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
I’ve discovered a new type of block that is made with a 60 degree ruler or a template. You actually make 2 different blocks at once with this technique that can be laid out as 2 separate hexagon blocks or as one single joined block like in this case.
If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler you can download the pattern:
Cut 3 strips of fabric:
- 37 X 3 1/4 inches in red
- 37 X 2 3/4 inches in blue
- 37 X 1 inches in charcoal
Cut 3 more strips fabric:
- 21 X 3 1/4 inches in red
- 21 X 2 3/4 inches in blue
- 21 X 1 inches in charcoal
These 2 strips will make 6 triangles of each type, with the fabric strips inverted.
As 2 interlaced blocks: 11 inches x 18 1/2 inches (10 triangles in total, 5 of each type).
As 2 individual blocks: 11 inch square (6 triangles in total, 6 of each type).
How to make this Hexagon block with a 60 degree ruler
Watch how easy you can make a hexagon blocks with equilateral triangles:
If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler
Not to worry, here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:
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Do you like this block?
You can make a full quilt with these blocks and 9 more hexagon block layouts with my pattern Hexagonal dream quilt. You can buy the pattern in my Etsy shop or in Craftsy.