Triangles on a Roll

 Our thanks to Melissa Lunden of Lunden Designs for sharing with us this Tutorial on how she made her quilt Straight As An Arrow


I have to confess that up until trying Triangles On A Roll, I had never paper pieced before. It had always seemed a little fussy and time consuming to me, but when I saw the 8″ Triangles On A Roll braid paper, I couldn’t resist giving it a try. I was absolutely amazed at how quick and easy the whole process was, but more importantly, my piecing was sheer perfection. I have never had my seams look so good and now consider myself a paper piecing convert. My head is spinning with new ideas for making quilts and other sewing projects with braids and quilts.

Straight As An Arrow Quilt Tutorial


Straight As An Arrow quilt tutorial

This simple and striking quilt is an easy weekend project. Pick your favorite colors to personalize it for any room or season. The finished quilt measures 60” x 60”.



65” of 8” Flying Geese and Braids Triangles On A Roll

Eight ¼ yards or fat quarters of different coordinating solids

4 yards of solid white or off white

½ yard of contrasting solid for binding

4 yards of quilting weight cotton for backing



  1. Following the measurements provided in the Triangles On A Roll directions, cut twelve rectangles of each solid.
  2. Following the measurements provided in the Triangles On A Roll directions, cut one starter triangle from one of the solid colors.
  3. Cut two rectangles from the solid white measuring 31” x 65” and 22” x 65”.
  4. Cut seven 2 ¼” width of fabric strips from your binding fabric.



  1. Following the Triangles On A Roll directions, sew the braid so it measures 65” in length.
  2. Sew the two white rectangles to either side of the braid.
  3. Square up the quilt top so it measures 60” x 65”.
  4. Piece your quilt back so it measures at least 65” x 65”.
  5. Sew your binding strips together to make at least 250” of binding.
  6. Quilt and bind your gorgeous quilt with your preferred quilting and binding method. *


StraighAs An Arrow couch

*I had a lot of fun with all of the negative space to try out some new quilting techniques.

Congratulations! You are all finished.

About Melissa:

Lunden Designs was born out of a deep love for sewing and beautiful fabrics. My love affair with sewing started with handbags and then quickly spread to include clothes, quilts and everything in between. I learned to sew from my mother and then went on to take sewing classes in both San Francisco and New York City. I now live in Portland, Oregon, where I am constantly inspired by such a creative city.

In the summer of 2012, I launched my sewing pattern line with the first two quilt patterns, By Sea or By Land and Star Gazer. Since then, I have released a total of 14 patterns. 

My designs and projects have also been published in the magazines 101 Patchwork Projects, Quilt Trends Modern Patchwork, Sew It Today, Quilt It Today, and International Quilt Scene Magazine.

In addition to designing patterns and making quilts, Lunden Designs also offers a wide range of custom sewing and long arm quilting services.


Written by Nedra Sorensen — February 11, 2014

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