Topless Triangles Quilting Technique by Kaye Wood
Topless Triangles Quilting Technique by Kaye Wood


AND TODAY WE’RE DOING
TOPLESS TRIANGLES. BUT FIRST, LET’S
TAKE A LOOK AT HOW WE CAN DO SOME
MACHINE QUILTING. (BACKGROUND MUSIC) I’D LIKE YOU TO HELP ME
WELCOME BACK MY GUEST TODAY. THIS IS DARLENE EPP. HI DARLENE. HI KAYE, IT’S
NICE TO BE BACK. WELL, YOU’VE SHOWN US
SUCH GREAT IDEAS FOR QUILTING OUR QUILTS
THAT I KNEW YOU’D HAVE SOMETHING ELSE
TO SHOW US. WELL, THERE’S
NO END. THE WHOLE INDUSTRY JUST SEEMS TO
BE EXPLODING WITH NEW IDEAS. OKAY, WELL TELL US A
LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS AND WHAT YOU’RE GONNA
SHOW US TODAY. (DARLENE)
THIS IS JUST A SAMPLER OF
BACKGROUND STITCHES. (DARLENE)
SEVERAL YEARS AGO ABOUT ALL WE
WERE DOING WAS STIPPLING, (DARLENE)
LIKE IS ON THE
QUILT BEHIND ME. (DARLENE)
IT’S JUST THE WHOLE
BACKGROUND IS STIPPLED (DARLENE)
AND PEOPLE ARE GETTING A LITTLE
TIRED, I GUESS, OF STIPPLING. (DARLENE)
ALTHOUGH I THINK IT’S
STILL NECESSARY ON SOME QUILTS. (DARLENE)
BUT WE’VE JUST COME US
WITH ALL KINDS OF OTHER (DARLENE)
IDEAS FOR FILLING IN THAT
BACKGROUND ON SAMPLER QUILTS. (DARLENE)
THE NEW THIMBLE
BERRIES QUILTS, (DARLENE)
YOU’VE GOT LITTLE BIRDHOUSES YOU
CAN PUT SHAKE ROOFS ON (DARLENE)
THE ROOFS AND ALL
KINDS OF THINGS, SO THAT’S WHAT
WE’RE DOING NOW. OKAY, SO TODAY IT’S
BACKGROUND STITCHING. YEAH. (KAYE)
OKAY, LET’S TAKE A LOOK
AT WHAT YOU’RE DOING THERE. WELL, I JUST KIND OF QUICKLY
STITCHED IN A ROSE HERE. THIS NORMALLY WOULD BE
WITHIN THE SHAPE OF A BLOCK, (DARLENE)
SO AND THEN
WHAT I WOULD DO, (DARLENE)
I MAY TRAPUNTO THIS BY PUTTING
SOME EXTRA BATTING BEHIND IT (DARLENE)
TO MAKE THE
ROSE PUFF UP. OR I MAY NOT, JUST DEPENDING
ON THE BATTING I’M GONNA USE. AND I’M GONNA DO A REAL
FINE STIPPLE BEHIND THIS. (DARLENE)
SO, I’M GONNA PROBABLY
HAVE MY HANDLES DOWN HERE (DARLENE)
SO I’VE GOT
MORE CONTROL. I OFTEN WILL SIT ON A
STOOL AND REST MY ARMS RIGHT ON THE ROLLERS HERE SO I
CAN GET REALLY GOOD CONTROL. AND I LOOSEN MY TENSION
AND TURN UP MY STITCH (DARLENE)
LENGTH BECAUSE I WANT
NICE ROUND STITCHES GOING AROUND
THE CORNERS. I DON’T WANT THEM JAGGED
AROUND THE CORNERS. SO I PUT ON MY STITCH LENGTH
REGULATOR AND GET GOING HERE. (DARLENE)
USUALLY IT TAKES ME A
LITTLE TIME TO GET MY RHYTHM (DARLENE)
AND I HAVE MY SPECIAL MUSIC
THAT I PLAY FOR THIS. QUILTING TO MUSIC! OH, YEAH, MANHATTAN
TRANSFER’S “JAVA JIVE” IS WHAT I USUALLY DO. (DARLENE)
NOW NORMALLY I WOULD DO
THIS IN A MATCHING THREAD. (KAYE)
UH HUH. OH, BUT IT’S
PRETTY IN THE VARIEGATED. (DARLENE)
YEAH, I’M ONLY
DOING THIS. (DARLENE)
NOW I CAN SEE THAT MY
TENSION IS A BIT TIGHT HERE. (DARLENE)
IT’S PULLING UP
MY BOBBIN THREAD, SO I’LL JUST LOOSEN
A LITTLE BIT. THE NICE THING ABOUT THE
AMERICAN MACHINE IS THAT IT’S GOT ONE TENSION DIAL;
IT’S VERY SIMPLE THREADING, (DARLENE)
SO IF SOMETHING DOES GO
WRONG WITH THE TENSION, (DARLENE)
IT’S, IT’S AN EASY
REACH UP TO FIX IT. YOU DON’T HAVE A LOT OF,
OF THINGS TO PLAY WITH. SO THAT WOULD BE ONE
BACKGROUND TEXTURE (DARLENE)
AND IF I WANTED TO GO
INTO SOMETHING LIKE A (DARLENE)
PEACOCK FEATHER OR A
PAISLEY FILLER GET MY BUTTON
TURNED AROUND HERE. NOW LIKE STIPPLING IT
LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE NOT, (KAYE)
YOU’RE TRYING NOT
TO CROSS ANY LINES. (KAYE)
IS THAT TRUE? (DARLENE)
YES, AND I WOULD NEED TO WARM
UP ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS. (DARLENE)
I’M JUST KIND OF DOING
THIS COLD SO NOT REALLY (DARLENE)
GETTING THE
LOOK I WANT. (DARLENE)
BUT IT’S SOMETHING I
ALWAYS WARM UP WITH, (DARLENE)
JUST TO GET
MY RHYTHM. (KAYE)
SO THIS IS YOUR
PRACTICE PIECE. (DARLENE)
YEAH, YOU DON’T WANNA
TAKE TOO MUCH FROM THIS. (KAYE)
OKAY BUT THIS IS THE GENERAL
SHAPE THAT YOU’RE TRYING TO WORK WITH AND I LIKE
USING MY HANDS AT THE (DARLENE)
OUTSIDE OF THE
HANDLES HERE. (DARLENE)
IT’S A LOT EASIER ON MY
ARMS, NECK AND SHOULDERS. (DARLENE)
IT JUST A LOT
LESS STRESSFUL. (DARLENE)
YEAH. (KAYE)
IT LOOKS EASY
TO MOVE. (DARLENE)
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I WANT
THE HANDLES UP AT THE TOP. (DARLENE)
IF I’M DOING STITCH IN THE
DITCH ON THE DIAGONAL, (KAYE)
UH HUH. THEN I LIKE HAVING
THE HANDLE UP HERE AND JUST PULLING
IT TOWARDS ME. SO THE VERSATILITY OF THESE
HANDLES IS REALLY GREAT (DARLENE)
AND FOR ANYBODY
WITH ARTHRITIS, (DARLENE)
YOU’VE GOT A NICE SOFT GRIP HERE
AND YOU CAN KEEP YOUR ARM, (DARLENE)
YOUR FINGERS
RIGHT OUT FLAT. (KAYE)
WELL YOU WERE TELLING ME
ABOUT THE TOGGLE SWITCH YEAH,
YEAH. WHEN YOU WERE
HERE BEFORE. THAT SOUNDS LIKE
A NEAT FEATURE. IT’S A GREAT
SAFETY FEATURE. (DARLENE)
KIDS CAN’T CLIMB UP AND
TURN THE MACHINE ON, (DARLENE)
PLAY WITH MOMMY’S MACHINE ON
TOP OF A CUSTOMER’S QUILT. THAT CAN BE
A REAL HORROR STORY. IT’S A
NO NO. THAT IS A
NO NO. AND THAT’S WHEN YOU WANT
TO SELL YOUR CHILD OR GIVE THEM AWAY
FREE, YOU KNOW. IT’S A KIND OF A
DISASTER IN THE MAKING. SO THE TOGGLE SWITCH,
YOU HAVE TO HOLD THIS IN BEFORE YOU CAN GET ANY
OTHER BUTTON TO WORK. AHH, OKAY. SO, I REALLY, REALLY
LIKE THAT ASPECT OF IT. SO WE’VE GOT LOTS
OF TEXTURES THERE. OKAY, LET’S TAKE A
LOOK AT THIS ONE. WE’VE GOT THE LITTLE
PEACOCK FEATHER HERE THAT I WAS
JUST DOING HERE. (DARLENE)
AND WHEN, ONCE
THIS IS WASHED, (DARLENE)
I USE A BATTING THAT
IS 80 PERCENT COTTON (DARLENE)
AND 20 PERCENT
POLYESTER. (DARLENE)
SO THE COTTON SHRINKS,
BUT THE POLY DOESN’T. (KAYE)
OH! (DARLENE)
SO THE POLYESTER, THEN, FILLS IN
AND YOU GET THIS NICE TEXTURE. (DARLENE)
THIS WE CALL A ROCKY BEACH, OR
THESE ARE FOR PEBBLES. SO THIS LOOKS
LIKE A SAMPLER. IS IT? (DARLENE)
THIS IS A SAMPLER OF
DIFFERENT STITCHES THAT I DO. (DARLENE)
I PUT THEM TOGETHER IN
A LITTLE BOOK TO TEACH (DARLENE)
PEOPLE HOW TO DO
THESE KINDS OF THINGS. (DARLENE)
SO THERE’S
ALL DIAGRAMS (DARLENE)
AND START HERE AND
FINISH HERE AND… I’M SURE THERE’S A PROGRESSION
TO IN THE LEARNING. THERE DEFINITELY IS
AND YOU START OUT WITH SOMETHING REAL SIMPLE JUST LIKE
A BACK AND FORTH LANDSCAPE. UM HUM. THIS JUST FILLS
IN FOR TEXTURE. OKAY, WELL LET’S TAKE
A LOOK AT THE THING. YOU MENTIONED BEFORE THAT
YOU COULD TRAPUNTO THE ROSE. YES, JUST BY… OKAY… THERE’S FAUX
TRAPUNTO AND YOU’VE
GOT… AND THERE’S
REAL TRAPUNTO. OKAY. THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT
AT REAL TRAPUNTO. ALL RIGHT. I TOOK A CLASS; I LIKE TO
KEEP UPGRADING MY SKILLS TOO. EVEN THOUGH I TEACH, YOU CAN
KINDA GET INTO YOUR OWN RUT SURE AND IT’S KINDA NICE
TO, TO LEARN NEW TECHNIQUES. SO THIS IS THE STITCHES
THAT I’VE JUST SHOWED YOU AND THAT WE’RE ON
THE SAMPLER, ACTUALLY APPLIED TO THE
SURFACE OF A QUILT. SO YOU’VE
GOT… LET’S TAKE A
LOOK AT THE BACK. (DARLENE)
OH, YEAH. IT KINDA SHOWS
UP BETTER ON THE BACK. OH, IT’S JUST AS
PRETTY ON THE BACK. YEAH, I LIKE
IT BETTER ON THE BACK. (DARLENE)
IT DOESN’T SHOW
ALL MY BOO BOO’S. (KAYE)
WELL, IT WAS YOUR
FIRST PIECE. (DARLENE)
YEAH, IT WAS MY
FIRST PIECE. (DARLENE)
BUT I’VE DONE THE REAL
FINE, FINE STIPPLING IN HERE. (DARLENE)
AND THEN THE PEACOCK
FEATHER FILLER IN HERE (DARLENE)
AND THEN A COMBINATION
OF A FERN LEAF FILLER AND (DARLENE)
THE NECKLED SWIRL
ON THE OUTSIDE. (KAYE)
AND, AND I DON’T
THINK WE’VE MENTIONED THAT THE PURPOSE OF THE
BACKGROUND QUILTING, UM
HUM. AS I ASSUME, ANY KIND
OF BACKGROUND QUILTING, IS, IS TO FLATTEN
THAT AREA. IT DOES; IT MAKES THE REST
OF THE AREA RAISE UP AND YOU WANT TO HAVE A GOOD
LIGHTWEIGHT MACHINE TO DO THAT. OTHERWISE, YOU’RE
CONSTANTLY PUTTING A LOT OF PRESSURE ON YOUR
NECK AND SHOULDERS. OKAY, WELL I’VE BROUGHT
SOME OF MINE HERE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT
THESE AND TELL ME – NOW I AM NOT A
MACHINE QUILTER. UM HUM SO I HAD THESE SENT
OUT BUT THIS IS AN (KAYE)
EXAMPLE OF YOUR
BACKGROUND? (DARLENE)
THIS IS VERY SIMILAR TO
WHAT I WAS JUST DOING. (DARLENE)
SHE’S JUST ROUNDED OFF
THE EDGE HERE WHEREAS (DARLENE)
MINE WOULD HAVE COME
DOWN TO A POINT. (DARLENE)
BUT THERE’S JUST VERY
SUBTLE VARIATIONS THAT (DARLENE)
YOU CAN DO TO ALL THESE
STITCHES AND GIVES THEM (DARLENE)
AN ENTIRELY
DIFFERENT LOOK. (KAYE)
AND THIS IS DONE
WITH METALLIC THREAD; (DARLENE)
SILVER
THREADS, YEAH. (KAYE)
I THOUGHT I’D
MENTION THAT. (DARLENE)
VERY PRETTY. IT SUITS THE
WHILE STYLE OF THE QUILT. (KAYE)
AND THIS IS MY
VERY FAVORITE QUILT. PEOPLE HAVE SEEN
THIS BEFORE. WELL, I KNOW
WHO QUILTED THIS. YEAH, IT WOULD BE ONE
OF MY FAVORITES TOO. YES, OUR
FRIEND,
MARILYN. MARILYN’S KIND
OF MY MENTOR. OKAY, NOW, TELL US A LITTLE
BIT WHAT MARILYN’S DONE. (DARLENE)
WELL, SHE’S DONE WHAT I WAS
JUST DOING HERE IT LOOKS LIKE, (DARLENE)
THE BACKGROUND
PEACOCK FEATHER. (DARLENE)
IT’S GOT MANY NAMES. (DARLENE)
SOME PEOPLE CALL IT
PEACOCK FEATHERS, OR PAISLEY OR
TEARDROP FILLER. IT’S GOT A LOT OF
DIFFERENT NAMES, BUT WE ALL MEAN
THE SAME THING. AND THIS IS JUST
WAVES OR FLAMES, WHICHEVER YOU WANT
TO TURN THEM INTO. JUST A GREAT, GREAT
BACKGROUND TEXTURE. WELL, DARLENE, HOW ABOUT
IF I JUST, AT RANDOM, PICK ONE OF THESE
DESIGNS IN YOU’LL DO IT. OKAY, OKAY.
I’LL TRY. OKAY, WHAT HAVE WE GOT
HERE? LEAFY SWIRL. OKAY, CAN YOU
DO THAT? THIS IS, THIS USES A
SORT OF A BRANCHING TECHNIQUE WHERE I JUST CAN
COME BACK TO WHEREVER I WANT
TO FILL IN. (DARLENE)
I OFTEN WILL HAVE THOSE
LITTLE BOOKS ON TOP OF (DARLENE)
THE MACHINE WITH ME TOO SO I
CAN SEE WHERE I’M GOING. (DARLENE)
IT’S OKAY IF YOU CROSS
OVER YOUR LINES HERE. (DARLENE)
IT JUST GIVES IT A BIT MORE
DIMENSION… (DARLENE)
MORE OF A
3-D LOOK. (KAYE)
ESPECIALLY WITH
THAT VARIEGATED THREAD. (DARLENE)
YEAH, YEAH. (KAYE)
THAT DOES A
NICE JOB. (DARLENE)
YOU CAN VARY YOUR LEAF A LITTLE
BIT; GIVE IT A FEW POINTS, (DARLENE)
PUT SOME
VEINS IN. LOOKS GOOD. (DARLENE)
AND I HAVE A
FEELING YOU’RE JUST (DARLENE)
ITCHING TO GET YOUR HANDS
ON THIS MACHINE, KAYE. (KAYE)
YOU THINK SO? (DARLENE)
I THINK SO. (DARLENE)
I THINK SO. (KAYE)
I’M GAME SO, I’M GONNA
CHALLENGE YOU HERE. I’M GAME. I’M GONNA START THE
MACHINE; I’M GONNA MOVE OKAY. IT OVER THERE AND I’M JUST
GONNA LET YOU WRITE YOUR NAME. OKAY. OKAY? OKAY, I CAN
DO THAT. THAT’S THE WAY
WE START WITH BEGINNERS. SO, I WILL GET
EVERYTHING GOING FOR YOU. YOU WRITE LEFT
TO RIGHT, SO… USUALLY. THERE YA GO. OKAY. (DARLENE)
JUST PUT YOUR
HANDS ONE EACH SIDE. (DARLENE)
HOWEVER YOU’RE
COMFORTABLE. (KAYE)
RIGHT HERE? (KAYE)
OKAY. (DARLENE)
AND JUST WRITE. (KAYE)
OOPS! WE’RE GETTING A
LITTLE FANCY HERE. (DARLENE)
THAT’S OKAY. (DARLENE)
IT TAKES A LITTLE
WHILE TO GET USED TO THE MOTION OF
THE MACHINE. (KAYE)
THERE. (DARLENE)
IT’S VERY EASY TO MOVE
THOUGH, ISN’T IT? (KAYE)
UH HUH. HEY, THIS REALLY A LOT
OF FUN, DARLENE. I THINK I COULD
GET INTO THIS. I THINK
YOU COULD. I WANNA
THANK YOU. IT’S BEEN LOTS OF FUN AND
LOTS OF GOOD IDEAS AND I THINK WE’LL GET EVERYBODY
JUST ANXIOUS TO GO. WELL, I ENJOYED BEING
HERE. THANKS KAYE. AND I’LL BE RIGHT BACK
WITH SOME QUILTING IDEAS. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A
LOOK NOW AT HOW TO STRIP PIECE SOME SHAPES THAT YOU
MIGHT BE USING IN QUILTING. AND AS I SHOW YOU HOW TO
DO THAT, WHAT I’D LIKE YOU TO DO IS THINK ABOUT
THE SHAPES THAT YOU’VE BEEN USING IN QUILTS, OR
THINKING ABOUT FOR QUILTS AND SEE IF WE CAN’T ADAPT THOSE
SHAPES FOR YOU TO STRIP PIECING. LET’S TAKE A LOOK HERE. ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF
STRIP PIECING IS THAT IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT
SIZE YOU WANT TO MAKE. BECAUSE WHAT WE’RE DOING
IS CONTROLLING THE ANGLE. SO RIGHT HERE,
I HAVE A PIECE. THIS MIGHT BE AN EXAMPLE
OF A TEMPLATE THAT YOU MIGHT GET IN A MAGAZINE
TO MAKE A QUILT. AND BY JUST CHANGING THE
WIDTH OF THE STRIPS, WE CAN GET PIECES LIKE THIS
OR A LITTLE BIT LONGER, A LITTLE BIT LONGER
STILL, AND KEEP GOING. AND IT DOESN’T MATTER
BECAUSE WE GET THIS, THIS LENGTH TO OUR PIECE BY THE
WIDTH OF THE STRIP THAT WE CUT. AND HERE I HAVE ALL OF
THOSE LENGTHS RIGHT HERE AND WE CUT THEM AND LET’S JUST
TAKE ONE OF THEM HERE TO CUT. AND WE’LL BE CUTTING BY
TAKING THE STARMAKER FIVE AND PUTTING IT WITH THIS
LINE THAT HAS A 20 HERE, RIGHT AT THE TOP HERE
I’M SHOWING THE 20. THAT’S THE ANGLE. THAT MEANS 20 PIECES
WILL GO IN A CIRCLE. AND SO WE’RE GOING TO PUT
THAT LINE RIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE
STRIP AND CUT. AND WITH STRIP PIECING,
WE DON’T WASTE ANY FABRIC. SO, WE’LL TURN IT UPSIDE
DOWN TO CUT THE NEXT PIECE. AND JUST KEEP GOING
WITH OUR STRIP. AND REGARDLESS
OF HOW LONG- YOU SAW HOW WE MADE
IT DIFFERENT LENGTHS BY JUST THE WIDTH
OF THE STRIP- THAT IS SO WE CAN
TAKE THESE PIECES AND WE CAN PUT THEM
TOGETHER INTO FANS. THAT’S ONE OF THE SHAPES
THAT’S QUITE OFTEN IS GIVEN TO YOU
FOR A FAN. OR, WE CAN SEW
THEM INTO ROWS. AND HERE I HAVE THEM
JUST ALTERNATE THE WIDE AND THE NARROW
ENDS AND WE GET A ROW. AND WE CAN PUT THIS TOGETHER
INTO A BORDER STRIP OR INTO A QUILT JUST USING
THE ROWS OF THE WEDGES, OR WHAT WE CALL THEM
IS TOPLESS TRIANGLES. NOW, LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT
A DIFFERENT ANGLE HERE. THIS ONE SAYS 16. THAT MEANS IF WE CUT
INTO THAT SHAPE, 16 PIECES WILL
GO IN A CIRCLE. AND TO DO THAT, WE’RE
GOING TO TAKE THE STARMAKER EIGHT AND HERE I HAVE
PIECES THAT I’VE ALREADY CUT. AND THE WAY THAT WE DO
IT, REGARDLESS OF SIZE, IS TO TAKE THIS
ANGLE THAT HAS A 16 AND FIRST OF ALL, WE CUT
ON OUR OUTSIDE EDGE. AND THEN WE ONLY WANT
HALF OF THIS ANGLE. YOU CAN SEE WHERE
THE END COMES. SO WE FLIP IT OVER AND WE
HAVE A LINE HERE AT THE TOP AND THIS LINE GOES ON THE
OUTSIDE EDGE WE JUST CUT. NOW WE CAN CUT
THIS PIECE. AND WE CAN MAKE THEM SHORT
OR LONG OR REALLY LONG. AND THESE WOULD GO TOGETHER,
FOUR PIECES INTO A QUARTER, OR OUR 16 PIECES
IN A CIRCLE. AND WE GET INTO OUR
DRESDEN PLATE DESIGNS. OKAY, ALL MADE FROM
TOPLESS TRIANGLES OR WHAT WE CALL
WEDGE DESIGNS. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT
SOME MORE DESIGNS WHERE WE USE
WEDGE SHAPES, WHICH ARE NOTHING MORE
THAN TOPLESS TRIANGLES. HERE WE HAVE
PIECES FOR TREES. NOW, IN A MAGAZINE OR
A BOOK, YOU MIGHT SEE PIECES SHAPED LIKE THIS
TO PUT TOGETHER INTO A TREE. OKAY, WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO IS
TO TAKE TWO STRIPS OF FABRIC LET’S PUT OUR
TREES RIGHT HERE. AND THEY’RE BOTH
THE SAME WIDTH. AND THEY CAN BE ANY
WIDTH THAT YOU WANT TO, AS LONG AS THE
TWO ARE THE SAME. AND FOR THIS ONE, WE’LL
TAKE THE STARMAKER SIX AND TO CUT TOPLESS TRIANGLES,
WE HAVE A LINE HERE. LET ME JUST PUT THIS
PAPER UNDERNEATH IT SO YOU CAN
REALLY SEE IT. THIS FIRST LINE
FROM THE POINT, THAT GOES AT THE
TOP OF THE STRIP. AND WHEN WE CUT
ON BOTH SIDES, WE GET THE SMALL
PIECES THAT WE NEED. WHEN WE HAVE AS MANY
OF THOSE AS WE NEED, OUR NEXT TEMPLATE
MIGHT BE THIS SHAPE. AND LET’S JUST PUT IT ON
HERE AND WE CAN FIND A SPOT ON THE STARMAKER
THAT CORRESPONDS TO IT. AND IT HAPPENS TO BE
THIS LINE WITH THE ONE. SO, WE’LL PUT THAT AT
THE TOP AND CUT IT. AND THEN OUR PIECES
WILL BE LIKE THIS. AND THEN OUR NEXT PIECE,
WE JUST LAY IT ON HERE. WE’LL SEE THE ANGLES
ARE THE SAME; WE JUST HAVE A
STARTING LINE HERE AND THAT’S THE
LINE WITH THE TWO. AND WE CUT AND WE
HAVE THESE PIECES. AND THOSE ARE THE PIECES
WE NEED TO MAKE A TREE. AND THEN WHEN WE
SEW THEM TOGETHER, WE HAVE OUR SMALLEST DARK COLOR
AND WE HAVE THIS PIECE. AND THAT MAKES ONE ROW. AND OUR NEXT ROW IS MADE
UP OF THESE PIECES JUST PUT TOGETHER
LIKE THIS. AND THEN OUR NEXT ROW USES THESE
PIECES AND OUR SMALL PRINT. AND THEN IT’S A MATTER OF JUST
SEWING THE ROWS TOGETHER AND WE HAVE
TREES. NOW WE CAN DO LOTS OF
DIFFERENT KINDS OF TREES. THERE ARE SHORT
TREES AND TALL TREES AND FAT ONES AND
SKINNY ONES. WELL LET’S LAKE A
LOOK AT ANOTHER TREE. HERE’S ONE THAT’S A
LITTLE BIT TALLER. YOU CAN SEE YOU
REALLY GET TWO TREES; YOU GET THE SOLID AND
YOU GET THE PRINT. AND FOR THIS PIECE, I
JUST USED WIDER STRIPS, CUT THEM EXACTLY
THE SAME WAY. SO OUR TREES
GET TALLER. WE CAN ALSO CUT A DIFFERENT
ANGLE TO GET TREES. HERE WE HAVE SOME PIECES
THAT WERE CUT AND THESE WERE THREE-INCH STRIPS
WHEN WE STARTED. LET’S JUST PUT THEM BACK
TOGETHER AGAIN HERE AND SHOW YOU HOW WE GOT THE DIFFERENT
PIECES. HERE WE GO. BUT FOR THIS ONE, WE
USED THE STARMAKER EIGHT AND WE PUT THAT FIRST LINE
AT THE TOP, JUST LIKE WE DID WITH THE SIX,
RIGHT AT THE TOP AND CUT AND GET
OUR SMALL PIECES. AND THEN FOR THE NEXT ONE, WE
PUT OUR SECOND LINE AT THE TOP. WHEREVER THE PIECE THAT
YOU HAVE FITS ON HERE, AS LONG AS THE
OUTSIDES LINE UP, YOU CAN USE THESE
TO CUT YOUR TREES. SO THESE ARE THE THREE SHAPES
THAT WE GET FOR THESE TREES. AND I DON’T SEEM TO
HAVE THE SMALL ONE. ALL RIGHT. AND HERE YOU CAN SEE
THESE TREES GET TALLER AND THEY’RE NARROWER BECAUSE THE
ANGLE IS A DIFFERENT ANGLE. AND THESE SAME TREES I USED
TO PUT INTO THIS PIECE. SEE HERE I HAVE FOUR
PIECES, I HAVE THREE, I HAVE TWO
SINGLE ONES. BUT ALL OF THE SHAPES
IN THIS LANDSCAPE WERE DONE WITH
THIS ANGLE. SO IF YOU DO HAVE A
PATTERN THAT CALLS FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS,
JUST LAY IT DOWN. AND GEE, IF IT’S THE SAME
ANGLE, LET’S STRIP IT. IT’LL BE EASIER. NOW, THIS WAS INTERESTING
TO DO BECAUSE THESE STRIPS WERE CUT
THREE INCHES WIDE. THESE WERE CUT AN
INCH AND A HALF. AND LOOK AT THE
DIFFERENCE IN SIZE, JUST THE DIFFERENT WIDTH STRIPS;
THEY’RE CUT EXACTLY THE SAME. OKAY, WE CAN ALSO
MAKE STRIPS FOR TREES THAT ARE A
DIFFERENT ANGLE. IT DEPENDS ON THE ANGLE
THAT YOU’RE GIVEN. HERE WE HAVE TWO
STRIPS OF FABRIC AND THESE WE’RE GOING TO CUT
ALSO WITH THE STARMAKER EIGHT. BUT, WE DID IT
THIS WAY BEFORE. WE GET TALL NARROW. IF WE USE THIS ANGLE, WE’RE
GOING TO GET SHORT, WIDE TREES. WE’RE GOING TO MAKE
TOPLESS TRIANGLES AGAIN. SO THE FIRST LINE FROM
THE TOP OF THE POINT IS RIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE
STRIP AND WE’LL CUT AND THAT GIVES US
THESE TWO TRIANGLES. WHEN WE HAVE AS MANY
OF THOSE AS WE NEED, LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEXT
PIECE AND SEE WHERE THAT COMES. IF WE PUT IT, PUT THE
PIECES RIGHT ON TOP, WE CAN SEE THAT WE NEED TO CUT
WITH THAT ONE LINE AT THE TOP. AND WHEN WE CUT OUR PIECES,
WE GET THOSE PIECES AND THEN WE HAVE
THIS PIECE RIGHT HERE. WE NEED TO PUT THE
THREE AT THE TOP AND OUR PIECES
LOOK LIKE THIS. WE SEW THEM IN ROWS JUST
LIKE WE DID FOR THE OTHERS. AND OUR ROWS LOOK LIKE
THIS AND LIKE THIS. AND HERE AND WE HAVE TREES
THAT WE CAN USE FOR A BORDER LIKE I DID HERE
IN THIS QUILT. SO TREES ARE
GREAT FOR QUILTS. THEY SEEM TO SHOW UP IN
A LOT OF DIFFERENT PLACES AND NOW YOU HAVE A LOT
OF WAYS YOU CAN CUT SHORT AND FAT AND TALL AND NARROW AND
ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF TREES. NOW WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT ANOTHER
TOPLESS TRIANGLE RIGHT HERE, BUT THIS ONE’S
A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT BECAUSE
IT’S GOT A FOLD. AND IF WE OPEN IT UP, LOOK
WHAT WE HAVE – A HEXAGON. SO WE CAN USE THAT
TECHNIQUE TO CUT A TOPLESS TRIANGLE
AND GET A HEXAGON. THE WAY WE DO THAT IS TO
CUT A STRIP THE SAME WIDTH AS THE HEXAGON
WE WANT. FOLD IT IN HALF; TAKE
THE STARMAKER SIX BECAUSE THAT’S THE ANGLE WE
NEED; PUT THE POINT AT THE TOP. NOW, WE’RE NOT STARTING
WITH A TOPLESS TRIANGLE LIKE WE DO WITH THE TREES. HERE THE POINT’S AT THE
TOP, BUT WE ARE GOING TO MARK WHEREVER THE FOLD IS
BECAUSE THAT MAKES IT VERSATILE. WE CAN MAKE ANY
SIZE WE WANT BECAUSE WHEREVER THE FOLD
IS COMES TO THE TOP. WE CUT WHAT LOOKS LIKE
A TOPLESS TRIANGLE, BUT BECAUSE OF THE FOLD, WE OPEN
IT UP AND WE HAVE A HEXAGON, VERY EASY WAY
TO DO THEM. NOW WE CAN GO ON TO
DIFFERENT SHAPES THAT ARE EXACTLY THE SAME,
THE SAME SHAPE WE HAVE, A TOPLESS
TRIANGLE AGAIN. AND I HAVE SEVERAL
DIFFERENT STRIPS HERE; THIS IS THE ONE
THAT I’M USING. AND LET’S SAY YOU’RE
MAKING A DESIGN AND IT CALLS
FOR THAT SHAPE. WELL, YOU CAN JUST MOVE
IT UNTIL YOU FIND A PLACE WHERE IT NEEDS TO START AND
THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE SHAPE. AND SO WE’RE GOING TO PUT
THE TWO LINE RIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE STRIP AND CUT
AND WE HAVE THESE SHAPES. AND I USED ALL OF THESE
DIFFERENT COLORS IN THAT SAME SHAPE TO CREATE THIS
PIECE, WHICH IS A SEASCAPE. BUT AGAIN, ALL OF THEM
ARE TOPLESS TRIANGLES, JUST CUT WITH
DIFFERENT COLORS. SO YOU CAN CREATE THINGS
LIKE THIS FROM THE SHAPES. OKAY. NOW WE’RE IN A
PATRIOTIC THEME HERE. WE’RE GOING TO CUT SOME
MORE TOPLESS TRIANGLES THAT ARE DIFFERENT FROM
WHAT WE’VE CUT SO FAR. HERE I HAVE A RED, WHITE
AND BLUE THEME GOING AND IM GOING TO USE
THE STARMAKER FIVE BUT THIS IS A DIFFERENT
ANGLE THAN WE USED BEFORE. BUT WE STILL HAVE A LINE THAT’S
THE FIRST LINE FROM THE POINT BECAUSE WE WANT TO CUT
TOPLESS TRIANGLES. SO WE CUT OUR TRIANGLES
AND WE GET THIS PIECE AND WE GET THIS PIECE
WHEN WE TURN IT OVER, AGAIN WITHOUT
WASTING ANY FABRIC. AND WHAT CAN WE DO
WITH THOSE PIECES? WELL, LET’S PUT OUR BLUES
IN THE MIDDLE HERE AND SEE WHAT WE
COME UP WITH. BECAUSE WE USED THE STARMAKER
FIVE, WE WILL HAVE FIVE POINTS. AND OUR TOPLESS TRIANGLES
WILL GO TOGETHER INTO A DESIGN
LIKE THIS. NOW WE COULD HAVE PUT THE
BLUE ONES IN THE MIDDLE TOO. OR WE CAN NOW COME BACK
AND PUT OUR BLUE ONES HERE AND THEN
ALL OF A SUDDEN, IT CHANGES INTO A
FIVE-POINTED STAR. AND THAT’S OUR
PATRIOTIC STAR AND FIVE POINTS MEANS
THE STARMAKER FIVE. IF WE CUT THE SAME WAY,
BUT WITH THE STARMAKER SIX, THEN WE GET PIECES
THAT LOOK LIKE THIS. OR WE CAN ALTERNATE
THE PIECES. OR WE CAN GO ON AND MAKE STARS,
ALL WITH TOPLESS TRIANGLES. ALL RIGHT. AND LET’S TAKE
A LOOK AT HOW WE CAN DO A KALEIDOSCOPE BECAUSE THE
KALEIDOSCOPE IS ALSO MADE FROM A TOPLESS
TRIANGLE. HERE I HAVE FOUR STRIPS
OF FABRIC SEWN TOGETHER. IT’S GOING TO HAVE EIGHT
POINTS, SO I’M GOING TO USE THE STARMAKER EIGHT TO
CUT A TOPLESS TRIANGLE THE FIRST LINE FROM THE TOP
AT THE TOP OF THE STRIP. AND MY PIECES LOOK LIKE THIS
AND THEY LOOK LIKE THIS. AND WHEN I PUT
THOSE TOGETHER, WE HAVE A DESIGN THAT
LOOKS LIKE THIS. AND THAT’S OUR
KALEIDOSCOPE. SO YOU KNOW, GET
OUT THOSE BOOKS, THOSE PATTERNS YOU’VE BEEN
WANTING TO MAKE AND SEE IF THE ANGLES WILL LINE
UP AND THEN YOU CAN STRIP PIECE THOSE DESIGNS AND
DO THEM MUCH FASTER. AND I’M SURE
YOU’LL ENJOY IT. AND BE SURE AND BE WITH
ME ON MY NEXT SHOW WHEN WE’LL HAVE SOME
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