Triangle Swap

Recently I participated in a triangle swap with 20 other gals.
I have always been a fan of Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts and her triangle papers.
These papers fit beautifully on fabric approx 7″ x 22 making it a 
wonderful project for scraps or fat eighths.
Each package comes with enough papers to make 700 triangle sets. The papers are printed on newsprint paper making it easy to tear the papers off once the sets are sewn together.
Once my triangles were sewn and pressed, they  were sorted into stacks to swap.
As I sorted them I had fun entertaining myself by playing with different designs.
Rows of flying geese, anyone?
Cheddars, poison greens, madders, oh my!
Reds, blacks and a pop of royal blue.
Here is what the triangle paper looks like with fabric right sides together.
The sewing directions are easy to follow with arrows all along the way.
Directions are printed on each sheet.
Now the swap has happened and I have thousands of  2″ finished triangles. 
So many triangles, so many fabric combinations, so many design options.
Now it is time to make a decision on how to put all the triangles together!!


  1. Love her and love your stacks of HST! I made the quilt on the cover of her book. I just love it – so much movement – it's just fun to look at. I used tons of scraps and even a lot of uglies and they blend right in and don't look ugly at all!

  2. Jacqueline says:

    I am just starting her Triangle Square pattern with 2.5" hst. Love the idea of using up some of my scraps. Based on your stacks of hst you could go to town on it.

  3. julie hardgrave says:

    I keep laying out my half square triangles in various configuations and cannot seem to pick one!!! I think I am just going to have to start on it and be happy with it! They are so pretty! Think these will make gorgeous quilts!

    Have fun with yours! julie

  4. I recently used Edyta's papers for the first time. I needed to make over 900 HSTs for a quilt. Because of that, I tried several different methods. This was by far my favorite! When my quilt comes out in the magazine this fall, I will do a blog post on it. They are fabulous! And for a triangle swap – essential!

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