We’re moving from the tiniest equilateral triangles ever, to the largest isosceles triangle I could find. It’s time for Pennant #4!
Pennant #4 is a die for the AccuQuilt Studio, but it also works on the Sizzix Big Shot Pro. The cut size of this triangle is 7-1/2″ wide x 9″ tall, so you know this triangle is going to make a large quilt really quickly.
Using the Large Isosceles Triangle for the Studio
I happen to think this die is perfect for yardage rather than scraps, simply because if I have scraps this large, I’d be more likely to cut them into strips and squares rather than giant triangles. It makes a great stash buster though; think of all the fabric you have in your stash that you can’t think of a thing to make with it. Giant triangles, that’s what!
I start with 9-1/2″ strips, that way I can nest the triangles and get 5 triangles across the width. there’s enough room also to cut off the selvages if you want to keep those, and if you reserve 4-1/2″ at the start of your cut, you can cut 1/2 triangles to finish your rows square. That way you don’t have to square them up later and you don’t waste any triangles!
Video Tips for Using Die 50700
I have split this video into two parts. The first part talks about how to mark your die and how to prepare your fabric for cutting on the die.
The second video just goes through the actual cutting. If you’re pretty familiar with cutting, you probably don’t need this video, but for those of you who are new to this die, it is helpful to see how I cut the entire width of yardage. You can also see how I reserve the 4-1/2″ to begin the cut so you can get your half triangles.
Making a Project
This die is perfect for the 41 yards of Christmas fabric that I’ll be cutting up on this die to use. I am totally NOT kidding, you guys! If anyone wants a Christmas quilt kit, let me know in the comments and I’ll make sure to set one aside for you. I’ll probably have three versions for you to choose from – one that alternates with red, another in Kona Snow, and maybe one that’s just all Christmas. I’m shooting for an over-sized throw so it can hang out in the living room for those hot chocolate-worthy winter nights.
Who’s using this die? Do you know what you’re making yet? Don’t forget to visit our Pinterest board and join the Facebook group!
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Carousel Quilt AlongBelow are links to all the posts for the Carousel UFO Quilt Along - so you can catch up on anything you've missed!
|Post Date||Post Name||Post Contents|
|April 22nd, 2015||Let’s Quilt Wednesday: Selecting Five UFOs and Deciding Their Fate||Announcing the Carousel Quilt Along|
|April 26th, 2015||Summary Sunday: Carousel Quilt Along and UFO Progress||Fabric requirements for the quilt, in five sizes|
|May 10th, 2015||Summary Sunday: A Bustle in the Studio, the Carousel Quilt Along||Cutting instructions, tutorials for strip piecing and making HSTs|
|May 24th, 2015||Summary Sunday: Working on Quilts, Carousel Continues||Making the two patch units|
|June 7th, 2015||Carousel Quilt Along – I Am Stuck, But You Should Keep Going!||Work on your HSTs|
|June 21st, 2015||Summary Sunday: Handi Quilter Retreat and Carousel Quilt Along||Making the pinwheel block|