Straight As An Arrow Quilt Tutorial

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Blog

I have to confess that up until trying Triangles On A Roll, I had never paper pieced before. It had always seemed a little fussy and time consuming to me, but when I saw the 8″ Triangles On A Roll braid template, I couldn’t resist giving it a try. I was absolutely amazed at how quick and easy the whole process was, but more importantly, my piecing was sheer perfection. I have never had my seams look so good and now consider myself a paper piecing convert. My head is spinning with new ideas for making quilts and other sewing projects with braids and quilts.

Straight As An Arrow Quilt Tutorial

 

Straight As An Arrow quilt tutorial

This simple and striking quilt is an easy weekend project. Pick your favorite colors to personalize it for any room or season. The finished quilt measures 60” x 60”.

 

Materials

65” of 8” Flying Geese and Braids Triangles On A Roll

Eight ¼ yards or fat quarters of different coordinating solids

4 yards of solid white or off white

½ yard of contrasting solid for binding

4 yards of quilting weight cotton for backing

 

Cutting

  1. Following the measurements provided in the Triangles On A Roll directions, cut twelve rectangles of each solid.
  2. Following the measurements provided in the Triangles On A Roll directions, cut one starter triangle from one of the solid colors.
  3. Cut two rectangles from the solid white measuring 31” x 65” and 22” x 65”.
  4. Cut seven 2 ¼” width of fabric strips from your binding fabric.

 

Sewing

  1. Following the Triangles On A Roll directions, sew the braid so it measures 65” in length.
  2. Sew the two white rectangles to either side of the braid.
  3. Square up the quilt top so it measures 60” x 65”.
  4. Piece your quilt back so it measures at least 65” x 65”.
  5. Sew your binding strips together to make at least 250” of binding.
  6. Quilt and bind your gorgeous quilt with your preferred quilting and binding method. *

 

StraighAs An Arrow couch

*I had a lot of fun with all of the negative space to try out some new quilting techniques.

Congratulations! You are all finished.

 

 

 

 

 

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