Creating New Traditions Triangle Quilt

Creating New Traditions Triangle Quilt

Crafting Time:
  • Over 5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Fabric Traditions®
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Additional Information



  • 20 different Creating New Traditions prints, 1/2 yard of each for triangles
  • Creating New Traditions purple polka dot fabric 5 yards for backing & binding
  • Batting - twin size
  • Equilateral triangle pattern provided
  • 8" x 8" poster board or template material
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Sewing thread to match fabrics
  • Quilting thread
  • Rotary cutter, matt & ruler
  • 6-1/2" x 24" acrylic ruler
  • 1" quilt basting safety pins
  • Finished Dimension 63-1/2" X 84-1/2"


  1. Sew all seams right sides together with 1/4” seam allowance unless noted otherwise.
  2. Make a template of the equilateral triangle pattern.
  3. To print the templates, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
  4. Follow steps 4 through 7 to cut the fabric.
  5. How to cut the triangles: Line up one edge of the triangle template along the bottom edge of a 7" wide strip of fabric and cut both sides of the template for the first triangle. Rotate the template, aligning it with the top edge of the strip and the just cut edge of the fabric to cut another triangle.
  6. From each of the twenty different print fabrics, cut two 7" x 44" strips. From these strips, use the equilateral triangle template to cut 14 triangles of each fabric for a total of 280 triangles.
  7. From the purple polka dot fabric, cut two pieces 68" x width of fabric for the backing. Trim off the selvedges.
  8. From the purple polka dot fabric, cut eight 2-1/2" x width of fabric strips for the binding. Trim off the selvedges.
  9. Follow steps 9 through 12 to construct the quilt.
  10. To print the templates, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
  11. Layout the triangles on a large design space in a pleasing array of 14 rows of 19 triangles each. The triangles alternatively point upward and downward across the row. Note: The sides of the design are uneven and will be trimmed after the rows are sewn together. There are 14 triangles leftover that will not be used.
  12. Sew the triangles into rows. Press the seams in each row all one direction, changing the direction in alternate rows.
  13. Stitch the rows together matching seam intersections. Press the seams any direction.
  14. Trim the sides of the quilt top to square off, making sure to leave a 3/8" seam allowance for the binding.
  15. Follow steps 14 through 18 for quilting.
  16. Sew the two backing pieces together. Press the seam to one side. Tip: Avoid having a center seam by cutting one backing piece in half and sewing each half to the left and right side of the second backing piece.
  17. On a flat surface, layer the backing fabric right side down, then the batting, and then the quilt top right side up.
  18. Baste the quilt every three to four inches with 1" quilt basting safety pins.
  19. Quilt as desired.
  20. After quilting, baste stitch 1/8" around the outside edges of the quilt to keep the layers together.
  21. Follow steps 20 through 25 for the binding.
  22. Stitch the 2 1/2” binding strips together end to end with diagonal seams. Press the seams open.

  23. Diagram 1
  24. Fold and press the binding in half along the length to make double fold binding.

  25. Diagram 2
  26. Sew the binding to the quilt front along the quilt edge by machine using a 3/8” seam allowance.

  27. Diagram 3
  28. Trim the edges of the batting and backing even with the binding seam allowance.
  29. Flip the binding to the back and hand stitch in place using a slip stitch.