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Jane A. Stickle Quilt left row triangle 2

If you have been doing this quilt in order you will agree there is nothing new to this triangle.

The things that I have learnt so far have been useful when working with the two tiny triangles on the side of the big diamond.

The best piece of advice I can give you is press well each piece as you stitch it.

If you would like to do this triangle with paper piecing and you haven’t done paper piecing before, I have posted several tutorials on this topic that may help you. I have even posted a foundation piecing video tutorial  to show you the method. I totally recommend it.

I have said this many times before but I’ll say it again, paper piecing is the only reason many of my blocks look so neat. I’m sure that the necessary skill to make this quiltin the traditional way can be acquired,  but if you want quick results paper piecing is the way to go.

So cut your pieces.

Follow the piecing order.

It is hard to believe that something like this…

will turn into this after trimming excess fabric.

As you can see I have been pressing after each piece. This can be a bit annoying but it certainly pays off.


Now just sew all the pieces together into a triangle.

Where to get the Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns

Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very easy to use.

How to do foundation paper piecing

All blocks

See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.


  1. Hi, with the paper piecing, I see that you stich right over the seem allowence, is there a special reason why you do that? Thanks and keep up the good work! Hanneke, the Netherlands.

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  2. Hi Hanneke

    To answer your question, I find that most of the time you need to stitch through the seam allowance, just as you would do with traditional patchwork. If you stitch just to the line then the seam could open more easily later on.


  3. Great tips! I’ve been wanting to do this quilt for a while, but I wanted to finish my UFO’s before I begin such a big project. I’m working on Christmas gifts now, then maybe at the beginning of the year I’ll be ready to start on this one. 🙂

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