Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Quilt How To: Sewing the Triangles

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Equilateral Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial: Sewing Together the Triangles
Once we've cut our equilateral triangles for the Christmas Tree Skirt Quilt, we've got to sew them together. It might be worth a gander to look at the instructions in the Isosceles Triangle Quilt - assembling the triangles BYOV tutorial. But below is an illustration and another view on the approach to sewing together isosceles/equilateral triangles for a quilt top.

That offset is super important, otherwise the tips will be cut off when the rows are assembled.

Another item of note - we're assembling 6 larger triangles first, as shown in the diagram and final photos below.

Diagram for Sewing Together the Triangles

Related BYOV Posts
Assembling the Isosceles Triangle Quilt Top

  1. Pick 2 triangles - we want to sew them together with a quarter inch offset so the tips don't get cut off when sewing rows together!
    Pick 2 triangles - we want to sew them together with a quarter inch offset so the tips don't get cut off when sewing rows together!
  2. Right sides together, with a 1/4" offset. Pin.
    Right sides together, with a 1/4" offset. Pin.
  3. Sew with quarter inch inseam. (Note the 1/4" offset!)
    Sew with quarter inch inseam. (Note the 1/4" offset!)
  4. Iron seam open.
    Iron seam open.
  5. Check to make sure offset and everything looks alright. If not, rip out seams and redo.
    Two triangles attached, with 1/4" offset
  6. Repeat previous steps for more triangles.
    Repeat previous steps for more triangles. Repeat previous steps for more triangles.
    Repeat previous steps for more triangles.
  7. Sew together triangles until one row is complete. Bottom row of larger triangle is 5 triangles, middle row is 3 triangles, and top is 1 triangle.
    Sew together triangles until one row is complete. Bottom row of larger triangle is 5 triangles, middle row is 3 triangles, and top is 1 triangle.
  8. Trim top and bottom as needed.
    Trim top and bottom as needed.
  9. Sew 3 triangle rows together. Bottom row of larger triangle is 5 triangles, middle row is 3 triangles, and top is 1 triangle.
    Sew 3 triangle rows together. Bottom row of larger triangle is 5 triangles, middle row is 3 triangles, and top is 1 triangle.
  10. Sew 6 larger triangles. We'll attach flange next.
    Sew 6 larger triangles. We'll attach flange next.


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

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