Free triangles quilt pattern

We do love it when we get to play with 60-degree triangles on our quilt tops! They're loads of fun to piece together, always guarantee a crisp, geometric effect, and are so versatile in their arrangement. Try them at home with this free triangles quilt pattern by Jenny Woodward.

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Our love of the humble triangle has just levelled up and it’s all thanks to Jenny Woodward. She’s designed this happy-making Hi Hexie triangle quilt, especially for us! Jenny’s design gives simple rows of triangles a clever twist as she places pops of colour against crisp white backing fabric to create a large-scale hexagon effect. Read her full step-by-step tutorial for how to make this quilt below.

In case you haven’t already discovered her work, Jenny is a quilter, pattern designer and quilt teacher, based in Sydney, Australia. You can follow her on instagram @jacksroom or over on her beautiful quilts over on her website jacksroomquilts.blogspot.com

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How to turn Half Square Rectangles into a hexagon quilt, step by step

You will need…

  • Print fabrics: sixteen (16) fat eighths
  • Background fabric (white): 418yd
  • Backing fabric: 4½yds
  • Batting: 78in square
  • Binding: 5yd

Finished size

72in square approx

Notes

  • Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted.
  • Press seams open, unless instructed otherwise.
  • WOF = width of fabric.
  • WST = wrong sides together.
  • This quilt was quilted with an all over Triangle Meander design by Birgit Hoffman of Black Sheep Quilting
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Cutting out

Step 1

From each fat eighth cut:

  • One (1) 5in x WOF strip.
  • One (1) 2½in x WOF strip. Subcut to give two (2) 9in x 2½in rectangles and one (1) 2½in square. You will only need a total of four (4) 2½in squares for this quilt.

Step 2

From the background fabric cut:

  • Twelve (12) 5in x WOF strips.
  • Three (3) 10½in x WOF strips.
  • Four (4) 13½in x WOF strips.

Step 3

From the binding fabric cut eight (8) 2½in x WOF strips.

Cutting out the triangles

Step 4

Take the 5in x WOF print and white strips. Referring to Figs A–D, cut a total of ninety (90) print fabric triangles and one hundred and twenty (120) white triangles.

How to cut 60 degree triangles

Assembling the quilt top

Step 5

Arrange the print and white triangles into ten rows of twenty-one triangles each as shown (Fig 1). The print triangles are arranged into three concentric hexagons.

How to make a triangles quilt

Step 6

Sew the triangles into rows, then join the rows, making sure care to match the points.

Step 7

Square up the quilt top, cutting ¼in beyond the points of the triangles at the side edges and taking care to create a 90-degree angle at each corner. The quilt centre should measure 48½in x 42½in.

Step 8

Take the three 10½in x WOF white strips and sew together end-to-end with straight seams. Measure the height of the quilt centre and cut two strips to this measurement – it should measure approx 48½in high. Sew a strip to each side of the quilt centre.

Step 9

Take the four 13½in x WOF white strips and sew together end-to-end with straight seams. Measure the width of the quilt and cut two strips to this measurement – it should measure approx 68½in wide. Sew a strip to the top and bottom of the quilt centre

Step 10

Take eight different 9in x 2½in print rectangles and join on their short ends to make a 68½in x 2½in pieced strip. Repeat to make a total of four pieced strips.

Step 11

Join a pieced strip to two opposite sides of the quilt centre.

Step 12

To each end of the two remaining pieced strips join a 2½in print square. Then join these strips to the two remaining sides of the quilt centre to complete the quilt top.

60 degree triangle quilt pattern

Quilting and finishing

Step 13

Cut the backing fabric in half across the width. Remove the selvedges and re-join the pieces along the length with a ½in seam. Press the seam open.

Step 14

Press the quilt top and backing well. Make a quilt sandwich by placing the backing fabric right side down, the batting on top, then the quilt top centrally and right side up. The backing and batting are slightly larger than the quilt top. Baste the layers together using your preferred method.

Step 15

Quilt as desired. Jenny quilted an all over Triangle Meander design by Birgit Hoffman of Black Sheep Quilting

Step 16

Trim off the excess batting and backing fabric, and square up the quilt.

Step 17

Sew the binding strips together end-to-end using diagonal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dogears. Fold in half lengthwise, WST, and press.

Quilt binding

Step 18

Sew the binding to the right side of the quilt, folding a mitre at each corner, then fold the binding over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place to finish.

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Now sew a cushion to match!

Triangle cushion pattern

If this post has got you hooked on stitching up 60 degree triangles into the happiest of hexie patchwork patterns, sew our matching cushion with Jenny’s step-by-step guide.