If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler but your ruler or your mat has 60 degree markings, this is how you can cut equilateral triangles.
How to cut equilateral triangles with a regular ruler
This 2 minute video shows you how to cut equilateral triangles in 3 ways without using special rulers:
With this type of triangle you can make lots of different quick quilts.
One of my favourite blocks you can do with equilateral triangles is a hexagon block.
Do you want to make a quilt with a hexagon block?
This is a hexagon sampler quilt that can be made with jelly rolls. The pattern is available on Craftsy and on my Etsy shop.
Buy Hexagonal dream pattern
This block starts with two 9 inch squares.
How to make a quick and easy Diamond quilt block
Learn how to make a half pinwheels and bows block in 2 minutes:
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Materials for one Diamond quilt block
- Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics
The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.
Whirlwind is a quick and easy quilt suitable for confident beginners.
The pattern comes with traditional templates.
If you prefer to make the quilt with foundation piecing, you will also find foundation piecing templates in the pattern.
Quilt size: 48” x 48”.
Finished block size: 9”.
Number of blocks: 16.
Quilt technique: traditional piecing OR foundation piecing.
Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern
See the quilt up close on this video
For best results, use two different colour fabrics of similar value, for instance two light fabrics or two medium fabrics.
The quilt has two visual interpretations depending on whether you focus on the windmill pattern or on the negative space of the quilt, which is a bracket shape.
In the 15 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written instructions, traditional templates, foundation piecing templates, colour scheme suggestions as well links to 3 of my video tutorials.
A million thanks to the testers who helped make this pattern great.
I hope you like my quilt and enjoy making it.
If you share photos of this quilt please tag me @teresadownunder and use #whirlwindquilt when sharing on Instagram.