Part 9: Adding those corner triangles!

Ready for part 9? If you are just checking into the blog today, don’t forget to see my Super SEW Sunday post where I described part 8.   These were 2 simple steps so I decided to post them on the same day.

Step 1:  Cut your fabric into two, 5.5 x 5.5″ squares.  If you’d like to have all four corners from a different fabric, simply cut these from four different fabrics.  Again, there are math formulas for exact cuts, but I just look at what my main block is and decrease the size by 1/2 inch.  Since I had 6″ blocks, I cut these new blocks for the corners as a 5.5 x 5.5″ square.

Step 2:  Lay your ruler from one corner to the next and make a diagonal cut. Photobucket


Step 3:  Take one of your triangles over to the ironing board.


 Step 4:  Fold triangle in half and press. You want to see a visible crease down the center. This helps with your placement in step 5.



Step 5:  Right sides together, place triangle on top of one of the corners of your quilt.  Pin.  The crease you made in step 4 will help you to match the center with the center seam in the pinwheel.  **Note: Your triangle will be larger than the quilt block. This is ok! You’ll trim it later. 😉


Step 6: Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew corner triangle to quilt. Repeat steps for the other 3 corners. Press all seams on all 4 corners.

Step 7: Square up and trim all excess fabric.



You are done with the center portion of the quilt top! WOW! What do you think? Do you love what you are doing? I hope you’ve had fun!


We still have 2 borders to put on the quilt and then the quilt top will be finished. I made this a small lap quilt since it will just go over the corner of my bench.  It is also a good size for a baby quilt or  a wall hanging. But these techniques are perfect for making any size quilt!

Have fun!!



Filed under Make-It-Up-As-You-Go Quilt, YCMT Sew Along

12 responses to “Part 9: Adding those corner triangles!

  1. mommy2brayden

    Looking forward to progressing to #9 tomorrow! You can see my quilt now at step 7 at my new blog.

  2. mommy2brayden

    Looks great! I’m now on step 8, slowly catching up. Did we lose people? Not to many people making comments.

  3. Sherrie

    CUTE!!! I can’t wait to see it finished and on your bench.

  4. I am just loving this quilt Kim!

    I finally made the time to work on mine today and it is so cute! I can’t wait to finish!

    Thank you!

  5. Misty

    I’m finally caught up! I can’t wait for the next step!

  6. Jen

    I’m caught up and included it in my blog post, here:

  7. Kathy Henk

    I have my corners to do and then borders. It’s cute, I just wish it was a bit bigger. Thanks for the directions etc.

  8. somethingelse

    I am really enjoying this! Will try to upload pictures of my quilt soon! I really love all of the quilts I’ve seen!

  9. Yea! I am finally caught up! I will be posting pictures on my blog tonight.
    For now, I am going to go surf other YCMT followers blogs to see how their quits are going. 🙂

  10. lisa Heizenrader

    I am almost caught up

  11. Ok, the squaring up part is where I’m stuck. My quilt is looking slightly wonky (just adding some character) I squared up the small blocks fine, but now that it’s big I’m not sure where to line up things on my cutting board. Help, I’m stuck!

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