This week, we’re crazy about triangles! We’ve selected our favorite triangle items to help you master the art of measuring, cutting, aligning, and creating those perfectly shaped points for all your quilting projects. Whether you’re a beginning quilter just learning about the ubiquitous Half-Square Triangle or an advanced designer looking for new triangle rulers and design inspiration, we have something for you.
If you’re just getting started or looking for a great triangle-based reference, three of our favorite go-to books on all things triangle are Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle by Jeni Baker, Teach Me to Sew Triangles by Pat Sloan, and The Magic of Half-Square Triangles by Peggy Holt. (Pro tip: we show up to twelve pages of all our books online!)
To make triangle creation a breeze, we recommend an all-in-one ruler that allows you to measure and cut almost any size equilateral triangle (while still being easy to handle). Some great options are the Clearview 60 Degree Triangle Ruler (available in two sizes) and the Equilateral 60 Degree Triangle Template.
Sidekick and Hexagon rulers, like the Super Sidekick Ruler and the Hex N More Ruler, are fantastic options if you want a tool that will help you master not only triangles, but other shapes (like diamonds, hexagons, and strips) as well!
The Clearview Super 60 Degree Ruler is one of our newest additions–and it’s a dream! A specialty ruler, specifically designed for cutting 30, 60, or 120 degree angles, is for the quilter who is serious about keeping angles true.