Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Block 16 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

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Hello! It's time for another Scrappy Triangle pattern!

If you are new to the Year of Scrappy Triangles, every Tuesday I post a foundation paper pieced pattern for a 6" Scrappy Triangle. The triangles are fast, fun, and a great way to use scraps. I hope you will join in! To find links to the first 15 blocks, go here. To see the blocks that other people have been making search with the #yearofscrappytriangles on Instagram.

Not sure about foundation paper piecing? Think sewing quilt blocks on the back of paper is weird? I hear you. I put off learning to foundation paper piece for years because the process was so intimidating, but it didn't end up being as bad as I thought. I actually liked it! If you want to give it a try, or need some extra tips, I've written The Ultimate Guide to Foundation Paper Piecing. Check it out. You'll be foundation paper piecing like a pro in no time.

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But on to Block 16. This week's block is made with 1 3/4" wide strips of all lengths. It's a great way to use all those extra narrow strips. Got narrower strips? Me too! There is a block coming up that uses 1 1/4" strips, so hold on to those.

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I like the secondary designs made by placing 4 of the same block together. This one looks woven!

Share pictures of your blocks on Instagram with the #yearofscrappytriangles.

*If you are having a hard time getting the block to print to the correct size, disable the "Fit to Size" option and check the scale. My computer likes to print at 93%. (Don't ask me why I would want anything printed at 93%, but it thinks I do.) If that doesn't do it, download the pdf to your computer and print from the downloaded version. I don't know why this makes a difference, but often it does. 


  1. I find downloading the file is more consistent too. Meanwhile, it feels good to be caught up! ;-) So far I've only made one of each design. Not quite sure where that's going to take me, but it's working for me for now!

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