Triangle Xmas Tree Skirt Quilt Tutorial: Cutting Equilateral Triangles

Sunday, December 31, 2017

How To: Equilateral Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt
I was so inspired by PepperKnit's Equilateral Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt after making my speedy circular Xmas Tree Skirt, that I decided to make another quilted Christmas Tree Skirt, as a gift.

There's a few updated pieces to this tree skirt, so it'll have to be broken out into multiple posts. We'll start with supplies and cutting the equilateral triangles for the top.
Equilateral Triangle Cutting Diagram for Hexagon Shaped Christmas Tree Skirt Quilt

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BYOV's Circular Wedge Xmas Tree Skirt | BYOV's Cutting Isosceles Triangles | PepperKnit's Equilateral Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt

  1. Supplies:: [General] erasable marking pen, thread, needle, sewing machine, walking foot [for sewing machine] pins, ruler, cutting mat, rotary cutter, scissors, iron, ironing board. [Fabric] 2 yards for the top (8x 1/4yd), 1.5 yards for the back, 2 fat quarters for the binding, 60x60" low-loft quilt batting, 1/8 yard for the flange, 1/8 yard Velcro
    Supplies
  2. Trim ironed fabric to 8" tall (mine is folded in half, fold on the left)
    Trim ironed fabric to 8" tall (mine is folded in half, fold on the left)
  3. Mark 4 5/8" on one side, and 9.25" on the other (see illustrated diagram)
    Mark 4 5/8" on one side, and 9.25" on the other (see illustrated diagram)
  4. Cut from 4 5/8" mark to corner (Note: 4 5/8" is half of 9.25").
    Cut from 4 5/8" mark to corner
  5. Cut from 4 5/8" mark to 9.25" mark. (Alternatively, use an equilateral triangle template/cutting form, or use your 60 degree cutting angles)
    Cut from 4 5/8" mark to 9.25" mark. (Alternatively, use an equilateral triangle template/cutting form, or use your 60 degree cutting angles)
  6. Mark 9.25" from where the 4 5/8" mark was.
    Mark 9.25" from where the 4 5/8" mark was.

  7. Cut from new 9.25" mark to the corner.
  8. Repeat marking 9.25" and cutting to previous corner until you run out of fabric.
    Repeat marking 9.25" and cutting to previous corner until you run out of fabric.
  9. Unfold fabric and cut one last triangle from it.
    Unfold fabric and cut one last triangle from it.
  10. Keep cutting until you have enough triangles (54 of them)
    Keep cutting until you have enough triangles (54 of them)
Done cutting!
Completed cut equilateral triangles
Equilateral Christmas Tree Skirt Quilt


Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Quilt Tutorial Posts:
  1. Equilateral Triangle Quilted Xmas Tree Skirt: Cutting Equilateral Triangles
  2. Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial: Sewing the Triangles
  3. How To Add Flange to a Quilt Block
  4. How To Piece Together Low Loft Quilt Batting
  5. Quilting the Triangle Xmas Tree Skirt Quilt
  6. How To Make Continuous Bias Binding
  7. How To Connect Binding with a Mitered Seam
  8. How To: Alternative Mitered Binding Join
  9. How To Attach Bias Binding to a Quilt
  10. Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Overview

1 comments:

rooth said...

How darling and clever. I ended up buying a way overpriced skirt but I'm not nearly as crafty as you are. Happy new year!

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