Learn three different techniques for cutting and sewing triangles while making a Maple Leaf block. You won’t have to deal with sewing bias edges or crazy calculations. Each method is easy to learn and can be used when sewing half square triangles. You’ll also get some tips for “squaring up” pairs of triangles.
Hope you decide to make this block and try out each of these featured methods –
- Quick Corners
- HST’s + 1
- Paper Piecing
A supply list for the tree and leaves is below. If you just want to make one block, you’ll need about a 10″ scrap each of leaf fabric and of background fabric. You’ll learn how to make the tree in the next video in our Seasonal Sampler Series.
FABRIC: (100% cotton works best!)
- Background Fabric – 1/2 yard
- Red fabric – 1/8 to 1/4 yard
- Yellow fabric -1/8 to 1/4 yard
- Green fabric – 1/8 to 1/4 yard
- Tree fabric – 1/8 yard
- Backing – 1/2 yard
BATTING: 1/2 yard
- Cutting Tools (scissors, rotary ruler, mat and cutter)
- Iron and Sewing Machine