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How to Make a Crib-Sized Triangle Quilt

teacher avatar Jennifer Baxter, Lindy J Quilts | Designer | Blogger

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (1h 2m)
    • 1. Triangle Quilt - Introduction

    • 2. Class 1 - Quilting Tools

    • 3. Class 2 - Fabric Selection

    • 4. Class 3 - Fabric Preparation

    • 5. Class 4 - Cutting Triangles

    • 6. Class 5 - Laying Out Your Quilt

    • 7. Class 6 - Sewing Triangles

    • 8. Class 7 - Sewing Rows Together

    • 9. Class 8 - Pin Basting

    • 10. Class 9 - Quilting

    • 11. Class 10 - Trimming the Quilt | Making Binding

    • 12. Class 11 - Binding

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About This Class

Our course will take you through the entire process of making a Baby Triangle Quilt. 

We will show you:

  1. Supplies you will need
  2. Fabric requirements
  3. Fabric Preparation
  4. Cutting Instructions
  5. Layout Tips
  6. Clear Sewing Instructions
  7. Joining Triangle Rows
  8. Pin Basting
  9. Machine Quilting
  10. Trimming the Quilt
  11. Binding

Our classes are broken up in bite-sized step-by-step videos so that you can watch at your own pace.  Our goals was to get straight to the point and show you exactly what you need to do to accomplish all the steps necessary for finishing your quilt.

You can watch a class repeatedly until you are ready to move on.

If you follow each of our steps, you will finish a Crib-Sized Triangle Quilt. 

Here’s What You Will Not Get From Our Class:

You will not be forced to watch us cut and sew an entire quilt!!  Uh, boring. 

We really tried to condense our course into easily digestible segments so that you won’t be forced to watch us cut 100+ Triangles, pin 200+ pins, or quilt all those seams.

And I know this will be hard to believe, but Mom and I aren’t professional actors!  We are real people who really love quilting, and we want to share the quilting love with you!


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Jennifer Baxter

Lindy J Quilts | Designer | Blogger


Hi!  I'm Jenn, co-owner with my awesome mom, Linda, of Lindy J Quilts.  We design beautiful and modern quilts and quilt patterns.

Mom and I started up our shop and blog late 2016 and we just recently created a class for SkillShare.

We are based out of Dunwoody, GA – just north of Atlanta. We are life-long sewing enthusiasts specializing in quilts and handmade gifts.  We feel quilts are wonderful and special gifts.  Quilts are so versatile!  They’re not just bedding, they are lap quilts, tablecloths, picnic blankets, nap pallets, play mats, etc.

Looking learn how to quilt?  Intimidated by the whole quilting process?  Needing quilting inspiration?  We can help!  Check out our available SkillShare class... See full profile

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1. Triangle Quilt - Introduction: way and I'm Jen and were the mother daughter team behind Lindy J. Quotes How would you like to learn how to make a triangle, baby? Quote Well, we are here to show you how to create your very own triangle, baby quote. We've sown and crafted our entire lives and we especially love all things quotes. We know that you're busy and that's why we've broken our class down into easy to follow videos and steps. Our class allows you to create your quote at your own pace. For the most part, you will be sowing your quote entirely by machine. We will walk you through every step of the process from what tools you will need to picking out your fabric to cutting and sewing and quilting and binding. We have to make this process as easy as possible for you and we would love to see your projects. We feel our class is perfect for you. Whether you're a beginner sewer or a quilting expert, we think that you will pick up some tips and tricks no matter where you are in your cult ing experience. So come on and join us and create your very own triangle. Baby. Quote 2. Class 1 - Quilting Tools: hi. Today's class is all about all the tools you'll need to make your triangle. Quote. We got all the lists for you so you can get everything is simple, but the main tool that you will need is this equilateral triangle ruler that we got online at amazon dot com. It's from Quote in a day. Once you get all the tools together, let's get started. First stuff you will need a well working sewing machine, and you will need basic sewing machine knowledge, such as the ability to thread the machine and make necessary adjustments to thread tension . You did not need an expensive machine that has all kinds of bells and whistles. The only stitch you'll need is a straight stitch. Just make sure your your machine is sewing a consistent straight stitch before you begin your project. Next he will need to special presser feet for your well working sewing machine. The first presser fit you will need is 1/4 inch quilting presser foot. That's the small one on the right. This presser foot is vital to piecing your quote, since it will provide you with a consistent seen guide, something that will save you so much frustration. Next you'll have to get a walking foot. That's the bigger, scarier looking foot on the left. This presser foot helps guide your quote sandwich through your machine during the quilting and binding stages, there are some basic sewing notions you will need for your project. First, you will need threat we recommend, or a Phil 50 weight, 100% cotton quilting thread, and you will need some good sewing scissors. Thes scissors should be used for your sewing projects on Lee, and you will also need a seam ripper. A seam ripper is a necessary evil that will correct any sewing booboos that you will have during the project. When you're cutting your fabric, you will need a self healing cutting mat. Try to have the biggest Matt you're cutting table will allow. You also need a rotary cutter and blade. We change our blades fairly often, so it's probably best to have some extra blades handy. There are two rulers that are required for this project. First, you will need a 24 inch ruler. You'll use this ruler for all your straight edge cutting, and most importantly, you will need a 60 degree equal lateral triangle ruler. We recommend the quote in a day version, and we found ours on Amazon. A 6.5 inch square ruler is a nice ruler to have on hand, but it's not required for the pen basting lesson that is later down the road, you will need safety pins and a lot of them. We recommend that you get the curvy, quoting safety pins their way easier to put in and take out. You will also need regular masking tape. We use the masking tape to tape down the backing and batting of the colt. After we finish the quote top as an optional tool, we recommend the quick clip tool. Once you get the hang of this nifty little tool, you will find pin basting to be much easier on the fingers. Finally, we use the Fonz importer binding ruler. The fonds importer binding ruler easily connects your binding, but we'll talk more about that during our quote binding lesson. For this project, you will need pens. We prefer the flathead pins, but any kind will work. And don't forget to get a pin cushion. And, yes, there's a little bit of hand sewing in this project, so pick up some needles as well. If you up to pre wash your quilting fabric, something we recommend you do. Use color catchers. Color catchers helped take out excess fabric dye and helps prevent fabric bleeding during washing. You confined color catchers at your grocery store or at Amazon. They're really easy to use. Just throw them in your washing machine along with your fabric, and you will also need an iron and ironing board. We don't use starch on our quotes, just lots of steam. But if using starts is your preference, feel free to use it. Now that you have all the tools you need to make your cool head back to our next class, the next class is all about picking your fabric. See you next time. 3. Class 2 - Fabric Selection: Hi. Welcome to our second class for your baby triangle quote. Today's class is all about how to pick out the right fabrics for your triangle. Quote. Picking out the fabrics is one of our favorite parts of the project, but we do have a few guidelines. When picking out fabrics, we make sure we only use high quality designer 100% cotton quilting fabric. We want to make our quotes last for years of use, so we don't want to see a lot of fabric for it. Fading or frame? That leads us to where do we buy our fabrics? Well, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of options. We typically avoid the bigger fabric stores like Hobby Lobby or Joann's Fabrics, and we go shopping at quoting specific shops. And although there are a lot of brick and mortar quote shops near us, we do a lot of our fabric shopping online. Many fabric shops have really good images of the fabric, so you can get a pretty good idea of the fabric. Some of our favorite online shops are stash fabrics, Hawthorne threads, Westwood acres and there are so many wonderful etc. Fabric vendors. We always try to work fellow small business owners when we can. So let's get to picking out fabric for our triangle baby quote for our triangle quotes. We like to stick to a color palette of 2 to 3 colors in our example. Quote. For this class, we chose navy, hot pink and teal. We also like to use a solid, such as white to create a little negative space in our quote and help break up the colors. A rule of thumb is to trait to make 25% of our triangles in white. As faras fabric patterns go, the sky's the limit for our class. Quote, we chose mostly geometric in modern prints. We selected seven different fabrics for each color, so you will see seven navies, seven teals and seven hot pinks. So how much fabric dean Well for the colored fabric, there are 100 and 20 triangles, and you can get eight triangles per quarter yard of fabric, so you will have to to do some map on your end to come up with your yardage requirements for the 25% white. We got 30 triangles out of the half yard of white fabric Now let's choose a fabric for your back For our quilt, we opted for a hot pink Chevron pattern in a lightweight flannel by Robert Kaufman. Some folks like to use other options, such as minke, in heavier flannels. But if you're a new quilter, keep in mind those heavier fabrics are a little harder to work with. You will need one in 1/2 yards. You will need fabric for your quotes binding. And for our quote, we chose a navy and white pinstripe. The binding is your quotes border, so be sure to pick a fabric that ties everything together. Sometimes it's good to wait until your quote top is finished before choosing your binding that we don't know your options. You will need 1/2 yard and you will need a lightweight quilting batting. We absolutely love warm and companies batting. It's 100% cotton and prewashed. You will need 1.5 yards, so in summary, you will need 1/4 yard for every print you choose. Half a yard of white fabric, one in half yard of fabric for your back and 1/2 yard of fabric for your binding. And lastly, one and 1/2 yard the batting. So go out and have fun shopping for your fabric. See, at the next class where we're gonna show you how to prepare your fabric for sewing. 4. Class 3 - Fabric Preparation: Hi. Welcome to our class on preparing your fabric for selling. Everyone doesn't always agree on whether you pre wash are not. We happen to feel that you should pre wash your fabric. And here are some reasons why short story. We always pretty washed our fabric for our selling projects. It's a tedious step that we always took it before we created anything, and we never had any problems with fabric bleed or shrinkage. That is, we never had any problems until we took a local cult in class where our instructor said that pre washing isn't necessary. We took our instructor's advice, and Mom and I decided to skip that step. On our next quote. We work together to make a beautiful purple and yellow quote for a friend. We have gotten all the way to the binding part when I noticed something off about the quote back and what we saw was horrible. Some of the deeper purple colored fabrics have bled all the way through the batting and back upon further inspection, we saw that everywhere we had that purple fabric, there was color bleed and it was permanently there. The quote was ruined and we figured that the purple blood through during some pressing part of the process, and we didn't notice it until we took a step back to admire almost finished work. And that quote ended up in the garbage. We now always prepare our fabric, so here is what we recommend you do to prepare your fabric. First, pre wash your fabric in warm water with color catchers or with a product like retain. One of the goals is to remove any excess die in your fabric and prevent it from bleeding on your quote again. There's nothing more heartbreaking than taking the time to create a beautiful quote and then have it ruined in its first wash. We also recommend pre washing your fabric so that you can remove any fabric string kage before you construct your quote. If you were to miss this step than your quote will shrink and get a really puckered look after you pre wash your fabric, he will most likely end up with a big ball of fabric that needs a lot of army. Take the time to iron each piece. We don't use starch just a lot of steep. Did we convert you to the pre washing side? We hope so. Now you're ready to start cutting and sewing By taking these extra steps you are insuring Your quote will last for years. So meet us next time. After you've prepared your fabric the next class we are going to show you how to cut your triangles. 5. Class 4 - Cutting Triangles: Hi. Welcome to our class on how to cut your triangles for your triangle quilt. We hope you have your triangle ruler ready because we will need this for this class to begin, we will work with the solid white fabric we are incorporating into our quote to recap. We like to use about 25% of white to help break up our color scheme. In this case, we will be cutting out 32 white triangles. We are also going to cut a handful of half triangles out of the white. We won't need to many just enough to add to the ends of our rose. Fold your fabric so that your salvages lineup in your fabric is nice and smooth. Take your 24 inch ruler and trim off the side of your fabric. Gently flip your fabric over. Make sure your edges are lined up and smooth out your fabric. Since we're making 5.5 inch high triangles, line up your 24 inch ruler along the straight edge and take care to have it nice and lined up at the five and 1/2 inch mark. Repeat this two more times so that you have 35 and 1/2 inch strips. - Next , take a strip and I'm off the salvage a month in making sure you are nice and square. And now it's time to use your triangle ruler. Flip your strip over. Line up your ruler on the outermost center line. There are two lines you want the one on the far left. Line up your side and bottom and cut along the diagonal. This will give you your first half triangle piece. Turn your ruler upside down. Lineup the straight edge and the diagonal and cut along the diagonal. Now you have your first triangle. Turn the triangle ruler around again and repeat. Repeat this process all the way down your strip of fabric and repeat until you have 32 white triangles and a handful of half white triangles. - For your printed fabric, you will repeat the same process. The only hitch is that you're going to need half triangles from your prints, a swell and that's all good. But if you were to cut all your strips the same way, you'd end up with half triangles that only go one direction. In order to avoid that cut, some of your prints fabric upside down. This will reverse that half triangle angle and give you half triangles in the other direction. We learned this the hard way on our first triangle quote and ended up with a lot of half triangles we couldn't use. - You will need 120 printed triangles in about 7/2 triangles in one direction in 7/2 triangles in the opposite direction. Hope you had fun cutting out the triangles for your triangle. Cool. We'll see you at the next class. We'll show you how the layout those triangles and keep them organized. 6. Class 5 - Laying Out Your Quilt: Hi. Welcome back. This class is all about laying out the triangles for your quilt. This class will show you how to look at your fabrics. Put them in order. Pick them up. Put him down. Just lay him out the way you want, and then we'll give you a few pointers on how to organize all your turn. Ingles. The first step is to mix up all your triangle pieces, Then start at the top and lay down 13 triangles in a row for the next road. Layout your triangles so that the points line up in the straight edges lineup. - Once you've laid out 10 rows of triangles, use your half triangles and fill in the gaps on the sides of your rose. Stand back and look at your quote layout. This is where you do all your rearranging. If you spot too many triangles of one color isolated in one spot, simply rearrange them. Now, starting at the top row, carefully pick up your cool row by row. We like to label are rose with a number so that they stay in order. You will be sowing your triangles together one row at a time, so this will help you keep your layout intact. See you at our next class for Mom's going to show you how to. So all those triangles together to see you then? 7. Class 6 - Sewing Triangles: great job making it so far in this class. Today's class, we're going to show you how to sew those triangles together. Sewing triangles together can be a little tricky, but you'll get the hang of it. Take 1/2 triangle and one full triangle and with right sides together, mine up your edges. Quarter inch overlap on each side. Now some people may so their pieces together without pins. But we like to use them to make sure there isn't fabric slippage, So 1/4 inch scene notice how there is 1/4 inch overlap on each point. Open up your triangles at the scene and make sure there is 1/4 inch seam allowance where the seam begins and ends. Take your newly sown unit to your ironing board and press to the right. Once you pressed your scene, take your unit over to the cutting board and trim off the dog ear. That's that little point on the top and on the side. - Next , attached another triangle to the full size triangle, following the same instructions as before. Once you've sown that triangle onto your road, take your road to the ironing board and press that seem to the right. Don't forget to trim your dog years. Attach your triangles down your row until you have 13 full triangles. Press all the seems to the right as you go attach the half triangle unit on the end and press that seem to the right as well. All of the scenes will be pressed to the right in this one row for road to follow the same instructions that press all your seems to the left for row three. You will do the same, but press to the right. Repeat this process for all 10 of your robes and make sure you are pressing alternatively for each rope. So why is pressing such a big deal? Well, when you join your rose up in the next lesson, you will find your points nesting up beautifully because of all the care you took in your pressing. So have fun getting those rose sewn up By the end of it, you should have 10 rows ready to be joined together. See at the next class where we're gonna put those rows together 8. Class 7 - Sewing Rows Together: way. Have you had fun sewing those triangles into Rose? I hope you're rose. All a symbol with the seems pressed in opposite directions so we can get down to business and join those rose. You're almost there to recap We had you work on one row at a time and pressing as you go for row one, your scene should be pressed all in one direction and for road to pressed in the opposite. Now is the time to trim off all those little points. You may keep them there, but it does reduce seem bulk if you take the extra step to turn them off Next. We've later rose out with the wrong side up for demonstration purposes. Notice how the grows seems. Air pressed to the right in the row below are pressed to the left. This is so that when you join these rows together, your triangle points will line up nicely. We're going to work with two rows at a time to so are rows together. So grab rose one and two and let's get started with right sides together. Line up your rose and nest. Those seems together. Use pens and pen every point so Rose together with 1/4 inch seam allowance. So a little test seemed to make sure your points are lining up. If they aren't, you may need to adjust your seam allowance. Now go. And so those rows together work in pairs of two rows. And then so those groups together to form your quote top. When your quote top is finished, you will need to press those rose seems either up or down. But be sure to press all those seems in the same direction. This will be so helpful when you get to the binding stage of the project. Great job. Your triangle quilt top is finished. Great work. In the next class, we're gonna show you how to pin based and make your quote sandwich. You're almost there. See it the next class. 9. Class 8 - Pin Basting: great job. You've got a Finnish quote top. You should give yourself a pat on the back, but you can't stop now. We need to finish this quote. Today's class is going to show you all about how you pin based or quote, so let's get started. To recap what supplies you will need. You will need your quote top fabric backing, batting masking tape, curvy safety pens. And we also use the quick clip tool to help take the pending pressure off of our fingers. We like to use a hardwood floor to spread out are quote sandwich and pen based it. Now, if you don't have access to a hardwood floor, we've seen others do this step on a carpeted surface, and if the idea of sitting on the floor doesn't sound all that fun to you, a large flat table will work as well. But for this class, we're going to show you how to pin based on a hardwood floor. First, make sure your top and backing are nice and pressed. You will lay out your backing first with the wrong side up. We like to use the floorboards lines, tow line up the salvages and make sure the quote back is nice and straight. Next we take down our back, making sure it's nice and flat. Then we lay down our batting, smooth it out and tape it down as well. - Finally , we layer quote, top on top with the right side up. We do a general smooth over, but we also smooth as we go as we pin way starting at the top, we pin about every 2 to 3 inches. You really don't want to get more space than three inches between pens, because that may leave room for your quote to shift during quoting work one side at a time. We pinned down about eight inches on a side, smoothing and pulling as we go. - And then we penned the bottom perimeter of the quote. - Now the quote is fairly stabilized and we compendious quote all over. Lastly, pull up all the tape in your quote is ready for quoting. I'm glad Jen does all the pin basting for us. We'll see you at our next class for Mom is going to show you how to quote the quote. See, then 10. Class 9 - Quilting: hi. Today we're going to show you what we feel is probably the most fun part of the whole cult ing process. Besides shopping. That's true. We're going to show you how to quote that quote. Now is the time to bust out that walking foot. The walking presser foot is vital for feeding your quote sandwich through your machine. So don't skip this step to begin quoting, We're going to lengthen our stitch by a stitch or two. The longer stitch gives, you're quoting a nice look. Start on one corner and stitch right in the scene. This is called ditch stitching. You're going to ditch stitch all of the triangle. Seems when you need to quote, the longer seems in the middle. Roll up your quote so it will fit through the arm of your sewing machine. Now you can either stop here and call it a day, or you could add a little extra quilting. What we like to do is quote 1/4 inch on either side of our ditches to give the quote added Modern Quilty. - That's it. You're so close to the finish line after you get your quote. All cult ID, join us for our next class, where we're going to show you have a trim and square of your quote and we're gonna make finding for your binding. See, then. 11. Class 10 - Trimming the Quilt | Making Binding: here Quilt is really starting to look like a quilt, isn't it? In today's class, we're gonna show you how to trend square of your quote, and then we're going to show you how to prepare the binding tape for binding. You're almost there. Spread your quote out on a nice flat table with your cutting mat underneath. We like to start with the short side of the quote mine up your 24 inch ruler along one of the scenes at about the five in one court quarter mark, you want to make sure you aren't trimming off too much or too little. This does take a little eyeballing nice and easy. Trim the edge, working your way up and using your ruler to keep you straight. Turn your quilt so that you can work on the next side. You're going to use the edge of what you just trim to square that corner and trim that side again. You will have to eyeball and make tiny adjustments. Trim the edge while working your way up and use that roller to keep you straight. Turn the quote again. Use that ad you just cut to square up and trim repeat for the final side. - To make your binding, you will need to cut 52 and 1/4 inch strips of binding fabric. - Line up your binding in a 90 degree angle with right sides together. Take a ruler line up one edge with the edge of your binding. Used the angle mark on your ruler to find the point and trace a line with a pencil pin together. And so along that line, repeat until you have all four pieces sewn together. Trim off 1/4 inch of each scene and trim off your points. Press your seems open. Take the binding over to your ironing board and press it in half with wrong sides together . Roll your binding up on a pen or a pencil to keep you organized. All right, you are in it to win it. Last class binding. Your quilt is coming up Well, see there 12. Class 11 - Binding: Hi. Can you believe how far you've come? One more step to go binding your quilt. So today's class we're gonna show you all the tips and tricks that we use to machine bind our quotes and give them a very professional look and will help you quote last three years of use leaving about 12 inches. Tale of the binding began joining the binding to the quote sandwich about midway down one side of the quote as you. So be sure the edges of the binding line up with the quote sandwich. Use 1/4 seam allowance. And so, with the quote back on top, you need to know exactly where to stop selling at the corner with the quote back on top, invisible as you so you will be able to mark the spot to stop for a perfect miter corner. As you approach the corner, keep in mind that you need to know where to stop. Use your ruler to mark 1/4 inch from the corner. Then you stop sewing with the needle down exactly on that spot. Way to quote and so diagonally to the corner back stitch toe. Lock the stitches and remove the quote from the machine. Turn the quote over with the binding. On top of the quote sandwich, fold the binding back over and away from the quote, making a 45 degree angle. We use our ruler to make sure the fold is on the correct angle finger. Press the fold, then fold the binding back over the quote. Penn in place. Continue to so the binding to the quilt following the same directions for the corners. Stop about 12 inches from the spot where you started sewing the binding onto the quote. You will need a little room to join your binding way to clothe opening. Used the fonds importer ruler. You will have to long free ends of binding between stitching points. Trim right binding strip so it ends at center of opening place. Binding tool on end of right finding strip. Bring left biting strip over binding tool and full left binding Strip back on itself a long line for cut with a finding, and in this case it's too and 1/4 inch wide. So full back on the two and 1/4 inch line. Cut threefold to trim left binding strip to proper length. Open out left binding strip so right side is facing up. Open out, right binding strip and place right sides together with left finding strip position. End of right strip along top edge of left strip. Finding pieces will be right sides together and at the right angle to each other. Place diagonal line on binding tool along end of right strip and mark a sewing guideline along the slanted edge of the binding tool stitch. Binding together on the diagonal sewing guideline. Trim excess, leaving 1/4 inch seam allowance finger press your seem open. Fold binding in half. - Stitch the binding to the quote. Take the quote to the ironing board. Impressed the binding out from the quote to expose the stitch line. Since you cannot see what is going on with the binding while you are stitching, you need some insurance, so you're going to base the point binding into place. - Fold the binding over the quote edge and, with a needle and thread, start hand, basting the binding into place. Now some people use pens. Some people use clips, but we prefer needle and threat. It's easier to just remove the threats, and we get an accurate stitch. When you get to the corner, stop basting at the corner of the quote, fold the binding diagonally across the top of the quote and pulled the binding down to turn the corner to make the miter and then continue, basting. When the binding is basted or penned or clipped into place, you can see what the quote is going to look like with the quote top of start top stitching over the scene that joined the binding to the quote. Stop at the corner and then go one stitch into the corner and back. Pivot the quote to get in position to stitch the next side. Go one stitch back and then continue stitching when you get all the way around. The quote removed the basting stitches. You now have a finished quilt. Great job. Your quilt is almost done. Almost done. Don't forget that label way.