work on your triangle squares for the next week. I have not started mine either but will hope for another snow day soon.
I’ve already heard from Judy, one of the winners – waiting to hear from Kelly, Carol and Barbara.