Triangle baby quilt from 5 fat quarters

I have a dear friend whose sister is due with a baby this summer, and since no other babies are getting born that are close enough to me, I am totally sewing for this new baby.

I didn’t have a lot to go on for colors and fabrics from the mom-to-be, but then the genius idea struck to stalk her registry, and as it turns out she likes greys and blues. Then I hemmed and hawed for FOREVER picking these 5 fat quarters out, and I knew I couldn’t possibly add a single other fabric into the fold, so 5 fat quarters it is.

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Finished size: Approximately 31″ x 43″

To make this quilt…

5 unique fat quarters
1/4 inch foot
pins
ruler with 60 degree mark
rotary cutter and mat

Lay out one fat quarter and mark 4 lines going the length (20″ side) spaced 5 7/8″ apart.

Mark the diagonal lines using your 60 degree mark on your ruler making the sides of each triangle measure 6 3/4″.

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There is very little wiggle room on a fat quarter, but measure and mark carefully and you will get a total of 15 whole triangles and 6 half triangles.

Carefully stack all 5 fat quarters (putting your marked one on top) and cut out all the pieces using a rotary cutter and a fresh blade.

Lay out the triangles in 8 rows. Each row will have 9 whole triangles and 2 half triangles (at each end).

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Play with the arrangement until you like the look!

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Sew together each row, pressing seams open, and being careful to line up points as you go. Use the pin trick from See Kate Sew to line up your points!

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I haven’t finished piecing mine yet, but I needed to get all these numbers out of my head and somewhere to stay for reference 🙂

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