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Mmmwhaah! Quilt Project Part 4 – Building the Side Setting Triangles

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Part 4 of the Mmmwhaah! Quilt Project!

The X blocks are finished, the O blocks are finished, now we are ready to move on to the setting triangles!

I’m going to pause here for a moment and explain what a setting triangle is because I know there are some of you unfamiliar with the integral role ‘setting triangles’ play with ON-POINT quilt settings!  (say that 10 times fast!  whew!)

When I first started quilting I had NO IDEA how to put together an on-point quilt.  In fact, I still have a quilt top in a stage I like to call ‘Not Sure What To Do With This’ stage because I didn’t know how to build the ‘Setting Triangles’ correctly!

Here is a picture of Mmmwhaah! in a further along stage to show you how these setting triangles look in the finished quilt.  I don’t know if you can see it but each one of the setting triangles is actually made up of 1 square and 2 triangles!


So let’s get to it!

In the cutting directions I had you all cut out 8 additional 4-1/2″Yellow Squares.  To these we are going to sew 2 triangles that will come from cutting a 6-7/8th inch triangle into quarter squares like so…DSCF4885


Take your Square and 1 of the triangles and match up a corner right sides together…DSCF4889


Match up multiple units to prepare for sewing.  Orient them so that you’ll be feeding the 90 degree corner under the feed dog…DSCF4891


You’ll end up with these units!  Press the seam allowances towards the triangles…DSCF4893

Then it’s time to add on the second triangle.  Same procedure here only opposite.  Match up that 90 degree corner with fabric right side together…DSCF4894


Then…okay…here is where you’ll need to make sure you are sewing the correct side!  You want to sew from the matched 90 degree corner down to the triangle point…but of course when you get to the machine with the triangle on the TOP you can’t do that!  It will look like this below…DSCF4896

What you’ll need to do is turn it upside down so the SQUARE is ON TOP at the corner…sew…DSCF4897

That’s it!  Do this for all 8 of your squares.  This combined unit from this point on is considered the ‘Side Setting Triangle’!

Go and grab your 4 Corner Triangles and you are ready to put the center of this quilt together!

Stay tuned for part 5!  The Borders!  We are almost there!

Happy Quilting, Happy Sewing!