Triangles on a Roll

Triangles On A Roll 
has made it EASY and ACCURATE
 to add Angles to our quilting projects!
Our Sew and Fold Tri-Angle Paper 
hold this 22.5 degree angle perfectly in place.  
No stretch or movement from all of those bias edges.
The rows and each point 
sew together with ease 
and precisely
as the papers align each angle exactly in place.
 For this tutorial we will be showing you the 22.5 Degree,
but the same technique applies with our
36 Degree
45 Degree
                        and 60 Degree Tri-Angle Papers
The Sew and Fold Tri-Angle Papers can be made in two sizes.
 You have the option of the 3 inch (finished) or 
6 inch (finished) Angle
 If you choose to do the 3 inch, simply trim off 
the bottom of the paper
about a 1/2 inch below the middle line, and toss away.
 This will make it much easier to work with at your machine.
For this tutorial, we are demonstrating the
6 inch
All of our Sew and Fold Tri-Angle Papers come in 50 foot rolls.
Cut the desired length of  paper.
Little tip: Once you've measured your length, place your ruler on the paper and pull up to tear off a section. No need to use scissors.
 With each paper,
it is essential to use the companion angle ruler.
This is a foundation method,
and accuracy is very important!
Pre-cut fabric
Cut fabric strips 6 1/2 " X WOF
Lay the ruler with the top notch to the top of the fabric.

 Use the ruler on alternating sides of the strip

for little to no waste in fabric.

TIP: You can get about 22 cuts

of 22.5 Degree Angles 

out of 1 strip of fabric

 Cut the number needed for your project

Little tip: Use a large paper clip to roll up one end of the paper. This makes it easier to maneuver while sewing at the machine. You can unroll and move the paper clip as you go. For a long length, we use a large paper clip on both ends to roll up as we go.

Following the grid lines as your guide
lay your first piece of fabric in place
and secure
with either a pin 
or a little dab of glue.
If your first notch goes up, the second notch goes down in opposite direction.
Lay your second fabric 
right sides together
aligning straight against the right edge.
Tip: Lay the fabric with a little notch showing in the corner.  This  helps it line up along the bottom line once you fold it over.
Shorten your stitch length to around 1.5, just like you would for all paper piecing projects. 
This helps the paper tear off easily when you are done.
Stitch 1/4th inch from the edge.
 There are stitch lines
for an additional prompt
 as a guide to start your quarter inch seam 
and also where to end. 
 Sew and Fold
 Press the second piece out towards the paper.
*Tip: If by chance when you fold the fabric over and it doesn't match up exactly within the grid lines,
 don't worry! 
 Just use your lines as the guide to lay down your next triangle
and all will correct itself within the seam allowance!
This is a very forgiving technique!
Lay your 3rd triangle down, 
notch facing same direction as your first piece.
Sew and Fold
 Repeat the process until you have reached your desired length.
Tip: You can always practice on a little piece first until you get the hang of it.
 It really is quite easy once you get going.
With the dark horizontal top and bottom lines as your guide
trim  to 6 1/2 inches.
Sew your sections into your project,
leaving the paper on to help hold angles in place.
Tear off your paper and you are done!
Tip: The paper tears off easily.
Put on a good movie, have your family help, and have a 
Paper Pulling Party!
22.5 Degree Tri-Angle Paper
(and 36, 45, and 60 Degree papers)
and companion Rulers
can be ordered 
from our
 Triangles On A Roll
web site
*If you have any questions,
please feel free to e-mail us

Written by Nedra Sorensen — October 22, 2013

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