- Coordinating fabrics, 1/4 yd. (not fat quarters), six
- Coordinating Extra-Wide Double Fold Bias Tape (Clarks), 1/2”-wide, 2 pkgs.
- Paper, 8-1/2”x11”
- Clear acrylic ruler
- Rotary cutting tool and mat
- Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
- 1. For pattern, measure and mark 9” down from top of each corner on paper. Place ruler on marks and draw line; trim off bottom. Fold 8-1/2”x9” paper in half lengthwise, crease and open. Use ruler to draw a line from top corner to bottom of crease. Repeat on opposite side. Cut along drawn lines for an 8-1/2”-wide, 9” tall triangle.
- 2. Trim all fabrics to 9” to 9-1/4”-wide.
- 3. Spread one fabric out on rotary cutting mat. Starting at end, lay pattern triangle on fabric, aligning top of pattern with top of fabric. Lay acrylic ruler along edge of pattern, and use rotary cutter to cut along fabric. Repeat on following side. Flip pattern over and repeat in opposite direction. Continue to end of fabric. Repeat for all fabrics for a total of eight to nine triangles for a non-directional print fabric and five triangles from a directional print fabric.
- 4. Arrange triangles in desired order. Open bias tape and finger press open. Spot glue two ends together for a total length of six yards. Let dry. Fold triangle pattern in half for a right triangle to mark spaces 4-1/4” apart. Leaving 19”-long tails at each side, sandwich fabric triangles between two layers of binding, leaving 4-1/4” between fabrics.
- 5. Apply thin line of fabric glue along top edge of fabric triangle. Fold bias tape down, press firmly and hold for several seconds to secure. Glue remaining triangles along bias tape in same way. Let dry.
- 6. When dry, repeat Step 5 along back of fabric triangles.
by Fairlight Kloxin