No-Hassle Triangle Gauge


See a collection of sewing and quilting projects featuring the No-Hassle Triangle Gauge.

February 2017 Block of the Month by Nancy Zieman/Sewing WIth Nancy

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: February Block of the Month

Introducing February’s Block: Meet at Home Meet at Home is February’s Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt Block. Like all blocks in this year’s block of the month challenge, the block is 15″–finished size—and is based on a combo of half-square triangles and squares. Simple. This block has many names; I chose to use Meet at Home as … Continue Reading

January 2017 Block of the Month by Nancy Zieman/Sewing WIth Nancy

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: January Block of the Month

Introducing January’s Block: Goose in the Pond* Welcome to the first block in the 2017 Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt! All twelve, 15-inch finished-sized blocks, will be created from one 24-piece fat quarter bundle and 2-1/4 yards of cream background fabric. We’re using the fat quarter bundle, Garnet, it’s my most recent fabric line from Penny Rose, a division of Riley … Continue Reading

Illusion Quilts Made Easy with Half Square Triangles by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Illusion Quilts Made Easy: Slip Knot Quilt Pattern

There’s something magical about quilts. Perhaps it’s the creative process of selecting color combinations, arranging the blocks to create an overall pattern, or simply enjoying the satisfaction of a well completed project. Illusions Quilts allow quilters and sewists to experiment with hues of color and arrangement of blocks to trick the beholder’s eye into believing … Continue Reading

Trusty Triangles a Row-By-Row Quilt Sampler by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | No Hassle Triangle Gauge

Sew a Row-by-Row Quilt

Patchwork designs are often created with blocks, occasionally in columns, and more recently in rows. The row-quilting concept provides an ideal palette to create projects from table runners to larger bed-sized quilts. In part one of this two-part series, Trusty Triangles—a Row-by-Row Sampler Quilt, we covered the basics of a traditional row-by-row or row sampler … Continue Reading

Trusty Triangles a Row-By-Row Quilt Sampler by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | No Hassle Triangle Gauge

Trusty Triangles—A New Row-by-Row Quilt

Here’s a rhetorical question: How do you create a quilt? My guess is that your answer is “one block at a time”—a legitimate response. But there’s another answer, “one row at a time.” During this first episode of the new two-part TV series, Trusty Triangles—a Row-by-Row Sampler Quilt, I show how to stitch three of … Continue Reading

No-Hassle Triangle Tool - Sew Easy 1/4-Square Triangles by Nancy Zieman

Sew Accurate 1/4-Square Triangles

Triangular shapes can be sticklers to piece! Quilt patterns with 1/2-square and 1/4-square triangles are found in many traditional quilt pattern designs. Here’s how to take the hassle out of creating triangles, in particular 1/4-square triangles. For more details watch the second episode of No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks online. The Sampler Quilt This 12-block quilt features both … Continue Reading

Easily Sew 1/2-Square Triangles with No-Hassle Triangle Tool by Nancy Zieman

Easily Sew 1/2-Square Triangles

One of the easiest places to start quilting is with a 1/2-square triangle. I’ll show you how to create this traditional quilting staple without fussing around bias-cut edges. Make the block unit easily, the no-hassle way, in this week’s episode of Sewing With Nancy, which features blocks from my book, No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks. During the first … Continue Reading

Half-Square and Quarter-Square Triangle Block | December Block of the Month | 2015 Adventure Quilt by Nancy Zieman

2015 Adventure Quilt: Block #12

December’s Block of the Month in The 2015 Adventure Quilt is the Square Dance. This block features quarter-square and half-square triangle units. Once those are constructed, the block is assembled as an easy 9-patch. This block has a completely different look depending on the fabric color placement. I cannot wait to show the tricks for completing the … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman | October 2015 Block of the Month | Triangle Medley | Half Square Triangle

2015 Adventure Quilt Block of the Month #10

Half-square triangles are a go-to traditional quilt block element. They are so easy to make, I had to include them in the 2015 Adventure Quilt. Once you see how fast these are to stitch, you may find that this month’s block of the month will turn into blocks of the month with many layout options. … Continue Reading

No Hassle Triangle Table Runner by Nancy Zieman

No-Hassle Triangles Table Runner

Last summer my staff and I designed an easy-to-sew table runner, featuring a handful of half- and quarter-square triangles. Somehow, we missed featuring it in our blog until now. The featured photo was taken in the backyard of Birch Haven Retreat, a sewing and quilting getaway. Compared to the gray, snowy skies outside my window, … Continue Reading

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