Thursday, April 9, 2015

"T" is for Triangle Wood Banner & Quilt

diy triangle wood banner and quilt
diy triangle wood banner and quilt
A new baby gift for my niece at her baptism.  I'm sharing how to make both the triangle wood banner and quilt in this post.

diy triangle wood banner

The triangle wood banner is a fairly simple project you could personalize for anyone or any occassion.

How to make a triangle wood banner:

Step 1: Cut triangles from 1/2" plywood scraps and stain.  Cut triangle fabric pieces (or use extra pieces from quilt down below) to fit wood triangle, about 1/4" inset on all sides and 1/2" at top.

how to make a triangle wood banner

Step 2: Apply spray adhesive to back of fabric.

how to make a triangle wood banner

Step 3: Firmly apply fabric onto wood pieces and press to smooth.

Step 4: Iron letters at center of fabric.  For a complete tutorial on how to make the fabric letters click here.

Step 5: Drill small holes through plywood at both corners, large enough to fit grommets.

how to make a triangle wood banner

Step 6: Hammer grommet in place.  The fit should be snug but if your hole is too big you could add some glue here.
how to make a triangle wood banner

how to make a triangle wood banner

Step 7: Thread jute string through the grommets.

Moving on to the triangle quilt:

diy triangle quilt

I used Kate's pattern here from See Kate Sew and pulled from all my bright pink and navy scrap fabric.

diy triangle quilt

The binding is solid navy and the backing is and modern grey and white print.

diy triangle quilt

 How to make a triangle quilt:

triangle cut fabrics

Step 1: Download the free pattern from See Kate Sew here and cut your pieces.

triangle quilt layout

Step 2: Sew all the pieces into rows and then sew the rows together.

how to mkae a triangle quilt

Step 3: Make a quilt sandwich: backing, batting, quilt top and then safety pin together and quilt as desired.

Step 4: Trim edges to 1/4" seam and attach navy binding.

binding on triangle quilt

I always wash and dry my quilts before wrapping up to enhance the pucker and worn look.

Hope you enjoyed these handmade gift ideas.

Looking for more quilt pattern ideas?  Below is a half square triangle quilt I made for the brother:

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