Add Setting Triangles to Quilt BlocksThe block layout is very obvious now -- it is the traditional Winged Square pattern, also used in the Which Way do We Go? quilt pattern. Winged Square is one of my all-time favorite quilt blocks.
It's time to sew those 'rule breaking' large triangles to the quilt blocks.
Setting triangles are typically created so that the edges that surround a quilt's outer perimeter are cut along the fabric's stable straight grain. That arrangement makes it less likely that the edges of a quilt will stretch out of shape as you work with it (and, to a lesser extent, during use).
The long edges of our setting triangles are cut on the fabric's stretchy bias. You'll sew a border to the triangle edges right away, so they will be quickly stabilized. The stretchy edges will be fine, but do remember they are there and handle the edges carefully during assembly.
- Find the two triangles you cut by dividing the 10-7/8" square in half once diagonally.
- Arrange a quilt block on a design wall or sewing table as shown in the photograph above, with its pointed corners aligned horizontally.
- Sew a setting triangle to the right upper edge of the quilt block, aligning the squared edge of the triangle with the pointed tip at the block's midpoint. The triangle end that touches the upper edge of the block will extend past the block when edges are aligned.
- Carefully press the seam allowance toward the setting triangle.[
- Repeat, adding a large triangle to the second quilt block.