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Test your quilting I.Q. by taking the following quiz and post
your answers in the comment section below. Enjoy reading other QCA
members' answers as you scroll down on the page. Oops. Cheating is
This combination of large and small triangles below is commonly called:
a. Sitting Ducks
b. Counting Crows
c. Flying Geese
d. A flock of these that caused USAirways Flight 1549 to land in the Hudson River.
What type of triangle is the big one in the middle in Question 1?
b. Right Isosceles
c. Half Square Triangle
d. Quarter Square Triangle
(Hint: More than one answer is correct. Also watch this animation.
if you didn't know the answer to question 1!
How many ways are there to make Flying Geese?
d. I have no idea, but it's definitely more than 3.
Of the following 2 methods to make Flying Geese, which is more accurate, but wastes a little bit of the fabric?
a. Cutting a big rectangle and two small squares.
b. Cutting the triangles and sewing them together.
But we bet you all got Question 4 right anyway.
Using Method a. in Question 4 is more accurate because:
a. You aren't dealing with bias edges.
b. You can't add the right seam allowance for triangles using a ruler alone.
c. You need to pre-trim the triangle points for perfect alignment.
d. All of the above.
I guess we just can't get used to the Winter Olympics being over,
So, Yet Another
there any way you can add the precise amount of Seam Allowance for
Triangles and pre-trim their points for perfect alignment, so you can
make Flying Geese or other blocks with triangles any size you want
without wasting any fabric????
Maybe someday in the future there will be some really amazing
tools that eliminate the built-in error when making triangles and make
it easy to accurately trim triangle points.
Those amazing tools already exist! Seam Allowance Additions by Guidelines4Quilting eliminate the built-in error when cutting triangles and their amazing Prep-Tool lines itself up to the fabric for perfect point trimming.
- Bonus Point: The Amazing Prep-Tool
also sets a seam guide at a precise scant ¼" on your sewing machine,
so your triangle points end up perfect after sewing them together.
What about the bias edges?
- Nothing. No one has ever sewn along a bias edge in the history of quilting and ever had it come out right.
- Quilters sew along bias edges all the time. It does help to
use a little spray starch but the big problem with triangles is that you
are adding a little too much seam allowance when you cut them using a
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