Triangle troubles? Try Pat Sloan’s triumphant techniques (+ BIG giveaway!)

We’ve all made that half-square triangle. You know the one.

The one with the unintentionally curvy edges?

The one you can’t press flat, even if you doused it with water and kept it under a brick for a week?

The one that’s too small/too crooked/too frustrating to use in the quilt you’re making?

Would you love to never make that half-square triangle again?

Detail-of-Union-Square-quiltWith celebrated teacher and bubbly quilting personality Pat Sloan at your side, you can toss your triangle troubles for good. She’s written a new book that’ll teach you everything—and we mean everything—you need to know about triangles.

In Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles, you’ll get two books in one: a technique-packed section featuring a whopping 13 ways to cut and sew triangle shapes, plus a pattern-packed section where you’ll put your new skills to use. A project book, a reference guide for all your other project books, and Pat cheering you on along the way—everyone who quilts needs Pat’s new book!
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Enjoy page after page of photos featuring real hands and real fabric examples, so you can visually learn each technique.

Today Pat is a guest writer at Stitch This!, here to tell you all about the latest book in her “Teach Me” series. Welcome, Pat!

But first…


GIVEAWAY ALERT! Pat has many friends in the quilting world, and she called upon some of them to put together a BIG giveaway for Stitch This! readers!
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One lucky winner will receive:

Find out how you can win this fabulous Pat Sloan giveaway at the bottom of this post.


Pat-SloanWhen I learned to quilt, my teacher believed in jumping in head first. Every block but one in the quilt pattern she taught had a triangle shape in it! So triangles are a natural for me. I think they add so much flair to quilts.

Over the years I’ve run into quiltmakers who haven’t fallen in love with triangles yet. When I ask why, they tell me they aren’t “good” at them, they don’t care for the method they were taught, or they are always cutting off the points!

Armed with all this information, I packed 13 easy techniques and 12 fun projects into Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles.
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“Union Square”

If you’re looking to up your triangle game, this is the book for you! I show you:

  • 4 methods for making half-square triangles
  • 2 methods for making quarter-square triangles
  • 2 methods for making Flying Geese units
  • How to properly do the sew-and-flip triangle technique, with step-by-step photos
  • 3 methods that demystify equilateral triangles (they really are NOT scary)
  • How to sew triangles without chopping off the points
  • A chart that makes it easy to put your quilt blocks on point, no matter what size block!

Marking-on-fabric-tipI’ve also included lots of tips. They’re sprinkled around in boxes on the pages (like the one on the right).

And I included a FABULOUS cheat-sheet chart, you know . . . just what you need to remember all the cutting dimensions needed to make different-sized triangle units.

The quilts are super fun too, and they relate to the techniques I teach.

I even share my FIRST quilts with the world for the FIRST time in a book. You know I’ve gotta love Martingale to allow that . . . ha! (See my website for the story of my first quilt.)
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“Boden” from
Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles

We start off with half-square triangles. I designed a nice table mat called “Boden,” which means messenger. My message to you is that you can do it! I also made a four-block small quilt and would love to make a larger one for my bed. I really adore this design!
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“Jane’s Jewel Box” quilt from
Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles

My friend Jane Michel designed this quilt and I call it “Jane’s Jewel Box.” Choose 90 charm squares plus a background fabric to make it.
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“Dandoy Delight” quilt from
Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles

Showcase your favorite fabrics with “Dandoy Delight.” I used two triangle techniques to sew this one!
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“Fresh Air” quilt from
Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles

“Fresh Air” will give you a chance to really learn equilateral-triangle assembly.

See more from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles >

This is the second book in my “Teach Me” series. Use it as a reference guide and a pattern book. Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Appliqué is the first book in the series. Look for more “Teach Me” books to come.

Now Let’s Go Sew!


Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Sew TrianglesThanks for sharing your latest “Teach Me” book with us, Pat!

Now, to win Pat’s big BIG giveaway, tell us: How did sewing your first-ever triangle unit go: aced it, fudged it, or tossed it? Share your answer in the comments – we’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. GOOD LUCK!

Can’t wait to try Pat’s triangle techniques? Get Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles at your local quilt shop or order it right now at ShopMartingale.com and get the eBook for free.

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Teresa, who says:

“I would love to win because I have not tried triangles in a quilt and I would be happy for someone to teach me how. Have a happy and blessed day. Quilt on :)”

Teresa, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


3,019 Comments

  • It’s been a long time since I sewed my first triangles, but I think I fudged on at least some of them. I would love to try out Pat’s techniques.

    —Karen Watkins on November 20, 2015
  • As best as I recall, it was wonky and too small!

    —Susan Greene on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle unit went pretty well. The points could have been a bit sharper but I was pleased for my first attempt.

    Suzanne Faris on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged my first half square triangle baby quilt. Sure could use some direction!

    —Marianne Cox on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it

    —Linda Kennedy on November 20, 2015
  • It was a nightmare, my points didn’t line up and it was a big lumpy mess, I swore I would never sew trianagles again. I lied and keep trying

    —Karen MItchell on November 20, 2015
  • I had to fudge my triangles to make them work!!

    —Jessica on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were for my sons military quilt. They didn’t turn out bad, but they are far from perfect. This book sounds like it will help me in the future to make them much better!!

    —lori plummer on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt had a lot of HST’s… I aced it! It was actually a much better job than some after that lol.

    —JanK on November 20, 2015
  • I kept tearing it apart. When I finally got it right, It took awhile, but I can do them well now!

    —Dena Rickson on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles were never my favorite…until recently! I learned to quilt in the 70’s, when everything was templates and scissor cut and hand sewn…I never did finish that quilt that had a zillion triangles!! I swear no two were the same. That cardboard template…ugh!! Today, with rotary cutters and rulers, and making triangles out of squares, it really is fun!!

    —Rosemary on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it. I thought it was won’t but everyone said, "no, it’s great". Support group. Hehe. I would absolutely loooove to have this book. I needed this book. Thanks for all you do!

    —Bonnie Whitney on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it!

    —Diane Price on November 20, 2015
  • Great techniques make for crisp clean blocks.

    —Ruth Rysted on November 20, 2015
  • It is incredibly difficult to ever find where to enter to these contests, I think that is unnecessary and very frustrating. Almost deceptive that you give stuff away but people can not find the place enter, it should be very obvious and up front.

    —Linda on November 20, 2015
  • It was so so. It was during my 1st quilting class.

    —Marcia miller on November 20, 2015
  • Oh my, my first triangle consisted of making a template out of the backing for bacon, then tracing it onto the wrong side of my fabric to be followed by cutting the "cute little thing" out with scissors! Next came pinning the right sides together and marking a quarter inch line across the sewing line. Next, carefully sew along the line and press seam open. Boy have we come along way! Thanks so much for you new book. Looking forward to having it!

    —Pam Palmer on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it!

    —Diane Kula on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it, I’m sure. I started quilting in high school with cardboard templates and scissors!

    —Joan Hayden on November 20, 2015
  • My very first triangles went very very wrong! I have never attempted them again. If I had this I would love to attempt them again.

    —Kelly Starkey on November 20, 2015
  • I am fairly new to quilting to haven’t tried the triangle yet but would love to learn from the pro. Than,s

    —Rhonda Borne on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles turned out well as I had a good teacher watching over me

    Lesley Mitchell on November 20, 2015
  • Tosses it

    —Pat on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle project, I love because it was the first and the points are rough. The last project I’m not to fond of as should be getting better and I’m not! Help!!

    —Cheri Hanschu on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles went ok with a teacher over me. Lol the first at home not so good.i just finished a hockey quilt full of triangles. I’ve come to realize i need practice. I’d love to win!

    —Trisha on November 20, 2015
  • My first project with triangles went really well. I kept putting the start of this quilt off but once I started I was really surprised with how it went.

    —Lori on November 20, 2015
  • I had a very good teacher (my quilting neighbor) and she taught me how to do it. It wasn’t perfect….but not extremely bad either! 🙂

    —Debbie on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a while since I learned to make half square triangles. My first class was hand piecing. I don’t remember anyone talking about the bias of fabric. I’m sure I must have stretched some out of shape. I look forward to a new book.

    —Joanne Leonard on November 20, 2015
  • I have been doing simple quilts for years, but my triangles still need some work. So I keep right on doing them, as my granddaughter tells me, (practice makes perfect). I have learned so much by joining this group. Thank you for all that you do for us.

    —Sue Barton on November 20, 2015
  • Not so well, eventually gave up

    —Tammy Woods on November 20, 2015
  • I have made 3 quilts but I have never sewn a triangle. I would love to win this!

    —Beverly Sultan on November 20, 2015
  • Think I did better the first time than any that followed. Now they are hit and miss. With some being ‘perfect’ and some not so. Help!!!!

    —Barbara Miller on November 20, 2015
  • Oh my…. my first time with triangles i tossed it aside…. then on the second try i fudged it which came out alright although back then i had no how-to book to show me the simple trick to make a perfect triangle
    Winning your wonderful prize would make my Christmas one of a kind! Thanks Pat!

    —Heather Roberts on November 20, 2015
  • It was very crooked and too small!

    —Carol O'Neill on November 20, 2015
  • The first time I made hst, it seemed to work out great, until I went to stitch the blocks together and they stretched so much, never did get them sewn together, gave up disgust.

    —Kate on November 20, 2015
  • Oh my…. my first time with triangles i tossed it aside…. then on the second try i fudged it which came out alright although back then i had no how-to book to show me the simple trick to make a perfect triangle
    Winning your wonderful prize would make my Christmas one of a kind! Thanks Pat!

    —Heather Roberts on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged my first triangle unit. Awesome prizes…hope I win.

    —Robin Huss on November 20, 2015
  • It’s a UFO!

    —Jennifer Slinden on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles were so bad i gave up and made hot pads out of what i had made, instead of a quilt.

    —nan morey on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember my first HST, but I know I have absolutely made some wonky triangles! I try so hard to get them right but sometimes it just doesn’t work out. So excited for Pat’s book! Can’t wait to master the half square triangle!

    —Terry G on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilting project years ago, was a small table topper. I found the pattern in a magazine and since I was a newbie to quilting I didn’t realize all the HST would be a real challenge! I finished it but a book like yours would have been a good tool to have to make all those HST a little less frustrating!! Thanks Pat for all your sewing tips!

    —Julie Thron on November 20, 2015
  • I struggled with my first one. Not my favorite thing to quilt with.

    Cindy B. on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it.

    —Sherry Rohde on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it!

    —Carol Williams on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it!! Still fudging most of the time! I need this book!

    —susan gelnett on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged my first triangle, then i asked my friend for HELP!!!

    —Wend Benn on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was a disaster. I messed up on 1/4″ and tried to rip it out. No matter what I did I would lay flat. Lol

    —Julie mitchell on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it!

    —Nancy Kenyon on November 20, 2015
  • Percect triangle….ha! THose points were all missing, so i put a button on it. Thats a good cover up. Seriously, it has been ages since i have done a hst.
    I would love to win this giveaway. It would be like Pat is there teaching me. Good luck fellow quilters and may we all overcome these dreaded pieces of beauties.

    P.s. if you ever need someone to lop off a point, keep me in mind.

    —Karen Wilson on November 20, 2015
  • Hi. My first trianle unit was ok because i did the draw a line and sew on each side. However back then i folowed the instructions to a T so it was only ok. Now i cut a little larger and then square it up!

    —Loretta Sirota on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles were very bad. I would say I fudged it…and then tossed it. And the next one, and the next one….

    —Sharon Formoe on November 20, 2015
  • I’m a new quilter and love Pats blogs and products .

    —Debra Lee Smith on November 20, 2015
  • My first try was making pinwheels and I lost most of my points in the seam. Ugh! I didn’t know how to fix it.

    —dawn on November 20, 2015
  • Hello just can’t wait to read the book love the soft colors as well as the lady who wrote it

    Mavis hightower on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed them and went to pattern that didn’t have them

    —Dorianne Lescord on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it….in a drawer! I’d forgotten to add seam allowance. That said denim quilt top is still here, haunting me.

    —Sherry on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it.

    —Ann Benson on November 20, 2015
  • I wrestle with triangles all the time. I usually fudge them.

    —Sandy Pigg on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles have never been straight! But I’m still trying!

    —Debbie Mabry on November 20, 2015
  • I had a teacher in a class, it worked out great, made a Christmas tree quilt. My favorite project to date!!!!

    —Sheila burgess on November 20, 2015
  • It has been a long time since my first triangles but I am pretty sure I fudged it…or tossed it 🙂 I know they weren’t remotely perfect.
    Thanks for all you do, Pat. You rock!

    —Aly on November 20, 2015
  • I did it the old fashioned way of drawing a line on the back of a square. I learned really quick it must be oversized and cut to fit because they all came out just a bit different.

    —Kathy E on November 20, 2015
  • Not so well at first, but I persevered and it turned out ok.

    —Christine Langlois on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged my first triangle and probably my second. Can’t wait to get the book. Ordering it now.

    —Cherry Jones on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it.

    —Melissa on November 20, 2015
  • In 92 I left my job to stay home and watch the cows. I took a class and was taught how to make perfect triangles, Not. But I have learned a lot on the way. Now I fudge some, but try hard to make correct points
    Will I ever get them right? Maybe if Pat helps me

    —Sheila Fletcher on November 20, 2015
  • Totally fudged it! I tried to make my first triangle quilt from one I had seen in a shop hop. The directions were for someone much more advanced and with all the tools. The triangles were off, the blocks were off….I cut off all the points when I joined the blocks. What a struggle! It would have been great to have instruction from a book before I started!

    —Patti N on November 20, 2015
  • Those points didn’t quite meet in the center!

    —Neena Grissom on November 20, 2015
  • I have not made a triangle yet! Soon maybe

    —Mary Redheffer on November 20, 2015
  • It was good

    —Jeanne Renee on November 20, 2015
  • Not great, but in a treasured first quilt that I had given to my grandpa. … and perfect in his eyes!

    —Jennifer S on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles are always tricky.

    —Beryl on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilted triangles were done by hand, so they turned out well, but the first machine triangles needed quite a bit of "reconstruction".

    —Judy Harness on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t really remember. I would imagine it went ok. I follow directions pretty well. I think I drew the line corner to corner with 2 facing squares and sewed either side. Today my fave way is to get 4 at a time by stitching around the perimeter.

    —Miriam moore on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles frighten me!!! My first and only attempt yielded a couple decent ones but mostly they were a disappointment!!!

    —Karen Gainey on November 20, 2015
  • Still fudging but pull it off and no on notices it.. But would love to learn how not to fudge it..

    —Julia on November 20, 2015
  • Cut them out, and gave the project to my Mom to complete! Lol

    —Marylyn Praga on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it. Never throw anything out.

    —Kathleen Siemon on November 20, 2015
  • Curves would describe my first try. Must say after a lot of projects it has improved,

    —JoAnne Gaffney on November 20, 2015
  • I had taken an extended break from quilting and so when I got back into it, it was like learning to riding a bike… seems you dont forget. It took just a short time to get my ‘quilt legs’ back on and my first triangle came out pretty good. Hope I win this awesome bundle!!!

    —Charlotte Keene on November 20, 2015
  • Not sure "aced" would be the proper term, but I squeaked through. Practice, practice, practice! Looking forward to getting the new book.

    —Kris Thompson on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it. Cannot throw anything out.

    —Kathleen Siemon on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it and it wasn’t pretty!

    —Andra Wolf on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles create such an awesome effect to our quilts and I would love to find any tips to make sewing them easier and better…especially when it comes to the pressing part. Pat has helped me ‘sew’ much and I am looking forward to her new book. Kudos on all your achievements Pat. You are amazing! My quilting inspiration ‘angel’. Thank you Pat Sloan for sharing your talent with us as quilting is a wonderful hobby to have! I LOVE your site and check Facebook at least five times daily! Keep up the good work!

    CHER HAMILTON on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it…turned out ok but I would love this book to help next time! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lesley M on November 20, 2015
  • Pat, you sure know how to celebrate! What an awesine give away! My first triangles were a mess. I lost my points when sewing them together. I went back to piecing squares and rectangles after that for awhile. I am still shying away from anyhthing that has flying geese.

    —Julia Moore on November 20, 2015
  • I did pretty good with my first set of HST. I was making a pinwheel block for my first class and it was doing one of the sampler blocks in the end. I think my biggest frustration with that was not getting the HST to come out right but to get all four seams to line up in the center. I did a lot of ripping.

    —Rebecca Cedars on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it !!

    —Gina Everson on November 20, 2015
  • I did okay with my first triangles. They were half square triangles used in my Vacation Time quilt by Pat Sloan. It was a bit stressful but I did it!

    —Othella Wells on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles came out great. Used them in a quilt block.

    —Shaneka Giscombe on November 20, 2015
  • I’m sure that my first triangles were tossed! If I remember there was a size problem and they were too small!

    —Donna on November 20, 2015
  • First triangle fudged it. However I am grateful that my ‘technique’ has gotten better over the years. Thanks to people like you that share their skills and ideas, and especially to my quilting buddies!!

    Kelly on November 20, 2015
  • I have yet to try making one. This book would help me understand the process! I’ve learned so much from your site already as quilters share their experiences And knowledge.

    —Pamela Brown on November 20, 2015
  • I’m working on my first triangle quilt now. It’s working out pretty good but really need to read more about techniques. Would love the book.

    —Janet Alford on November 20, 2015
  • My first one was not good. I had to redo it & start again.

    —Diana Vukonich on November 20, 2015
  • My first try wasn’t too bad. I have sewed for quite a while. Although all points didn’t match perfectly, I figure the only person I have to please is myself.

    —Sheila Carr on November 20, 2015
  • First attempt not too bad. Will be making a hsq quilt soon and would love some good tips.

    —Ann Gleason on November 20, 2015
  • I love triangles but dtill perfecting my skills.
    Would love to have the book, and new tool

    —FLOR CHAVARRIA on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it tossed it tossed it :/

    —lisa king on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were not too bad, but they were huge. Since then I have not improved and if there is one thing I dread it is having them not turn out nice. Would love to learn the various methods.

    —Ann Desjardines on November 20, 2015
  • my first triangle was a baby quilt that a friend asked me to make. AT first I was nervous but I just jump right in. When I was making I became more comfortable in making the triangle by the end of the project I ACED it. I felt so proud of myself. And Now I am hooked.

    —Jodie Hussain on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was fudged for a hour glass quilt. I had soo many to make, but the more I made the fewer were fudged and I ended up with much more aced! To this day I can say that I do still fudge a little. Pat show me the way to that perfect pieced triangle!

    —Amy Sanders on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was more like a 3 sided parallelogram. Now I can paper piece a triangle, but still break out in hives when I have to work with triangles! This would be a great book for me!
    j_dobler@msn.com

    —Janetta Dobler on November 20, 2015
  • My first went very well for not knowing what I was making. My partner picked me up a quilt kit with everything the LYS said I needed to begin sewing. It was a pine tree lap quilt. Now after years of quilting and doing "OK" with triangles I look back at it and think, wow that was pretty good for having no idea!

    —Margi Borck on November 20, 2015
  • My 1st one was a mess and I still can’t seem to get them right… Very Wonky and uneven… looking forward to learning the steps you have written in this book. Thank You for making it easier on Us newbies to learn…;-)

    —Suzy C on November 20, 2015
  • I follow bot of you on fb and blogs

    —FLOR CHAVARRIA on November 20, 2015
  • i am a new quilter, learning everyday. My first triangle is in a UFO
    Pile. I need help. I get great satisfaction from making charity quilts.
    Mastering triangles would give me variety rather than just squares
    All the time.

    —Nancy Burd on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it and many more after it! Help! Newbie quilter.

    —Gwen Campbell on November 20, 2015
  • My first project went awful had to keep tearing it apart after watching a video 6 times I finally got it right. I self taught and love to quilt it’s relaxin to me

    —Kristy driggers on November 20, 2015
  • I always make mine bigger and then try to square them up. I have NO luck when I try to make them the right size.

    —Judy Lutz on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it, they came out all wrong. Would love to have this book as like everything else Pat publishes and I read I actually learn how! Her books are how I learned how to quilt.

    —Amanda V on November 20, 2015
  • I sewed my first triangle about 6 months ago. Decided that I didn’t do it right. Set it aside and haven’t touched it again. Hoping that when I go back to it, I will realize it was right and I was being over critical. Pat I need your help!

    —Hope Burr on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it! I’m a beginner & still learning, but I’m loving every minute of it!

    —Melissa Wight on November 20, 2015
  • Love 1/2 square triangles. They are so versatile

    Janie Steele on November 20, 2015
  • I can not always get them the right size all the way around.

    —Mary Woodland on November 20, 2015
  • Love it

    —Wendy on November 20, 2015
  • SPOOLS OF THREAD….. one top of the spool matched up perfectly; the bottom one was way off….waaaaay off. Turned out the fabric was slightly on the bias from the manufacturer. Urgh…. had to buy new fabric. Now it’s working.

    —mary ellen on November 20, 2015
  • Thought my first triangles looked pretty good in the blocks but lost the points when I sewed them together in the top. Very flat points

    —Lou Brewer on November 20, 2015
  • I had a friend asking making a baby quilt by using the triangles. I was so nervous by the end of the project I have ACED IT. I felt so proud of myself. Now I an hooked

    —Jodie Hussain on November 20, 2015
  • This book is indeed a "must have"

    —Maria Laurence on November 20, 2015
  • I am never to old to learn something new. I have learned so much from all the quilting info from your sites. This book would make a great birthday present for me. Thanks for ALL give the quilting world.

    —Patty Brannon on November 20, 2015
  • I struggled a lot my triangle for the first time later realized my two scales are from different zone 1 from US with inch marking and second from japan with 2 cm block marking .

    —kruti jain on November 20, 2015
  • Would love to learn how to make flying geese. I loved your other book and hope to find this one in our local quilt shop. Need all the help I can get!!

    —Barb on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged and fiddled….Ok, probably said a few "words" and shed a few frustrated tears, but I overcame the troublesome little critter and created pinwheels with matching centers, albeit wonky. 38 years later I have "conquered" many a block. Congrats on the new book, Pat.

    —Christy Miller on November 20, 2015
  • i love the bear paw block but was always having trouble with hst I’ve done more than my share of ripping out

    —Linda mcgregor on November 20, 2015
  • I kept it although I hated it! I made it as a gift for my husband in the days when we barely had money for diapers so there was no way that I could toss it; I did eventually allow him to use it as a drop cloth/work blanket! That’s where it belonged all along. I have gotten much better since those days and now am changing grandbaby diapers!!! I put the book (and the first one) on my Christmas list.

    —Danell Quick on November 20, 2015
  • Did a long time ago. Didn’t do more until recently. Just remember didn’t like them so avoided them.

    —Mary Peterson on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged my first triangles, but love a challenge.

    —Maria Laurence on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was okay but I was in a quilt class and practiced a lot at home. I thought they could be more sharp. I am retired recently and have not done a guilt in awhile. I am just getting started back. I need all the help I can get!

    —Linda Pescho on November 20, 2015
  • Toss job!

    —kay on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve be quilting for only a little over two years. I did ace my triangles the first time I did them but I took it slow to make sure I was accurate in cutting and sewing a scant 1/4″.

    —Celeste Wegner on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a disaster. I thought I could ‘eyeball’ the stitching line….SO WRONG,

    —Amy Matthias on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle came out pretty good as it was made during a beginning quilt class.

    —Let Goodman on November 20, 2015
  • My first experiences with triangles were not pretty. I have improved over the years if my cutting and seam allowances are good. Love it when points come together!

    —Vicki Meyer on November 20, 2015
  • I found what was suppose to be an "easy" baby quilt with large half square triangles. It was horrible, I set it aside until
    I could visit my mother in law so she could help. That time frame was over a year long. She did help me but it was far from perfect because I messed up so bad. I ended up making a different and easier baby quilt for my friend.

    —Roxanne Workoff on November 20, 2015
  • Your new book looks great!! I aced my first triangle.

    —Pattie Oberlechner on November 20, 2015
  • I had nightmares when I had to do my first hst! Math is not one of my strong points!

    —laura williams on November 20, 2015
  • Somewhere between fudging it and acing it. But much closer to fudging it. I was happy when it was complete!

    —Stephanie Whitman on November 20, 2015
  • Boy do I need help with triangles. They are my biggest issue when quilting.

    —Lois H on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles worked out pretty good. Fudging, trimming, pressing, etc, got them to an acceptable fit. I was pleased how they turned out. This is a wonderful prize pack. I appreciate all you do for quilters.

    —gene weber on November 20, 2015
  • First ones went together with a boatload of pins….some worked, some didn’t. Have 430 HST’s to make for a DNA border on a QOV next weekend…wish I had your book in hand before I start that!!!

    —Jennifer Miller on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to win your give away. I need to learn from the best.

    Jeannie on November 20, 2015
  • beautiful cant wait to learn a new way….

    —donna on November 20, 2015
  • I was distorting the triangles when I pressed them…

    —Diana Gates on November 20, 2015
  • I had to fudge! I avoid patterns with triangles. I love the look, hate to make them.

    —Judy Blum on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it! I am a beginner so would love to win to help me build up my supplies!

    —Lisa Tompkins on November 20, 2015
  • Always have lopsided ones. Sounds like a great way to go. Love all your books

    —Deb Fleming on November 20, 2015
  • Had a terrible time keeping points nice and sharp.

    —Sue on November 20, 2015
  • I struggled a lot for first few triangles later i realized my rular from 2 different zone. US one 1 inch marking and japan one 2 cm for 1 block which was easy confuse and get frustated for me .

    —kruti jain on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it but they were ok if you didn’t look close to see that the points didn’t meet in the center.

    —Kim Prideaux on November 20, 2015
  • I learned to handpiece first, so triangles were not that difficult – I just had to be conscious of not man-handling the fabric. Now leaning on the machine was quite a different experience, oh so many were wobbly, but I rarely throw fabric away, but they did hit the crumbs bin.

    —Lynn D in NC on November 20, 2015
  • I have been afraid to do triangles. Would love to learn how. I have heard that they are difficult. Thanks Pat

    —Marge Walter on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle quilt took FOREVER, but it turned out beautifully. Wish I could make them faster.

    —Erin Lewis on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle quilt was all three. I fudged some, I nailed some, and I threw away a few. It was nothing to be proud of.

    —Jeanne on November 20, 2015
  • my first triangles didn’t turn out the greatest, still have a few problems here and there with getting the corners lobbed off when i sew them in. slowly getting better:)

    —Sandy Lai on November 20, 2015
  • I’m new to quilting but just finished a baby quilt using triangles. I has a couple squares that the triangles were a little off but the quilt overall turned out beautiful. Love seeing and wish I had started when I was younger!

    —Donna Perry on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely fudged. My line wasn’t straight and didn’t go corner to corner. And it took forever to decide to trust the pattern – couldn’t bring myself to cut the squares I’d just spent so much time trying to get straight!

    —Sue on November 20, 2015
  • Weell, I am sitting under my first quilt that had a lot of triangles. Broken Dishes were a key block. It turned out fine, maybe because I hand pieced and that seems to make getting points to meet easier. So looking forward to the techniques in the new book. 🙂

    —Colleen Gorman on November 20, 2015
  • Wow! Look at all the entries already! 🙂
    My first HST was with plastic template, scissors, and hand pieced pinning point to point. But it still wasn’t perfect because I pressed it out of shape :/.
    I love the look of triangle in quilts. I would love to win a book!

    —Naomi Perry on November 20, 2015
  • It has been a long time since I first made HSTs. I am pretty sure I threw a few away and fudged some others, lol. Even still I will have a few stinkers, I would love to win this book and all the other fabulous prizes, thanks for the opportunity

    debb

    —debbie siltala on November 20, 2015
  • My mother showed me the stretch and smoosh method, but still working on it to get those sharp points and perfect seams!

    —Karen Ferguson on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it. 🙂

    Pick me! Pick me! Your new book looks fantastic, congratulations! Looks like a great reference book.

    —California Kate on November 20, 2015
  • The first half square triangle I made was in around 1980 . Cardboard patterns and cut with scissors, it was harder to get a good result back then with pieces cut into triangles before sewing. Today I like to cut the squares, draw the diagonal line and sew a quarter inch on either side of the line. Easy Peary now!

    —Sally Leath on November 20, 2015
  • its been a long time ago….but I am sure that I fudged it…

    —Rose Branham on November 20, 2015
  • My first one was my very first quilt for my son who is now 41! Triangles are in everything I make. They may be made by cutting squares or hidden in the design. I can’t quilt without triangles.

    —Jodi on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged my first triangles & have tried several methods since, but can’t wait to see all the tips in the book. Mine still sometimes come out a little wonky.

    —Jo Ann Dzielinski on November 20, 2015
  • My first time piecing triangles went ok– a little fudging going on. I just cut some equilateral triangles to make a baby quilt. Hopefully this time goes smoother! Your book looks fantastic! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

    —Ashley G. on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it and shook my head as to why would I do triangles. Kinda like my first batch of homemade noodles that stuck to the counter and ended up with 3 noodles.

    —Allyson on November 20, 2015
  • It would be so awesome to win this. I love Pat’s books and fabrics.

    —Teresa Rogers on November 20, 2015
  • Ahhhh, it was terrible and fustrating!! Remembering ripping out way too many times!! Being self taught and trying new ways, we finally shined and now a piece of cake.

    —Vikki Blakeslee on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it! I learned to quilt by taking a class with my mum, many years and many quilts ago! I think my triangles have gotten better but they’re not perfect!

    —Gloria Masterson on November 20, 2015
  • It was ok but only practice. Haven’t used triangles on a big project yet.

    —Stacy on November 20, 2015
  • Not great ,had to do more

    Eleanor Grandy on November 20, 2015
  • My second quilt was a pinwheel quilt. My HST units looked good, but when I sewed the pin wheel units together I couldn’t make the lay flat no matter how much I pressed them. I sewed and unsewed so many times. Haven’ t made pinwheels since.

    —Liz Dyer on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it! Yes I did!

    —Sue Rockdashil on November 20, 2015
  • Mine were twisted. Not sure why.

    —Kaye McClanahan on November 20, 2015
  • First grand baby on the way, and fabric waiting in the wings, Pat’s techniques are coming in the nick of time! 16 years ago I fudged it! Yeah, it’s still not finished, never was happy with that piece. Anxious to learn a better way, since I’ve never mastered a good triangle method.

    —Nancy on November 20, 2015
  • I have always made cheater triangles. The first ones matched up!

    —Annette South on November 20, 2015
  • Looks like all Beautiful Quilts. I want to learn as much as I can , Would love to win

    —Patricia Collins on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to win the give away. Would help me slot.

    —Judy Hawe on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a long time but I probably fudged it!!

    —Linda Stinson on November 20, 2015
  • First triangle squares had no points!!

    —Laura S. on November 20, 2015
  • I am sure I didn’t ace it. I don’t ace anything! And very few things have I tossed. So, maybe I fudged it. This would be a wonderful prize for me. I have sew much to learn.

    —Linda on November 20, 2015
  • Oh, I SO fudged it, many times over!! Love triangle quilts but they intimidate me!

    —Linda Macklin on November 20, 2015
  • Well, it could have went alot better! Would love to win your book!

    Kathleen Antalek on November 20, 2015
  • I had bad luck, needed to toss, but tried to save.

    —Julie ORear on November 20, 2015
  • It took cutting and sewing a quilt block three times before I got it right.
    I was determined to learn triangles.

    —Debbie Ellis on November 20, 2015
  • I ambitiously chose to make a sailboat quilt with 10″ finished blocks for my first HST experience. It was VERY frustrating. I got it done but I had to invest in a good seam ripper.
    Wish I had waited until your book came out!

    Debbie Roberts on November 20, 2015
  • My first were fudged and maybe tossed. Since then I avoid them. I need to learn how to do them well from you.

    —Sherri on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it but did keep it, many years ago.

    —Mary Moore on November 20, 2015
  • Totally fudged it! More days than not, I can’t sew a straight line lol

    —Nicole Harper on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve taken a couple classes within the past month or so and joined a quilt guild. I’m still waiting to sew my first triangle on the Easy Striped Table Runner that I cut out just yesterday.

    —Dixie S on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was made in 1985….back when I sewed everything by hand. It was a mess. Since I started sewing again in 2010 (machine) I have stayed away from triangles. Would love to try them again,

    —Jeri Hutchins on November 20, 2015
  • I did not ace my first triangle. I have improved. Not my first choice in shapes however.

    —Renata on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed them they were so wonky

    —Edna Warden on November 20, 2015
  • Have never tried the triangle quilt, this would be a good chance to try it and have some good instructions.

    —Pam Matson on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it. Can"t wait to see your instructions.

    —Kathy Lasita on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles sometimes are mentally challenging but look so easy when you see a pattern. My first ever attempt were half square triangles doing a bear paw block. Can I say my ripper received a work out!!

    Darlene Osborn on November 20, 2015
  • Boy, I need this book!

    Mary Abbott on November 20, 2015
  • First attempt was not good but I had worked so hard on those triangles that o couldn’t chuck it. I hung it in our tiny seldom used basement powder room.lol

    —Paula B on November 20, 2015
  • They lined very well but I used a paper piecing method )))) otherwise they would have sucked!!!!

    —Brenda Lowerison on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST quilt I had no idea what to do. It never got quilted it’s still waiting. I have improved but I have a lot to learn.

    —Rose Braun on November 20, 2015
  • Mine turned out great! Thanks!

    —Phyllis Smith on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it.

    —Joan on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been too long to remember but I don’t stress about them. Quilting is my stress relief. Love your books. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize package!

    —Kim on November 20, 2015
  • Made the mistake of cutting on the bias. what a disaster. I knew nothing about fabric – was soooo "innocent." everything was wonky so, I made a dog blankie, gave it to my pug, covered my sewing machine and didn’t try again for 18 years. I learn something every day!

    —Carolyn Clarke on November 20, 2015
  • Would love to improve my skill level with triangles.

    —Margaret O'Reilly on November 20, 2015
  • always ready to learn more

    —patti on November 20, 2015
  • Can barely remember but am sure they weren’t proper and I fudged on them to make thrm work.

    —Jane Cotton on November 20, 2015
  • Lol! Can’t remember! I am 64 yrs old but I probably did it the way it was taught than. Mark the square.

    —Martha Cook on November 20, 2015
  • Oh gosh! Trying to remember. I think I used cheap fabric, stretched the heck out of it and just put it aside. I’m sure they’re in a box somewhere cuz I can’t toss anything out!!

    —Jeanne Killough on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were with my Underground Railway to Canada quilt. The first block worked out perfectly. The second one needed some fudging. My fabric choice was a definite learning curve. I use good quality fabric now.

    —Rhonda Kopp on November 20, 2015
  • My first try at triangles I used MSQC method. It worked really good, however sewing them together in a pinwheel fashion did not! Practice, practice, practice! Would love to win!

    —Lori on November 20, 2015
  • My first ones were hit or miss! Some of them were great and some needed a little fudging!

    —Carolyn Faircloth on November 20, 2015
  • I have trouble making the points sharp, I’m new to quilting and trying to teach myself.

    —Janet Cunningham on November 20, 2015
  • I do believe a lot of fudging was involved. Still have discussions with triangles

    —Jeannette Hogan on November 20, 2015
  • I Do not, for the life of me,get how you can cut something
    like sized and it not line up and fit perfectly. I know this book
    would shine the light on how to make it easy!!!!!

    —Billie Parrish on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it.

    —Tina Hall on November 20, 2015
  • Stomped on it,then tossed it, after trying everything I could to flatten it.

    —Katherine Kelner. on November 20, 2015
  • Can barely remember but am sure they weren’t proper and I fudged on them to make them work.

    —Jane Cotton on November 20, 2015
  • What a super giveaway. Thanks for your generosity!

    —Connie on November 20, 2015
  • My first one went well. I do still love to learn new ways to do things.

    —Carrie Connelly on November 20, 2015
  • first HST’s were mostly fudged though they were eventually coaxed into shape. I’m beginning to think that HST’s will definitely be a skill to master. Thanks for a chance at the lovely prize package.

    —Margaret on November 20, 2015
  • I gave up. I try not to to hst. If it calls for them I use a square instead.

    —Catina on November 20, 2015
  • Wow, did I hate triangles when I started. First ones were a result of a lot of unsewing.

    —kristin on November 20, 2015
  • My very first class was a hand-piecing class so I’m sure it turned out perfectly (rolling my eyes now-lol) but soon learned put two squares together, draw the diagonal etc. once I did that method there was no going backI love half-square triangles and use all kinds of methods.

    —Becky Lomasney on November 20, 2015
  • Wish it had gone better! I had problem with points and the lining them up with others! urgh……..

    —Ellen Hollows on November 20, 2015
  • Sew wonderful to find helpful tips when sewing with triangles.

    Jan Smith on November 20, 2015
  • Sewing them was fine, but distorted when pressed. Getting somewhat better at it now, but sometimes still a struggle and it shouldn’t be, right?????

    —Karen Erickson on November 20, 2015
  • Can’t remember my first triangles!

    —Paulette Leach on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were always crooked, we need books
    like your new "Teach me to sew Triangles".

    —Lori on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been awhile since my first triangles. Fudged a lot, then learned about fabric sizing!

    —Barbara R. on November 20, 2015
  • The first ‘several’ did not go well. I had to toss them. The ends kept getting chewed up by my sewing machine. After a time, I started to use starch (Best Press) and that helped. I’m still not crazy about HST. 🙂

    —Judy Sanvitis on November 20, 2015
  • On my first triangle…I fudged it; a whole pound!

    —Charlie DiSante on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it. Still have problems so book sounds like it will be the help I need

    —Sara Upchurch on November 20, 2015
  • Well for 35 years I tried to stay away from them! Still have a box i n the basement of ones that I started. Would look for all other patterns except them! Joined a group of ladies (about a year ago) that were putting quilts blocks together and watched them (most of what they did had triangles in them) I had problems with what she called "doggie ears" until now….some worked some didn’t. would love this giveaway (my iron just went out)

    —Mary Anderson on November 20, 2015
  • I am sure I have done all …tossed it, fudged it and aced it.

    —Charald Comeau on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt block while learning was the Ohio Star! I don’t remember being frustrated, my Quilt teacher has been both teacher and friend for over 30 years and still the best!

    —Camille on November 20, 2015
  • I can remember only that it was my very first quilt and did not even notice that my points were off and I made them wonky by over ironing. I really have only made aaround 8 quilts so could really use the book to guide me thru my quilting.

    —Marlene Kearney on November 20, 2015
  • Love your new book! My first triangles required some trimming.

    —Diana on November 20, 2015
  • they we not the same size. some were a lot smaller or larger
    So blocks were n ot same size
    it almost looked like a crazy quilt

    —DonaC on November 20, 2015
  • I need to learn how to make decent triangles… would love to win!!! Thank you

    —Kathleen Lomond on November 20, 2015
  • I need help with triangles!

    —Lisa Kelly on November 20, 2015
  • I goofed so many triangles at first. And still have problems. If I don’t get that 1/4 inch seam correct and sew a scant bit smaller they don’t turn out. I threw out so many when doing a mystery quilt I had to purchase more fabric to finish.

    Have a great day Pat.

    I’m new to your blog, and facebook post. Enjoying all the wonderful things you create.

    Wendy

    —Wendy Bradley on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at making hst was following Alex Anderson ‘ s instructions from her PBS daily quilting show. I carefully measured 3 7/8″ squares, drew a line diagonally, measured and drew a line a quarter of an inch on each side of the diagonal line. I sewed directly and carefully on each side of the diagonal, cut them apart and pressed to the dark. When I sewed my units into the blocks, the hst’s were too small. No one told me about scant quarter inch. I made 64 HST that were too small.

    —Sherry Redowl on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle project was packed away and is one of those dreaded UFO’s! I would love to attempt again and am looking for some inspiration! I will finish it eventually!

    —Debra Liermann on November 20, 2015
  • I am just starting out. Tried a triangle and it was a mess. I used scrap materials to try it but I still cried because I couldn’t get it right. I would love this as I have no sewing experience at all, my husband has stage 4 lung cancer and I would love to make him a quilt to cover up with. Thank you for this opportunity.

    —Linda Ward on November 20, 2015
  • My first encounter with the HST was when I made the Hampton Ridge quilt. Lost several points, but in the end I was pleased! Thanks so much for all your books, lessons, and websites. Love learning more about quilting!

    —Gail Ison on November 20, 2015
  • They were always just a little off.

    —Sharon Brooks on November 20, 2015
  • If my memory is correct it was a tad too small and probably was a bit wonky too 🙂 would love to win Pat’s book , looks like it would be a real asset to my quilting library . Thanks for the chance to win this amazing bundle .

    Sheila on November 20, 2015
  • wasn’t too bad but I remember the edges could get stretchy.

    —Eileen Smith on November 20, 2015
  • I would loooove to win your giveaway package! I do have issues with triangles

    Cheryl on November 20, 2015
  • A combination of fudging and acing. Worked out in the end!

    —Becky Cousins on November 20, 2015
  • I learned from my niece and it turned out ok. I am always looking for new ways to do triangles. Looking forward to your book!

    —Gail Kempker on November 20, 2015
  • Really enjoy Pat’s books.

    —Helen Murphy on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to win this. Oh the fun I could have.

    —Sean Foley on November 20, 2015
  • My first project contained several different triangles sizes to create the windmill block. I went through a couple of seam rippers before I realized my 1/4″ allowance wasn’t consistent. I was very new to quilting at the time so it was a little frustrating but a great experience.

    —Melissa Connelly on November 20, 2015
  • I’m sure I fudged it, it’s been a while since that first triangle.

    —Jen Shaffer on November 20, 2015
  • When I learned how to quilt about 20 yrs ago, there wasn’t much support in the area. I relied on patterns and, at the time, tv shows on quilting. Now I’m loving all of the interest and support that’s available thru websites and local quilt shops. Needless to say, my first attempt at triangles were "hit and miss ".

    —Nancy G. on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to win the prize package. first triangles were not great but didn’t toss them. have tried many ways. thanks for this giveaway

    Sharon Jack on November 20, 2015
  • I am just starting to learn to quilt. Have not tackled the triangle yet. Would love to have a copy of your book and all the great gifts to start my journey of quilting. Have found your quilting lesson extremely helpful in learning. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    —Debbie on November 20, 2015
  • Absolutely fudged the whole process working on a baby quilt the first time! Love Pat’s books!!!

    —Lynn downie on November 20, 2015
  • My very first quilt, I receive some scrap fabrics from the ladies at a Women’s Institute. They wanted me to cut squares to make a quilt top to send to a poor country. I never had a rotary mat or cutter. I just cut square from the cereal box cardboard. I got all the leftover pieces. I made a design from a piece of paper, and cut that into pieces, then mad a diamond template out of cereal box cardboard. I had never seen a quilt magazine or pattern, just made it up as I went. Come to find out years later, it was a Lonesome Star. I watch videos, and buy magazines now to try and improve everyday. I would love to receive your book and tools, fabric, and iron. Thanks, Deb.

    —Deb Sherwood on November 20, 2015
  • It was so long ago, but probably had to fudge to make them work. I am interested in your new book. I love following along on your FB page.

    —Arlene Roberts on November 20, 2015
  • It was not pretty. It wouldn’t lay flat where the corners met. I thought I could press it out but no success.
    Susie

    —Susie Benfield on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles have been such a struggle. I was so super excited to learn a new way of making them at guild. I paid close attention, but for some reason mine didn’t line up right. Well being the stubborn woman I am, I am determined to get them done right. This would be a perfect tool to help me get there. Thanks Pat!

    —Paula Lee on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it….spent an entire day at quilt camp unsewing my triangles. What a nightmare but i did go on to finish my quilt top with a better outcome after resewing my HST. I have to say triangles intimidate me and i try to avoid them if at all possible.

    —Brenda F. on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were half square and they went pretty well. 🙂

    —Maria on November 20, 2015
  • I absolutely love Pat’s book Teach Me to Applique! I made my entrie Row by Row quilt using that book. I can’t wait to try triangles…whcih I have been avoiding!

    —Mary Lynn Cuevas on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were not the best but were not that bad either!!!

    Gloria Marcel on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles? Have tried to avoid them my entire sewing career!! I’ve made a few that I have "fudged" enough to make them look presentable. And I always figure the person I’m giving the project to doesn’t sew anyway, how will they know!! No longer acceptable, I will get your book and learn the right way!! Thank you, Pat Sloan, for all your wonderful advice!!

    —Cindy Kemp on November 20, 2015
  • I learned so many hints/techniques at the workshop you gave recently at QBTS. I know I can definitely use some help on triangles! Your books have such clear instructions! Would love to win this give away.

    —Marty Heeg on November 20, 2015
  • I have 4 baby quilts I need to make by net may. I would really like to use flying geese in at least 1 of them but I am not really sure how to do them. this package would really help. thank you for all your help pat. it has been a true joy this past year to be in your group.

    pat donaldson on November 20, 2015
  • I am just starting to quilt and so far I have stuck to squares and rectangles. I tried one triangle block, but it was awful. It’s still in my drawer waiting.

    —Trish Smith on November 20, 2015
  • Have made a Bow Tie Quilt and some of them are a bit wonky. Pat’s tips will help make the next one better I am sure.

    —Helen Murphy on November 20, 2015
  • A little frustrating , but it turned into a beautiful table runner.

    Liz carpenter on November 20, 2015
  • I am still learning! and today is my birthday..what a wonderful gift this would be! kb.

    —kathleen brown on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles were ok but not perfect. Love following you on FB.

    —Arlene Roberts on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely fudged my first triangle many years ago. I had none of your fabulous techniques to use. I love all of the A!

    —Janet Lassman on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it but still use the quilt today as a blanket for my son. It’s a reminder where I’ve been in quilting and where I am now.

    Angela Aldaz on November 20, 2015
  • I need all the help I can get

    —Molly steenberg on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at a triangle was funny now but so frustrating. I was following Pat’s directions to a tee, so I thought. Sewing away and thinking "wow this is really easy" I just went ahead and completed the piece without really checking on my triangles. Sewed two together only to find that when I opened my now "completed" square comprised of two perfect triangles, my square was teeny and there was not much fabric showing within my triangles. They were so bad I couldn’t even get them apart! Oh my. Went back to the directions and refill owed them, step by step, slowly, measuring and measuring and cutting and ironing as I went. Second attempt went much better. At least this was early in my quilting career so it taught me that valuable lessson. Pay attention to directions and the littlest detail matters. Thanks Pat for getting me off to a good start.

    —Liz Hanson on November 20, 2015
  • Made 4 quilts…..not a one with a triangle. Try to stay away from them!

    —Vi on November 20, 2015
  • They were different sizes and some were pretty wavy! Help…

    —Barbara Verstraete on November 20, 2015
  • My first few were a little off. Mine still are off at times. I press them out of shape at times. Would love to get the points better without a seam ripper. Want to learn the tricks!

    —Lisa Lehmann on November 20, 2015
  • I really had to work at it. Some were good some not so good by I finished!

    —Chris on November 20, 2015
  • Tried your binding technique..worked great! Thanks!

    —Bobbi on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST quilt went well, until the instructor wasn’t standing over my shoulder anymore!

    —Jessica Rice on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it with Pat’s help! Thank you

    —Nancy Given on November 20, 2015
  • It went well. Used thangles.

    —Raylene Kruger on November 20, 2015
  • totally fudged it! Was doing quilt along with LQS and had no direction as to what to do at corners. Block and months worth of future blocks were never quite right! It was a mystery/ frustration for a long time!

    —Erika Nickens on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles was a mess that made me stay away from them for a long period of time. I still have problems as one hst is larger then the other one. Some times I get lucky and they end up like they are suppose to. I Would love to learn another new way. I also would love to win this package of give away.

    —joyce m on November 20, 2015
  • Thanks pat for the give away. Love your pod casts

    —Diane F on November 20, 2015
  • Would make a great birthday present for myself.

    —Margaret Rosher on November 20, 2015
  • Did them in a class and aced it. Not my favorite though.

    —sue hicks on November 20, 2015
  • I am just beginning to learn quilting. Can use all the help I can get. These items would help me out a lot. I love following your blog on Facebook

    Nancy Gossett on November 20, 2015
  • My amazing mom taught me to see triangles, but I haven’t practiced enough! I really need more sewing time

    —Joan B on November 20, 2015
  • I made my first in high school in sewing class senior year. I don’t remember it much, I know though that I cut triangles out not by doing the HST way. Still have the quilt and it won 3rd place in our school’s fashion/craft show. I think it scared me, because I never did a triangle again, well at least for a dozen or so years. Then I made my own patterns and made scenes from around the world(not an applique version). Still not knowing of HST’s, cut triangles out individual. They turned out great. Now knowing the HTS way, I’m not so scared of triangles.

    —Laura Muenzenberger on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was wonky and too small. Still have it floating around

    —Mary Patrick on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles are difficult to put together, still have problems getting them to line up.

    Bonnie Johnson on November 20, 2015
  • I love making triangles and then sewing then together and trying to get the points to match up. Some come out perfect and others not so much. This is a great prize giveaway. Thank you for all you do for your fans! I love reading and following your blog!

    —Nicky Amidon on November 20, 2015
  • My first pieced quilt was full of triangles. I think I did okay, but I did not know enough to be afraid.

    Terri on November 20, 2015
  • I attempted my first squares less than a year ago. I think I did pretty good. Then I started my current quilt. And it is all 10in pinwheels and they are almost all fudged. Whether cutting, or sewing, or squaring I am not sure where my mistake came in. I have 3 small kids, a hubby, house, and a business to care for so I don’t redo a lot. Lol. I just learn and do better next time. I can’t wait to get your book!!!

    —Lisa Hill on November 20, 2015
  • I tried sewing triangles a long time ago, 15 years ago. Epic fail! Put fabric away and didn’t try putting a block together again until about 4 years ago. Still not a fan of triangles.

    —Michelle Hahne on November 20, 2015
  • I look forward to learning new techniques for creating perfect triangles. So excited about Pat Sloan’s new book.

    —Janice Hartley on November 20, 2015
  • I am still new to quilting and well I have fudged up a few to many triangles so I have been sticking to square patterns

    —Joy Klopfenstein on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle experience was NOT good, but I kept it. I was working on a block of the month with batiks. Gorgeous quilt and still working on it. I debated on going back and getting more fabric for a do-over but my quilting friend suggested I keep it to see how far I have come…Still debating. Any thoughts? Chris in Texs

    —Chris Mott on November 20, 2015
  • Went together perfectly, but i think it was only due to the fact that i did them by hand. No way I could have sone them on my machine

    —Berdena Lawhead on November 20, 2015
  • I’m scared of triangles and would love to get your give away to dive in it! 🙂

    —Priscila Brine on November 20, 2015
  • well, this was a technique I thought I would learn a couple years ago–I dont quite remember, but I am sure I fudged, tossed and I still havent aced making them! what a fabulous idea and I cant wait to get my hands on this book 😉 of course all the other items are icing on the cake…
    this is very generous–thanks!!! *~*CAROLE*~*

    —Carole Sullivan on November 20, 2015
  • I had such a difficult time with triangles. Ohhh how frustrating when you truly have no idea what you are trying to do. Then low n behold I kept pulging away . Finaly the more I read n the more I sewed, trimmed to proper size, press with all your help n the awesome site. I purchased the book also . Now I can finaly make them sew they come out much much better. I cant thank you enough Pat Sloan. Ive learned sooooo much with your help. God Bless. Susan

    susan parent on November 20, 2015
  • tossed the first couple, didn’t get better. afraid of them,hope the book helps get over my fear. they are so pretty. I’m very new at this.

    —carol sieg on November 20, 2015
  • I trimmed it down to size. But love making them.

    —Lauren Mattison on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it. Your book looks amazing. I would love to make a triangle quilt that looks great. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Karen on November 20, 2015
  • I have never been able to conquer the dreaded triangle. Somehow, they just never come out correctly. Would be so honored to learn from the expert. Thank you for allowing me to enter.

    —Sandra Stine on November 20, 2015
  • I am a new quilter and I have tried triangles 3 times, with 3 sets of instructions and trashed them all. Looking forward to your new book!

    —Christine Wilde on November 20, 2015
  • Messed it up badly, but I figured out what I did wrong. So I learned something from my first one.

    —Marguerite Blodgett on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it and retried later.

    —W J on November 20, 2015
  • Three yrs ago I started to quilt. My first project was a BOM from our quild. My triangles were a disaster. But I kept at it until the block was the right size. I do better now but am always open to learning a better technique.

    Nancy LaForge on November 20, 2015
  • Have trouble with triangles but getting better at them lining up.

    Bonnie Johnson on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it my first time.

    —Danyle riley on November 20, 2015
  • Pretty much fudged it! Some were okay most were not. I’m still leary of triangles. Would love to try Pat’s way

    —Nicolette May on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangle unit I ever made was the hour glass unit I aced it. Great giveaway

    —sarah Clemons on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle turned out great. 🙂

    —Elizabeth Edmondson on November 20, 2015
  • Have always had problems with my triangles and have to fudge every time. I’ve been quilting a long time but still have not mastered it!

    —Rita Strain on November 20, 2015
  • Make 400 of these? In 1994 I bought fabric for a quilt for my bed, reached a certain point, turned the page and the directions said "make 400 half square triangles". I packed it up. Ten years later (plus one more baby and a move to a bigger house), I dug that quilt out and finished it. Still like it in 2015. I made curtain valance with all of my mistakes.

    —Barb Mader on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it. Well it is hidden to come back to!

    —Donna Schweitzer on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to win!

    Alta Owens on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed my first one and I tend to stay away from patterns that have a lot of them

    —Margaret Schindler on November 20, 2015
  • Love to make Triangles nice giveaway

    —Connie laakkonen on November 20, 2015
  • I am afraid to even try a pattern with triangles. New to quilting and still getting my feet wet. Was able to do your Mystery Vacation Block a month this year. Well August slowed me down but was able to finish it and it was triangles. Still have Oct. to do this week and hopefully finish it before the end of December, as making a quilt this year was my new years resolution!

    —Bonnie on November 20, 2015
  • My stt get distorted and I have to redo a lot. Learning curve

    —Mary P Byrd on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it. I could use some help. Your book looks amazing

    —Christy on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was crooked!..

    —connie on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it?

    —Dianne King on November 20, 2015
  • Once again you have intriqued many quilters on how you make quilting look so easy Thanks Again.

    Renee Tarpy on November 20, 2015
  • My first time with triangles, I used those triangle papers–Thangles–and had a pretty good result!

    —Yvonne Hamilton on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was my first sampler quilt and I had to make a bears paw , I had to rip and try again but I’m determined love quilting and my grandmother taught me ripping was part of it. Would love to have your second book I have your first which I bought. Love this site and all your teaching..

    —Cheryl Brock on November 20, 2015
  • Not sure how long ago I made my first half square, but I am pretty sure I fudged a few and even tossed a couple, lol

    —Debbie Unrau on November 20, 2015
  • When I was 16 my grandmother gave me a cardboard triangle cut out and some fabric to make my first quilt. The quilt, made in the late sixties is beautiful but I wish the triangles were better. I have not sewed any triangle since. Maybe it’s time!!!

    —Fay Bush on November 20, 2015
  • My first experience with triangles was in a large boot quilt (over 90 boots). Lots of repetition. Got pretty good but still have an oops now and then. Love doing flying geese!

    —Marcia Watson on November 20, 2015
  • I have made triangles for years, but have gotten better with practice. And sometimes they are still not perfect!

    —Ann on November 20, 2015
  • I have trouble with triangles. They are never straight and perfet

    —Paulette. Roche on November 20, 2015
  • I am a self taught quilted and have only whitened with jelly rolls or squares. Purchased my first kit that included triangles. Never worked with triangles and so was a bit nervous about it. I opened it and attempted to cut and make my squares. I was so excited when I looked at my squares and they all looked good for a first timer. I am now excited and ready to learn more and get more patterns.

    —Barbara Holt on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle block was a disaster. I ripped out and sewed again so many times that the fabric stretched out of shape. But it was a kit so I couldn’t toss the block. I still struggle with triangles and am looking forward to what Pat’s book can teach me.

    —Mary on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles did not turn out the way I wanted as I did manage to cut the tips off. But, that hasn’t stopped me!

    —Kathy Countryman on November 20, 2015
  • Easier way to do half square triangles again but the key is press…press..press

    —Janet Strouse on November 20, 2015
  • Actually my first triangles (1985) came out perfect because I was only piecing by hand and I was good at it. These days I like to use paper foundations or make the piecing larger and then trim to perfect size. I am always open to learning new techniques.

    —norma couture on November 20, 2015
  • Can’t wait to get my hands on your new book!

    —Rita Chancellor on November 20, 2015
  • Totally fudged it… I was teaching myself and making it up as I went along. 🙂

    —Leigh Rumsey on November 20, 2015
  • I really can’t remember my first triangle, but I am guessing I stretched while sewing, so it was probably not the best……..also didn’t even know about trimming to size. Thanks for the giveaway…….have all your books……….would love to win, but will surely buy the book if I don’t.

    —Jean on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle units were on a Jacobs Ladder quilt I was making for a Home Ec project. My Mimi, who taught me to quilt, & I spent a solid day trying to get it to work. We stepped away for a bit & came back after about an hour & all the units decided to play nice. We finished everything the next day. I am still not a fan of triangle units but I still give them a go.

    —Kristi Kleibrink on November 20, 2015
  • Not good at all!

    —Shannon on November 20, 2015
  • Haven’t been quilting to long but my first attemp I was pretty thrilled. Always thought that quilting was something I couldn’t do! I am hooked and ready to learn everything I can!!

    —Bonnie stephens on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a while since my first triangle but I still struggle with them. Just last night I was pressing a block I made with triangles and I noticed that some had been stretched a bit. It’s easy to let them get distorted when ironing, I mean pressing. Thanks for the give away, Pat’s awesome!

    —Donna H. on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it to the side. Then pick it out. Went with the flow. Now I have a wonky quilt.,but I love it and so does everyone else. Our favorite camping cover up by the fire.

    —Jacqueline Gray on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangles went together with a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Over the years they have gotten a bit less dramatic to make but not without the anxiety. It would be great to gain confidence after so many years. It’s the little things that keep you from fully enjoying what you do

    —Joanne Wood on November 20, 2015
  • I have my firts triangle block! I don’t throw anything away! When I started quilting I didn’t know any of the "rules".
    I just started cutting and sewing! No rotory cutter, no cutting board, no quarter inch foot! I would share if i win. I have a friend who is a new mom and wants to learn to quilt and does not have any quiltong equipment!

    —Kathy on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it for sure! I stayed away from points after that until I discovered english paper piecing. It woud be great to have other options when I am looking for sharp points though!

    Shannon on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it and have fudged many more. I would love to win…

    —Kay holm on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at HST or QST was terrible; no points, wonky and too small. You see when I saw a pattern with HST no matter how much I liked it, I just turned the page looking for a pattern WITHOUT HST

    —Ann Rushing on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle unit was a disaster. I have been practicing and practicing. Getting this book would help me so much in leaned a new technique on how to do triangle units.

    —Stacey Masch on November 20, 2015
  • Fudge them
    Thank you for the giveaway

    —Barbara on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle quilt was a wedding gift for my son and daughterinlaw and when I finished I said it was my LAST triangle quilt. It’s been almost two years and I am starting to soften. In part because because I really love how triangle quilts look, but also, I have tons of those triangle scraps left!! LOL

    —Diane wood on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt was a wreck! For the most part, I am successful with them now but periodically I still end up with a lumpy coaster for my glass of iced tea. I would love this bundle of goodies! Pick me! Pick me!

    —Rachel Spencer on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were keepers because it was this years block of the month that I first tried them. I did both, half square triangles and flying geese for the first time. They weren’t marvelous, but for the first time they were keepers in my book!

    —Randa on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t specifically remember my first ever HST as I’ve been quilting since about 1970. I do know that I still think twice before I start a new pattern with a lot of them. I usually sigh and dive in. The new book sounds great!

    —Cynthia Regnier on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle quilt was so long ago I’m not sure I remember it. But I’m not real uptight about everything having to be just perfect so it probably wasn’t.

    Jan Holzbauer on November 20, 2015
  • I’m a fairly new quilter but an old sewer. I’ve been sewing for thirty plus years. I don’t know if I’ve even sewn a triangle yet, that’s how new I am!!

    —Denise Bennett on November 20, 2015
  • Measure twice, cut one, handle with respect to the bias.

    —Pat G on November 20, 2015
  • I first tried triangles the old, old, old way with a template. Almost made me give up quilting! I’m glad that I found quilting sisters and newer, easier and more accurate ways to do triangles 🙂

    —Joyce Henderson on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles came out a bit wonky! I would love to learn new techniques!

    —Pattie Gilbert on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to win your new give away. My sister ,A friend and I get together twice A week and quilt. My sister is new at this so I’m teaching her. She loves quilting, this book would be Great for all of us to learn more technique’s. Thank you for the chance to win these wonderful prizes!

    —Deborah Webb on November 20, 2015
  • Don’t remember my first triangles, but the word wonky hadn’t been invented.

    —Rosanne Riley on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangles went together with a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Over the years they have gotten a bit less dramatic to make but not without the anxiety. It would be great to gain confidence after so many years. It’s the little things that keep you from fully enjoying what you do.

    —Joanne Wood on November 20, 2015
  • Well I first ripped it out and started again
    And in the end had to fudge it to get the points to fit properly!

    —Susan Moore on November 20, 2015
  • My goal?? Not having the triangle tips sucked into the black hole of the throat plate! Your patterns looks fun—reminds me that I could also use help with color!

    —Eileen korpi on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a mess. I learned how to quilt with youtubes and finally got it. Now I’m learning all the possibilities!

    —Sandy Keane on November 20, 2015
  • So long ago I can’t remember. Always looking for ways to improve.

    —Carolyn dixon on November 20, 2015
  • i wasn’t happy with my points, have gotten better over the years but I am never consistent!! Would love to learn your techniques so I could quit avoiding patterns with too many triangles.

    —Elaine Taylor on November 20, 2015
  • Have been avoiding triangles at all cost

    —Donna on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST was quite the challenge for me – a self-taught beginning quilter. Pretty sure my points were lost and some were wonky but I felt accomplished!!

    —Nancy Shewman on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it. Still do on occasion. Would love to learn new ways to make them that would prevent it from messing up

    —Helen Shipley on November 20, 2015
  • First ones….not so well.

    —Sylvia on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to have this book. So many things to learn…

    —Carmen Taylor on November 20, 2015
  • I had never quilted and heard about the Row by Row. I thought it sounded like fun and so did my daughter (who doesn’t sew). She found the first shop participating that we stopped at while we were traveling. With Row by Row, every Row was different. One used a bunch of half square triangles and the row ended up extra large, so I think I failed on that one. Another used squares put together and sewn on the diagonal and then the back was trimmed and those worked great. So, I’ve been practicing, taking classes and reading ever since to try to improve. I can’t wait for this year’s Row by Row and want to keep up with your BOM since I’m here for the start this time! Sew much fun!!

    —Karen on November 20, 2015
  • There are so many quilts and designs you can make with Half Square triangles so mastering how to make them makes them easier. I love the new book and would love to win.

    —Marion Johnston on November 20, 2015
  • I tried my best, but they were not even. With practical and patience I will get it right.

    —Angie Mckenzie on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle squares did not turn out so good. I cut all the tips off. I then decided to take a beginner quilting class. The entire quilt is created from triangles. I am getting better but I still need a lot of practice.

    Michelle Myrick on November 20, 2015
  • Half square triangles make beautiful quilts. I thought how hard can this be? My first attempts were all lopsided because I did not understand how to trim them down or even add the extra fabric needed to allow for a great HST. Most of them ended up in the scrap pile, but a few were okay to use. I keep on trying and looking for a better way!

    —Dale B on November 20, 2015
  • not pretty, would love the new book. usually cut them twice and use bad words.:(

    —Mary Chris Stan on November 20, 2015
  • It was in my first sewing class in 2008 as I recall it was a little bit small so definitely didn’t ace it. I would rate it a fudge.

    —Roxanne Rickman on November 20, 2015
  • I was sitting on the floor next to my grandmother’s feet probably four or so making a baby doll quilt. I was "taking care of Grand" because she had broken her hip. If she didn’t make me redo it I aced it!

    —Charisse Hamilton on November 20, 2015
  • if memory serves me right, I believe my first triangles were a wee bit too small! I love triangles of every shape, and I would love to win a copy of your book! I took a class from you in Starkvilke, MS this summer – I thoroughly enjoyed the class. You are a fabulous teacher!

    —Lauren J Hutchins on November 20, 2015
  • i thank that tool of the trade would help my quilting.

    —Jinnie on November 20, 2015
  • Mine was definitely a mess. I had to do over quite a few.

    —Darla Johnson on November 20, 2015
  • I made a queen sized chevron quilt to celebrate her graduation from culinary school. She chose the top colors and I really didn’t care for them. It was a struggle because I didn’t love it. She still hasn’t decided on the backing so it sits unfinished in my closet

    —Treda McCaw on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it! Looked pretty bad!

    —Lana on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was completely done by hand! As I remember, it wasn’t bad! 😉

    —Sheryl on November 20, 2015
  • I’m trying my first quilt that has triangles. Fudged many of them. Your book would be a life saver.

    —Pam on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were terrible. Before we has special rulers, cutting mats and rotary cutters,tracing around a template and cutting with scissors were the norm. I used the pieces anyway and none of my points were sharp.

    —Maria Worn on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember the first triangles but, they are still a challenge! Love learning new methods.

    —Loretta on November 20, 2015
  • I definitely fudged it, kept going got better as I went along and they were large triangles.

    —Lisa Szabi on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were tedious but with determination, turned out pretty good. I learned if you weren’t exact in cutting you had a problem and possibly a replacement piece to cut. I’m amazed with the endless possibilities triangles afford. I can’t wait to get this book so I can dive into more triangle quilts.

    —Jeannine on November 20, 2015
  • Don’t remember what happened to my first triangle but I’ve learned s lot of ways to make them and use them all, depending on the situation.

    —Noreen Kilby on November 20, 2015
  • Thank you!!

    —Cheri Pickett on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it! It was my first quilt, two years ago.

    —Donna on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been 15 years…I probably thought I aced it, but in all likely-hood, I probably fudged it!

    —Shelley Williams on November 20, 2015
  • It was so many years ago but I’m sure I didn’t ace it. I still dont. But I keep trying.

    —Shonda Gremillion on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it all the way!!

    —Lynn Perigard on November 20, 2015
  • It was kinda wonky.

    —Gloria Andary on November 20, 2015
  • I’m a fidget from way back! Hoping for perfection!

    —Carol on November 20, 2015
  • I’m afraid I lost lots of points even with lots of stretching, fudging recutting, resewing and deciding near enough would have tone good enough. Can only look up after that disastrous start. Even so my son was very happy with the finished quilt. He still uses it nearly 20 years later.

    Marilyn on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it, am now teaching a niece how to do pinwheels, she sure could use a book by a better teacher than me.

    —Glenna Blakley on November 20, 2015
  • Actually I think my "first" quilt with triangles was a Baby quilt I made in 1994 for my Goddaughter. The pattern was called something with Bows in it. It turned out VERY NICE and I was so proud of it. I have since lost track of the pattern and it was before "digital" cameras so I must have a picture some place but who knows where that might be. I have not done a LOT of quilting and that one had the most triangles of any patterns since but I am hoping to get back into it more now. My next project is to make a quilt for my son who just retired from the Air Force. I have a picture of him with his "elk" that I want to use for a "center" square, trying to decide how to build around that. At this point I am collecting material and ideas. 🙂 Love the Quilting with Pat Sloan FB page, I get so many ideas and pleasure from seeing everyone’s projects. Thank you Ladies

    —Roxie Moore on November 20, 2015
  • Far from perfect! All hep appreciated!

    Judith Bastion on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was pretty bad. I had no idea how to do it other that cut a square in half diagonally. Which of course was not accurate. Then while placing under the needle my machine insisted on eating the point! Many tries later I decided it was best to start sewing in the middle out ( yes sew half a triangle seam, turn , sew the other half out! And yes I did this for all the triangles in the quilt!!! Needless to say I learned to hate triangle until I discovered new ways to make them! At least I persevered as I taught mess,f to quilt! So thankful for books like this that teach us new methods!

    —Brenda on November 20, 2015
  • Never tried them !!!! But after I buy your new book, I will let you know how they turned out. I can’t wait to try it.

    —Cindy Hiteshew on November 20, 2015
  • I definitely fudged my first triangle block, It was so wonky I had to start over!

    —Janet Cox on November 20, 2015
  • Did not go well at all. Packed away. Went back to squares. Recently dug the triangle square bock back out. Ribbed out the seam and started over. Much better. But need to learn correct way. Thank you for writing this. Looking forward to purchasing it. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. God bless

    —Connie on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle square was a mission I wouldn’t give up on, being that I’m completely self taught. I found many helpful tips through your site! I’m still trying to figure out my technique! Winning this would surely help as I’m sure just winnin a copy of your book would have many helpful tips and tricks of the trade!! Thanks bunches and happy sewing!

    —Rebecca on November 20, 2015
  • aced it thanks to a wonderful quilting instructor!

    —Bremda on November 20, 2015
  • So far, I have only made one quilt block with triangles in it. It went pretty well. I am a brand new quilter, so my motto is "slow and steady!" It worked this time!

    —Kristen W on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a little off. I have since gotten better with my 1/4″ seam, but it is sometimes still a struggle.

    —benita Ebel on November 20, 2015
  • It came out slightly smaller. But now I make them perfect.

    —Anita D. on November 20, 2015
  • I nailed it after 2 or 3 j mistakes. I like doing the larger trangles better then the smaller ones. But do love making a pinwheel. That is my favorite

    —terry phelps on November 20, 2015
  • My favorite triangle is relly end to endIN THE eASY Elegant LoneStar Have made many of them becauwe tey are felegant and fun. Also like pririe points from triangle. Looking forward to learning from your new book.

    —peg mlynek on November 20, 2015
  • I made my first triangles long ago. I stuggled and struggle and I am sure I fudged lots of them. I have tryed many different methods and tools but still have troubles so looking forward to new ideas in Pat Sloans book.

    —Jessica Murff on November 20, 2015
  • I have not done triangles yet. It is on my list to learn.

    —Diane Fry on November 20, 2015
  • Perfect… because I did it in a beginner quilting class 🙂 I’m still getting the hang of it. Practice, practice, practice!

    —Dannell Morgan on November 20, 2015
  • well from I remember my first triangle was kinda curving I guess by sewing not a straight seam then when I press a little to much so I used it though cause I could not afford more fabric but now I know.

    —Linda Denton on November 20, 2015
  • FUUUUUUUUDGED it‼️

    —Tracy Akschamowitsch on November 20, 2015
  • It was a disaster — nowhere near a triangle! So I just gave up on them for a while.

    —BrendaS on November 20, 2015
  • I remember trying to make a lone star quilt as my first quilt. Not a good choice. Not very good instructions because everything was cut on the bias. Everything stretched! Threw it away years later!

    —Jennifer Talley on November 20, 2015
  • My 1st quilt used triangles and that quilt still isn’t finished. I chopped off the corners. Since then I have gotten better but still not as good as I would like to be with them. Practice makes perfect.

    —Diana Collins on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a long time since my first. I know Pat has some fabulous tips.

    —Bella Cooper on November 20, 2015
  • My first try with triangles was a challenge to get points pointy 😉 Thanks for your new book with tips! I have learned so much from your teaching style!

    —Cynthia Cooper on November 20, 2015
  • Since I joined "Quilting with Pat Sloan’s" website, and watched the

    tutorials and read the comments there, ALL my quilting techniques have

    improved! My first attempts failed because my cutting was not accurate

    enough, nor was my trimming. Thanks goodness some of my fabric was a bit

    stretchy,lol!

    Mary Bruntmeyer 11/20/2015

    Mary Bruntmeyer on November 20, 2015
  • Just starting to quilt so this book would be a nice addition to my learning thanks Pat

    —Mary ann on November 20, 2015
  • I sure could use these prizes, my husband left mrpe a note on the kitchen table in October telling me he was filling for devorice. I had to leave his house only took few clothes and little frabic and my sewing machine to help me thru this shock and depression. To be able to win this great give away would pot hope back into my life. Good lock to Ya’ll. Patsy

    Patsy Houser on November 20, 2015
  • Since I am pretty new quilter it’s easy for me to remember the first triangle I attempted. I had come up with a quilt with split squares arranged in rows like diamonds -which I now know means they were "on point" ha ha — and that meant I needed triangle pieces all around the edges in order to create straight lines for the edges of the quilt. I just took a bunch of squares and then cut them diagonally to create my triangles but by doing that I was then working with a bunch of fabric on the stretchy bias. I learned quickly to do it another way ha ha!

    —Joan Cole on November 20, 2015
  • I had to toss mine it looked so bad ..I was dishearted at the look

    —pateresa garrett on November 20, 2015
  • I would say I ace it.

    —Deb McEnroe on November 20, 2015
  • Believe it or not, I used a serger. I didn’t know what I was doing, but figured I would make seam allowance as much as the serger did. That way they would all be the same. Well, you can only imagine…. Not too easy to rip out when mistakes were made, and there were plenty :(. I gave up. Tossed it. Didn’t make anything else with triangles for a very very long time. I’m excited for a chance to win your great new book and fabric!! Thanks!

    —Peggy Giese on November 20, 2015
  • Just learning to quilt. Would be a great tool for me to learn with. So far what I have done I am in love with quilting.

    —Debbi Adkins on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it lol I can never get them to line up rught

    —Tina Morrow on November 20, 2015
  • Could really use this book, new to machine quilting and love all of your tips Pat!

    —Sandy worley on November 20, 2015
  • They were awful. No points. Would love to win!

    —Pat Cary on November 20, 2015
  • Pat my first triangles was a boch, I ripped out resewed, ripped out sewed until the material freyed finally threw away, and started over, but finally got it right now I love doing triangles.

    —Debra ingle on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were not so pretty. I became very close and personal with my seam ripper. I have improved over the years but I am constantly learning and hoping to perfect this wonderful addiction to quilting.

    —Lori Briggs on November 20, 2015
  • Fudge, fudge, fudge.

    —Ginna on November 20, 2015
  • I made my first triangles quilt in 1977 from antique feedsack fabric I purchased at a farm auction. I hand pieced it from blue and pink selections because I was expecting my first child and it turned out beautiful! The edges are a little frayed but the memories are priceless!

    —TopKan on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it! I stretched it to make it fit!

    —Bernice Rodriguez on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it

    —Doris Richardson on November 20, 2015
  • I’m still struggling but I think they are fun to make. And I piece them by hand which helps

    —Charlie Tate on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles are my arch- enemy! I would love to see an easier way!

    —Linda Turner on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve only sewn square quilts so far which is why I would love a copy of Pat’s book.

    —Katie on November 20, 2015
  • I ached it. My first project using HST was a king size quilt. By the time I finished I was doing a fairly good one.

    —Rosalynn on November 20, 2015
  • A complete disaster! I tossed in the scrap bin.
    I’m always up for new techniques.

    —Karen Stephens on November 20, 2015
  • Don’t think there is a term for my first ones. They weren’t half or square or triangles! And I used the worst fabric ever, all it did was ravel so I didn’t even end up with the right size! Have the pillow I was making but never finished the second one. Can only improve my learning curve and boy is it a curve!

    Marilyn Ritchie on November 20, 2015
  • I had to toss it because it wouldn’t lay flat

    —Nancy Alston on November 20, 2015
  • I am self taught at my quilting with a few friends help along the way. I have been making a go at it for about 10 years. My first triangle quilt was a quilt picture I followed out of a home magazine selling comforters and quilts. At the time I did not know the term HST half square triangle. This quilt is before I knew how to FMQ so it is hand tied. I did not have a pattern as I am visual and think I can copy and make anything, it did not turn out too bad, however knowing the techniques I know now would have been very helpful…I remember struggling cutting triangles and re-sewing them together and trying to make them the right size. Thank you for the opportunity to win your wonderful book to to help me to continue to learn.

    —Wendy Huber on November 20, 2015
  • I threw away quite a few before I got it right.

    —Linda Cartwright on November 20, 2015
  • I learned triangles at the womans shelter unfortunately was there because of a bad relationship and the workers had put together a quilting room for the women who had interest un quilting and also did weeky lessons that was many years ago now tons of quilts later im hooked and always forever grateful for the workers for introducing me to such a wonderful passion

    —Maureen Lawless on November 20, 2015
  • I Fudged it… I had a Friend give me a Brown Bag full of Triangles cut from her Father’s Cloths.. She wanted me to make her Mother a Memorial Quilt… So I Fudged.. Her Mother was so Surprised. It was presented to her on her Birthday…

    Patti Jo Parker on November 20, 2015
  • I’m new and haven’t done triangles yet. This would really help.

    —heather on November 20, 2015
  • I’m a beginner quilter 🙂 my mom, Susan, has been teaching me how to sew/quilt since June-over FaceTime as we live in different states! I will be starting my second quilt this weekend. It will be the first I’ve tried with triangles and the first of this size (queen size bed quilt)! Maybe I’ve gotten myself in over my head 😉 We’ll see! Wish me luck!

    —Rachel Mueller on November 20, 2015
  • Hi Pat, Enjoy everything about you. My first triangles were in or about 1983. I learned to quilt at a class in Pittsburgh using cardboard stencils. Then drew, with pencil, on the fabric, my 1/4 inch line, sewing it by hand. I am still using this quilt and the only wear is on the fabric, not the stitching. The whole quilt was sewn by hand.

    —Mary Jo on November 20, 2015
  • I am just a beginner to quilting, but have been sewing for quite some time. I decided to take a quilting 101 after my 1st attempt to do a flag that had 1 1/2 inch squares. We did an Ohio star pattern. Only had 1 off a little. Still need practice but I have learned to slow down. Even bought a new machine with speed control. Wanting to try out so many patterns I’ve seen. Thanks for all the inspiration.

    —Christina larsen on November 20, 2015
  • They were a tad small. Love all of your things and can’t seem to win anything.

    Brenda Dupuis on November 20, 2015
  • It was a fail; no show and tell for that block! I remember thinking "wow, I didn’t realize this took skills" lol

    Elizabeth L. on November 20, 2015
  • Mine went well, but that might have been because the were trimmed after they were sewn.

    —Jen B on November 20, 2015
  • My first block ever was a pinwheel. It wasn’t perfect but I was okay with that. Even now once in a while I let one pass because I feel that most of the points are pretty good. The quilt police are not allowed to enter my house!

    —Mary Ortman on November 20, 2015
  • My frist triangle that I sewed was a disaster. Nothing fit right and I trashed quite a few before I ended up with the right way to do them.I started out cutting 2 triangles sewing them togeather and they would not work.Once I learn to cut squares, mark them and cut into.I have no problem.

    Marie Boyer on November 20, 2015
  • Remembering my first attempt at triangles makes me smile. My mother taught me to sew and to pull the fabrics tight while stitching. Needless to say I had some really wonky triangles!! 🙂

    —SHIRLEY GRANT on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it! But have to admit I used thangles. I’m not very confident with triangles so would like to learn to do them without thangles.

    —Darlene on November 20, 2015
  • Mine did well. We did Eleanor Burn’s Orion’s star quilt in my first ever class last February.

    —Lisa Huckins on November 20, 2015
  • It was so long ago that I don’t even remember, but I’m going to guess that I fudged it, because I hate to waste fabric. I have tried many different ways over the years, because I LOVE pinwheel quilts and triangles are used so often and so beautifully.

    —Kris on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it, definitely! You would have laughed at how wonky it was!

    —Jody Anderson on November 20, 2015
  • Messed it up.

    —gayle hein on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles looked good but then I sewed the points off…I’m getting better and I’d say at least 3/4 of my points are sharp now…

    —Karen McIsaac on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were too small. I need this book! Dreaming of making a Tree of Life quilt.

    —Candace Robinson on November 20, 2015
  • I did triangle blocks on my quilt (I am a new quilter) and they look beautiful!! Well that was until I realized that my blocks aren’t all quite the same size, and if I try to square them up I will lose the points on a lot of my triangles. Anyway those beautiful blocks are in the draw until I can figure it out. (Smile). Onward and upwards and on to the next…….

    —Ann on November 20, 2015
  • I didn’t do too bad. Fudged on some and have tried to get better each time I make them.

    —Wendy Canada on November 20, 2015
  • I have only attempted simple squares and rectangles in quilts would love to try triangles and expand my techniques!! Look forward to Pat’s book.

    —Heather Beckett on November 20, 2015
  • My first ever triangle unit was tossed out. Still trying to make good ones.

    —Sherry Sartin on November 20, 2015
  • The first bunch(not just one) of half square triangles turned out to be unusable. After I watched a
    couple of quilting shows on tv did I realize how to make a great them.

    —Wendi on November 20, 2015
  • Not as good as I would like but have greatly improved. Pressing is so important.
    Pat thank you for this wonderful site. I look forward to following it every night.

    —Maureen A. Mouso on November 20, 2015
  • My second quilt was loaded with triangles and turned out great…I’m a Virgo which means everything has to be perfect! (Not that it always is…lol)

    —Brenda on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangle unit I ever made was the hour glass unit. I was happy with it! Great giveaway! Thank you!

    —Denise Mitchell on November 20, 2015
  • My 1st triangles were not so great,but have learned to do them. I could still improve on technique.

    —Carol on November 20, 2015
  • It was awhile ago, but I know it wasn’t perfect, so I think I just fudged it!

    —Mary on November 20, 2015
  • I would to improve my triangle skills!

    —Vicky Graham on November 20, 2015
  • Hi Pat,

    Instead of piecing triangles I appliquéd squares on top of my quilt to give the illusion of diagonal seams. I can provide a picture if you’d like.

    (I hope I win!)
    Lynn

    Lynn Marquedant on November 20, 2015
  • I probably fudged my first triangle. I still do sometimes. I would love to learn some new tricks for getting to perfect. Love Pat Sloan, thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Kathy R on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles never match up I am looking forward to using some new techniques
    Thank you for publishing the book!

    —Janeen on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt with hst is still not finished. Would love to learn a easier way to do them.

    —Debra on November 20, 2015
  • Of course I tossed it. Just one of those things where you think you are doing it correctly and it just isn’t coming out right. I have watched Pat teaching triangles her way and it works every time.

    —Ellen on November 20, 2015
  • So-so… ….cutting larger then sizing down..NEED this book!!!

    —jackie on November 20, 2015
  • Sewing my itst triangle was a fudge and is still tricky for me. I’m new to sewing and hope to get better 🙂

    —Lana on November 20, 2015
  • my first triangles, I would press them and they would grow and grow, just couldn’t figure it out, but I have improved

    —sharon hill on November 20, 2015
  • I have been sewing and quilting for such as long time I don’t remember how my first triangles turned out. But I probably had to fudge on some.

    —Geneva Owens on November 20, 2015
  • I sewed my first triangles a long time ago and I am still fudging!

    —Myreda Johnson on November 20, 2015
  • I sew fudged it, even after making it bigger just to make sure i could trim it down to the right size. Triangles are soo my downfall. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Trena J on November 20, 2015
  • It was a disaster, and still are!

    —Shar on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed it and started over with help from Pat’s video.

    Sheila Stevens on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangel did not go well. It was back in 87 and only had a picture of the quilt and no quilting knowledge at all.

    —Gitte R Andersen on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were done for your little wishes challenge. I am a new quilter and I fudged so many I had to go to the store to look for more of the same fabric ( they don’t sell it anymore) the remaining ones are working their stuff in the small quilt though.. A little wonky but still present. 🙂

    —jennifer west on November 20, 2015
  • I usually fudge it every time. Can never get them straight so I need this book!!

    Cathy Good on November 20, 2015
  • I have mastered half square triangles only. I love the look of triangles in a quilt so I continue to try to make them and include them. Some turn out better than others!!

    —Marg on November 20, 2015
  • It has been many years since I sewed my first triangle and I am positive that I fudged many of them! I also recall tossing some that were beyond repair!! I have learned a lot since that time and can now confidently sew patterns with many triangles in them.

    —Debbie on November 20, 2015
  • Love triangles! Can always use help on perfect piecing.
    Thanks

    —Meg Guldner on November 20, 2015
  • I aced it, but only because I was in a quilting class at the local quilt shop and the teacher took us through each step very slowly & double checked our work!

    —Elaine Jordan on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were for a willow for my mum, which turned out great, but I have never seen the quilt again.

    —Sue Bone on November 20, 2015
  • So many patterns have HST, not me favorite, still waiting for an easier way or fun way to do them. I would have to say I fudge mine.

    —Sue Wagner on November 20, 2015
  • I’m still learning…so I usually fudge them. I’m not giving up though!

    —Cathy Lomnicki on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it!

    —Mellie on November 20, 2015
  • OH MY!!! My grandmother taught me how to make triangles the old fashion way!! We drew the triangles on the wrong side of the fabric using a 12 inch ruler and then cutting them out with scissors. Our fabric consisted of using old clothes that we had out grown or no longer were wearing. After cutting the triangles we placed the triangles on the flour to form our pattern making sure the color variations matched then hand stitched them together. We didn’t iron them as we went, instead we used steam from the teapot and pressed the seams with our fingers. I must say that it was very time consuming but everything came together very nice…it wasn’t perfect but we didn’t care because we did it with love!! We then used an old sheet for the backing and after basting the top, batting and backing together we rolled it on a wooden quilting frame to hand stitch our quilt!!! I have since then done triangles on the machine and can’t seem to get everything on point the way it should be, but alas, I always think back about the first one and know that my newer technique is still made with love!!

    —Gail on November 20, 2015
  • I did fine but didn’t really line it. a million half square triangles to border a king size quilt. Your book looks terrific Pat. I’d love to win this prose package. thanks!

    —Diana D on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged my first triangles…..they were close but not perfect. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    —Barb Spurr on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were pathetic, and unfortunately some still are wonky. Would love to win this fantastic give away-I could use the help.

    —Dar on November 20, 2015
  • My first one was great, then the 2nd one was way off, missed the mark all together. I have the book and love it..It is great

    —Terry on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle attempt was beyond pathetic! I made the mistake of cutting the little pieces first and then trying to sew them together. Attempting to handle and line up the tiny pieces was a disaster. Of course, the more that I worked on it, the more they got out of shape.

    This book sounds like a godsend! I have since learned a couple of "tricks" such as the one shown here to improve my results but always enjoy learning new techniques. It would be great to be the winner of this week’s prize. Plus, I would share it with my needle group.

    —Kate on November 20, 2015
  • I was making a way out of my comfort zone kind of block. It was for a military quilt for a auction. Definitely came out wonky…lol

    —Debra Simcik on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember my first quilt triangles, but I probably fudged them.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    —Julie in GA on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles weren’t good…missing the tips! I love quilting…there is always something new to learn and that is how I look at every quilt I make as a new lesson.

    —kelly wenhold on November 20, 2015
  • I had to fudge it. I’m getting better though.

    —Rhea Bilbrey on November 20, 2015
  • Wonky before wonky was cool! I developed an allergy to bias edges!!

    —Gail C-P on November 20, 2015
  • I admit, I tossed it, but with practice the triangles are improving. I am always open to new tips and tricks on how to do even better! Would love a chance to see the book!

    —Mary Gonzales on November 20, 2015
  • It went pretty well but I did have to force it a little when I added into the block.

    Kim on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST was with tiemplates and a "quarter" inch big enough to hang myself!! Well, okay not "that" big…but it definitely wasn’t the size it was supposed to be when sewn! Took a while to get it just right as I was teaching myself. Hmmm … maybe I wasn’t such a great teacher??? Hah!! Thank you, Pat!

    —Shirley Jobson on November 20, 2015
  • My daughter wanted me to sew a baby quilt with triangles. Her colors were beautiful and since it was for my grandbaby (sex then unknown), it just had to get done! I would give it a B- but would definitely make it again. Every attempt just gets better, right?!

    —Danyse on November 20, 2015
  • Not good. I did it over a little larger and trimmed it to size. I still have to do that sometime. 🙂

    —Judy D on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle quilt blocks were a struggle to complete which makes me shy away from them. I need Pat’s helpful books!

    —Donna Steele on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were iffy but I blame that on the cardboard template 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Stephanie S. on November 20, 2015
  • They were awful & I threw them out. I’ve stuck to squares & rectangles since. But there are so many wonderful patterns using triangles that I would really like to learn the correct way

    —Cindy Luesenhop on November 20, 2015
  • My fist triangle was not a very pretty site. But I put it in the quilt anyway
    After it was quilted and washed, no one could tell. The "ugly duckling"
    Just nestled up with everyone else!

    —Eileen Suderman on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt was a churndash,so there were quite a few triangles to make, but I don’t remember having any real difficulty with them (it’s been awhile lol).

    —Trish Cooper on November 20, 2015
  • Did the best I could with the help of a little starch now and again.

    —Liz F. on November 20, 2015
  • I have never completed a triangle before because it looks intimidating. There is so much to learn but as a novice quilter, I have a long way to go but I have big dreams.

    —Doris on November 20, 2015
  • I love your information, and it’s been awesome being a part od th Pat Sloan quilting group. Would love to have your book and all your favorites.

    —Darlene Klopp on November 20, 2015
  • My first complicated project with triangles became pot holders! I was self taught and now would accept less than perfect quilts to cuddle in, but have gotten much more proficient also.

    —Linda on November 20, 2015
  • My first effort was disastrous. I chopped off the points I struggled with bias and the entire thing was wonky. It was very sad. The new book looks awesome! Very excited . Thank you for your generosity with giveaway.
    Thank you
    Chrystal

    —Chrystal eckman on November 20, 2015
  • Really can’t remember how the first ones went. I’ve pitched a lot over the years. Pretty well now paper piece them a little bigger than needed and cut down to size. Also seem to have problems joining them together all at the same point. Would love to learn the technique where you don’t need to trim. Thanks for all the info. Robert, in northern Iowa . . . .

    —Robert on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles went very well. Was my first attempt at sewing so didn’t know how to do it wrong. But sadly have found out exactly how badly they can go wrong! Still so versatile love making them!

    —Kelly Davis on November 20, 2015
  • I was new to quilting and had no idea what was hard and what wasn’t. I made a whole Green Bay Packers quilt for graduation for my grandson and everything pieced together great! 🙂

    Holly Nielson on November 20, 2015
  • My first try, I made a bow tie block and it came out fair. Not the best I have done but not the worse. I still have those blocks today. Thanks for asking, had not thought of that in awhile.

    —Betty on November 20, 2015
  • I first started making half square triangles with cereal box cardboard ! How tedious is that ! No great rulers or rotary cutters…..trace, mark, sew and hope !!! I wouold love to receive this book….to take a new look at the techniques that take the drudgery out of making this unit. Thanks !!

    —Elizabeth on November 20, 2015
  • Learned the meaning of "bias stretch"! Tossed it.

    —Nancy on November 20, 2015
  • Well…..I really didn’t have anyone to teach me the ropes of quilting, and it was pre – Internet times….I just dove in. My first HST’s were wonky…Needless to say, a nightmare. The first quilt I made didn’t turn out the best…..but not bad, because I didn’t know you were to square up the HST. Because of the imperfections in my first quilt, I didn’t attempt quilting again for several years, post – Internet times, and by then I had a sweet mother – in – law who has taught me LOTS! That’s my HST story….

    —Sherry Evans on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed my triangles. They were totally wonky. Can’t wait to try Pat’s method.

    —Linda Edwards on November 20, 2015
  • I went from triangles to half-square triangles. With drawing the patterns on paper, using pencil and ruler. Took awhile, but turned out pretty good!

    —Sherry Moran on November 20, 2015
  • My first Triangle quilt was my very first quilt, did not know then about squaring off blocks, lol, it was tricky eying to match up seam as a result. Have learned much since then, still learning!!

    —Linda on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle unit I would say I fudged it. I quickly learned to cut a slightly larger square and then trim the HST after they were made. This led to being able to ace it!

    —Shari K. on November 20, 2015
  • The only time mine come out correct is when I cut big and then square up

    —reda spence on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles have been a challenge but practice makes it easier for me.

    —Donna on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it because I wore out the fabric ripping it out. Lol

    —Jan on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember my first triangle. lol, but I do know that I taught myself as I have never taken any class other than sewing an outfit in home-ec, so I depended on books like this and later the internet to guide me along the way, so I would love to win the set.

    —Wilma Simons on November 20, 2015
  • When I first started doing quilt blocks my triangles turned out beautifully. I used cardboard templates and cut out the pieces with scissors. They were great, but as I have gotten older and use all the new technology I lose some points. Maybe I am going too fast. I would love to win the prize give away. That would help I am sure.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it but still have the uncompleted project. There are so many ways to make the work that I know now. Still love the fabric.

    —Pandora on November 20, 2015
  • Great first triangle but repeats in the process weren’t as good in the old template era pre-rotary cutters!

    —Marty on November 20, 2015
  • The first quilt I made used half square triangle. I have never found them to be much of a problem.

    —Linda on November 20, 2015
  • My first try was great, however I do need a refresher as I am becoming sloppy and not taking the time, a refresher would be wonderful.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Marilyn on November 20, 2015
  • I honestly can’t remember! I’ve slept since then! I would be glad to know how to do it in the future, however, since I have many to sew together that my Mom left me.

    —Karen on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt was hilarious. My triangles turned out like, well, let’s just say they were not triangles. A friend then taught me to cut the fabric a bit larger and then draw my lines – center – then sew and cut. Once I did that, and squared them up, they were almost perfect. I wish I just had more time to practice. Soon – retirement is on the horizon and then I’ll become a pro!

    —Pat Widmaier on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was done by hand as part of a class and it went really well, but then life got in the way and 40 years later, I learned to machine quilt. I love the variety afforded through use of triangles.

    —Melba Lacey on November 20, 2015
  • I really don’t remember but I probably fudged it. I know I don’t always have perfect points.

    Trina

    —Trina on November 20, 2015
  • Seems like every triangle is a challenge, but persistence prevails!

    —Emily Remster on November 20, 2015
  • hahaha my first triangles were supposed to be all the same size but were not. Yet when I trimmed them to the same size, they still weren’t. I think it was my ironing technique………..

    —Lori on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles turned out well, I was taught by someone who said to make triangles by placing two squares rifht sides together draw pencil line diagonally, sew 1/4″ either side of the pencil line, makethem a little larger and trim. I guess I was lucky to learn this way.

    —Teresa on November 20, 2015
  • My first one had to be a fudge. I first put it the wrong way, then unsewed it and tried to fit which wouldn’t fit properly, so i almost threw it out then decided to fudge it. I’m happy I did. It did come out nice. But so need help with certain ones. I would luv to win your book.

    —Lorraine calkei on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at hst’s wasn’t great. I had a wobbly seam & I cut off the points. I participated in the 2014 BOM hosted by Pat & I learned so much from each designer & actually got pretty good at hst’s. I’d love to win this prize! Thanks Pat for being so awesome! You are an inspiration.

    —Faye on November 20, 2015
  • Coincidentally, I completed my first triangle quilt yesterday for my grandson, Andrew. He’s 23) Gray, charcoal, lilac, purple and taupe waterfall effect and it came out great. I was so very pleased. It went together much easier than I expected. I actually cut out all the triangles (4″) with AccuQuilt. Awesome.

    —Gerry LeBlanc on November 20, 2015
  • tossed it. Was very lop-sided. I think I stretched it too much.

    —Linda Losinski on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle unit was a hot mess! I trimmed so much to try to make it right, I ended up tossing it. Zoiks, it was hilarious! 🙂

    —Christina in FL on November 20, 2015
  • I have not attempted triangles yet, but am so looking forward to learning.

    —DIANNE ALGER on November 20, 2015
  • I aced the first couple – it was a beginner quilt class. But my seam ripper is never far from my hand because I have also done at least my fair share (plus some) of ripping out and trying again. kathleen(dot)lutz(at)comcast(dot)net

    —Kathy on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles in a quilt were really wonky. I had trouble getting them to match, you know what I mean. I tried to reduce them but couldn’t get them perfect. Then a friend of mine told me "if you can’t see it from a galloping horse it doesn’t matter". Trouble was you could see it from a galloping horse. Well I never finished the quilt, think I might have pitched it. I’m a little better at them now, but still not perfect. Guess I will have to buy your book Pat and learn how to sew triangles with ease.

    —Shirley denney on November 20, 2015
  • I could really use the help that this book gives!

    —Inez Glover on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles turned out perfect because I used triangles on a roll. I have tried several methods, but am always game to try new methods and to pass that knowledge on to anyone that wants to learn.

    —Janette on November 20, 2015
  • If it is a good day triangles are not a problem for me. Most days are good but once in awhile they are not.

    —Barb Machuga on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were made by drawing "triangle paper" lines on the fabric — worked pretty well for a newbie. It’s much easier to use pre-printed triangle paper though!

    —Betty in NJ on November 20, 2015
  • I too Fudged it. Hope I win this cause I really need new scissors.

    —Marilyn on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been quite a while, but I probably fudged it. Can’t wait to check out Pat’s new book!

    —Link on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles – hahahahahaha. I’m sure I did my first ones 100 times before I got them right. They were steps in a mystery quilt. As I get more experience they get better though! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the chance to win this fantastic prize!

    —Eryn Ancelet on November 20, 2015
  • It turned out not too badly. I kind of surprised myself.

    —Beverly Reid on November 20, 2015
  • The first time making a triangle did not go well. I got frustrated and have not tried it again, but I do want to learn. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize.

    —Rhonda on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it.

    —Mary Wallace on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it! It was 1976 – I was a military wife & we were stationed in the Outback of Australia. Sewing was an important outlet for me. We had a newborn & were geographically isolated. I attempted to piece fabrics I had on hand in order to create patchwork for a crop top! I knew nothing about quilting or the need for preciseness. My triangles stretched terribly. That top was never finished! I’ve improved my techniques over the past 40 years but could still use help with triangles! Would love Pats new book!

    —Nancy Bois on November 20, 2015
  • "Twas an agonizing experience. Determined to learn, tried multiple methods, and am YET continuing to try to improve my beloved Flying Geese, for my LOVE of STARS:-) keep on, keeping on….❣

    —PEG SENARIGHI on November 20, 2015
  • I first learned hand piecing, about 30 years ago. It was very accurate, so no problems with triangles. I still do some hand piecing, but also do a lot of machine piecing now. Definitely had to rethink those triangles with machine piecing. It’s another skill set I had to learn. There are a lot of methods to make them. Find the one that works for you.

    —J Oldroyd on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt was a disaster, but after many tries was successful.. I thought… until I started following Pat’s direction.. So easy peazy!! Thank you Pat!!

    —Sally F on November 20, 2015
  • Fall in love with triangles after the first one many years ago.

    —sandy on November 20, 2015
  • My seam ripper was/still is my best friend! Wonky and too small! Several hit the trash can before I got triangles I was happy with!

    —Becky on November 20, 2015
  • I cut my first triangle one by one and sew it cost me a lot, was 11 years old. Much later, I learned the technique hst. A miracle.

    —Marcela Escalona on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt was a flop I was making a flying geese quilt for my sister in law and they came out looking like they were all drunk…but I kept trying and they are still not the best…I never could find a good reference book to help me with this ….I do have a lot of books but never could find a good book to explain it step by step….I seen some of your work and they are beautiful…..keep up the good work love looking at you pictures of you amazing quilts….

    —Jeanette on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it!

    —Lou Anne Lane on November 20, 2015
  • Never sewed triangles but would love to learn would love to win

    —Janie Ander on November 20, 2015
  • My points looked like they went through a rock tumbler! Even today they are not predictable. Please Pat! Teach me to make triangles, once and for all! I would be forever grateful …..

    —Marianne from TN on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a long time and I don’t remember the first triangles specifically but I do remember that the blocks were hardly ever even and sometimes I had to stretch things to make them fit. That caused more problems. I wish I had had this book early on. It would have been a lifesaver. Actually I’m surprised I kept with it for almost twenty years but it’s addicting and I love it.

    —Maxine Reece on November 20, 2015
  • I am sure I had to fudge it! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Kate on November 20, 2015
  • I had to throw my first one away!!

    jan wolhart on November 20, 2015
  • Well, not so good. I ended up trimming it too small. then I learned to make it over-sized to start with, and trim back. I also learned to use the diagonal line on my square ruler, and that helps a lot. I don’t know anymore tricks than that, so Tips from Pat would be GREAT!!

    —Sherry Neph on November 20, 2015
  • My first ones were wonky, didn’t lay flat and involved a lot of work with my seam ripper.

    —Anna Ward on November 20, 2015
  • I think I aced half square triangles by precise cutting and careful stitching. Had a great beginner teacher!

    —Lois on November 20, 2015
  • Have had trouble with half square triangles with getting them to be the correct size without being wonky. Would love Pat’s new book. Always willing to learn new ways or to improve my skills.

    —Virginia Nekic on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles have improved as my peicing has matured.

    —Kathy Bartunek on November 20, 2015
  • Some of my triangles worked but some were a disaster! Why? I couldn’t figure it out. I’ll keep trying but could use some help and definitely extra practice. It will come…. Thanks for offering this prize.

    —Judy Anderson on November 20, 2015
  • I jumped right in doing a triangle quilt and didn’t think twice, but it was a relatively simple pattern. I’m a little more cautious and aware of my points nowadays.

    —Lindsay Rodems on November 20, 2015
  • First half square triangle ended up being tossed, but after several tries they were better but not perfect. Still trying to make the perfect triangle so Pat’s book may be the answer.

    —Chris on November 20, 2015
  • That would be a bear paw quilt. Some were quite good and some sure needed help, but they all went in. I still get those wonky half-square triangles, periodically.

    —Karla on November 20, 2015
  • I’d been sewing for many years when I took up quilting, so I’m pretty sure I aced my first triangle unit. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    —Marilyn S on November 20, 2015
  • It was a while ago and didn’t have a problem! Read the directions, and I was very careful and always press everything.

    —Diane Copio on November 20, 2015
  • I have been on the learning curve with triangles. I only know a couple of tricks. I would love to read what Pat has to say.

    —Sherry Neph on November 20, 2015
  • The first class I took was "Come climb with me" quilt. I was scared to death to cut the fabric I just thought I couldn’t sew triangles. The lady said it was all in measuring twice and cutting once. But, then I have found that pressing is the key to making triangles nice and crisp. the little gadget to mark on the fabric and sew down the middle work for me. I used to hate pressing but I love making triangles.
    Patsy

    —Patsy Stephenson on November 20, 2015
  • I aced it, or at least close enough that a man on a galloping horse, in the rain, at 100 yards would never notice. It became one of my prized possessions. Perfect no, but I’m perfectly happy with it. Have a great day everyone! 🙂

    —Sherry Carr on November 20, 2015
  • I like this easy simple , way for all

    —Joanne on November 20, 2015
  • It was so long ago and it sure wasn’t perfect. I always make one practice block of whatever I’m doing and those go into a pile/box for later use. I’m sure it’s still in that box. When my granddaughters visit they love ‘playing’ in my sewing room. That box gives them plenty to practice their designing skills and hopefully one day we’ll have a new quilt top dating back 25 years ago or more. Of course, I remove all the tools they could get hurt with and then let them busy themselves.

    —Jeannette Cyr on November 20, 2015
  • Noone told me that certain patterns were harder than others. My first quilt was a Grandmothers Flower Garden . I used my compass from school to draw the hexagon on a cereal box. The quilt turned out beautiful! Triangles never gave me a problem! Thanks for the opportunity to win — but I won’t hold my breath!

    —Dixie Bell on November 20, 2015
  • I need this book. It will make me more diligent with triangles. Lots of patterns i could try. TIA.

    —Sylvia on November 20, 2015
  • I love all your postings on facebook and would love your giveaway.

    —Barbara Smith on November 20, 2015
  • My first ever triangle was done the old fashioned way, all hand sewn! They must have been good because I don’t remember any problems.

    —Vicky on November 20, 2015
  • Thanks, I aced it, just being careful. It helps using an old Singer with a single hole throat plate. Love half square triangles.

    Marjean Grosfield on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it! Not very proud of that work, the points did not line up . I had to rip out and resew. I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks for this chance.

    —Aparna Mulgund on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve been quilting so long I really don’t remember but since I was piecing it by hand I think it was fudged.

    —Rina on November 20, 2015
  • I have made quilts for years but never new there were so many ways to make them perfect!! I am learning so much since I found Pat’s website!!

    Loretta Adamson on November 20, 2015
  • oh, not just my first ever, but for about a year, I couldnt get them halfway right. I was working with a group, learning, and we would all make a block, or several, and put them together to make a quilt. Mine NEVER fit with anyone else’s! Now I make them oversize, and trim them down.

    —Madeline on November 20, 2015
  • My first ones weren’t square!

    —Martha Henrichs on November 20, 2015
  • It actually went very well. If you can master triangles the possibilities are endless!

    —Doris Zuellner on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were far from perfect but I’ve improved with practice and use of the seam ripper! Learning new techniques is always fun and good for us so I’m looking forward to reading Pat Sloans new book. Thanks for an amazing give away. I hope today is my lucky day!

    —Ellie on November 20, 2015
  • Wonky, tossed!

    —Jeana Breen on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve only been playing in the quilting world for 2 years now, and have been watching and learning from so many that have been in the quilting world forever. I feel we never stop learning and there is always room to improve. Like, Pat’s quilting teacher, I’m the sort to jump into new experiences 2 feet forward at once…dive in head on. 😀 Congrats on the newest book!

    —Reeseccup on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve always had trouble with triangles, so I tend to avoid them. No matter how careful I am, they always end up kind of warped. If I need to make them, I use larger pieces of fabric and then trim them down. This book may be just what I need and everything else in this giveaway looks awesome too! I would be thrilled to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Sharon on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it. Had to. There was no extra fabric.

    —Sharon on November 20, 2015
  • I must have aced it because my mom taught me to sew and she was a perfectionist and insisted I be the same.

    —Shirley Lewis on November 20, 2015
  • It looked okay. I am just figured it out on my own. Would love to learn more.

    —Colette Lane on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged my first attempt. Nothing lined up.. Definitely need help .

    —Tryphena Hanrahan on November 20, 2015
  • I love half square triangles. I have made 4 quilts using them so far this year (2 throws, 1 baby and 1 king). Still have time for more. My sisters and I had grandmothers who were avid quilters and that is how we learned so much and acquired our love of quilting and quilts. I also love to learn new ways of doing things. Kind of a perfectionist with my sewing. LOL

    —Carol Rice on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle had no points! they were all flat. It was a learning experience no doubt. I love your stuff and would LOVE to win.

    —Barbara Grandon on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle unit wasn’t pretty. I put it away til I can take the time to practice longer.

    —Amber Spencer on November 20, 2015
  • I know they weren’t perfect but practice does help!

    —Margaret karnatz on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was a little bit wonky. Definitely had to practice them. Can’t wait to get Pat’s new book to see her tips. Her applique book along with her class I took at We’re Sew Creative really helped my applique and made it more enjoyable.

    —Cindi Pope on November 20, 2015
  • I totally fudged my first triangles. They were setting triangles to set a lovers knot quilt on point. It was only my second quilt and I was devastated when the quilt didn’t lay flat. Learned a lot about bias that day. Happily my mom rescued me and we were able to rip it out, cut new ones and save the quilt.

    Melissa on November 20, 2015
  • First triangles were hand-sewn with grandmother when I was 8. I admit that they were not perfect, but I thought they were at the time. Haha

    —sunni swisher on November 20, 2015
  • I’m pretty sure I fudged most of them. I find that I am more accurate if I cut and sew triangles. I don’t think I draw straight lines and then my stitching line is off.
    Would love to read Pat’s techniques and tips. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Denise on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle attempt didn’t go so well. It’s better now but I still need practice. Pat’s book may be just the thing to master them.

    —Sally K on November 20, 2015
  • Some points matched and some did not. It was handmade it did not have to be perfect. It was made with love.

    —Kathryn Mook on November 20, 2015
  • I have avoided triangles like the plague, then along came the Little Wishes scrappy block by Pat. My first triangles came out perfect through dumb luck, then I started losing points! Frustrated, I decided to read Pat’s instructions, instead of glancing at them. They were simple, straight forward, and the pictures were worth a thousand words! Being a self taught quilter, I learn better with pictures and brief instructions. I have since grown to love triangles, and I am experimenting with them more and more! Thank you Pat!

    —Beth LaMotte on November 20, 2015
  • My first was fantastic, from there…down hill. Fairly good now. Need help with my flying geese.

    —Donna Lockhart on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt was a pinwheel quilt, lots of triangle! I think I did okay. But I learned a lot about how critical is starching, accurate cutting and 1/4 inches seams. Which I am still learning..

    —Shan on November 20, 2015
  • I really like triangles and have no problems as a beginner because of new methods. Can’t fathom cutting individual triangles with a cardboard template.

    —Lisa on November 20, 2015
  • My first and also my most recent triangles create pointless stars, even when I oversize the silly things. I used paper templates, every type of ruler and markers, sew slowly, sew fast as a jet. No matter what….maybe triangles are not for me, maybe I am just meant to be a square gal? Would love to win this book and see if it helps me.

    —Marjorie on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember my "First" half-square triangle, but it might have been too small. It took me a while to get my 1/4″ seam correct.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Diantha Howard on November 20, 2015
  • Mine went just like you’d expect a "beginner-with no teacher-or training" to go! I had no real idea of what I was doing or how to do it. Just decided one day that I wanted to make a quilt and looked at a few books and did it. 20+years later I’ve gained a few books (okay, a lot of books) and many tips, and I’m going full speed ahead the rest of the way. I’m always looking for better skills and challenges!

    —Jeannine Wight on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle square was a disaster !!
    After trimming, it was too small for what I
    wanted. So, I don’t use them very much.

    —Paulette Doerhoff on November 20, 2015
  • My mother sewed all our clothes when we were little. I remember loving AL of them and how neat it was that she could do that. So when I was in 7th grade I took a sewing/cooking class. Loved it! So I took it again in 8th and 9th grade. I have loved sewing and have been wanting to do more. I bought my first kit that had 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 square and two different size triangles. I’m scared to death to try them.lol I Don’t know the first thing about how to cut/make them. So maybe with Pat’s help I could make my Momma proud!

    —Tina McCuiston on November 20, 2015
  • Love the fabrics✂️

    —Margaret Evar on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed the first dozen, and then screamed for help from a friend. I am still a little scared of working with triangles.

    Terri Douglass

    —Terri Douglass on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles – I have always viewed them just as another straight line.. Not been a huge problem. Every once in awhile I get distracted and my line will go off course.. Ripit!

    —Terry on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it!

    —Pat Braman on November 20, 2015
  • I’ll never forget, it was a Ohio star, the very name of which still sends a cold chill down my back. It definitely was a throw-away.

    Donna on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles was 30 years ago with a cardboard template. It was not a very pretty experience. I have really not tried triangles since for a fear of them not matching up…or having sizing inconsistencies.

    —Heather Reid on November 20, 2015
  • Would love to win this to finish my Jacobs ladder quilt started a number of years ago…

    —lee Singleton on November 20, 2015
  • my first triangles didn’t turn out at all. they were wonky. I try to avoid making them because I never ‘mastered them’. I would love to win a copy of Pat’s Teach Me To Sew Triangles so that I may conquer the dreaded half square triangles. Thank you for the opportunity to win your new book.

    rosemarie garone on November 20, 2015
  • I seem to remember doing them ok. I am a beginner quilter and need to be more daring in my projects. I guess practice makes perfect. Looking forward to attempting your Mystery Block of the Month Quilt.

    —Hanna Mansfield on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt with triangles had a few of each!! Like anything else, the more you do, the better the result. I still shy away from quilt patterns with a lot of HSTs. But sewing those equilateral triangles together….UGH.

    —Chris A on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangles…. how do you spell bias? I was able to include a nice bit of fabric contour & had extra at the end of the seam!

    —Kathy on November 20, 2015
  • You know that was so long ago, not sure I remember! I know I used cardboard templates and hand sewed it – I do remember that. I think it went ok! I love having different ways to do things in the quilting world – more skills in my toolbox is always a good thing, so would love to win this book!

    —Jennifer Dyck on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle unit was OK but very slow going. I have been known to make some wonky ones and I’m sure Pat could teach me quite a few tips and tricks.

    —Jeanne on November 20, 2015
  • I made it too small but kept it

    —Priscilla Pride on November 20, 2015
  • I’m pretty sure I had to toss it!

    —Brenda Hulsey on November 20, 2015
  • It was a long time but I think I may have fudged it. I started out as a garment sewer. I had naively thought it would be easy to make. I had chose a pattern and cut out the pieces but didn’t read the directions. I was sewing the pieces with a 5/8 inch seam allowance instead of the traditional 1/4 inch seam allowance, so my finished size never correct. After trying to fix it several times, I attempted to piece the odd-sized quilts blocks together. It turned out to be an unusual looking quilt.

    —Jane on November 20, 2015
  • My quilty friends will tell you I am a fanatic when it comes to perfect matching points, especially with triangles.

    —Sharon Koepper on November 20, 2015
  • I am new to quilting and have not done. Shares or geese quilts yet. I have made mug rugs, and I used some scraps for a mini quilt. I would love to learn through your book and hope I am a lucky winner! I especially liked your Janes JEwel Box quilt. Such great colors and design.

    —Sharon Biggs on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt was a disaster–so I’m sure I tossed it and vowed to never again tackle triangles. I have since learned some foolproof techniques and I love sewing triangles!

    —CJ Hines on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a disaster (toss in the trash disaster) and I have avoided them since then. So, I need to learn how to do triangles!

    —Kathy Hartman on November 20, 2015
  • The seam ripper was my friend on my first quilt requiring hst what a learning experience ..

    —Lavinia Carey on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it! I am rather new to the quilting world and didn’t have too many bad habits to break. I couldn’t understand why my quilting buddy always had me do the triangles for our projects… She hates them and says they never are right for her. Curves don’t make her blink while I stress. Thankfully we work well together! Good quilting fun!

    —Stephanie L. on November 20, 2015
  • I am presently working on my very first pieced quilt via a quilting class through one of my friends. The very first block was a 9.5 inch block with triangles on each of two opposing corners. Fairly simple so I was proud to show off @ our next meeting as I felt I did good. The next block was a paper piecing with several triangles trimmed in flying geese… as you can see, I am learning a lot of quilting techniques as well as ‘terms… am getting excited about this project which is good seeing as how I was luke warm about starting it… my sister talked me into it. I agree that triangles are basic to the quilting process and feel I have just scratched the surface…

    nancy doer on November 20, 2015
  • There’s no question–I fudged it! But over time, I’ve come to learned to love the hst as a basic unit of creativity.

    —Donna on November 20, 2015
  • When I first started to quilt my triangles were awful. I am better at it now having better tools but I could always learn a better way to make them.

    Mary on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a long time since I sewed my first triangles.I fudged my first triangle, second because was hard to match them.Thanks for the fun!

    rosa on November 20, 2015
  • I remember doing some miniature blocks that included triangles way back. It was using the method where you drew the lines on a larger rectangle of paper, stacked the fabric, sewed on the lines and then cut the triangles out. They all came out well because they were held in place together. I think it was a precursor of Thangles or the newer methods out now. But now mine don’t always turn out so well.

    —Louann Fisher on November 20, 2015
  • My first recollection was making basket blocks that used half square triangles. It was for a swap and I couldn’t get the block to fit together properly and was very frustrated. Looking back I realize that I should have trimmed them up but at the time no one told me that and we didn’t have the internet for help. Skip ahead several decades and I love half square triangles and use them frequently in my quilts.

    —Karen on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been so long ago that I don’t really remember how it went. It must not have been too bad, though. I don’t really mind making triangles & it’s a good thing because about every quilt has them in it.

    —Kay McCaffery on November 20, 2015
  • Love working with the triangles and modern fabric. Also love your Hometown Girl fabric line, it is clean, neat and fun. I find squaring up the triangles the secret. Thanks for the chance.

    —Anne Burden on November 20, 2015
  • I am sure I fudged it! Tugged here, stretched there and folded elsewhere but was ever so proud of my first effort

    —Lorna de Lange KZN on November 20, 2015
  • My very first quilt – I had no idea what I was doing. I bought calico blue/yellow/white fabric at Sears Surplus. I simply cut triangles and sewed them together. Talk about wonky! I finally threw it in a bag and donated it to a school tag sale. Years later, I heard from a girl that her dad, the school principal, snatched it up and it became their family project. I’m sure they pulled it completely apart before putting it together for a family heirloom. Now I use some of the quick and foolproof ways to put triangles together. I’m always open to new suggestions and would love to win this prize package 🙂

    —Judy A in IL on November 20, 2015
  • NOT GOOD! Have gotten better but still need the expert advice of Pat Sloan. Would love to win this wonderful bundle!

    —Audrey on November 20, 2015
  • Awesome giveaway!! Mine were ok, I kept it, my triangles have gotten better over time. And taking the time to do it right made the difference!

    —Sunnie on November 20, 2015
  • My very first quilt – I had no idea what I was doing. I bought calico blue/yellow/white fabric at Sears Surplus. I simply cut triangles and sewed them together. Talk about wonky! I finally threw the quilt top in a bag and donated it to a school tag sale. Years later, I heard from a girl that her dad, the school principal, snatched it up and it became their family project. I’m sure they pulled it completely apart before putting it together for a family heirloom. Now I use some of the quick and foolproof ways to put triangles together. I’m always open to new suggestions and would love to win this prize package 🙂

    —Judy A in IL on November 20, 2015
  • Have got to get this book. My triangles come out okay but sometimes not the right size. Thanks for writing a book that will help.

    Pat Rytel on November 20, 2015
  • I was lucky and my friend helped me with mine. They turned out great! Aced it!

    —Vicki Damelio on November 20, 2015
  • I stayed away from triangles early in my quilting. When I finally tackled them, I was hooked. I made a cute pinwheel quilt for my son. I kept them all!! Maybe shouldn’t have but now I know better.

    —Mary Miller on November 20, 2015
  • I love the versatility of triangles butttttt hate losing my points. Would love this book!

    —Beth Andrepont on November 20, 2015
  • I was pleased with it at the time….. I look back at it now and wonder why I thought that I did a good job. My corners lost their points. I still not sure what I did wrong.

    —Leann on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it big time took me 4 hours to make 2 pinwheel…than watched a video and felt oh so foolish lol lesson learned look before you leap

    —Tina Perry on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed it – and a few more after that!! I still struggle but they are getting better!!

    —Lori S. on November 20, 2015
  • Turned out just fine but my very first quilt was all done by hand, as I did not have a machine!

    —Peggy Thoreson on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it. I was making a block for someone and I realized that since it was a triangle thing (yes I’m a new quilter) I should have made that part a little bit bigger than the plain square piece – my solution – just cut down the solid square to equal the triangle. I have avoided most block patterns that have triangles in them since then. Time to branch out!

    —Kathryn Jang on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it, but what are a few lumps in a quilt? I do much better now (most of the time).

    —Barbara on November 20, 2015
  • Every time is different I guess. Some are tweeked a bit and some are perfect. No perfect quilt, no perfect quilter.

    —Linda Orr on November 20, 2015
  • The triangles go OK, but getting all the points to match is tedious. My friends know I hate precision piecing!

    —Bev Mannes on November 20, 2015
  • I still have both of the triangle quilts in WIP boxes, hoping someday I can fix and finish them. Meanwhile, they are a good object lesson.

    —Ginger Hendrickson on November 20, 2015
  • I have gotten use to triangles since they seem to be in a lot of blocks, but now using the technique of sewing around the whole block and cutting is the ticket. Thanks for your book for all those tips.

    —Bonnie Leazer on November 20, 2015
  • I made my first HST larger than needed and then trimmed to correct size otherwise they were more like rombuses. I still prefer than method for accuracy. But it did give we a really sore and tired wrist.

    —Margaret on November 20, 2015
  • My first project with a 1/2 square triangle was really huge. I made
    a quilt, queen size, with blocks with 64 1/2 sq triangles. It was a success and I went right back for a second quilt with same 64 triangles in a different configuration. I love these 1/2 sq triangles! I would say I aced it.

    —Diane wright on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to learn pats way I don’t match triangles very good thanks again

    —Judy Anderson on November 20, 2015
  • I remember that I nailed it. I used Eleanor Burnsor or Kaye Woods method. It works well.

    —Elise Fare on November 20, 2015
  • My first hat were done in polyester knit for a 4-have project. They were not too bad. Not perfect.

    —Carol F on November 20, 2015
  • fudged it; couldn’t waste the fabric

    —peg on November 20, 2015
  • I was new to quilting and sewing so I didn’t really understand the process. The whole square didn’t look that pretty but I kept it and continued on.
    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

    —Tracine on November 20, 2015
  • I was a self-taught quilter so for my first quilt I didn’t know enough to know how much I didn’t know! I also didn’t know enough to choose an easy pattern with large pieces so that quilt was filled with little triangles that I somehow fudged and thought looked OK to my unpracticed eye.

    Carolyn Sefkow on November 20, 2015
  • Having hunters in my family, I thought some flying geese would be a perfect accent. I carefully cut, sewed 1/4″ seams, pressed. They were terrible! It looked like my geese had gotten into a fermented bunch of grapes. I ended up calling them my drunk flying geese! And tossed them!! I sure could use some professional help!!!

    Sue Henington on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST was from a 5 " charm square I got from Joann’s. I also had the ruler from someone where you draw on both sides of it to sew on the lines and cut down the middle to make two. It was pretty good for a beginner. I have since made two of Pat’s Block of the month quilts and have tried several different methods so I have gotten better. I can’t wait to see the book. Probably will be a must since it covers so much information.

    —Kay Strong on November 20, 2015
  • I didn’t trim them…so knowing what I know today I would have to say it was not my best work, but you have to learn somehow!

    —Allison C on November 20, 2015
  • I was lucky to have a dear friend who’s friend is a quilt teacher.

    —Rita on November 20, 2015
  • It has been years ago for me so I am not sure but more than likely I "fudged it" as I know I avoided some blocks for some time! I am more experienced and more comfortable with my quilting at this point but at times still avoid some things. Points don’t always turn out 100% sadly. This is a wonderful give-a-way close to holidays whomever wins is one lucky quilter!

    —Tonie Peterson on November 20, 2015
  • I’m trying to remember — I started quilting over fifty years ago and, to, tell the truth, I just don’t remember! My success with triangles varies — sometimes really good, sometimes not so good. I’m looking forward to seeing this book — can always use some expert advice.
    quiltschon@att.net

    —Carol Sc on November 20, 2015
  • Started quilting about three years ago. Great instruction at Quilting Possibilities, and not much of a problem with half triangles.

    Sally Rogers on November 20, 2015
  • I am sure I fudged a few. Being a perfectionist, I remember my classmate telling me to relax– if the point got cut off, it was letting the bad juju out. Ha ha. Then there was the teacher that said if you can’t see it from a galloping horse, don’t stress over it. Once I decided it wasn’t the end of the world, the triangles got much better.

    —Karon on November 20, 2015
  • Early directions always had me cutting individual triangles and then sewing together. I hated that blasted bias edge which of course always stretched!Now I know better and your preview of making them with 2 squares, sewing and then cutting is the way to go and that is what I have done for a long time now. I love making quilts with triangle blocks and your designs look absolutely wonderful!

    —Jeanette Fairman on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged for sure!!

    —Marsha Ransom on November 20, 2015
  • Gotta have triangles! I don’t think I’ve ever made a triangle that I couldn’t use. I’ve tried lots of methods for HST. For small units, this method gives the best results.
    What a wonderful prize bundle!

    —Marcia Brenner on November 20, 2015
  • Didn’t realize bias was a concern so they were wonky but stuck with it. Was a rough finish but useful. Learned a lot since then.

    —Darla Zimmer on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt with triangle went surprisingly well, but it was a mini so they were all 2″ when trimmed up. Love the first book in the serious, I had never done applique before.

    —Michaelle Leigh on November 20, 2015
  • Some were good some were bad but had fun trying. Can’t wait to try some of your designs

    —Lynn DeLano on November 20, 2015
  • I really can’t remember how my first triangle went – it was many, many years ago. But, I still usually make them slightly oversized and then trim them to the right size and still some times end up with chopped off points when they are sewn together. THe new book sounds like it would really help improve my triangles.

    —Ellen Flaherty on November 20, 2015
  • I sure it came out on an angle. I tried to trim it and the square got smaller and smaller!
    I am better at it now but I need to learn to sew straighter!

    Mary Hamilton on November 20, 2015
  • I believe it was a pinwheel quilt I was making and was soooo thrilled with the blocks that came out perfect…and not so thrilled with the ones that did not! I would have to say then spot on and fudged. Also tried the paper triangle strips. So it seems it’s the cutting and the 1/4″ issue.
    Thank you for the chance to win such fabulous gifts.

    —Joanne Larson on November 20, 2015
  • Actually I aced it the first time. Funny, but it seems as if the quilts I made when I first started turned out better than some of the quilts I do today. Maybe desperation kicked in back then. I have more time now a days to quilt…looking forward to making more triangles once again!!

    —Linda Schipper on November 20, 2015
  • It has been many years since I started quilting, and was so uninformed about the process that I had no idea what I didn’t know. It would be great to have all the information in one book.

    —B J Kinney on November 20, 2015
  • Just finished a quilt for a friend’s little boy with autism. It had a lot of triangles in it and it didn’t turn out very good at all. The more I tried to "fix" it, the worse it looked. I thought of throwing it away but then I thought, he is only 3 maybe he won’t notice. I mustered up my courage and presented it to his mom yesterday who was so grateful. I explained the mistakes and showed them to her and apologized for such shoddy work. I told her if she wasn’t happy with it I would understand if she didn’t accept it. With tears in her eyes she did accept it and said it was beautiful. I have a long way to go with triangles but I’m not going to give up.

    Glenna Brasher on November 20, 2015
  • Well, first I tossed it, then I pulled it out of the trash and fudged it. Finally, I aced it!

    Loretta on November 20, 2015
  • Pretty sure it is still sitting in my sewing room….somewhere out of sight….. 🙂

    —Kristine R. on November 20, 2015
  • I can remember, because I wa so excited to learn a new technique. I had a good and patient teacher, they turned out pretty good.

    —Rhonda Dunn on November 20, 2015
  • I haven’t made triangles yet. They look complicated. This book would be really great to own. I am raising my third grandchild and just had a new granddaughter added to the house. I would so love to win this book to learn a new technique.

    —Lorna Williams on November 20, 2015
  • A disaster! Two ruined blocks and I gave up and gifted my cut pieces to a friend. I would love to learn as I am getting tired of squares and rectangles. I need help!

    —Kay on November 20, 2015
  • I did not know they were supposed to be difficult, so I simply starched my fabric and cut and sewed. No problems.

    —Karen Johnson on November 20, 2015
  • It has been a while since that first triangle …. most likely using a template, a lot of adjusting and yes possbily tossing.
    Oh wow techniques have gotten so much better.

    —Susan Stone on November 20, 2015
  • My first turned out too small … had to use all of the triangle blocks separately! They only ‘fit’ each other!

    —Lynn on November 20, 2015
  • I love triangles, but I had learned early from one of your blogs, so have had very little trouble.

    Anna L Ihrig on November 20, 2015
  • As a beginner at quilting i was rather surprised at how well i did with these but since i find I’m having to fudge more than i get right.

    —cindi oliver on November 20, 2015
  • My HSTs are always wonky -I hope this book ends that.

    —Jennifer Bourguignon on November 20, 2015
  • first quilt ever and made half square triangles without any instruction. The half square triangles came out great but I learned about making them the right size since my single quilt became a king size quilt very fast

    —Anne L on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle quilt was made by sewing on paper patterns. Those were the only perfect parts in it. I have so much trouble cutting out fabric. Today I am giving it to Amish friends to finish.

    —Nora Brofford on November 20, 2015
  • My first HSTs were in the first quilt I made. I tried how the pattern told me and when all my HSTs were twisted I went to my aunts who quilt. After lessons from both of them I still couldn’t master the triangles. To this day, 4 years and 9 quilts later, I still struggle. I love the quilts with triangles but I tend to stay away from them because I can’t master the triangle. I would love to not shy away from them anymore.

    —Jeanine on November 20, 2015
  • Who remembers? I surely don’t. I’m am sure that it didn’t go well and I was highly annoyed. I was (and still am) a perfectionist. I still have the first edition of Barbara Johannah’s perfect patchwork and I know I wasn’t thrilled with drawing the grid. Now, I just add a tad more and square it up.

    —Paule-Marie on November 20, 2015
  • Let’s say my first triangle quilt is still in a sack. Not sure I can salvage it! But I did learn half square triangles later and love them!!

    Linda Steele on November 20, 2015
  • For the life of me, I cannot remember. Doesn’t necessarily mean it went well — I tend to close off bad memories!

    —Dorothy Tyler on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles didn’t come out right, that’s for sure. Nothing matched up correctly! Eventually cut those blocks down so they were usable and took an online class to learn how to do them! They still give me some trouble but I am doing better with them. This book would be a great help!

    —amy on November 20, 2015
  • My first try was by hand which was a test in itself to have the right stitch and then stay on the line that was drawn for a square block or seam anyway.

    —Bonnie Leazer on November 20, 2015
  • I ended up changing my design to fit the size of the block I made, flying geese. Would love to win your giveaway.

    Sue on November 20, 2015
  • I avoid triangles so I am looking forward to trying her ideas. 🙂

    —brenda G on November 20, 2015
  • First attempt was for block of the month quilt my guild was doing. We each took a turn constructing and demonstrating a block for the group. Not a good start for a novice. First one didn’t line up perfectly, cut again and tried again. Eventually went with corners that weren’t sharp and exact. I was humbled and greatly appreciated the skills of the accomplished quilters on the guild.

    —Rose on November 20, 2015
  • Try-angles….hmmm. I did, and found I don’t enjoy that kind of fudge! (Chocolate goes better with quilting!) But I kept on trying angles and am pleased that I am getting better. I am a long way from being a perfect, but will keep on keeping on because I enjoy the journey.

    —Gail Anderson on November 20, 2015
  • I have yet to try a triangle now that I think about it.It has always looked too difficult. I guess I am just too square;)

    —Linda Brittain on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles weren’t works of art, that’s for sure, but my first pieced quilts weren’t all that wonderful either. I’ve come a long way in technique, fabric selection, quilting (longarm verus tieing) everything about quilting, mostly in the last 6 years and I love good techniques for making a quilt look better. And I love, love, Pat Sloan. Thanks.

    —Mom C on November 20, 2015
  • I definitely think it was a learning curve. But they are fun to make! Thanks!

    Jocelyn on November 20, 2015
  • I think they came out pretty good. Book & projects look very interesting.

    —Kathy on November 20, 2015
  • I ALWAYS fudge it because I can never get them to turn out right. Hopefully I will learn how to do flawless half square triangles when I get (maybe win) Pat’s new book!

    —Kristie Marton on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been awhile but I’m sure I lost the points because I’m still doing it many years later!! Lol Would love to win this book and all the wonderful prizes! Thanks, Pat!

    —Donna Maine on November 20, 2015
  • I remember that nothing fit together as it was supposed to!

    —Carole L on November 20, 2015
  • The first one was a perfect triangle. I took so much care. After that I was over confident and somehow they weren’t quite as good

    —Pamela Grany on November 20, 2015
  • So looking forward to seeing your new book and all the ideas!

    —Sandy b on November 20, 2015
  • I know I fudged it when I was making my Maple Leaves quilt. I even quilted by machine using invisible thread (ha) so the quilting wouldn’t show.

    —Rita S on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles did not go so well, I came across the unfinished quilt recently. I feel a little more confident about making triangles today, however I still shy away from them. Would love to become more skilled at triangles since there are so many beautiful quilt patters that use triangles.

    —Deborah on November 20, 2015
  • Not good, the method I was taught created bias on all 4 sides. Hope I win:)

    —Debbie B on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle did not go well. I still used it and tried to get better as I went.

    Teri on November 20, 2015
  • It was long ago but I don’t think it went very well! Over the years, I have gotten better but would love to learn some more tricks for triangles!

    —ERIN EARL on November 20, 2015
  • It went horribly! I thought I could sew a straight line, but guess not. Still trying to work on it. I could use Pat’s help.

    —Jo-Ann Colantonio on November 20, 2015
  • IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO FINISH BECAUSE I WAS YOUNG .MY MOM HAD PASSED AWAY AND I WAS JUST GOING BY HOW IT LOOKED. TURNED OUT NOT BAD CONSIDERING!

    —Gailyn Shepherd on November 20, 2015
  • Just saw this book at our local quilt shop. Looks like I could learn a lot from it . Plan on buying it the next time I am in the shop.

    —Carol on November 20, 2015
  • first was definitely a toss it!

    —Katherine Schaffer on November 20, 2015
  • I made one quilt that had triangles. Man they are hard!! It took me a couple of tries but I finally got it right. so I threw away the first, fudged the 2nd and kept the 3rd!! LOL I did not give up!! I would love to win this bundle and learn the secrets so triangles will not be so scary next time!

    —Andrea Pierce on November 20, 2015
  • I have had the wonky triangles, they are getting better now. I would love to win this package and read about new (to me) methods of sewing them. Perhaps I could figure out what I am doing incorrectly. Looks like an awesome win for someone.

    —Lidwina Flavelle on November 20, 2015
  • My first tringles were made a long. Time ago, but they were not straight, not even, and got tossed into the fire.

    —Alice oickle on November 20, 2015
  • I threw away a couple of early ones but then I got better. I’d love to get your book for more techniques.

    —Allison Redding on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were so wonky, I got frustrated and put the whole quilt in the closet. Looking forward to learning the right way!! Thanks Pat!! Can’t wait to see if I win!!

    —Ellen Shaw on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t usually enter competitions but today is my birthday so I thought why not, I have used triangles many times some are good some are useless but my first was a disaster, but if at first you don’t succeed—-.Expert advise so they were always right would be wonderful. Love your vidoes Pat. xx

    Judith Howse on November 20, 2015
  • I steer clear of HSQs…….. perhaps I will do more of them with all of this good instruction from Pat!!?
    Thanks for the chance to win such wonderful prizes!

    —Betsy D on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t really like triangles. I find it hard to match up seams when sewing blocks together.

    —Donna Dolvin on November 20, 2015
  • Did great in the beginning but now have to fudge.

    —cindi oliver on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember what technique I use then, but fell in love with triangles and make them a lot. Love Pats technique.

    Judy

    —Judy VanderHam on November 20, 2015
  • I definitely fudged it. I fudged a whole pile of those sad little triangles, and put them in my quilt anyway. I do remember having to toss a few, too. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

    Zanymouse on November 20, 2015
  • I aced them. But I can’t take all the credit, I had a wonderful teacher.

    —Carol Jones on November 20, 2015
  • My first ever triangle was so long ago I don’t remember, but I do recall a number of subsequent quilt squares containing triangles where the points that were supposed to meet didn’t. I still have the squares, but they never made it into a finished quilt.

    —Jane on November 20, 2015
  • Wonky and wavy. Love the look of triangles, but I still struggle with the methods.

    —Lori L on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles turned out okay, but not perfect haven’t been quilting long, but the points didn’t match, it was a Christmas gift for a grandson. I would love to have the book.

    —Connie Mahon on November 20, 2015
  • Been retired a year and am just getting back into quilting.
    Thanks,

    —Sharon Ingle on November 20, 2015
  • Guess u would say fudged it because it certainly wasn’t perfect

    —gayla l on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was too small 🙁 Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely gift! Angelia

    Angelia Ulrich on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it!!!!

    —Nancy on November 20, 2015
  • My points did not match up looked crooked but am getting better .HOPE TO WIN THE BUNDLE!

    —Ruth Cooney on November 20, 2015
  • I love triangles! They add so much to the dimension of a quilt. Only problem is when they get wonky…gotten tame them! Pat’s way looks so do-able that I’m going to get the book and get started making pieced triangles from scraps for a really scrappy quilt!

    —Mary Bird on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were done with the two right sides together rectangles that you mark up and then travel all over the lines like the old pong game. Then after all the stitching is done, you cut on the lines and you have a gazillion triangles all in the same two colors. Triangles have never intimidated me and I don’t shy away from them. Thanks for the great give away offer.

    —Jennifer P on November 20, 2015
  • Can’t remember how those first half square triangles went, but they’ve never been my favorite thing to do! Would love to know some techniques that are foolproof.

    —Brenda K. on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangles came out just fine, but I gave myself extra room to trim and square. My first stitch and flip triangles were much more of a gamble. Some blocks had to make do with very scanty seam allowances and cut off points. I think pressing improperly was mostly to blame, but it didn’t help that I was using a massive cutting mat on the floor and a yard long ruler to rotatary cut 3 inch squares.

    —L. Dowd on November 20, 2015
  • Most surly FUDGED it…I soooo need this book!!

    —Tiffanee Noack on November 20, 2015
  • I would life to try this new method for triangles. My first attempt at triangles was not so good.

    —Shelley Scarbro on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle pattern was a total flop! I was attempting pinwheels. Even today I have a hard time with triangles! I try and avoid them. And when I can’t my seam ripper is my main quilting tool!

    —Connie on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles went well, I too enjoy working with triangles and use them in alot of my quilts.

    —Cathy Gonzalez on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been too long to remember but I’d guess it was at least tad wonky. I’m always ready to try a new idea!

    —Elly on November 20, 2015
  • I failed horribly

    —Meshelle on November 20, 2015
  • If I could avoid triangles, I would. My half square triangles were always kinda wonky. Quarter square triangles were worse. I’m still trying to find the best technique for sewing triangles

    —Norine Oyasato on November 20, 2015
  • I started quilting 15 years ago. My first triangles were wonky. They have gotten better over the years. I sometime have a bad day. It would be great to have a perfect triangle just once without having to trim down . I never win anything so it would be awesome to win this bundle of goodies.

    —Rosalinda Call on November 20, 2015
  • Oh Ifudged it for sure! I stretched and pulled and starched until it looked ridiculous, but it fit! Too funny…now!

    —Cathy on November 20, 2015
  • LOL! My first "triangle" quilt was a kaleidoscope using a Marti Mitchell design. Wow! I learned a heck of a lot on that one and have not been afraid of them since. Sometimes I have to fudge a bit, sometimes I just realize THAT one wasn’t meant to be perfect but, often I find that they work just right. That doesn’t mean I’m not open to new methods. Teach me something new, Pat!

    —Sheila on November 20, 2015
  • I think I tossed it! Still do sometimes, would love to learn from her. This would be such a blessing to win thank you for the chance!

    —Terri C on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it because I had a great teacher. Times have changed since my first triangle block, and I love the quick and easy methods.

    —Carol Smith on November 20, 2015
  • I think I probably fudged it. I’m doing better today, but there are times that I still have to work to make them fit properly.

    —Karen A on November 20, 2015
  • I really like HSTs. I find I have the best results when I make them a bit large and then cut them to size. This is a fantastic giveaway. I hope I win.

    —Ann D on November 20, 2015
  • My first experience with triangles was also my first quilt…no classes, no instruction other than a book. I made a stretched star with fabric that I had on hand. A plaid for the background and solids for the star points. I think that the only reason it didn’t look terrible is because of the woven plaid that had more stretch in it so that I was able to fudge the piecing. Beginner’s luck! I would love to win Pat’s giveaway and make many more successful triangle quilts!

    —Leslie Hoff on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed it…and have tossed a few since then.

    —Lin on November 20, 2015
  • Very well, if you count a flying geese unit as a HST. It was the second quilt I’d ever made – all flying geese following each other in vertical rows up and down the quilt. That was over thirty years ago, and I still use that quilt today!

    Diane on November 20, 2015
  • I still struggle with triangles…but I just love the look..& I am determined not to give up.

    —Barb Sanders on November 20, 2015
  • I would love some information on sewing triangles for most of the time they just drive me nuts. It seems no matter how hard I try I just can’t seem to get them all perfect like the wall hanging I am working on right now.

    Pat bley on November 20, 2015
  • I totally fudged it! I had a kit that came with thangles that I had never used before. The material from the kit unraveled easily. What a mess. I was able to get the triangles sewn together but it isn’t pretty.

    —Ann Denny on November 20, 2015
  • I have been piecing seriously for over 30 years so do not remember the results, but probably was using templates. I still like the sew and trim method for triangle squares.

    —Peggy on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were sadly a terror, but I took a deep breath and fudged through. I still have trouble at times, and guess I could use a little confidence. Pat Sloan’s book sounds wonderful and would surely rescue my wonky triangles!

    —Linda B in Maine on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt with half square triangles was in 1984 and the rows were so crooked, that I folded under the seam allowances and top stitched onto the next row. No putting the cut edges together and sewing like you are suppose to. I thought this way I could line up the points better. Also, I used red thread for the top stitching on a blue quilt!

    —Pamela Keirstead on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it and still do, happy for the help.

    —Kay Opilka on November 20, 2015
  • Ha! My first ones were two cut triangles sewn together. It took a couple of quilts before I even knew there was a difference between half square triangles and quarter square triangles. Needless to say, they were wonky 🙂 and that is an "unbiased" opinion!

    —Wendy A on November 20, 2015
  • Wow, my first block was triangles, and I bet I made 20+ and they still weren" right. Triangles are where it’s at in quilting. We all need to continue to work at it. Thanks, Pat.

    —Karen B. on November 20, 2015
  • I am not that experienced with sewing certain things. In regards to triangles, I only tried it once. Does that tell you anything?

    —Cathy on November 20, 2015
  • I have sewed clothing most of my life, but when I moved to North Carolina, my sister taught quilting so she started me quilting. I had some ruff patches of course to begin with. I still am a beginner, I don’t always remember the language of making a quilt, but that doesn’t stop me from trying. I’m 67 years old and old dogs can learn new tricks. I made my son and his wife a 8point star quilt , king size. I had trouble with a few but it turned out just beautiful. They were very pleased with it and it made me happy. I’m always on the lookout for newer and easier suggestions to help me in my learning to quilt. I would be just tickled pink if I won this great deal. Thank you.

    Virginia Millican on November 20, 2015
  • I have been quilting for quite some time now. Over the years I have learned to sew triangles and continue learning new ways. I love Pat Sloan’s techniques. This book would certainly be an asset to my quilting library

    —Heidi Colville on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it! With time, they have become less intimidating. Would love to win this fabulous prize package so I could perfect the technique! Your teaching methods are outstanding and easy to accomplish!

    —Kat Danner on November 20, 2015
  • Making triangles scares me but would love to learn how…

    —Sheila Lores on November 20, 2015
  • Ummmm it’s been a while! I’m sure they weren’t great and I’m positive that I drew sewing lines on all of the triangles and they still didn’t turn out great!!!

    —Jackie on November 20, 2015
  • This is my 2nd year quilting and to take a monthly quilting class. The quilt we a making is named Mollie B. It has 430 half square triangles. Some turned out ok and some are horrible. I may need to get more fabric and remake them. It has been tedious and sometimes boring.

    —Suzanne on November 20, 2015
  • I’m new to quilting so I haven’t tried triangles yet.

    —Cindy Brown on November 20, 2015
  • My daughter is a quilt teacher.She helped me start quilting during her vacation. I was doing good until she went home. Then I had to cut off some points. To get my rows to fit together.

    —Cheryl on November 20, 2015
  • Totally fudged it. But fudge is good, right?!?

    —Robin on November 20, 2015
  • I usually get quite frustrated with triangles. I tossed my first set of triangles that I attempted.

    Susan Krahn on November 20, 2015
  • My biggest learning curve on my early days of half square triangles was learning to respect the bias edge. I also learned as a beginner quilter that HST’s were my best friend as they could be used in my different quilt block patterns.

    —Dorothy on November 20, 2015
  • Thank you Pat! My first triangles were a total disaster and were filed in the "Trash" file long, long ago, as I tried them on my Mother’s treadle when I was about 10 or so years old!

    —Silvia Waites on November 20, 2015
  • would love to win. can really need help with sewing triangles

    —judy on November 20, 2015
  • My very first quilt was all triangles, and it was fine…but I was fearless and had no clue what I was doing could be problematic, lol! Now I’d think twice about it. 🙂

    —Laura B. on November 20, 2015
  • It has been years since I’ve sewn my first triangles.
    I do remember that I took my daughter and two
    neieces to pick out the fabric of their choice to make
    the triangles. Each girl ended up with an adorable
    teavel pillow that went to sleepovers and even to
    college with them. It’s the memories that sewing for
    others that bring ‘see’ much joy to a quilters heart.

    —Susie Coen on November 20, 2015
  • To be honest, I can’t remember that long ago. I’ve been quilting for almost 50 years. I DO know that everything I know about quilting has come a long, long way in that time, including half-square triangles. I always love learning new techniques that improve my quality and time in making my projects.

    —Janet Yamamoto on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed my first triangle units but not until I unsewed them about 3 times and tried desperately to force them to fit in the quilt. Talk about frustration! Now I make larger units and cut them down but I still need to really pin in order not to cut off points. Thank you for the prizes.

    —Joan Sawyer on November 20, 2015
  • My FIRST unit was extremely awesome: perfect points. Psyched that I did such a wonderful job! Next 10 or sew units: I was clueless about what I was doing wrong! I had a wonderful teacher in Nebraska at the time who saw what I was doing wrong, and helped me fix it. If I hadn’t gotten lucky with the first one I might have done log cabins for the rest of my life!

    —Susan Cundiff on November 20, 2015
  • I love making triangles but I cheat a lot with tools like Triangles on a roll, etc.

    —Sally on November 20, 2015
  • I was scared to see my first triangle and didn’t until the Vacation Time BOM. It went well, better than I expected actually. And I’ve learned how to keep my points from reading blogs and such. I just wish I had a little more time to spend quilting.

    —Julie on November 20, 2015
  • I definitely fudged it. I was proficient at sewing, but didn’t have a clue about quilting. I didn’t even know what a 1/4″ seam was. My first quilt I made for my mother. It didn’t fall apart, but it sure wouldn’t have won any awards.

    —Anna Reidt on November 20, 2015
  • Sewing my first triangles didn’t go well. I had not yet mastered the idea of 1/4″ seams and then of course none of the triangles worked -many lost tips!

    —Maureen Haynes on November 20, 2015
  • The first 1/2 square triangles were done the old fashioned way
    of cutting them before sewing. I had a lot of trouble with the points
    feeding through the machine. The new ways are better.

    —Pam L on November 20, 2015
  • Look forward to getting your emails. I am a self taught quilted, and have learned alot from your website.
    Keep up the good work.

    —Sue Roberson on November 20, 2015
  • Good Morning,

    Actually the project is still waiting patiently in the closet in a plastic bag to be finished…So sad. The triangles did not ever match up thus an uncompleted treasure.
    HELP!

    Judy

    Judy Tournillon on November 20, 2015
  • I love HST and what I make work. I always make larger and cut down. I need your book for ideas

    —Nancy in IN on November 20, 2015
  • I am self taught, so my first triangles were a mess! I used paper pieced triangles for a while, but now make them bigger than I need and trim them down to the correct size. Great bundle!

    —IRENE on November 20, 2015
  • I am going to be trying triangles on my next quilt. Maybe I can learn some dos & donts here!

    —Martha Shuttles on November 20, 2015
  • Oh, it definitely was a Fudge but i keep on going and love to create everyday since,thanks for the chance to win.

    —Kathy MacKie on November 20, 2015
  • I have not done well with triangles. I would love to see the other techniques that are not me trying it on my own.

    —Heather V on November 20, 2015
  • I made half square triangles with cardboard template. I didn’t really get instruction on how to do this and my blocks were very uneven. I still have those blocks in a quilt that was quilted by an early longarmer, she was just learning. I have been quilting since 1973 and learning everything I could along the way. I either handpiece or machine depending on what I am doing. I also have learned that the rotary cutter and seam rippers are very good friends to have around.

    —Linda Gidos on November 20, 2015
  • My first project as a brand new quilter was a row quilt designed by my more experienced quilting friends. With their support and encouragement half square triangles, flying geese and many other blocks containing triangles were tackled weekly. My seams were occasionally crooked and points sometimes not there. Over the years my eyes no longer see the wobbly workmanship. Those first seams hold the love, and kindness of my friends.

    —Wendy on November 20, 2015
  • It wasn’t pretty, but it didn’t matter as long as the no one noticed that the points were cut off. Pat’s book will help me get better.

    —Celeste Delostrinos on November 20, 2015
  • Love your material ant thread colors to match . Must get the book also

    —Kim peszat on November 20, 2015
  • Thanks for the tips…I am improving!

    —Margaret Bogart on November 20, 2015
  • my first one was paper pieced as I was not good at cutting. So I think it turned out OK, but was not the easiest way to do it. Eager to see this book, I’m ready to up my game a bit! Thanks.

    —Arlene Simpson on November 20, 2015
  • needed to get it out of my sight!

    —Barb Herreid on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were cut with templates but still came out wonky! (I.e.:fail!) I would love to learn Pats techniques!

    —Deb Fox on November 20, 2015
  • I also am relatively new to quilting but have sewn for years. My first half square triangle as a little off but then a friend showed me another technique that worked a little better. I have steer clear of them of the most part but love the look. Don’t need more frustration : 0 Would love Pat’s advise so I can make more with those blocks. : )

    —Karen on November 20, 2015
  • I would have to say I "fudged" it! This book & prize package looks wonderful. Would love to win it 🙂

    —Rose on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it! Just followed great instructions. They weren’t all that way though.

    —Gail on November 20, 2015
  • My first HSTs were a wonky mess, but I just love making them now!!

    —MaryBeth on November 20, 2015
  • Well I must be honest and say I fudged it…my foray into quilting was me doing a king size quilt. Needless to say I have learned lots since then. This package would be wonderful to win. I’ve already ordered the book, I could share this with my sister!

    —Micehlle Klingaman on November 20, 2015
  • I made my first quilt decades ago and cut squares in half and then sewed together. Seams don’t match, sizes aren’t the same, most aren’t square.
    I have always liked triangles. Looking forward to reading Pat’s suggestions for perfect triangles.

    —Sue P on November 20, 2015
  • I aced it. I love half and quarter square triangles!

    —Nan on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle block turned out great but it must have been beginners luck because I still have frequent problems with half square and quarter square triangle blocks.

    —Herma Hughes on November 20, 2015
  • I really could use the help, not all are the same size

    Donna Davies on November 20, 2015
  • I love the look of triangles but sometimes have trouble doing them "just right". I don’t remember the first time I made them but seem to recall not having a lot of problems with them.

    —Ann Marie Ott on November 20, 2015
  • My grandmother taught me to make quilt blocks of all kinds. The triangle was one of my favorites! I made many lap quilts with triangles, making pinwheels & whole blocks with triangle borders. They make beautiful baby blankets with the black, white & red color scheme.

    —Gaye Whittington on November 20, 2015
  • I was very ambitious when I made my very first quilt 21 years ago. I made a miniature shoo-fly quilt, and my hst’s were absolutely horrible. I’m happy to say I have improved over the years, but my piecing is still far from perfect.

    —chrissie w on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt to make anything with a triangle failed but I didn’t give up. I am still not perfect at it but the triangles look better.

    —April Hazelwood on November 20, 2015
  • I remember my first triangles – really learned about bias edges. I got better as I sewed the quilt. There were 500 triangles – all different sizes. I still have that quilt and it is still one of my favorite patterns.

    —Bev Thurlow on November 20, 2015
  • Totally fudged the first few.hehehehe–I admit it!!! I have improved over the years,but am looking forward to your new book because I always learn new tips from you and can always improve my skills! Thanks for the chance to win, Pat!!!

    —Michelle Hardey on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle quilt used large triangles, a star and quilt and I aced it. The second, however, used 2 1/2″ half square triangles, a Christmas tree wall hanging and it is somewhat off square but I still love it.
    Would love to win any of the prizes. What a great opportunity for everyone!

    —Carol M on November 20, 2015
  • I decided to make quilts for all 11 of my greatgrandchildren. The first had triangles in it. Since I didn’t know much, the quilt turned out to be not so flat when finished. But I gave it anyway and it is cherished. I know a little more now, but still have lots to learn. Your book would be so helpful! And I would love to win your bundle giveaway!!

    —Andy on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles was cutting them out separately and then trying to join them together. I had no directions or pattern, and obviously had no clue! Still not crazy about triangles, but I do "cheat" now and then with my Accuquilt! Still learning, and would love to win this giveaway The ladies in our small local quilt group would also be winners, as we always share books, fabric, tools, and learn from each other.

    —Jeanne Drews on November 20, 2015
  • triangles scare me and frustrate me…my first tries all ended up chewed up on the ends!! what a great giveaway, looks like this book has alot to teach me.

    —jenny on November 20, 2015
  • Those first triangles were steamed and ironed to death – slow and painful! I then moved to thangles so I have never done a project with a lot of triangles. Always shy away from them but still like those patterns so maybe there is still hope!

    Linda W on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it because I had 2 dear friends guiding me all the way!
    From cutting to stitching to pressing…
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway opportunity! The quilts are beautiful and the opportunity to learn more is great!

    —Jetta on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it and put the sewing machine away for several months….

    —Monica de Moss on November 20, 2015
  • I cut my first triangle with a home made template and scissors. When I went to sew them together they stretched ….,really stretched! When I tried to use them in a block they looked baggy. I have tried to steer clear of triangles until I learn how to do them correctly. Congratulations on your new book!

    —Karen Graham on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle squares were made under the watchful eye of my wonderful quilt teacher in our local school district’s community education program. Hers are always perfect and she encourages us to strive for excellent results. I admit to some fudging now and then when working with triangles! I would love to learn all of Pat Sloan’s tips–always room for learning and improvement.

    —Bette on November 20, 2015
  • Did good – got lucky. Always looking to learn new ideas though.

    —lavonne on November 20, 2015
  • Sometimes good and sometimes trashed!

    —Sallie on November 20, 2015
  • My first hqt’s were to be bow ties, well, they were wonkie bow ties – never finished! Would love to win her book, sounds like a lot of great tips and a good fix for perfect hqt’s – thanks!

    —Jean on November 20, 2015
  • I was a hand-piecer only for many years. My first attempts at machine piecing, without any instruction, were pretty bad!

    —Linda Vargas on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it…YouTube showed me how to do it better!

    —Melody Lutz on November 20, 2015
  • I always had trouble with half square triangles would be good to have new help.

    —MaryBartley on November 20, 2015
  • I have honestly never tried it but I love love love the quilt and hope to try this winter as my first quilt!!

    —Linda Harris on November 20, 2015
  • A friend of mine wanted to start a block exchange and I was brand new to quilting – we’re talking just weeks! She sent instructions for making a block out of half square triangles and I said I’d try it. I loved it but my technique still isn’t what it should be! I need to get get pat’s book!

    —Brenda charron on November 20, 2015
  • The first time I tried half squares I did a mixture of all three. I aced a few, fudged near the end, and tossed a couple in the middle. I tried again on a later project and decided I needed more practice!

    —Grace B on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle like my first quilt was not good. Points not points at all. Still have trouble meeting the points together but I am still trying.

    —Mary S. on November 20, 2015
  • The quilt shop I go to has us make our squares larger, so we can trim it down when complete. It is alittle bit more accurate.

    —Angie Little on November 20, 2015
  • Crooked! After I trimmed it it was to small. Could use lessons!

    —Debbie on November 20, 2015
  • Didn’t use them, too wonky…learned a lot over the past year, now my triangles are fairly decent with some trimming….your vacation time quilt sure gave me a lot of practice!

    —Val on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles frustrated me because the corners would not match up. I tried several times and turned to foundation piecing. A book concentrating on ways to make triangles foolproof might just lure me back to try again!!

    —Linda Voltz on November 20, 2015
  • Though I don’t remember the exact project, I am sure that I made HSTs by cutting the square to the 7/8″ (e.g. 3-7/8″ for a 3″ finished square). I learned later about "round up and trim down."
    Thanks for the giveaway. I enjoy Pat’s designs tremendously.

    Nann on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle unit was …ummmm….smaller than I had hoped. I forgot to add the 1/4 seam allowance. duh! Such is a mistake made by a first time piecer…and I must say it’s not the last time I made that same boo boo! lol

    —Chris on November 20, 2015
  • I am always looking for new patterns and faster/easier techniques, hope to win this bundle.

    —Lesley on November 20, 2015
  • As I recall, my first project with triangles, I had to "encourage" some of them to fit!
    Thanks so much for the give-away. LOVE Pat Sloan books, patterns and fabrics.

    —Cecelia on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it!

    —J Sluggett on November 20, 2015
  • I honestly can’t remember how my first triangles turned. But I know that I don’t do enough of them and need to practice more so they look good !! Will have to get this book and try it out. Thanks Pat !!!

    —Brenda on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed it, quite a few times actually. I’m doing better now, but sometimes I still cut off my points. I could really use Pat’s book. It will be going to the top of my wish list. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Cecilia on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was crooked. I picked it apart so many times I ruin the fabric.

    —Candice Harris on November 20, 2015
  • I completely ruined my first attempts at sewing triangles. I was inexperienced at the time and also did not know what I was doing wrong. Meters of fabric in the garbage due to inexperience. Lol if I knew then what I know now!

    —Cheryl Ann on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve done some flying geese and HST but never with any confidence. Practice makes perfect they say but you need to know the proper way to do it for you will be practicing making more mistakes! Thanks for the opportunity to win this prize. I’m going to have to check out this new book of Pats!

    —Duane Wiley on November 20, 2015
  • Would love to try all this stuff. Feeling creative…

    —Michelle on November 20, 2015
  • I made a Dr Suess Christmas quilt that had "bows" and had to match stripes on opposite sides of the triangle…took me several tries With a lot of mistakes to get it right…would have been a lot easier with your new book!!!

    —Julie Benton on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it

    —Connie on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it .. but it didn’t stop me from continuing and enjoying the end result .. I still have a lot to learn .. don’t we all !

    —Mary on November 20, 2015
  • I have so many lopsided squares! I’d love to learn how to sew correctly

    —Sharon on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle project was back in the day when everything was done by hand. It was slow going and turned out just ok.

    —Wanda Seaman on November 20, 2015
  • Well, it was back in the 1980’s and everything was done by hand and I made a blazing star pillow and I guess I nailed it as there was no room for error doing it by hand. But I think with rotary cutting and machine sewing, we really need all your hints on how to wrangle the triangle!

    —Annie on November 20, 2015
  • The first one I fudged some, but learned from my mistakes and the second one came out much better. After the holidays, will be helping a friend take some of her’s apart and redo it since it turned out way out of square!

    —Judy Whitacre on November 20, 2015
  • I have been quilting for so long I can’t remember my first half square triangle, but I think every quilt I make has them as part of the design. This bundle would be so great to get at this time. My guild is having a challenge to make a quilt using only half square triangles! Boy would this bundle come in handy. I want to win that challenge and all the information in the bundle would be great.

    —Donna Olson on November 20, 2015
  • It has been years since I forest made triangles.
    I know I was working on a state sampler quilt that
    now hangs on the back of my rocking chair.
    I remember being so tickled with it that I took my
    daughter and two neices to pick out fabric. We made
    triangle and I let them turn them to their hearts
    content. They each ended up with cute little travel
    pillow that went to sleep over and Econ on to college
    with them. What matters most is the memories we gain
    when we share what we learn.

    —Susie C. on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles did not go well! But I kept trying and sometimes they turn out and sometimes not. Always looking for advice on how to improve on all my quilting/sewing.

    —Jeanette on November 20, 2015
  • I did okay, I used them, my Mom show me how to fudge them and then to do it the right way. I would love to learn a quicker way to get perfect triangles!

    —Beth Sherron on November 20, 2015
  • I must have had a very good teacher because I have been very fortunate to have had very little trouble with half-square triangles. I do love Pat Sloan’s work so, even though I do not need help with them, I would love to have her book.

    —Linda Whyte on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it, but kept at it. I do like the look so its worth it to keep trying. Would love to see how she does it, I’m sure I could learn something!

    —Thea on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles actually made it into a quilt but not without a lot of wincing and pulling and steaming. I’ve learned better how to make triangles but I’m still not comfortable with them. Since stars are my favorite block to make, I should really know how to make triangles more easily.
    The first time I cut triangles; I actually cut triangles, that is I didn’t know about any of the shortcuts and really cut triangles, then had to sew them all back together. My first triangle squares were not fun. Any tips and encouragement would be greatly appreciated.

    —Antoinette Henne on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles, uuggh. tugged an squench and pinned and push. but they never seem to line upp just right. even marking them they would stretch under the pencil. and if I"m upsizing a block it is super hard to figure out what the measurements need to be to get it right. I’ve been desperate enough to disassemble one and make a cutting pattern to do others. Triangles or troubles and I hope I win her book and the other prizes to end my quilting nightmare.

    —sharon beeghly on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it of course. What a great giveaway! I love Pat’s work and have taken an applique class with her. Here’s hoping I win!!

    —carol n on November 20, 2015
  • I learned early on to cut my squares just a little bit bigger. Easier to square up then stretch!

    —Marty Bass on November 20, 2015
  • Currently working on my first triangle project and it is going so-so. I will probably be Fudging it to make it work.

    —Annette S. on November 20, 2015
  • Mine were paper templates from a shop hop and man were they off
    Put them in the quilt anyway as it was like the second quit I ever did.

    —RoseAnn Severson on November 20, 2015
  • It was a struggle because I started quilting before there were rotarty cutters and the tools that make quilting sooo much more enjoyable and not to mention easier. I like to learn new techniques when ever I can. Would love to win this prize package.

    —Bev on November 20, 2015
  • I survived the experience but the triangle did not. I stay away from flying geese in particular and would love to learn a trick or two. I like the look triangles add to a quilt but don’t like the hassle when making them.

    —Diana O on November 20, 2015
  • Honestly I can’t remember. I know I wouldn’t have tossed it because I hate to give up. Most likely I fudged it. Probably off a bit but I made it work.

    Tracey on November 20, 2015
  • I would say I should have tossed it, but being the "stingy with my fabric" sewer that I was/am I fudged it and ended up with a slightly warped little quilt. I should know better today, but probably don’t. The bundle looks awesome. Thanks for the change at it.

    —Cindy on November 20, 2015
  • I was given a box of lovely fabric scraps. I figured I’d try my first scrappy, sampler quilt. I made nine blocks, of which 8 have triangles. I sewed, and resewed, striving to make perfect squares, with no cut-off points, and lovely matching seams. When I finally finished, each square was slightly different in size from each other. Trimming was not an option, so I tried to hide this in the sashing between each square. While this evened-up the squares, it threw the rows and columns off kilter. I finished it anyway. It is far from the perfect, hanging sampler quilt I envisioned, but I’m proud of myself for finishing it, and finding solutions to get it done. However, it has made me not really want to tackle a project containing lots of triangles again. I sure could use Pat Sloan’s teaching and encouragement!!!

    —Teresa S on November 20, 2015
  • I like triangles and like everyone else they can be annoying when not perfect. I always looking for shortcuts that make it easy. Easy is the word. I hope this is my lucky day too. I like your ideas.

    —Betty on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles. I get anything but them even my squares turn out like circles

    —Sharon sego on November 20, 2015
  • Aced my first one. However, I have fudged some and had to use the seam ripper. Never had to throw any out yet!

    —Stacy on November 20, 2015
  • I know in my first triangle experience I fudged it. It was a very long time ago before I had perfected quarter inch seams or learned a couple of the short cuts. you are correct that triangles "add" to a quilt and I’ve love to know all the ins and outs of the process. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Laura on November 20, 2015
  • First time that I ever did triangles I decided to make an entire quilt with them —– over 3000 triangles —- what was I thinking??? Now years later I know some short cuts and better ways to manage triangles but I still avoid them whenever possible. So looking for a way to love triangles.

    —Carole on November 20, 2015
  • First ones went pretty well since I was being super careful, taking my time and methodically following direction!
    Lisa…

    —Lisa Markham on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles weren’t perfect, but I was amazed at how well some of them turned out. I still have trouble with sometimes cutting off points. I love triangle quilts, so I’ll have to get a copy of Pat’s book to perfect my technique! Thanks for a chance to win a great giveaway!

    —Deb G. in VA on November 20, 2015
  • I folded it up and put it in the bottom of my fabric box as an example of what not to do. I could really use this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

    Debbie Holley on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles went smoothly. I read and reread the instructions many times before I attempted my sample block. Pat Sloan’s way is a wonder and I continue to use and share her method. I love putting triangles in my quilts and am looking forward to many more designs and helpful hints from Pat. Would love to win the prize package and share with my son who has decided to take up quilting himself.

    Jewell on November 20, 2015
  • Not good. Now I avoid triangles as much as possible. Could absolutely use this book.

    —Karen H on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t exactly remember but I’m sure I tried to fudge it. I hate throwing things out. I’m positive it was wonky. But, perseverance paid off and I don’t mind them, especially since I usually use the methods you have in your book. Since I always forget how to do the flying geese, this book would be a great reference. Thanks for this opportunity

    —Marguerite Namdar on November 20, 2015
  • Ripped it! Lol. Ripped it out a few times. Cut new material. Tried again. Still working on my technique. Thanks for all your wisdom Pat and thanks for this FB page!

    —Cherri Cilluffo on November 20, 2015
  • 30 years ago I made my first quilt. It was a Sunshine and Shadow using all HST’s! I don’t remember my first triangle, but I do remember that a few of them got away from me and had to be made again. I still have that quilt — one of the only ones in all these years of quilting that I kept! *grin*

    Denise Felt on November 20, 2015
  • Help!!! I need help with half square triangles! I would love this book!

    —kathy peters on November 20, 2015
  • My first try matched up pretty close but had a hard center where they all joined! Broke several needles trying to quilt through that mess!! My technique then was to make double what I needed and use the best ones, toss the rest!

    —Sandi Cade on November 20, 2015
  • I had decided to give up trying to quilt but your book inspires me to try the triangles. I love some of your quilt patterns.

    —Joanne Schoner on November 20, 2015
  • LAUGHED at it!!!! What a joke. The person teaching me said, of course, "it’s ok, you’ll get better the more you use them". Well still would rather not use triangles. But they make such beautiful pieces!

    HELP!!!!

    —Connie Rawls on November 20, 2015
  • I made some pretty wonky triangles when I was first starting, and I have the quilts to prove it. I’ve gotten better over the years, but I’m always ready to learn something new. Thanks for the generous prize!

    —jan davis on November 20, 2015
  • My first block was a sawtooth star. Marked the fabric with a pencil with a cardboard template that was a square. Cut them out with scissors. Sewed them together and fudged the straight seams. It was a small block to begin with, but when I was finished it was much smaller. Since I had no idea about how it was supposed to look except from TV and pictures, I continued forward. I made about twenty blocks before I realized, something was really wrong. I stopped, went to the internet, library and a nearby quilt store. I was not disheartened at all, I enjoyed the process, but my pride and stubbornness forced to learned how to do things right to the best of my ability. I still falter, but it fun to learn from my mistakes. Half square triangle have always been my nemesis. If I win this prize, maybe I will "win the war".

    —susan on November 20, 2015
  • Winning this bundle would be SO great! Because in the long ago days before a rotary cutter we only had templates, for every shape. Just drawing a line for a triangle would stretch the fabric, so they would be wacky to begin with. Spray starch was a good thing to have on hand for that pesky bias! So the first half square triangles I made were not the best and the spay starch really helped. Over the years and much trial and error it has become a whole lot easier, but I can always use more help.

    —Karen DH on November 20, 2015
  • Turned out terrible. Totally fudged it! Have been a bit afraid to try another one. Could really use some "pointers" I guess. Hope I win, would make good use of everything, especially the book! Thanks

    —Pat Lynch on November 20, 2015
  • I took a beginner quilt making class at my local fabric store. Still have the table topper we made although not quilted, the HST, & flying geese are passable. The teacher was awesome, and now I’m hooked…. This bundle would feed that addiction for sure!

    —Kim on November 20, 2015
  • We all learned by our mistakes. But many new tools out there now to make things easier

    —Evelyn on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were aced with hand piecing. I didn’t own a sewing machine for the first 5 years of learning to quilt so everything I attempted was by hand. Thank you for the chance to win!

    —Krista Y. on November 20, 2015
  • Not good but have gotten better over the years

    —Sue on November 20, 2015
  • Wasn’t pretty. Tossed them and started over.

    —Nancy Bennett on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve always had trouble with wobbly HST!! I’m sure Pats book would solve my issues! !!

    —Patricia Lee Smith on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been awhile, but I think I lost the points when I sewed the block together!

    Teresa Stanulis on November 20, 2015
  • I didn’t ace it, that’s for sure. But, they can be used in so many ways in so many beautiful quilts that i just HAVE to keep trying! Some attempts are better than others.

    —sherryl on November 20, 2015
  • I elieve my first attempt to have a border of equilateral triangles in the border, left me with a strip of triangles the wrong length, and cut off at the points! A good book reference would have been helpful indeed!

    —Wendy Snyder on November 20, 2015
  • My very first quilt was all curved seams. That didn’t discourage me so on I went to triangles. That’s when I really learned to fudge!!! Thirty years later I’m still quilting and I don’t fudge quite as often, the need is still there from time to time. I really need Pat’s book!

    —Jenny Nugent on November 20, 2015
  • I aced some of my earlier ones. I love maple leaf blocks and made a small quilt with maple leaf blocks for my son when he first started day care. It is a well loved quilt albeit with binding issues. But there is a table runner with lots of half square units I am ready to toss. So thank you Pat for writing a book just for triangles.I could use some helpful hints!

    —Anne on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it for sure. But practice makes progress. Much better results these days.

    —Vickie Morgan on November 20, 2015
  • I haven’t done a lot of them. Good thing cause mine never turn out very good. I have a quilt I have started that may never be done if I don’t get some expert advice. I would sure love to win this bundle. Thanks for the giveaway. You rock.

    Liz T on November 20, 2015
  • Rather pathetic. I need help in this area. Would love to win and use this bundle!

    —Beth Ladd on November 20, 2015
  • Totally messed up my first one and many more after that. Still a work in progress.

    —Diane Rubino on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles scare me. The few I have attempted are just "sew-sew".

    —Carolyn Chandler on November 20, 2015
  • Long time ago but I more than likely fudged it.

    —Sue Griffen on November 20, 2015
  • When I first started delving into the world of quilting, my first blocks were a basket and a 4 patch. I could make neither correctly to save my life.
    So being at the point of wanting to throw my sewing machine out the front window, I had a rethink and decided, "you know what, I am going to do what I like, not what others say a beginner should try".
    So I gave it one more shot and my first quilt turned out to be an attic windows for my college bound daughter. It turned out great! Then I made a log cabin.
    So now, thanks to Pat and a shop owner who gives great YouTube tutorials on stuff like half square triangles, I am actually ready to try those little guys again.
    Having always enjoyed the style of Pat Sloan, I would dearly love to win that bundle from her. I admire her bravery in showing her first efforts. Not sure I am at that point to show the world my two first efforts.
    *
    I did learn one valuable lesson though. Listen to your own muse, don’t let others influence you. I guess I am just wired to favor trying the difficult challenge first before attempting the easy peasy. I have to tell you, that easy peasy just about killed my sewing machine. He is a good guy, so that would have been sad. (smile)

    —Susan McFaddin on November 20, 2015
  • I had to do a lot of "un-sewing", love the look but I need more guidance

    —Lynda Thompson on November 20, 2015
  • Not as perfect as I like triangles to be. Thanks Pat!

    —Rosemarie Bisciglia on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve stayed away from triangles so far, but I have several "want to make in the future" projects that include triangles so I REALLY need some instruction. Please give a girl a hand and choose me for your big giveaway!

    —Cindy on November 20, 2015
  • Pat Sloan, you’re the answer to my next quilt…so excited to try your techniques.The pictures gave me so many ideas.

    Becky on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles had scrunched tips…the middle parts were okay but the points were mangled…I think they have improved somewhat since then, but I still could use some help – I avoid triangles whenever possible, but I love how they look in a quilt and would like to use them.

    —Karen Stenback on November 20, 2015
  • I struggled with my first triangles but managed, with coaching from my first quilting teacher, to get it right. However, I still struggle and often have to either fudge or toss. I can use any help I can get.

    —Colleen on November 20, 2015
  • I haven’t gotten that far simply because I haven’t had the nerve. Maybe one day. I’ve cut out diamond shapes but they are still packed away. I learned a few basics from my great grandmother and still have my first block. But other than that, I’m self taught, and I haven’t gotten that far in my lesson plans, lol. I’m enjoying your site, thanks for your time.

    —Tammy Spain-McBee on November 20, 2015
  • You keep coming up with such helpful technics to help us out. I have a quilt partially cut and sewn with HST that won’t get finished without help. I sure would love to win this bundle.

    Liz T on November 20, 2015
  • Would love your new book along with the rest. Thank You so much for all you do to help us quilters.

    —Sandra smith on November 20, 2015
  • The square was all off. I could get anything to match up and the square was not square.

    —millie barger on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember but I bet it was wonky.

    —Dana Cargill on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle unit I did I fudged it and hoped no one would pay attention to how bad it looked. I would love to win all of these goodies

    —michelle C on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a while, but I think I fudged it. Always looking for new techniques to make matching those points easier.

    —Bea on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangle was pretty bad. I was just starting to quilt and my first pattern was a quilt made up of half square triangles. I didn’t know any better so I started making these little units. I thought it was just me. My seam ripper had never had such a workout before. My first quilt is still not finished. It’s not square, the seams don’t match and my half square triangles are crooked. Someday I am going to finish this quilt and put it out on display. I’ll bet my friends won’t notice the mistakes and just marvel over all the work that they know goes into making a quilt.

    —Catherine Cook on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt was a complicated pinwheel done in red and blue bandana prints on a white background in honor of the US bicentennial. So many things done differently: poly-cotton blends, polyester batting, all pieces cut out with scissors. I hand quilted it, quickly, to have it done for July 4th! I still have it and put it out occasionally–a reminder of how far quilting–and me–have come on this journey!

    —Katherine Coolidge on November 20, 2015
  • One of the first Half Square Triangle quilts I made was a red and white pinwheel wall hanging with an applique heart in the middle that I embellished with lace and buttons. Since the points didn’t all meet perfectly in the middle of the pinwheel blocks those are also embellished with buttons. I still love that little quilt though.

    Carol Bledsoe on November 20, 2015
  • My 1st attempt at triangles wasn’t the best. The triangles themselves weren’t bad, but the points didn’t match when all sewn together so I fudged and put buttons on them.

    —Cindy on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt had a border of flying geese units all the way around it. By the end I aced them, but not howdy the first several were pretty wonky, but by the end,I aced them. Haven’t done a border like that since…. Would love some help from Pat Sloan!

    —Pauls on November 20, 2015
  • Many years ago, in a land not far distant, small trianglur shapes were pulled and stretched and scrunched so they would appear normal in my first attempt at making them work. I am totally sure I fudged to get them to all work on my first project. I did not understand the concept then.

    —Janey on November 20, 2015
  • I learned to sew at the age of 11 from a wonderful neighbor lady. When I started quilting about 44 years later, no problem with triangles, bias seams, bias edges, what-have-you. Thank you, Mrs Grotke!!! I’m forever indebted to you for your time and patience.

    —Marilyn Goehl on November 20, 2015
  • I’m excited to start a new project. These supplies would be just the ticket!

    —Sharon Guidera on November 20, 2015
  • Awesome give away. Good luck on your new book really looks great.

    —Sheral Brewer on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it!! Coerced it into working but was never really happy with it. Thus is such a fab giveaway. Thanks

    —Lawana Whaley on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles came out"wonky". Couldn’t get the corners to match. Had to redo several times. This book sounds great for reference / teaching.

    —Candy Olson on November 20, 2015
  • I am a beginner and have not been brave enough to try it yet!

    —Verna Kingston on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were NOT good,but I have since learned how to make them pretty good. Would love to win!

    —Kitty B on November 20, 2015
  • I’m always looking for new ways to create HST. I’ve done them every which way, templates, 2 square, rectangle sheets, etc. Pat Sloan, here I come!

    —Cindy on November 20, 2015
  • I’m one of "those" perfectionists – you know the type; I really want to quilt but am afraid to try because I’m pretty sure I won’t get it right. This bundle sounds like just the thing to finally get me started on the right path!

    —Ellen Mast on November 20, 2015
  • It has been a long time, but I think I just made it do. I was so excited to actually be making a quilt, I just kept trying to improve. My first quilt was a bear paw!

    —Lin on November 20, 2015
  • First efforts at HST were frustrating, so I guess "fudged" is the answer. I’ve used more precise and easy methods for my current projects, so I’m a happy HST sewist!

    —Christine P on November 20, 2015
  • When you don’t know any better, you jump in with both feet and hope for the best. My first quilt had a border of half square triangles with bear paw blocks. I recently came across a picture of it and I have to say it turned out quite well, no cut off points. =) Thanks for a great giveaway!

    —Evie H on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t recall having any trouble…perhaps it was with beginner’s ignorance that I just went ahead and did it, not realizing it might be tricky. I used the ‘sew 2 squares together, draw diagonal line, stitch 1/4″ on each side of line, cut on drawn line’ method. They came out fine and went into my quilt project without any issues. So, since then, I’ve never been intimidated by them.

    Victoria Miner on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at sewing a triangle was wonky! That was many, many years ago. Fast forward, they look pretty good now and I love using them in all kinds of projects!

    —Susan Stanton on November 20, 2015
  • In the beginning, they were great. Now is when I have trouble because I think I just get going to fast and need a new technique!!! 🙂 Because I do shy away from them, but love them!!!

    —Kimberly P on November 20, 2015
  • I started to piece quilts back in early 80’s. The fabric was a "bit" stiffer back then…..I didn’t find the seams tricky as the roughness of the fabric held it in place. And I pinned things pretty thoroughly I was from early years as a child a garment sewer. The hardest was finding or straightening the grain of the fabric. Fabric was not held to today’s standards in quilting.

    I already knew without straightening that piecing blocks would leave me whopper jaw. There were no printed papers to use as a guide nor rulers other than yardstick or sewing rulers for clothing which were usually curved. You drew a line with a marking pencil or pen as those did exist and cut with scissors. No quarter inch foot…..you had masking tape for a guide or permanent pen (gasp!) drawn on the sewing machine bed. Pressing techniques to help you? Well clothing sewers often pressed the seams open and so did I. Today most would gasp again and say no way……it worked especially for multiple seam intersections. I use that for miniature quilts now.

    All in all the triangles were not too bad but resewiing happened as you pieced into larger sections of a block happened as fabric thicknesses differed and instructions for assembly were mostly bare basics to non existent. Pat Sloans book will be a great guide for many and I find I never stop learning new, better or at least alternate ways to sew them so I would be excited to win the big prize package…..You Go Pat! I have watched from when you tiptoed into teaching. You make it fun and informative

    Jane Modjeski

    —MJ Modjeski on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a long time ago, but pretty sure I fudged it and it was also before I learned about NOT using bias edge on the out side. I’ve come a long way in 13 years. Fun quilts on this write up. Thanks.

    —Jenelle Boxberger on November 20, 2015
  • Love making triangles.

    —Carolyn Vargas on November 20, 2015
  • Have found practice practice practice is the key. Try new techniques might find one is easier. But careful cutting and squaring up is very important

    —Kimberly Haswell on November 20, 2015
  • I taught myself to quilt and didn’t have a clue how accurate cutting and piecing were in the quilt process. Although I ended up with a half square triangle, it wasn’t anywhere near perfect. I’ve come a long ways since then, but I’m always happy to learn new tricks and techniques from the masters! The prize package looks wonderful and I’d love to have it join my quilt stash/tools. Thanks so much for all your ideas over the years.

    —Vicki on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were definitely not perfect. Having to trim and trim somemore,
    created a smaller triangle than the size triangles I needed. PATIENCE and practice helped to solve the problem. They still may not be perfect so I need Pat’s new book.
    Thank you for all you give to your followers, Pat.

    Lynette Wilson

    —Lynette Wilson on November 20, 2015
  • Not to good cause I was using cardboard as a template so it kinda didn’t all match up

    —Tina Garcia on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempts at triangles came out rather "wonky". But I kept them anyway. I was taking a BOM class and needed to use them or buy more fabric. Plus I promised the finished quilt to my mother!

    —Deb Hoerst on November 20, 2015
  • I did a bit of fudging when I first started making triangles. I’ve gotten better, mostly by being very careful to square them up properly. Thanks.

    —JoyceLM on November 20, 2015
  • I did pretty good but had to fudge a little to get the points to line up properly.

    —Sheila on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle attempts were TERRIBLE! The triangles were cut individually, and I was extremely careful to be precise. However, no one had taught me how to insure that the fabric was not "eaten" at the beginning of the seam. There was much pulling, tugging, and steaming. I gave up triangles for a few years. Looking forward to your book.

    —Sharon K on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were part of a maple leaf block. The block went together well and I was quite proud of it. Then I sewed the blocks together and all the pretty points disappeared. At the time, I had no ideas what had gone wrong. Of course now I know.

    —Louise on November 20, 2015
  • I have to admit that I fudged them. The quilt was a thank you gift for a very special cousin who had helped take care of my dad when he had Alzheimer’s disease. It was also part therapy for me since I was still struggling with the grieving process. I knew my cousin would love it no matter what flaws existed. I love Pat’s applique book, so can’t wait to see her tips on triangles. My iron has been "spitting" at me for quite some time. A new one would be great!

    —Rebecca H on November 20, 2015
  • I am very new to quilting. I’ve not yet attempted triangles, but would like to start off right with Pat’s technique. Thanks, Pat, for offering such exciting give aways.

    Claudia Castenir on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle protect was purples and reds on the front of a shirt for a social function. It actually turned out good enough for me to wear. I wore it once then tossed it.

    —Joanna powell on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST went ok. I was totally a newbie and had no clue what I was getting myself into at the time. I have since found a great tutorial that has you piecing two squares together and marking center and then 1/4″ from that center line to create 2 HST.

    —Kathleen on November 20, 2015
  • Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty!

    —Nancy on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it! What a mess!!!! Then I had a little chat with myself and told myself that the world wasn’t going to end if I took my time and did it right. I also now take the time to press thoroughly which really helps squaring them up. I won’t say I am an expert but I think I am an advanced beginner. You know what? The world didn’t end because I took my time, imagine that.

    —Wendy Hansen on November 20, 2015
  • Once I got the point out of the bobbin case… Lol!

    —Becky on November 20, 2015
  • First one???? Too long ago. I get good half squares about 75%-80% of the time. The other 25%-20% are generally usable, but need encouragement! Once in a while, I have to toss one altogether. Big-uns work better than little-uns!

    —Marcia Hoekstra on November 20, 2015
  • It did not go well at all but I am excited to see your book and triangles…I’m going to order today…
    So win or not, I love your new Home town fabric and this is what I will be doing your 2016 BOM with….I’m excited…..

    —Deboarh Umphress on November 20, 2015
  • My first trianges were trash. They pulled into the feeddogs and were a mangled mess. TRASH!

    —Suzanne on November 20, 2015
  • I love making half square triangles! The secret is that the diagonal line you draw is the FOLD line, not your SEWING line. You start on the drawn line for a couple of stitches, curve ever so slightly to the outside of the line and then curve back to the drawn line on the opposite corner. Flip the triangle over the corner to match the top point. Press but do not push back and forth with your iron or you can distort the triangle. Trim off the back and voila, a perfect HST. I use HSTs all the time and would LOVE to win or I can make even more!

    —Linda on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle were not so good. I fudged them to make them work. And I always use the 10 foot rule!

    —Robin Peters on November 20, 2015
  • I quickly learned that I was not perfect and neither were my triangles. But that is OK!

    —Marsha Doyle on November 20, 2015
  • My first pieced triangles must have been about 41 or 42 years ago. They were cut with a cereal box cardboard template and came out fairly well. They were in a sampler quilt made as a baby quilt for our second son. I’m not sure I "aced" them, but they were not a disaster. Probably somewhere in-between. I’ve done thousands since then–some more successfully than others.

    —Anne on November 20, 2015
  • I start just a few years ago with triangles. I made big ones and adjusted if needed. Then someone showed me a product similar to thangles and I loved them. Now I’m ready to learn other methods. I’m excited for your book, and can’t wait!

    Kelley Johnson on November 20, 2015
  • Fantastic!

    —Cindy Shepherd on November 20, 2015
  • With the help of a dear friend and a
    Sewing day together. She was able
    To help me see a perfect triangle.

    Paulette Sherry on November 20, 2015
  • I love learning new ways to do something I do a lot, like triangles.

    —Sheilah on November 20, 2015
  • I haven’t tried them because I’m afraid of them. All squares and rectangles for me so far. Would love to win so I can expand my horizons!! 🙂

    —Emily on November 20, 2015
  • I make triangles following instructions, but am frustrated cutting off points. I do love when I still have points but that is just by chance. I need to learn to always be successful at my triangles. I do read Pat Sloan’s other suggestions and hope I get to study this book one day.

    —N Bode on November 20, 2015
  • My very first quilt was "Card Trick". With flannel for a baby quilt. I didn’t know what I was doing but I finished it and gave it to her. I was proud that I finished it but it wasn’t the best. I have since done another one but with rectangles. I still fear triangles and flannel. I would love to learn new ways of doing them.

    —Debbie Richardson on November 20, 2015
  • not very well. tips hacked off and distorted. that was over 15 years ago, I still avoid triangles too this day.

    —christi s on November 20, 2015
  • Fortunately my first triangle block was a practice piece and I was able to toss it! (Well maybe it is still in my craft room, on that shelf that hold all my practice pieces–pieces that I just can’t part with!!) Anyway, love Pat’s books and would love to win this one!! I would certainly love to learn from a pro!!

    —Patsy W on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely "learn as you go" and "fudge as necessary".

    —Carol Bonnette on November 20, 2015
  • I sure didn’t ace it – though I was told to always start bigger and trim down. I’ve gotten better but still need some techniques to make them better.

    —Heather Cady on November 20, 2015
  • Not bad, but lots of rooms for improvement! I could have done with this book, it sounds awesome 🙂

    —koreakiwi on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it! It was a total Fail I definitely need lots of help!

    —Patti Walsh on November 20, 2015
  • The best of my ability to recall, they went fine, it was over 20 years ago. But I am always open to new ways to do things. One of the things I still want to make is the triangle quilt shown in the book! So, I would love to win this winderful package (and I think my iron is on it’s death watch, sometimes it heats up, sometimes it does not) so that would be a blessing if I won this great package.

    —Edra K M on November 20, 2015
  • Mine were not bad. It was my first quilt in my first quilting class. My instructor also believed in going full speed ahead, and she taught us the tried- and-true way to do everything. I still use some triangles but would use them more if I learned new and easier ways to do them.

    —Bev Kesler on November 20, 2015
  • I guess you could say I fudged it. I used them in a christmas stocking . One pinwheel. I had to sew a button in the middle to hide the horrible points. But on the bright side…….my hubby loved his stocking.

    —Cindy C on November 20, 2015
  • I want to learn this technique, I am new to the quilting art. This would be my opportunity to, thanks

    —Lesslie de Ruiz on November 20, 2015
  • I did ok but like to oversize and trim!

    —sherre on November 20, 2015
  • What do you mean "my first one"??? ALL of mine are fudged! I can be as perfect as can be, with the perfect 1/4″ seam, pressed and trimmed to the perfect size, put next to another perfect triangle, and they will be off!! Fudging is the only way I know how to do it!!!

    —Janet T on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were done in my first quilting class and turned out well under the watchful eye of teacher Holly. On my own sometimes they are a little wonky. Think I could use some help and Pats new book sounds like just the trick!!

    —Becky on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were made in a quilt making class so I had an instructor sitting at my elbow looking over my shoulder. I did fairly well but after I got home and made ones on my own at home….well, I had to rip and restitch several of them. I can say that I have since gotten better after a year and a half. Great giveaway–thanks for the opportunity to win this fantastic package!

    —Carlene on November 20, 2015
  • I ended up throwing all of my "joined" triangles away! They were SO unuseable!

    —Elizabeth McDonald on November 20, 2015
  • My first experience with triangles was to make a bear claws quilt- a wedding gift in 1999. My "claws" looked terrific until I started sewing the blocks together. I remember calling my aunt, an experienced quilter who had told me not to start with a pattern using triangles, and crying because I had "cut off the tips of their toes". I have since learned to sew an accurate 1/4″, press, and square up. The quilt is still well loved and hangs on my son’s living room wall.

    —Jane Smith on November 20, 2015
  • Wonky, wonky, wonky. But I keep trying.

    —Lynn Nicholson on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle endeavor was sewn VERY slowly and wasn’t too bad, but some of my next (hurried) attempts were ripped out and reconstructed several times in order for them to have the correct measurements. Even then, some were still manipulated to fit. I’ve gotten a little bit better, but it is still a hit and a miss struggle. I would love to learn from you, Pat Sloan. You are my quilting hero.

    —Nancy Langston-Noh on November 20, 2015
  • Haven’t tried it yet, but I am anxious too. I loved Pat’s BOM Vacation Time. Thanks for all your hard work Pat, you are appreciated.

    —Connie Schroeder on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt was all rectangles, but the next one I took on was full of triangles. It was a broken dishes pattern from a book, and I had no idea what I was getting in to!

    —Leslie on November 20, 2015
  • My first one has been a long time ago but I’m thinking it was tossed!! Probably a few were tossed!!! LOL Thanks, Pat, for the opportunity to win this huge prize package!!

    —Debbie on November 20, 2015
  • The first set of triangles I made were in a pinwheel quilt! So many triangles, I thought there had to be a better way than to cut out triangles and sew them together. I am so glad to learn that sewing squares together made it easier. Love Pat Sloan’s methods and teaching.

    —Rosalind on November 20, 2015
  • What an awesome gift! Still struggling – would so excited for these tips!

    —Andrea Mage on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a challenge. They still are, but I’ve learned a little about squaring them up. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous prize.

    —Linda hartley on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt was ok but I struggled with consistency as I made more. Learning how to make them a little over sized and then trimming for accuracy really helped. Book looks great…I am going to buy it and give the extra to a friend if I win!!!

    —Pat Hale on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt was a Civil War quilt- Tribute and I learned what HSTs were real fast and that cotton fabric does ‘give’ a little. While my quilt turned out beautiful I learned how to cut a little larger and square to the size needed or ‘ease’ the block a little.
    Pat, your books and tips are the best help! Thanks!

    —Donna F on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangles I made was to do a pinwheel…I used a triangle ruler…and really struggled with it…I am excited to try the new ways and actually have fun with triangles!

    Charlotte coiner on November 20, 2015
  • Pretty much fudged it. Some smaller than others. Actually, that’s how I still work with half square triangles.

    —Rosemary M on November 20, 2015
  • I starting sewing so long ago I probably fudged it! I knew nothing about a quarter inch seam for either cutting or sewing so I just made things fit! Great book and giveaway prizes!

    —Debbie Miller on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t specifically remember the "first" one. My biggest issue is being consistent so that at the end all my half-square triangles are all the same size.

    —Susan Israel on November 20, 2015
  • I am getting better at 1/2 square triangles but certainly not perfect- only been quilting for 2 years. The first ones were awful but I have learned to press, not iron and that has helped. I am always looking to improve. Winning the prize package would be a fabulous way to do thins.

    —Kathy E on November 20, 2015
  • First triangles worked out but we’re a pain because my "friends" neglected to share with me the easy way to make them by seeing the two squares then cutting in half on diagonal. !!!!! Would have been so much faster. I still bring it up on our quilting weekends. Lol

    —Laura Cooke on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangle unit turned out anything but square and I was frustrated. Have learned some techniques to help since, but always looking for better easier ways to do things!

    —Jennifer Heasley on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged a bit. Triangle was OK but had a pretty wiggly line connecting blocks to save the points. Thus my finished product didn’t lay very flat. In those days it was hand quilted so ended up pretty lumpy. But I have improved with experience and help from my quilt club friends!!

    —Paula Anderson on November 20, 2015
  • I learned my first triangle technique through one of Pat Sloan’s BOM shares. I was not that accurate with it, but I used it. The first couple of triangles I’ve ever used in a quilt though were from the directions in a pattern called Amy’s Wedding Quilt from my local Senior Citizens Center Sewing Bee Ladies. They are fantastic, and I adore lunch with them!

    —Anita Jackson on November 20, 2015
  • Not perfect, but not bad. Try, try again!

    —Lois on November 20, 2015
  • Love the color combinations Pat used. My first half-square triangle was a baby quilt and it turned out pretty good. I hope the baby and her parents enjoyed it.
    Would love to win.

    —shellie on November 20, 2015
  • Have always done everything possible to avoid triangles!! Would love to learn techniques to take the dread of triangles away!!

    —Gay on November 20, 2015
  • beginner..would love to win bundle

    mary j horan on November 20, 2015
  • I’m still trying to finish that quilt. It was to be a present for my daughter, but I’m not sure that I’ll ever get it done.

    —Barbara on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it and then tossed it. Triangle’s were not my friend. Lol

    —Robin Forshee' on November 20, 2015
  • Does paper piecing count? I can make triangles that way but I need help! this prize pack is AMAZING and I would be so blessed if I won it. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Venus Windmiller on November 20, 2015
  • Discouraging – my one word for first experience sewing triangles. Can’t wait for this book 🙂

    —Connie Roope on November 20, 2015
  • I know I had lots of trouble with the first ones I made, but now I love making them and adding them to my quilt projects.

    —Jan on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt was not good. I have continued and I am much happy with them now.

    —Wilma on November 20, 2015
  • I was trying to do a BOM the triangles were not matching up! It’s sitting in my UFO bucket shoved to the bottom.

    —Katherine on November 20, 2015
  • It was a disaster and ended up in the trashcan. I got a lot better at quilting after that!

    —Rynetta on November 20, 2015
  • I recall ripping my triangle seams out so many times the fabric had stretched! I obviously needed Pats help then and now! I am looking forward to reading Pat’s tips and her using her expert advice from her new book in my next quilt!

    —Sue on November 20, 2015
  • Haven’t done it yet. So far I have stuck with squares and even have done Dresden blocks but no triangles so far. Can you tell I am afraid, very afraid!!

    —Susan McAuliffe on November 20, 2015
  • My Mother in law is a fantastic quilter. So, my first triangle was not so good. She, put her arm around my shoulders and quietly said. "Let’s try that again". So, now when I help my friends with their projects. I quietly say, "Let’s try that again". I believe, never criticize. Just try again.

    —Rhonda Pritchett on November 20, 2015
  • I was so proud! I had begun reading Pat Sloan’s Facebook posts, I saw it as possible, gave it a try & it worked out quite well! I was piecing together a Halloween quilt top & just fell in love with all of the possibilities triangles bring to quilters! Thank you Pat Sloan!

    —Rebecca on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles didn’t go as planned. I couldn’t figure out the correct quarter inch on my machine and some points were cut off whaaaaaa. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Wendy Kruskie on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it but will keep trying

    —Rosie Garcia on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles are the bane of my existence. Everything wrong you’ve ever seen someone do wrong with them, I have done, many, many times. I usually try to avoid triangles. If I do have a project with them, I buy extra fabric because for every one that I put together, I have to throw one away. Argh. I’d rather look forward with anticipation than dread when working with triangles.

    —Valerie on November 20, 2015
  • I truly don’t remember but I’m hoping it wasn’t too bad since I don’t remember ;). I love Pat’s ideas and teachings. She always has great techniques and tips! Thanks for this opportunity!

    —Marijo on November 20, 2015
  • Yeah…. fail!! Off center, stretched… downright ugly!! Then I learned to NOT sew those bias cut edges together and get TWO HSTs …. still not fabulous, but acceptable – ha! Thanks for the chance to win – and the book is in my Christmas cart!

    —Elizabeth Bolton on November 20, 2015
  • They turned out pretty good! The whole quilt was half square triangles. A lot of green and red Chili’s!

    —Bobbett Bowen on November 20, 2015
  • It didn’t go well.no points and nothing matched. But was so proud of it. Have come a long way since then. Love me some Pat Sloan

    —Nancy woodhead on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles weren’t bad on my first quilt but the whole quilt had an hour glass shape to it. I just sewed rows together and didn’t measure to make sure they measured what they should have. It was also an original design. I now know failsafe methods for triangles and love them. Love Pat’s book.

    —Diane Morrow on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangles was during your first Bom I spent more time with my seam ripper than with my husband,! Lol. But your teachings have made my experience alot better! Thanks Pat Sloan.

    —Karen winchester on November 20, 2015
  • I have been sewing for so long I can’t remember my first triangle but I am sure it was probably a little wonky. There are so many rulers and techniques now to help you.

    —Mary Jean Price on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve just recently joined your site. Love it. I have read through the above comments. Lots of valuable information here. I am eager to find your book in my favorite fabric store (if I don’t win one). I’d love to win any part of this package – especially the iron. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway. NOTE: I’ve been quilting for 50+ years and learning every day.

    —Lucille R Castonguay on November 20, 2015
  • I am a beginner quilter and this book looks very useful.

    —Julia on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles have been fine, fudged and freaky pulled into shape. This was all done for one quilt !!!

    —Linda on November 20, 2015
  • I have quilted for years and still have troubles with triangles some of the time. I don’t even remember my first pieced triangle, but I am betting it wasn’t very pretty. I would love to win this bundle and read Pat Sloane’s book. Hope I win!

    —Sue on November 20, 2015
  • I started quilting in 1987 when my daughter was born. I took a class at the local high school adult education. The teacher wanted us to know the basics and had us use graph paper to draft each block, then had us cut out plastic templates, use them to cut the pieces from fabric, and then sew them together by hand. Therefore my first triangle block came out very well, but since then I’ve tried multiple different ways of cutting and sewing them with the sewing machine, with varying degrees of success.

    —Susan Toukatly on November 20, 2015
  • I aced it, but I can always learn something new from other quilters.

    —Deb V on November 20, 2015
  • I have been making triangles for years and they still are a tiny bit off. I’d love to learn some new tricks. And that bundle–scrumptious!

    —Judy Purcell on November 20, 2015
  • When I was young, probably 7 or 8 I kept nagging my gramma to teach me how to piece quilts. She was old school and hand pieced. When she could tell that I wasn’t going to let it drop she worked with me and provided me with sandpaper templates and we started our lessons.

    My first triangle was hideous with huge stitches and stretched bias and ugly fabric. I thought that I had thrown it away, but my brother rescued it and gave it back to me years later when I could see it as a treasure and proof of a starting point.

    Would love to win this bundle. My love for quilting has grown (as have my skills). Quilting is one way of reaching back to times with women I love.

    —Kathy Gruwell on November 20, 2015
  • I have to admit – I cheated big time.

    I used Thangles for my triangles – and they worked like a dream!

    If I had to do a quilt with a huge amount of triangles again, I’d probably use the paper stuff again.

    —Barbara McDonald on November 20, 2015
  • I first did half square triangles the way MSQC show – sewing two squares all the way round and cutting diagonally both ways. Let’s just say that a beginner dealing with triangles on bias edges was not pretty! I ended up rescuing them by starching them to death and trimming them down.

    —Ruby on November 20, 2015
  • I fudge it–turned out sort of OK.

    —jane d on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles? I’ve NEVER attempted them. I think Pat wrote this book for me!! When I read the title of this, I think it was fate…time for me to learn. Hopefully I can win this and finally tackle that mountain!! Thanks for the new book, Pat.

    —Ruthi on November 20, 2015
  • I think all my quilts have had triangles in them. I was truly terrible at first but have gotten better. However, and tricks and helps are always greatly appreciated!

    —Marsha T on November 20, 2015
  • I was so afraid of triangles when I first started quilting. When I finally got up the nerve, I took my time and did okay with HSTs. Had to fudge a bit and lost a few points, but I was pleased with the overall look. Not so much with my first flying geese quilt. That one ended up in the UFO pile.

    —Claire on November 20, 2015
  • I fudge my first triangle blocks. Slowly getting better but would love to learn some new/better tricks

    —Cheryl Bondy on November 20, 2015
  • I think it was too small. So I now cut bigger and trim down…. I would love to win this package.

    —Cindy Shelley on November 20, 2015
  • My first ever triangles were very wonky, so I would have to say I fudged it.

    —Carol Rice on November 20, 2015
  • I avoided triangles for a long time and finally went for it. It wasn’t to bad but I’m sure there are better ways of cutting and sewing them.

    —Marsha Nelson on November 20, 2015
  • HELLO,I’VE SEWED/QUILTED FOR SO MANY YEARS I’M NOT SURE, BUT I’D GUESS IT WAS PRETTY "WONKY"! THANK YOU FOR A REALLY BIG GIVEAWAY!

    —LINDA on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was a disaster, I have tried a variety of ways to do triangles and still not sure which works best for me.

    —Kathy Gold on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles went fine because my first quilt was entirely hand pieced and quilted (back in 1978). I know better now! Be glad to get some hint on making them better on the machine!

    —Jan Fitch on November 20, 2015
  • Because I was a sewer before I was a quilter, I fudged things, not realizing that you can’t get away with that kind of thing!

    —Pat on November 20, 2015
  • I am getting ready to do my first ever quilt with triangles – I have been searching for the easiest way to make them – her book would really help!

    —Margaret on November 20, 2015
  • I started quilting in 2012 by following Harriet Hargrave’s Quilters’ Academy. Under her tutelage, my first triangles were a success. When I do’t pay attention, I still have trouble with triangles. The key for me is to pay attention as I stitch and don’t try to go too fast.

    —Bonny Peters on November 20, 2015
  • They were horrible! Tried sewing them together it ended up wonky! Practic , practice and watched Pats video’s and learned the easy way!

    —Cheryl Payne on November 20, 2015
  • I was so scared to try them FOR YEARS!!! I’m sure you have all the awesome secrets !

    —Cheryl on November 20, 2015
  • I hate them I never seem to get them square. ever. help me.

    —jill on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it. It was not pretty but I made it work. I need an expert like Pat Sloan to help me.

    —Catherine L. on November 20, 2015
  • I had no problems with HSTs but flying geese was something else. Even my best friend who quilts hates patterns with flying geese.

    —Judy C on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t even remember the first one! But sometimes I still struggle with them.

    —Carol on November 20, 2015
  • When I first started quilting, I was fortunate to take a BOM class with a teacher who taught us to cut the squares at least an eighth of an inch larger so we could trim afterwards just like Pat does. I would love to win this give-away so I can learn more of Pat’s techniques.

    —Katherine K Morvay on November 20, 2015
  • Pat Sloan keeps me on my creative edge with her exciting new book. Love the looks of the triangles quilts and Pat makes it fun and easy to do!
    Thanks Pat for everything you create and do for the quilting world..we all love it !!

    —Karen Barrie on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was a flying geese and I made many more for a king sizes quilt. It was my third project as a beginner, but it turned out to be a nice quilt.

    —Joyce Emerson on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle unit was tossed. I should have done that with a few others! It would be wonderful to be able to sew a triangle block worthy of being included in a quilt.

    —Barbara on November 20, 2015
  • My first effort at sewing a triangle unit was an experience I won’t soon forget! I fudged it and it’s barely passable. I learned a thing or two since my first attempt but I admit I avoid patterns with points! Any advice is greatly appreciated because I think stars and triangles make lovely quilts.

    —Diana G on November 20, 2015
  • Lol, I tossed it! I bought a block of the month pattern on sale to practice since I had only been sewing about a month. I wasn’t even finished with my first beginner quilt class. That was in May of 2014. I’m hooked now and have done a few more with much better success!

    —Kelly on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt was a sampler quilt with twelve blocks……..each to teach us a different technique. My first triangles were okay. I just had to remember from my apparel sewing that the bias is stretchy and to go slower. The turtle has better triangles!

    —Mary Smith on November 20, 2015
  • Fortunately I was using a Marti Michelle temple so it was not terrible…but it was not good either. I had not idea what went wrong until I learned more about bias. Now I enjoy the many methods of sewing triangles. I would love add this book to my arsenal of triangle methods.

    —Nancy on November 20, 2015
  • For my first project, I actually didn’t do too bad, considering I didn’t have all the awesome techniques and rulers that are available today. But I still sometimes have to "steam my blocks into submission"…so can always use some new ideas and help – especially from Pat Sloan!

    —Patty on November 20, 2015
  • My first-ever triangle project was many years ago (about 30!) and I’m sure I probably tossed it and went to something that had squares. I’d love to get really good at triangles and could sure use Pat’s plan. The bundle would certainly give me hope anyway!

    —Connie Gage on November 20, 2015
  • I was not happy with mine. Still have it as a reminder. Have gotten better over the years. Nice give away. Thanks

    Carol M on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it but only because I took my time and followed directions.

    —Diann Smith on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it! Ironed, ironed and ironed until it was flat!

    —Liz Jacinto on November 20, 2015
  • I have been quilting for many years now and honestly don’t remember how I did on my first triangle, BUT…. seeing as I still can’t sew a good half square triangle after this many years I am guessing it was BAD! 🙂
    I NEED this book obviously..haha

    —Monique on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilting attempt was one inch spools. With triangles. It was so bad and never finished but I use it now to show my first quilt and how there is hope for everyone.

    —Judy Vaughn on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were actually 60 degree numbers that required set in seams. Fortunately, I was tackling them in a class with a great teacher so they turned out ok. I still have the quilt hanging on the wall 🙂
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

    Loris Mills on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt went a bit "wonky" to say the least. The seam ripper got quite the workout that day! Of course, my very first quilt was actually way above my skill level, (since I had no level) and was out of a magazine with minimal instructions. I’d never actually read a quilting book or even spoken to people that could have helped me. Since they were all straight lines…"how hard could it be"? I learned real fast just how hard it was. Some instruction by serious professionals who love what they do would be a joy to win!! I’m 3 years late on my son and daughter in law’s wedding quilt and this might get me moving a bit quicker!

    —debra lee on November 20, 2015
  • Really can’t remember my first one but from reading blogs and learning so much online I have aced it lol. Thanks so much for the chance to win and love love love your fabric line!

    —Rhona on November 20, 2015
  • My first half-square triangle was a donation to the round file. I sewed on the parallel lines instead of between them. That didn’t work, but, thankfully, I learned my lesson on the first one. Then I didn’t know to cut off the little points, so they kept getting caught in the 1/4 inch foot guide. I love all your examples in the add for the book and am more than willing to try again:).

    —Mary McElroy on November 20, 2015
  • My first couple attempts went pretty well so I thought I’d try it in a quilt. Well, that went very well for about 7 12″ squares and all of a sudden when I went to put the next one together, nothing fit. I tried and I tried but all to no success. So all of it is now sitting in a bag on the floor in a dark corner where I may someday pick it up. Really, my husband was amazed at my progress before this point as I’d never tried to make a large quilt before. I’d love to learn what I did wrong, fix it and surprise him with a finished quilt.

    —Rosebud on November 20, 2015
  • I am sure I fudged it!

    —Carolyn Nannery on November 20, 2015
  • First triangle went ok, can’t say I aced it but I didn’t fail either. It was fun trying different sized triangles and different fabrics.

    —Merle Schifelbine on November 20, 2015
  • oh i thought my first ones were wonderful i was sooo happy i had learned from pat’s bom’s….but ….then someone showed me what points were..omg…..then i tryed to make my point……i think i was better before i tryed this…….lol——–<-<@

    Carol Sabo on November 20, 2015
  • I undid it several times and then had to start over and try again with fresh triangle cuts

    —Esther on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it and the next few also

    —Denise Pierce on November 20, 2015
  • I am a beginner, and must say I am struggling with matching my points on stars and lining up triangles. Would love to be the lucky winner of your fabulous prizes.

    —Gwen Schmitz on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a while but I don’t remember ever having problems with triangles. I’m sure I have greatly improved over the years!

    —Susan Griffith on November 20, 2015
  • I made a new bag for my clothes pegs when the one my Mum made me wore out. I made it from sewn squares cut into triangles, and it worked well. I’d like to learn new techniques, because there’s more than one way to sew triangle blocks. This is a great prize.

    —Tia on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a little wonky so I avoided any patterns that had triangles in them for several years. I am doing much better now but could use a few new tricks. Would love to win this giveaway!

    —Joan H. on November 20, 2015
  • Very first quilt? Didn’t have a clue. Didn’t even understand the terminology of the quilting terms. It turned out great – had a lot of triangles (half-square, didn’t know what that meant).
    So I fudged it quite a bit.
    Once I finally took a beginners quilting class I sat there the whole time saying "Oh – so that’s what they meant." My teacher would just laugh every time I said that.

    Marti Zieg on November 20, 2015
  • My first ever triangles were HST’s in a bear paw block – my first ever block which I thought was a 9-patch. I made it into a pot holder and gave it to my sister for Christmas. In her wisdom, she hung it on the wall. I did amazing work back when I didn’t know what I was doing! So, I guess I aced it.

    —Anne Mains on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were hand sewn and the wall hanging is in my sewing room right now. I can’t say I did a great job, but it turned out okay.

    —Judy Jones on November 20, 2015
  • My first? Ha, not much worse than my last! Unless I make them oversize and then trim, I cannot get it right. Grrr! I need help! Thanks for a fab giveaway…

    —Margaret Lawrence on November 20, 2015
  • Very self taught–25 years ago from a Butterick pattern. I tried to sew them with a 5/8 inch seam allowance and I had no idea they needed to be exactly the same size and how not to cut of the points. Rocky start. And then a local quilt shop introduced me to a brand new method using a rotary cutter!

    —Shannon on November 20, 2015
  • Did ok on them only because I have a quilting mentor that has been quilting 25+ years, and she taught me half square triangles as my first project.

    —Kay Caviness on November 20, 2015
  • Many a HST I made in my early days were cut wrong, with the seam not in the corners. Can’t say how confusing that process was for me in my earlier days. Look forward to seeing other, maybe easier ways to make these.

    —Janice Long on November 20, 2015
  • The points gave me "fits" on my first attempt and they still do on occasion.

    —Diane P. on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t really remember my first triangle. I’ve looked at my earliest quilt projects, and the triangles look good. Fortunately, I was taught early to make half-square triangles two at a time, by sewing diagonally across two squares — eliminating much of the bias stretch. Also, I cut and sew very accurately, so triangles have never been much of an issue. Thank you for the hint in your post about marking squares on sandpaper. I intend to try that — it should help the last bit of occasional inaccuracy.

    —Candy on November 20, 2015
  • The first half-square triangles I made were from a layer cake and I did not know enough to know if they were good, bad or unusable. I used them! The hour-glass quilt I made turned out very well considering my ignorance. When I finally learned what to do and how to do it (well…sort of) I was amazed at my luck in that quilt.

    —Kathy on November 20, 2015
  • It has been a long time since I first attempted piecing triangles. I suspect I used spray starch and a hot iron to keep them from shifting, but I still have issues getting my points to match, even after years of trying!

    —Terry L. Durst on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve only tried making triangles. I can’t get the points. Therefore I have about 3 blocks finished. I guess one could say I tossed it. I plan to pick it back up, it’s a quilt for my granddaughter.

    —Deborah Montague on November 20, 2015
  • I learned from my first triangles that this is one area where I might have to give up on being a perfectionist. : )

    —Ariana on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a disaster. It got better for a while, but I’m right back to where I started. Still trying to figure out what I had done wrong so I could be more consistent.

    —Rosemary Madden on November 20, 2015
  • First few tries weren’t very pretty. Points did not meet as they should, of course. Look forward to learning how to do it correctly and easier.

    Judy Barlowe on November 20, 2015
  • For my first Bear Paw quilt I used the grid method and if failed miserably because the directions didn’t say to square them up. So many methods don’t talk about the importance of squaring up.

    —Diana Metz on November 20, 2015
  • Ohhhh, that was way back in the dark ages of quilting and we were using the backs of cereal boxes for patterns and drawing around every piece and then cutting them out with a seam allowance. And since we were still hand piecing, the points would match perfectly every time. Nowadays, I have every ruler and gadget known to exist. LOL And I never want to go back to the old ways.

    —Donna Street on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it! …..several times! This book is absolutely going in my reference library. What a great prize…thanks.

    —Connie on November 20, 2015
  • The triangles were fine. They diamonds drove me crazy

    Laurel Whitlock on November 20, 2015
  • I must have aced it. No traumatic memories. Of course, the triangles were traced around a cardboard template and then sewn together. The methods I use today are much better!

    —Kate B. on November 20, 2015
  • Oh my I need this book! Still learning @ 60!

    —Debbie Biddle on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt was HST’s. It may not be quite perfect, but I stuck with it and finished it.

    —Gail Messmer on November 20, 2015
  • ROFLOL I would have to say …fudged it !!! When I made it my last name was Fudge…so was there any other answer??? People are skeptical but my children still bear the last name of Fudge….so they get I am telling the truth 🙂 Now, of course, with a name like VanDyken I ace the 1/2 square triangles, but I readily admit to the Fudge factor when telling you about my first attempts.
    Thanks for the give away!!

    —Vickie VanDyken on November 20, 2015
  • My very first quilt had triangles…completely blew first block…then decided to make practice block it was much better. I’ve only been quilting a year and I’m self taught would LOVE to win this package.

    —Shelby Tweeten on November 20, 2015
  • I haven’t sewn any triangles yet.

    —Susan on November 20, 2015
  • I started out by fudging some of the triangles and by the time the quilt was done I had aced the process. I only wish that I can ace them everytime. I truly think that quilts with triangles are so beautiful! I think the triangles add emphasis to the project — kind of like arrows pointing to the right direction. The ultimate solution to beautiful points is to watch your seams — they will work out perfect every time.

    —Sue F on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were fudged!!!! I was determined to make it work, since then I’ve had a little better luck but sometimes they are still pretty wonky!

    —Susan on November 20, 2015
  • I’m a newbie and haven’t had the courage to venture beyond strips 🙁 I want to make a Christmas wall hanging with triangles for trees–this is just what I need to jump in!

    —Karen on November 20, 2015
  • I totally fudged it. I couldn’t believe just how badly I could mess up a triangle but ta-dah, I did!

    —Laura Hill on November 20, 2015
  • It wasn’t pretty….

    —Angela Johnson on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it big time! Had to trim some down, had to skimp on seam allowance on others. Aaaargh!

    —Pat Hanna on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely a combination of fudged it and threw it away! I did my best to put the squares together, stacked them up, put them in a box and put them on the top shelf of my closet! I need to pull that box out to see if it is salvageable! In the meantime, I just ordered a kit that uses 200 HST’s so I’m hoping I’m better at it!

    —Teri Durbin on November 20, 2015
  • My first pieced triangle project was a real challenge for me. As a new quilter I had heard that sewing triangles could be a nightmare. So with trepidation I started a pinwheel quilt for my grand neice. Cutting out the squares to make the triangles was fine; I sweated over my quarter inch seams and redid many. When I was ready to put the half square triangles together to make pinwheels I held my breath and dove in. Not bad, I thought, not bad at all. So, I continued. Getting the precise points needed in a pinwheel took every bit of wind out of my sails. It was a mess!! I took the unit apart at least fout times and began to realize my problem was the result of stretching the pieces out of line. I started over, only after reading all I could find on sewing triangles together, and watching several on line videos. I did finish the quilt, but have to say it was one of the most difficult challenges I had experienced as a quilter. It would be a long time before I would attempt another.

    Paulette Goulding on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was a disaster – all wavy and no amount of ironing could get it to lay flat. I couldn’t throw it away for a long time. I am better with triangles now but am always happy to learn new techniques! Your book sounds wonderful!

    Cathy Smith on November 20, 2015
  • TOSSED IT. I didn’t know how to fudge it. And I certainly didn’t perfect it then. Actually I still used it making a charity quilt. All my mistake blocks are made into charity quilts. When one is cold one is not picky about points. I know from personal experience. Back then I was too uneducated in quilting to know just how bad it was. All the points were trimmed tight. It was a long time before I learned to leave that 1/4 inch seam allowance. I find comfort in knowing that somewhere in the world my mistake blocks may still be keeping a child warm.

    —Judy Hunt on November 20, 2015
  • The first quilt I made had a saw-tooth border. I used the ‘draw a grid, then sew, cut and press open’ method.
    Most of the half-square triangles turned out OK!

    —Linda Fleming on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely fudged it! And learned the importance of that 1/4″ seam allowance in the process….. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

    —Michele Chester on November 20, 2015
  • I was learning from friends and found it all so confusing. They had fangles etc. I thought they were making it harder than it should be! I took a class and it was pretty straight forward, until we got down to all the little star points etc. then I almost gave up. but kept plugging away until i seem to have it, but could always use new easier ideas.

    —Lucy Hatley on November 20, 2015
  • It was okay – my first ever quilt class was taught by an instructor that stressed that "true quilts are made by hand" so it was by needle and thread. Thank goodness for new techniques!

    —marlene on November 20, 2015
  • I have never tried triangles but I would love to try a new challenge.

    —Nadina Brooks on November 20, 2015
  • Not very good!

    —Sharon T on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it for sure, and still do sometimes!

    —Tammy on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt was made with triangles. I struggled but didn’t let them get the best of me. From then on I stayed away from patterns with triangles but eventually had to give in. I am patient and have been able to make some lovely quilts. Pat Sloan is an incredible teacher. Would love to have her book.

    Mary Wentz on November 20, 2015
  • I haven’t attempted triangle units yet, but I hope to learn a lot more quilting block techniques

    —Laurie King on November 20, 2015
  • I do believe that it was too small and all wonky. In fact, I still have trouble with that.

    —Joyce Weber on November 20, 2015
  • My first ever triangles were in a feathered star block. All I can say now is…what was I thinking???

    —Kathy on November 20, 2015
  • What a great giveaway. I have to make my triangles oversized and trim them to the correct size.

    —Joanne Tinker on November 20, 2015
  • First one I actually aced. But the 2nd one I fudged. I have learned to make them just a little bigger & trim them down to get great results.

    —Carol Gearey on November 20, 2015
  • I followed the instructions given by Harriet Hargrave in her Quilters Academy books and was actually pleased with my results. My first half-square triangles were not perfect; but they were good enough that I didn’t have to rip seams!

    I am always looking for instructions that help me to improve; and I look forward to reading Pat Sloan’s book.

    —Barbara Pryga on November 20, 2015
  • My first was traced with a cardboard template and worked just fine, but quickly moved to Mary Ellen Hopkins PPT method and smooth sailing every since. At one point in my teaching years, I taught how to do these 11 different ways.

    —Yvonne Kleinhans on November 20, 2015
  • I make them oversize and trim now
    , but my first was hand sewn.

    —Chris Rose on November 20, 2015
  • I so need this book, I am making a quilt called vintage moments that is full of 1 1/2″ 1/2 square triangles, and I am stumped. It is just sitting in a basket. I tried making them the way the instructions said and they are not coming out right, so I just threw the couple I tried back in the basket until I can figure them out. This is my first try at them, and I really need to finish this quilt. Thank you for all you do, and I would love to win the rest as well. I am disabled, so there is no way I could buy such nice stuff on my own.

    —Connie Rowan on November 20, 2015
  • I started quilting with small projects, so my first triangle project was probably a pieced pillow. This was way back before rotary cutters, so pieces were traced with a cardboard template. Gift projects always get special attention, there may have been some test triangles first.

    —Sally on November 20, 2015
  • Half square triangles are tricky. Could use some help perfecting them. Triumphant techniques are sure to be the answer.

    —Caryl Ligler on November 20, 2015
  • Even using Thangles for my first, it was so bad! I wondered then if they were supposed to have points?? Thanks goodness that I’ve improved but still probably run about 90%

    —Sandi Marks on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle experience was fine. I have been sewing since I can’t remember when. I sewed clothing before I took up quilting, so I already had years of experience.

    —Helen on November 20, 2015
  • I was so excited to learn how to quilt that I didn’t pay much attention to how my triangles looked. Looking back at them now I wonder what people though of my quilts.

    —Greta Keverline on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve never sewn Triangles yet, but I’d love to! I think I’ve shied away from them because they look so difficult with the points. Getting the book would be a real help. I’ve looked at some quilt patterns with triangles, but have stuck with the simpler patterns. Help me learn how to sew Triangles with your book! I’m very willing to learn and explore a whole new dimension of quilting!

    —Rose on November 20, 2015
  • i don’t remember having any trouble. I had a very good teacher, and I had had I lot of experience handling fabric and sewing clothing. This quilt was all hand sewn and is half hand quilted. Then life happened. I was so busy sewing for my family that I never finished the quilt. I should get it out and work on it when I need a hand project.

    —Nancy Angerer on November 20, 2015
  • From what I remember I’m sure there were some points that didn’t match up exactly in those early quilts. Even now there are some that will go wonky here or there. That’s why I have several seam rippers!

    Debbie Sharp Loeb on November 20, 2015
  • I must have fudged it as it was so long ago. But I still have trouble with the smaller triangles. I hope that your book will help me to finally make lots of perfect triangles. Thank you for the inspiration!

    —Karla French on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it

    Toni stiefer on November 20, 2015
  • I have not done half square triangles yet, but your book would help me greatly to do it correctly the first time. I have 2 grandbabies due in 2016 (one in April and one in June) so I need to get started!!!

    —Sharon Westrum on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged and refudged. I’m still making them wrong. I need all the help I can get. I can never get them right. This giveaway is wonderful. Thank you.

    —Diane Summers on November 20, 2015
  • Love to win

    Krista hadlock on November 20, 2015
  • First triangles were pretty wonky. I was just starting to quilt and was no very accurate in both cutting and sewing. I used them anyway because I was too impatient to recut/resew. I just wanted to finish my second quilt. I still struggle at times with triangles, but most of the time they’re fine. I would love to have this book to find out easier/more accurate ways to make triangles.

    —Joanne Scott on November 20, 2015
  • My first ever triangles were set in triangles and corner triangles……tossed them- a few times before getting the size right. I love triangles and the movement they add to a quilt dedign! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Sandy on November 20, 2015
  • I have to fudge my triangles.

    —Joan Herron on November 20, 2015
  • I tried it once a few years ago and haven’t tried it since. Pat’s book has been in my shopping cart and I would LOVE to win this prize package!!!!

    —Elizabeth Kuntz on November 20, 2015
  • They were a complete mess. They are in my quilt – cut off corners and all!

    —Deb C on November 20, 2015
  • Now that was a long time ago…I think I had to rip it out as I’m a perfectionist!

    —Carol McCabe on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it for sure. With some practice I got better. Still find it easier to trim down but hate wasting beautiful fabric. Thanks for the great book.

    —Cindy Dunn on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were HSTs for placemats (which are still unfinished) – had to redo a bunch but I guess they came out ok. I just need to find the time to finish them!

    —Laura on November 20, 2015
  • Love Pat’s works. This book looks very good and would love to add it to my collection. Thanks.

    Margo on November 20, 2015
  • What a awesome giveaway, wow I have never done triangles…..oh my look at all those beautiful quilts.

    Sherry Casto on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was sewn while making my very 1st quilt. I had never had a quilt class or read any instructions. I figured I made clothes for my kids when they were little so I could do this. WELL….I cut out each & every little individual triangle (2×3) & then sewed them together. Then cut out & added little squares (4×4)& created my own design. Was I ever shocked to find out you didn’t have to do it this way & it’s no wonder people love to quilt.

    —Tammy Wheeler on November 20, 2015
  • I had a wonderful quilting teacher and they were aced!

    —Kathy Nester on November 20, 2015
  • Not to bad and not to great, but it is why I am hooked on quilting.

    —Martha Patterson on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged. But willing to try them again

    —Debb B on November 20, 2015
  • I’m pretty sure there are more than a couple (hundred?) in my scrap box. 😉

    —Loretta on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it! My first ever quilt was a double pinwheel quilt, so it was all half-square triangles. By the end, totally got it, but never went back to fix the messed up ones. It’s all a learning curve.

    —Susan on November 20, 2015
  • I’m really teriffied to try triangles, I’m teaching myself slowly. I just taught myself to do half square triangles and at first try I didn’t know to square them and I kept going, had to tear apart, what started with 5″ sqrs ended up at little under 4″ half squares and a lot of wasted material. I see so many beautiful quilts on this site and love them all. I’m afraid of making so many mistakes, I’ve reached out for help with a group and they have never responded to me so I’m gun shy of trying again. Hope your book can help me. Just the iron would be a big plus, I’m still using my $10.00 iron I bought like 11 yrs ago from Walmart.

    —Alice Olivares on November 20, 2015
  • My first was maybe not so good, but I’ve gotten better. would love to win!

    —Virginia Over on November 20, 2015
  • I work in mostly vintage fabrics and can’t afford to have my triangles not fit. I’ve had to trim down- tear apart-stamp on-pull my hair-ans scream. Really need this book!!!!!!

    —nodie holsapple on November 20, 2015
  • My first one was pretty good. I’ve gotten good at them because I’ve made two sampler quilts that have lots of stars and pinwheels in them.

    —Collette Morton on November 20, 2015
  • Well, the first quilt I produced with triangles was a flying geese quilt. I sure hope the recipient lets his dog sleep on it. I avoided triangles for about a year after that then I discovered the flip-and-stitch method, and the half-square triangle method. Now I know better…take a class or buy a book.

    Gail G on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it! It sounded so simple but … I’ve gotten better at triangles but always love learning new ways to make them.

    —Diana S. on November 20, 2015
  • I have been nsive enlugh to think that triangles were just squares cut in half? A beginner self teaching explorere quter thinks your prize pack is awesome- and maybe reading directions will help!

    —Laurie Lit on November 20, 2015
  • Being a somewhat newbie at sewing, I would love to learn correctly right off the bat. Pat came to our guild last year and I was so impressed, especially with how she binds her quilts. What a wonderful friendly person!

    Billie McBride on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it of course!!!!! With some practice I got better. Still find it easier to trim down but hate wasting beautiful fabric.

    —Kiki Alepoudeas on November 20, 2015
  • OMG! My first triangles were a disaster! Out of square and you name it, it had it.

    —Robbie on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles still are fearful. Would love this to help me and my diil who’s new to quilting

    —Pat Lambert on November 20, 2015
  • In my eyes, I aced it since it was my first one, but it was wonky. I kept it and to look at it now reminds me just how much I’ve grown, and continue to get better. PS can’t wait to see the new book.

    Deanna Cole on November 20, 2015
  • I want to win this book, great ideas!!!!

    —Andrea Aken on November 20, 2015
  • I recall being horrified at the prospect of points not matching, seams not a scant 1/4 inch, and having to scrap any future plans on using triangles! It turned out fine for a first timer! I know my blood pressure peaked! I’m less critical of myself now but can always use new techniques to calm my fears!

    —Robin on November 20, 2015
  • My first time making half-square triangles wasn’t terrible, but since then I have tried many, many different methods. I finally settled on one that works. I make them I oversized and then trim them to size.

    —Marilyn gordon on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it! And am still not good at them.

    —Georgina on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangles were lopsided and too small. I need all the help I can get

    —Kay Eubank on November 20, 2015
  • Getting better at the HST’s. Many had to be repurposed as when trimmed they came out the wrong size. 🙁

    —Vicki Garro on November 20, 2015
  • My first "big" project with half square triangle was right after 9/11. I need to have something patriotic in the house to comfort my aching heart. I had never designed my own quilt before, but I forged through and made a large flag wall hanging. It was only after I finished it that I realized that I did not cut away all of the dark back sides of the triangles on the white stripes! Too late now! I actually still loved it with the flaws in it. It was made from my heart and reminds me that we are not perfect. It is still hanging in my entry way.

    —Dara Parker on November 20, 2015
  • I was making my first quilt and it had triangles and my girlfriend who was helping me told me that I needed lessons and I was so hurt. So it probably was a failure but I was so mad also that I vowed to do better without lessons and I feel that I have done that and more!

    —Stephanie Byrd on November 20, 2015
  • I have been quilting a long time but still struggle with triangles. Would love the extra help from this book.

    —Lori B. on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were from outer space in my book. nothing fit together and they were all wonky put together. Lots of practice since. Great book. Sherri

    —Sherri Adams on November 20, 2015
  • They were tossed! I thought, that can’t be too hard, but boy!, did I waste some good material. Next time I only did a few practice ones til I knew they were going to turn out. I think I have gotten better, but still not the best!

    —Jill Smith on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been so long, I can’t remember my first HST.
    I used to hand piece, so I’m sure it was wonky and I fudged it.
    Life got a lot easier when I started machine piecing.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Meg on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to learn more about sewing triangles together! Now that I am retired I have a lot more time to sew!!!

    —Debbie McCracken on November 20, 2015
  • First time making triangles went ok. I like to try different methods to make triangles

    —Nancy Durand on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangle quilt I made was for my first Grandson. He slept with it until his dog got a hold of it. I made him a new one that was bigger. He loves it and still sleeps with it. It turned out pretty good. I think I need a little bit more practice with triangles though, I am not the best at sewing them in the same direction.

    —Devonna Sturges on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember my first triangles! But there is still room for improvement! New book looks great!

    —Sandy Smith on November 20, 2015
  • I think it went well. I love doing hst blocks and patterns. I continue to work on them and enjoy the range on looks and patterns you can make with half square triangles.

    —Laura Cherry on November 20, 2015
  • That was too long ago! Must not have been a traumatic experience or I would remember it. Triangles are no big deal at this point in my quilting life.

    —Dorothy on November 20, 2015
  • I have always had fun with HST’s. my first were Aced. When I did the Farmers Wife Quilt with Karen Walker I really learned how to do HST’s easy!!

    —Dorothy Holt on November 20, 2015
  • Thank You. Would love to win. I have been following you on many things. And would love to have books anything from you. I haven’t been quilting very long. So learning still. I have joined a guild and we have booked you next year for a 10 yr.Anniversary. Can’t hurdle wait.

    —Beverly Bayne on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were throwaways and many others have been "fudged". I now make them oversized and trim down..

    —Ginny on November 20, 2015
  • my first try was when I was 14 and it turned into a mess!. nobody could tell me how to do it, because nobody sewed! I was trying to make doll clothes and triangles were all the rage at the time. never tried again.

    —Nadine on November 20, 2015
  • Love Pat’s great ideas.

    —Barb on November 20, 2015
  • i had a hard time keeping my triangle the same size when i sewed them together. so i guess you could say i fudged them up.

    —pam krick on November 20, 2015
  • Love experimenting with different techniques – triangles are one of the most versatile shapes to incorporate into quilting. Looks like book has very detailed instructions to conquer that quirky, wonky, yet perfect half-square triangle.

    —Charlotte Nishida on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were terrible! I’ve gotten better, but they still aren’t perfect, and sometimes they’re a struggle.

    —Kathy on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST made an awesome Ohio Star. No troubles and still love it 30 years later.

    —Liz on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged the first. And still,do on occasions.

    —Judie on November 20, 2015
  • I am just a beginner so I haven’t done triangles yet, but I am anxious to get started. I love this group.

    Joyce walker on November 20, 2015
  • I had to toss mine. I never win anything, I really want to win this. I love all of your stuff. Keep up the good work.

    —Sherrie Pruitt on November 20, 2015
  • I haven’t sewn one yet. I’ve just recently found you and look forward to ordering and learning a lot.

    —Terre Braun on November 20, 2015
  • I joined a quilt guild knowing hardly anything about quilting except that I wanted to learn. The wonderful ladies in my guild taught me most of what I know about quilting. My first triangle sewing incident was a success because of these awesome ladies!

    —Tawna on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember my first triangle but I have had lots of "extras" because I couldn’t use them in my quilt. I wish I still had all those extras. I could make a wonky, not exactly triangles quilt.

    —Diane S on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt was not too bad. I hand sewed and machine sewed triangles into broken dishes blocks. (many years ago) I did it without a book or instructions, though my blocks remained a UFO. Would love working with your new resource! Would love to win your beautiful prize! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Denise L. on November 20, 2015
  • Came out better than I expected but did not leave me with a great love of triangles.
    Sounds like Pat is the help and encouragement I need!

    Jan J on November 20, 2015
  • Had to fudge it, better now

    —valerie csmith on November 20, 2015
  • Let’s just say I could do a sketch on Comedy Central with that "triangle."

    —Cynthia Gore on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged my first triangles but it was a great learning experience.

    —S Heyland on November 20, 2015
  • sometimes my triangles are good, and sometimes not so good! I need help!

    —Pat K on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it. Since then, I have found a method that works for me. I am excited to see Pat’s new book.

    —Julie on November 20, 2015
  • pretty sure i fudged it

    —jennifer on November 20, 2015
  • Oh my goodness, i have only been quilting for about a year. the very first pattern i tried, because i never take the easy way first time around, was the triangles. They were so terrible when i got them put together. They were tossed. I watched so many YouTube videos and ruined so much fabric. Then i came across Pat and her techniques were the tricks i needed to successfully make my triangles. The first try with her technique was all it took.I have been a huge fan ever since.

    —brooke shaw on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt was all half square triangles, before rotary cutters were invented. Great giveaway!

    —mary oddan on November 20, 2015
  • As long as I cut straight and press well my triangles ussualy come out pretty good. I really like quilts with triangles.

    —Ann Marrison on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it

    Rebecca Morris on November 20, 2015
  • My first one turned out well. Was also my very first quilt block. Probably because I took extra time and didn’t rush myself as I cut and sewed.

    —Julie on November 20, 2015
  • A dim memory….or, more likely, a blocked memory. I hated making them until I realized you could make them oversized and cut them down to the size you needed. Still not my favorite thing to make. Would love to hear Pat Sloan’s tips and tricks for making them.

    —Susan Hodges on November 20, 2015
  • I am a newbie and have been sewing with Pat on her FB page. Triangles — they certainly could be improved but am learning. Thanks to Pat for all her instructions.

    —Brenda on November 20, 2015
  • Oh, it was defiantly fudged! Couldn’t throw it away, nothing goes to the trash, in a dog bed for donation if it’s not salvageable after working with it a bit, but never in the trash.

    —Nancy Hatch on November 20, 2015
  • I bombed my first triangle quilt – nothing matched up like it was supposed to. I didn’t have a full understanding of bias vs grain, and I cut the triangles using any scrap I found. The recipient loved it anyway, though. I am still learning about triangles, and I would love some advice and assistance.

    —Kathie R on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were trouble, way off. Then you try to make them fit and your quilt has a funny shape. Even now I have a hard time with them and could use any help there is. I will have to look for your new book.

    —Kim on November 20, 2015
  • I have never sewn a triangle because I’ve been too chicken to try!

    —Linda Brashear on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged my first triangle quilt! This book looks awesome! Pat Sloan is the best.

    —Nicole Sender on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember, but I looked up the picture of that first quilt, and it looked ok. Obviously it didn’t deter me from continuing to make HST’s. What a great giveaway!

    —Glenda Britten on November 20, 2015
  • I’m a fairly new quilter. (Started with the your Globe Trotter last year and Vacation Time this year).
    I haven’t made a triangle quilt yet, but your new book looks like just what I need to get started.

    —Carol Croner on November 20, 2015
  • Hum….trying to remember my first triangle. I have been sewing a very long time. It may have been when I created a tote bag for sewing (my own pattern) and put little 3″ pinwheels on the front and back pocket panels. And yes, I nailed it! 🙂

    Kathy Biggs on November 20, 2015
  • Totally fudged it!

    —Elaine on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles add so much to a design. I love going to auctions and often come home with an old quilt…or two….or three! I finally realized most include triangles! I love them! I can’t wait to see your book Pat!

    —Susan Grobsmith on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it since it was over-sized and I could trim it down a little to straighten it up.

    —Kimberly on November 20, 2015
  • I cried. And then fudged it.

    —NancyB from Many LA on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t actually remember making my first one, but make them all the time now. I’m in the process of making a king size quilt using all HST in four different sizes using my scraps. I’m half done and so far have made 1381 HST ! Will be about 3000 when I’m done. It’s going to be something.
    Would love to win the book and fabrics and tools! Thank you

    —Dee Herrick on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely tossed the first one. Can’t escape drawing that diagonal on the square

    —Mary Ann Hymel on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it. But have since been able to master the task. Have been quilting since 1981 when I made my very first quilt. I hand quilted the top in an old frame that I found in the barn at Nana’s home balanced on 4 dinning room chairs.

    —JoAnna Goode on November 20, 2015
  • book looks like one I need in my collection

    —Caroline Rohrer on November 20, 2015
  • Well, I was quite confident of my ability to make perfect blocks using triangles. I quickly learned how much I didn’t know about these pesky critters. I ended up fudging quite a bit but I did get my project finished. Now my confidence level is rising and I look for more opportunities to learn more.

    —Nancy McFall on November 20, 2015
  • New to quilting. Have been enjoying the Quilt Along With FB page. Would love to see the new book. Sounds really helpful.

    —NORMA Cooper on November 20, 2015
  • My first tries at triangles were bad. They were wonky and not square. Then I enrolled in a block of the month that had lots and lots of triangle, so I got better at making them. There is still room, however, for improvement in my technique!

    —Dianna on November 20, 2015
  • Golly, that was so long ago (so many triangles ago), I don’t remember my first.

    —Dixie on November 20, 2015
  • I didn’t find triangles hard–no problems. I have problems with diamonds shapes and pieces with 40 degree angles. But I love to read and watch new hints on how to make piecing and cutting and quilting easier so I love to read books like Ms. Sloan’s.

    Carolyn on November 20, 2015
  • I have only been quilting for a few months. Just finished my first class strictly on triangles. My teacher was wonderful and she helped me so much but I have to admit my first triangle was a disaster but I kept at it and finished four blocks that I am proud to show people. When I made that first disastrous triangle I thought I hated triangles, but now I’m finding them a bit more friendly.

    —Alice B. on November 20, 2015
  • I have been quilting off and on for about 30 years. I am always looking for ways to improve and sometimes I think I am the worst quilter ever. Then I read about someone who has posted a beautiful project and they give me inspiration to try something new. I wish I had known about Pat Sloan when I was first quilting. To win this prize would be a great inspiration to learn and try something new.

    —Grace Bryson on November 20, 2015
  • I met half square triangles when I made my first quilt ever for my new first grandson. The pieces were small (about 1″ finished) and the feed dogs wanted to eat every attempt at triangles. I ended sewing all sailboat triangle blocks by hand, most while driving to visit grandson about a 6-hour drive. Since that first experience I have learned other methods, of course, to make triangle squares, but still have a fond memory of the satisfaction of hand-sewing what is probably my favorite of all quilt blocks.

    —Helen stillwell on November 20, 2015
  • I FUDGED IT AND SAID, " HUMFF GOOD ENOUGH". IT WAS CROOKED AND ON MATERIAL OF LOW QUALITY SO QUITE A SORE SIGHT. SINCE THEN, IF MY TRIANGLES ARE NOT JUST RIGHT, I RIP OUT AND RE SEW. USED TO NEVER PIN, NOW I ALWAYS PIN TO SECURE LINES ARE MATCHED UP. PINNING WORKS AND I AM A BELIEVER. RARELY RIP OUT NOW AND THAT MAKES A ME HAPPIER QUILTER.
    NEVER HAD A PAT SLOAN BOOK. WOULD LUV TO BE A FIRST TIMER. APPRECIATE THE CHANCE FOR A GIVE A WAY.
    HAVE A GOOD DAY AND QUILT-OFTEN.

    Sandy Standley on November 20, 2015
  • I aced it! No problems at all.

    —Kathryn Thompson on November 20, 2015
  • I’m sure I did some fudging and some tossing back then. Still fudge a few. What an incredible giveaway. Thanks, Pat for your generosity.

    —Mona on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles are usually quite crooked. The first time I tried, I started cutting the sides to make it straight. I cut it too much so I had to cut the other side. By the time I finished evening it out, the triangle was too small to use. This happened to me over and over and I confess, it still happens. My half square triangles are not really square. Now I try to stick to squares and rectangles. I definitely need Pat’s help!

    —Debbie Kitsos on November 20, 2015
  • Probably fudged it but have made hundreds since then that have turned out much better.

    —Anita on November 20, 2015
  • I still struggle with triangles. My method right now is to cut it too big and square it up.

    —Susan Keenan on November 20, 2015
  • First one was great, beginner’s luck. The next few not so great. Asked the quilting buddies for advice.

    —Susan Allen on November 20, 2015
  • Made a baby quilt with triangles and white in primary colors. Felt like a frog
    Rip it rip it rip it. Did a lot of pressing, too.
    I finally got it. Throwing it out is not an option
    With me. Lol

    Linda Guest on November 20, 2015
  • I have always been intimidated by triangle blocks. My blocks were so bad I would toss them. When I decided to join Pat’s Vacation 2016 quilt along and watched her tutorials and instructions in her monthly blocks, it finally made perfect sense and turned an awful experience into one I truly enjoyed. I’m no longer afraid of making quilt blocks with triangles. Thank you Pat, you have made me a believer in myself again!

    —Barbara Coltraro on November 20, 2015
  • Love Pat techniques. Just learning to piece at 65. Can hand quilt like a dream. Have to admit I haven’t got the book so I pretty much a mess. Then fudged. Never too old to learn. Just keep trying. Need the book.

    —Ramona Rudisill on November 20, 2015
  • I did not ace it, did not fudge it because I wouldn’t know best how to do it and yes I tossed it and tried again.

    —Joan on November 20, 2015
  • I am a pretty new quilter and haven’t tried triangle’s yet. I have snowballed a few blocks with great success….does that count? I would love to learn from Pat!

    —Angelia L. on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it!

    —Barbara on November 20, 2015
  • Those first triangle squares were fudged. The center seam curved, most were too small, corners cut off in assembly.

    —Donna Rae Hays on November 20, 2015
  • I made my first triangle in a class and aced it. I’ve only had troubles with triangles when I’ve cut them into triangles before sewing them, instead of using the "square method" = two squares! draw lines, sewing, and then cutting into triangles.

    —Moki48 on November 20, 2015
  • Half square triangles have never been my favorite thing because they never turn out right, but would love to try Pat’s method.

    —Margie Wilson on November 20, 2015
  • Tried, then stayed away from them for years!!! Just recently finished a quilt using them and not so bad with more current techniques.

    —Judy Niehues on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed it, and the fabric that was left!! I make better triangles now, but am looking for new, better ways to make a perfect triangle quilt! Thanks for giving me a chance to win this collection and book!

    —Valerie L. on November 20, 2015
  • I am guessing I probably fudged at least some. It was in a sampler and I am always looking for tips and tricks.

    —Caryn on November 20, 2015
  • The points of my triangles are usually missing! I fudge them. My first attempt, I tossed.

    —Ellen Camden on November 20, 2015
  • Sad to say my triangles haven’t improved all that much from my first efforts…this sounds like a book I could really learn from.

    —Karon on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it… definitely could get better. Love the idea for this book!

    —Ashley on November 20, 2015
  • Totally fudged it 😉

    —Dianne on November 20, 2015
  • Tbh I fudge most all my points. I’m very happy when they do occasionally line up! Im learning to slow down and take more time to be more accurate and it does seem to help. But I could use all the help I can get

    —Susan on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a long time since that first triangle so I’m not real sure. I would guess that I probably fudged it, which is what I do a lot still today. What a great giveaway – thanks for a chance to win.

    —Dee D on November 20, 2015
  • the first was very wonky, used it and it distorted the entire block.
    now do a trim down and it is sew worth it.

    —Teela on November 20, 2015
  • My first block ever was from a quilt class and I have kept it to see how far
    I have come on my quilting journey.

    —Lorna Rocha on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles never turned out to be the right size and I pressed so much that they soon ended up stretched and wonky. This book would be a great teaching tool.

    —Lynn D. on November 20, 2015
  • Sewed, ripped out,repeat, repeat, fudged

    —Joan on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was in a beginning quilting class, and so long ago (26 years), I don’t remember. It must’ve gone well, though, since I don’t avoid them, like some of my friends do!

    —Jill Ellis on November 20, 2015
  • Honestly, I have yet to do one. With the help of a book like this, I bet I could master it in no time!

    —Dawn Brigman on November 20, 2015
  • After checking out all your amazing successes and challenges, I am 3 large blocks into my first ever patchwork quilt. I’m in love and have organised some leave to indulge in my new adventure. Ive been waiting waiting waiting to see what is inside this new fun cover! PICK ME PICK ME!

    —Tam on November 20, 2015
  • So many entries. But will enter anyway. Love reading your blogs.

    —Jean Nolting on November 20, 2015
  • Well, the first few got the boot! Not to mention if it has been awhile since making triangles, I find it takes practice to make the points perfect. I find it hard to get them all perfect.

    —Helen on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle units had some fudging in them. I did a large quilt with lots of triangle units so I sewed on paper and cut them. It may have been a lot of paper tearing but the units were great. I look forward to reading Pat’s different techniques for better ways to make smaller quantities.

    —Cindy on November 20, 2015
  • Really don’t recall all that much about making my first half-square triangle, but it must not have been too bad since I made it without any agonizing results, I’m guessing. I had made a quilt as an experiment to see whether or not I would enjoy quilting and it had a number of those pesky little things in it. So the experience couldn’t have been too bad since I still have all of my hair and I still have the quilt after 15 years. Also received a lot of compliments on the quilt as well – a sampler quilt. And I’m still quilting as well. I do not fear half-square triangles. LOL

    —Marlys Letts on November 20, 2015
  • I had to fudge it a bit….like changing me seam width to make them fit!! And I had to remember which way to press the seams to avoid the bulk.

    —Donna H on November 20, 2015
  • Yes, sewed the corners off in the first baby quilt. bigger triangles not so much. Years later I learned on small triangle units to cut the fabric about 1/8 th inch bigger and trim after sewing. Saved a lot of grief.
    Diane in Wyoming

    —Diane McLauchlan on November 20, 2015
  • No matter how careful I marked my sew lines I was always off. Points got cut off and the triangles went into the trash. Wasn’t until I found the Thangles than I finally managed to made decent triangles. I’ll bet Pat Slone’s book would show me how to make really nice triangles without the extra expense of the Thangles.

    Vickie Keith on November 20, 2015
  • I was making my first quilt and it had triangles and my girlfriend who was helping me told me that I needed lessons and I was so hurt. So it probably was a failure but I was so mazad also that I vowed to do better without lessons and I feel that I have done that and more!

    —Stephanie Byrd on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle I tossed ,still have it in the to hard basket, getting a little better sometimes ,love trying your BOM,

    —Bev Parkins on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it at first……but am currently making oodles of them by using cut off triangles and then stitching the seam. I’m squaring them up before pressing them and they are easy to do this way. =

    Thanks for the giveaway – it looks great!

    Moira on November 20, 2015
  • My first trianglexwere pieced from fabric cut using templates made from cardboard with graph paper glued to the front. I still have them somewhere!

    —Carolyn Solomon on November 20, 2015
  • Was so long ago I don’t really remember, but the first quilt to have them turned out great!

    —Bev Gunn on November 20, 2015
  • It came out okay, but I can look at it now and see where it could have been better. Live and learn!

    —Donna on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangle was a disaster as it was so out of shape.
    I didn’t think about the bias in my fabric and I still have problems with them and try to avoid using them if possible.

    —Marion on November 20, 2015
  • Well I was amazed but my first one was pretty darn perfect! But they have not all been that way. Over the years I have done them a few different ways as I became aware of the method and tried them. It would be great to get Pat’s book to see all her tips and methods as I could always improve anything!! Thanks!

    —Marie Chat on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t do the half-square triangles for the life of me, at least not on the machine. So, my first quilt with half-square triangles had the triangles hand pieced even though the rest of the quilt was machine pieced. Since then, I avoid triangles and if I absolutely need one or two for a quilt, I hand piece that part. That’s simply how I deal with them because I always end up cutting off the tips, sewing them where the tips aren’t nice and sharp, or getting this piece that comes out to be a parallelogram rather than a square composed of two triangles! I love, love, love the patterns with triangles but it’s just not worth the stress!

    —Melody P on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it to fit.

    —PAT ANDARY on November 20, 2015
  • I started quilting in the early 80s – the rotary cutter was not in my neck of the woods yet. I loved all the quilt blocks and decided to try them out by making pillows and of course many had triangles. The pieces were cut by template and they came out very well. But of course it was a lengthier process. Once the rotary cutters and mats came out, I was off and running.

    —Shar on November 20, 2015
  • Lost all my corners on my first quilt that was Pat Sloans Vacation Time! Try try try again!!! Would love a book with her expert advice!

    —Dee Akins on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely had to fudge it a bit. I ended up using other solutions previously mentioned like cutting about 1/8th inch bigger and trimming or Thangles. Would be nice to learn another, maybe better way to get these done.

    —Debra Bawkin on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been awhile since I did my first triangle but I think I had a lot of fun and fudged and put away for awhile too. I finally finished the king size evening star about five years ago and I started it about ten years ago which was the first quilt I ever made.

    —Anne Rauchenstein on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t wait to quilt with the tips from your book.

    Honnah sims on November 20, 2015
  • I’m sure I chopped off points on my first attempt! Just takes practice!

    —Brenda Haas on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it!

    —Elaine on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was horrible and still bad after steaming to death.
    I would love to try Pat’s methods.

    Joyce Austin on November 20, 2015
  • To tell the truth, my first experience with doing a quilt filled with triangles, I fudged it a lot! I had never quilted before but had seen a magazine a quilt I liked and decided that I could do it without buying the pattern. I drew out a tulip type block using just regular paper and designed the ever expanding block from there. I designed it by splitting the tulip into triangles and made a template from a piece of cardboard. Then cut put pieces for one block and hand stitched them. It wasn’t the best job ever, but I loved the outcome. The entire thing was pieced by hand, then quilted by hand and took about 4 years to complete with some breaks in the process to try other things. Back then, I broke most of the rules of quilting, but loved quilting.

    —Barb Bobbitt on November 20, 2015
  • I need all the help I can get. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Katherine Priest on November 20, 2015
  • I’m always trying to get better at triangles..

    —Kay Greene on November 20, 2015
  • Been so long to remember…but I am sure the first ones were not perfect. I like the method of oversizing and then squaring them up.

    —Karen Keeler on November 20, 2015
  • Love reading your blog. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for being so generous.

    —Fran F on November 20, 2015
  • In my first triangle quilt I unfortunately had as fabric with directional lines. Only after I cut the triangles apart and went to press them did I realize I would have to redo the whole quilt plan since half were upside down.

    —Terry on November 20, 2015
  • I learned that points come and points go and to not be too hard on myself as I began the learning process of how half square-triangles differed from quarter-square triangles, and wondered why no one ever discussed this in a math class. But, I have learned to read, study, research and relax and enjoy my chosen hobby.

    —Barb Pampel on November 20, 2015
  • I love Pat Sloan’s ideas! Triangles are easy when you know the tricks. Thanks, Pat for making it easier. I’ve gotten better with the more I make. Guess it’s true, practice makes better.

    —Arliene Zeigler on November 20, 2015
  • I’m new to quilting and haven’t made a triangle quilt just one’s with squares but I would love to win your book so I can learn how. Everything I know about quilting I’ve learned on my own from books or blogs.Thanks for this giveaway I hope to win!

    —Amanda Vorhease on November 20, 2015
  • I hate triangles, maybe Pat’s book will help me with my UFO’s

    —Julie Thymian on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged my first time in making them, I was a self taught learner because I couldn’t afford to buy books and a sewing machine so everything was by hand. I have always put my kids first with needs and wants before me and I still do lol. I have learned a lot buy your site, and would love to have new fabric and oh a rotary cutter. I have seen them but I’m learning to spend a little on me to make things without being made out of used old clothes which is great when I can recycle. Good luck to who ever wins and please share pictures of what you made with the price stuff. Oh and good luck with your future books and sewing idea’s you are great it it.

    —Stardust Watson on November 20, 2015
  • It was so long ago that I really don’t remember….but I’m pretty sure that I fudged it. When I first started quilting I learned on my own and didn’t learn about an accurate 1/4″ seam until much later.

    —Wendy on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember my first ones, but since I usually have a hard time keeping triangle units square, I’m sure it was the same for my first ones.

    —Shirley Allen on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles weren’t too bad! But I still have room to improve!

    —Pat brough on November 20, 2015
  • My first ones were a combination of fudging and tossing. Now the only way I can get a good HST is to over size it and trim it down…that’s still no guarantee that I can keep my points when putting the blocks together! The flip and sew method doesn’t work for me either but recently tried the 8 at a time method, got some of the best I’ve ever done.

    —Sue R on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged the center. I could get the points to meet.

    —Dena Kabbaz on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it.

    —Pam on November 20, 2015
  • Most of my triangles were "close enough". There was one quilt where 90% looked really good. I am sure I could learn from Pat Slone’s book on how to get to 100%

    —Teri Chow on November 20, 2015
  • I lost the points and didn’t know anything about pressing seams to avoid bulk, but I was still happy with it.

    —Krista Katzen on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it! Ended up with unintended wonky triangles.

    —sharon Buford on November 20, 2015
  • I just finished a small wall hanging which had lots of pinwheels in it. I have lots and lots of extra half square triangles of different sizes and all the wrong things happening to them. I would love to be able to make accurate half square triangles since there are so many great blocks and borders with them.

    —Eileen on November 20, 2015
  • Pick me!

    —Colleen on November 20, 2015
  • I sewed a dozen flying geese a month for six months and to me they are like triangles. If you are off you are off the whole way. At a guild retreat, with the help of a very seasoned quilter, she showed me how to square them up, ease the worse ones in and finish my bed quilt. NOW I thirstily absorb all the help I can get before I set out to try the triangles and flying geese. I cut my time before I get towards the end of the project; where time can be multiple in fix-ups.

    —Linda on November 20, 2015
  • My first ones did not cone out very well. I found a few of them while moving my sewing room. Hmmm. I have gotten better but still fudge them some.

    —Sherrie Conover on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles turned out well, but that doesn’t mean all my triangles turn out well. Must have had a very positive attitude with the first ones!!! LOL Would love this bundle!!! Thanks Pat for all you do!!!!

    —Lisa on November 20, 2015
  • 25 years ago I cut a gazillion tiny triangles with the intention of making a queen size quilt. I sewed one block and still have all those hand cut triangles in a bin. If I had known way back then how to make easy half square triangles, I would be sleeping under that quilt tonight!

    —Cassy L. on November 20, 2015
  • It ended up smaller than I had planned. Do over, bigger!

    —Sandy M on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were in a English Medallion quilt. Whew it was very challenging. They turned out just OK. I am really looking forward to your new book!

    —Kathryn Van Klaveren on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a disaster! I’ve always had a phobia about them. I would love to start fresh with this beautiful prize!!

    —Gayle Davis on November 20, 2015
  • I still haven’t finished it. It is sitting in its own bag, hoping to one day be pulled out and loved. This looks like a fun book and a great idea to include different techniques. Boden looks especially fun to make.

    —Becki Kelley on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it!! I had a magnificent teacher! Thanks Sally!

    —Janet Leigh on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangle was in a beginner’s class. It was far from perfect. As I remember it turned our to be too small. I kept at it, both sewing the triangles and working on my scant 1/4″ seams. Now most of my triangles work. Once in a while I still "fudge" to get them to fit. I keep at it and love to watch How To videos and read every comment and blog I see for new ideas. Always I learn something that helps. Thanks for this opportunity to win one of Pat Sloan’s books, etc.

    —Teckla Buller on November 20, 2015
  • I probably fudged it. I did not like them for a long time, but now I accept them as part of the quilting process, and sew them with a touch smaller seam allowance, so I can trim them and I am much happier.

    —Edith Gorzo on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle units went together fairly well, but I had been doing other sewing for a long time before I started quilting.

    —DebrafromMD on November 20, 2015
  • After sewing and then unsewing and then sewing again a couple of
    times — my first triangle units eventually came out okay. My
    triangles are better now — but I’m sure that I could learn a lot
    from Pat’s book. This giveaway is really generous — thank you
    for the opportunity to win.

    —Dorothy M on November 20, 2015
  • I’m a glutton for punishment and still make quilts with triangles. The first time I made triangles, I swore it was the pressing that pulled them all this way and that, now a few years down the road I’ve realized it’s the squaring up that’s throwing me off! (At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it, LOL)

    —Jean Venezia on November 20, 2015
  • Thought my first half square triangles looked correct then I tried to join them together and they turned out totally kiddewhompus

    —Terri richards on November 20, 2015
  • The flying geese triangles is what I would like to learn how to do

    —pateresa garrett on November 20, 2015
  • I would Love to learn how to make the Boden Block.. So Cool!!

    Patti Jo Parker on November 20, 2015
  • I am Hst challenged…love love…sew peacefully

    —Debra Mack on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it

    —Bobbie Christopher on November 20, 2015
  • I need HELP with my triangles. Please teach me the best technique.

    —Cindy on November 20, 2015
  • i can sew….but I need some technique……would sew love this book and package

    —de baker on November 20, 2015
  • When I was still pretty much a newby to quilting, I decided to try a pinwheel quilt. It turned out pretty good. That is not too say, I haven’t had any problems with triangles. I just got lucky the first time – beginner’s luck!

    —Kaen DeCamillis on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it! Since joining Pat Slone’s facebook class room I have been getting better and better all the time. Learning to make half square triangles has been easy and am now acing it! Always willing to learn new ways though and am sure Pat’s new book will be a great way to learn

    —Evelyn Wonner on November 20, 2015
  • I’m sure I fudged it. I don’t remember it being a pleasant experience. I can always use another quilting book. This is a great giveaway.

    —Maribeth on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to learn more about equilateral triangles.

    —Sharon Chmara on November 20, 2015
  • I had a few problems at first but now I’m quite good at:-)

    —Hildy on November 20, 2015
  • I did all three…. I aced some, fudged some and tossed some. That quilt in now on my bed. I use it and I see every day how far I have advanced since them. I never stop learning with each and every quilt I do. Looking forward to learning Pat’s methods.

    —Janet My on November 20, 2015
  • Love this sight

    —Yolanda Hale on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t decide if it is my cutting, ironing, or sewing skills. Most end up in the trash. Maybe I need to try again.

    —LeAnne Hankel on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember any trauma, but it was a long time ago. I’m always willing to learn new methods.

    —Glenda in Florida on November 20, 2015
  • Would love to win the bundle. Thanks for letting me enter the drawing.

    Gracie Adams on November 20, 2015
  • Years ago I learned to make sets of eight half-square triangles from an article in American Quilter magazine. I’ve used that method many times since then and always been happy with it.

    Cutting individual triangles and sewing them together nearly always ends in disaster for me.

    🙂 Linda

    —linda schiffer on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it! I am a beginner and could really use this!

    —Lisa Tompkins on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it, definitely. I’m a little better now, but Pat’s book would help. Thanks!

    —Tammy Mabry on November 20, 2015
  • The reason I like my seam ripper so much, it allows me to just "erase" my mistakes…I ripped stitches and sewed again…

    —Linda Dial on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangle unit I made was for a churn dash block on a beginner sampler quilt. It helped that the block was 12 inches finished. I have since moved to attempting to make smaller triangle units, but usually have to make more than I need to make sure I have enough "perfect" ones. Would love to have more helpful hints, as I love making pinwheels!

    —Karen on November 20, 2015
  • triangles? shivers … would be wonderful to get away from 4 sided pieces in patterns!

    —Penny Lindlau on November 20, 2015
  • I love making quilts with half square triangles. There are endless blocks that can be created with the simple half square triangle. Can’t wait to see what this book can teach me.

    —Elizabeth Teerlink on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it, but it turned out OK with a LOT of Best Press!

    —Nancy Magee on November 20, 2015
  • I am sure l Thur my first ones away!

    Marcia Bowman on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to win because I have not tried triangles in a quilt and I would be happy for someone to teach me how. Have a happy and blessed day. Quilt on:)

    —Teresa Brooks on November 20, 2015
  • Waiting for my book, so I can try my first one…always avoided them!!

    —Marianne on November 20, 2015
  • I think I did pretty good, used half-square triangles, so no bias.

    —Rho on November 20, 2015
  • I was terrified of triangles, but it wasn’t as hard as I thought!

    —Susan White on November 20, 2015
  • I think they turned out OK , however, I can always stand to learn and improve !

    —Janice Regier on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangles I ever made was in a beginning quilt class making a sampler quilt. It would take me two days to make a block and it was excruciating. I stuck with it and have since ran a quilt shop and sold it to retire. Yeah. Anyway, my first triangle experience was okay. I didn’t ace it, but it was okay and didn’t scare me away. I love stars and you have a hard time making start without some kind of a triangle. I could still use some pointers and am always learning. Thanks for writing the book!!

    —Sue Kinner on November 20, 2015
  • I do an OK half square triangle but need new ideas.

    —Claire on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangle I made was wonky. It was off and I tried to fudge it. Alas, no luck, so I ripped it apart and tried again. Still off. I tried a third time and discovered I managed to stretch it farther out of shape, so I said the heck with it and tossed it out.

    Janice on November 20, 2015
  • My first HSTs made me so nervous! Way back in 1984, I bought a package I’d squares from Laura Ashley. I wanted to use them for a quilt from a picture that was a star-a ver easy star. The only problem was that I did not realize that by sewing those squares into triangles, that the resulting HST square would be smaller than the original squares!

    Of course, it eventually became clear to me that I had neglected to understand the seam allowances!

    I sewed so slowly and they turned out okay-not frat but okay!

    —Judi on November 20, 2015
  • I feel sew blessed to learn from Pat Slian. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my sewing friends

    —Dottie Garbutt on November 20, 2015
  • Most worked fine, but some had to be fudged a little when I sewed them together.

    —Susan Green on November 20, 2015
  • I really fudged my first attempt at triangles. It was so bad that I stopped working on quilts. I am really looking at getting back into quilting so learning how to do triangles will be fantastic.

    —Stephanie Lyle on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle try went pretty well, I was in a class and had a great teacher, Harriet Schoeneger. I love piecing triangles, thanks for the chance to win this great set of prizes.

    —Cheri Allen on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it

    —Lisa Roche on November 20, 2015
  • It was tossed. The points kept getting stuck in my machine Grrrr. Great giveaway thanks!!!!!

    —Janie on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve been quilting for 3 years and last summer I attempted my first triangle; it did not go well and I had to rip it up and gave the pieces of fabric to a friend to use on their quilt. Since then, I have not tried to make triangles (but I would like to learn). Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Carmen Rowan on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been sooooo long ago but think I really did fudge it. Have gotten considerably better now with all the new tools like rotary cutters and wonderful tutorials by such brilliant women like Pat Sloan and Eleanor Burns!

    —Doreen S on November 20, 2015
  • It’s always OK because I make them bigger and cut them down. Plus lots of starch.

    —Chris on November 20, 2015
  • Disaster. I messed it up and was doing it the hard way.

    —Eileen on November 20, 2015
  • My first effort with triangles was making a giant Irish Puzzle pinwheel with smaller 12″ versions inside the giant (24″ legs) triangles. And that was before "half-square" triangles": drawing around templates cut out of a Corn Flakes box. It came out perfectly and we used the wallhanging to advertise our travelling quilt exhibit in Ireland. I had an excellent teacher.

    —Elizabeth Monahan on November 20, 2015
  • My first hst’s were fudged horribly!!! Since then I have become pretty good. I can’t wait to get the new line of fabrics and the book! Congratulations Pat!!

    —Mindy on November 20, 2015
  • I would say aced my first triangle, as I had Kaye England looking over my shoulder while sewing and cutting.

    —Kevin B. on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were really wonky.Got to know my seam ripper really well.

    —Jeanette Davis on November 20, 2015
  • Since it was paper pieced, it was perfect! I’d sure love to win this bundle.

    —Donna Weible on November 20, 2015
  • I’m pretty sure I fudged it! I remember trimming off some extra and then ironing it a lot!

    —Theresa Brooks on November 20, 2015
  • Did pretty well on my first triangles, but definitely would enjoy learning new tips and tricks.

    —Joyce Comfort on November 20, 2015
  • First triangles were awful. Took a class and now they are much better.

    —Sharon Bradley on November 20, 2015
  • For so many years just the thought of making triangles terrified me! My first attempts made it directly in the trash can.

    —Paula on November 20, 2015
  • I usually have to fudge the centers of my Flying Geese to get point to come out right.

    —Karen Bergt on November 20, 2015
  • I really shy away from them, so I would really like to do some quilts with triangles of any kind. Thanks so much in advance love this site.

    —Jan on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were horrible and came no where near being on a diagonal, so the secondary pattern formed where the different colors met in the corners didn’t show, because the colors didn’t meet anywhere. I used them anyway, and still enjoy the quilt. I probably still have a lot to learn about triangles.

    —Lynn Miller on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles are challenging!

    —Pat Edgecomb on November 20, 2015
  • I would like to learn how to resize to fit my needs! Thank You

    —Terry on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember so well, it was 20 years ago. I know I didn’t toss it. Possibly fudged it (and admit I still do fudge!)

    —Karen on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it using the iron until it was submissive to what I had to fit it into

    —Lauria Nelson on November 20, 2015
  • I absolute love your book of triangles and etc. from the short description and pictures you showed I am ready to make "Boden". Beautiful is all I can say. I’m ready to start pulling fabrics for it.

    —Peg Bills on November 20, 2015
  • I love reading everyone’s posts about their quilting experiences. I would love to win this bundle. I can’t see the link! Am I missing it? Could someone please tell me where it is? Thanks!

    —Diana on November 20, 2015
  • My first half-square was my first ever quilt class in Houston TX. Everything was by hand and I was fortunate to have a great instructor. I’d say I did so-so and, boy, have I come a long way!

    —Pam S on November 20, 2015
  • My quilting mentor Lola had to correct my first attempt. After sewing 50 in a row I got the hang of it. My quilting friend Debbie has to be the champion…500hst when snowed in 2 years ago!

    —Denise Carpenter on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangles were learned on paper pieces – I figured that a BOM was a good way to learn but I didn’t pick a good one to start with-it was all in half square triangles! Didn’t help any; I still need help with them!

    —Judys on November 20, 2015
  • My 1st ever sewing with triangles was in my beginner quilting class about 4 years ago, aced that then down hill from there but slowly learning how to get them right all the time. I have snipped/sewed a few noses off those flying geese! All these tips & tricks in 1 place, thanks for sharing your talent.

    —Rowena Ball on November 20, 2015
  • Totally tossed it–and still can’t get it right! I need help!!!!

    —Pam Knighy on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle went pretty well, I guess because I learnt to do them from you Pat Sloan!Your free BOM a few years ago helped me not even fear Triangles at all!! So thanks for teaching me!

    —Kerri Hunter on November 20, 2015
  • Well my frist was i cut a square wanky so my triangle did not come out like a triangle. I had to toss it.

    —Rachel on November 20, 2015
  • A good triangle and an accurate 1/4 inch seam are essential to great quilting. I would love to hear how to make my triangles perfect from one of the greatest teachers around!!!

    —Heather Lalonde on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were far from perfect. My points were not very sharp.

    —Dorthy on November 20, 2015
  • I tend to steer away from triangles, I find them a little tricky and that slows down my sewing. I like quick projects that I don’t have to do a lot of thinking. Unfortunately that in itself causes its own problems. Would love to get instruction on how to be successful in sewing triangles.

    —Sally Kemna on November 20, 2015
  • I had to toss my frist 100s becouse they never square up

    —Timothy on November 20, 2015
  • I made my first HST in a beginner quilting class. It was passable.

    —Joanne on November 20, 2015
  • Oh my! I fudged it. Took some "unsewing" and adjusting to get the points even close–and eliminate the hole that just showed up! :)))

    —Cegnfred on November 20, 2015
  • I wouldn’t say I aced it, but after a little finagling (don’t you just love that word? LOL), it turned out pretty well. Thank goodness for videos and Pinterest tips! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Pat! 🙂

    —Stephanie Baker on November 20, 2015
  • Gee, it was a disaster. This was when I learned to purchase a bit of extra fabric for each project. Redo, redo, trashed it! Still not my favorite, but love the look, so keep on.

    —Judy g on November 20, 2015
  • I learn when helping my mother out makeing her quilts. Now my daughter is making quilts also.

    —Addie on November 20, 2015
  • I originally learned the cut 2 squares and draw three lines method. Sometimes I didn’t do a great job of following the line so some of them were a little wonky in the center. But, boy, they were all trimmed to the exact dimension on the outside.

    —Billie Shannon on November 20, 2015
  • My first try was a rectangle sized table topper, made with ALL TRIANGLES, cut from a charm pack. It turned out okay, but I’ve learned a lot since then, and now use Best Press on my fabric BEFORE cutting and again before sewing triangles together! I love how triangles look, but seem to avoid them lately. I would love to learn new techniques! Excited to devour your book, Pat!

    —Linda Taylor on November 20, 2015
  • I, amazingly, aced my first attempt at the half square triangle in the third quilt top I pieced. I’d love to win this prize pack!

    —Michelle McClave on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged for a long time.

    —Shelley McLaren on November 20, 2015
  • This post could not have come at a better time. I was sitting here reaping out some triangle blocks that was narrow on the top and wide on the bottom. However I have been cutting my blocks that are 1 inch or less bigger so it gives me some wiggle room when I size my block. But there’s a lot for me to learn on cutting triangles.

    —Sue Bruhn on November 20, 2015
  • It was over 50 years ago and I don’t honestly remember, but definitely got better with time and a lot of practice!

    Sandy D on November 20, 2015
  • So-So, is how it went. I tend to strech the square with pressing. Also, I’m never certain just what stitch length I should be using.
    Thank you for your generosity in all you do to help others with you knowledge.
    Mary

    —Mary on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it the first time–hadn’t yet mastered the quarter inch seam!

    —Linda F. on November 20, 2015
  • As a relative beginner, my first HST blocks were a recent experience, with some hit and some miss. I still have lots to learn and many opportunities to "practice" as triangles are very much a favorite block to use.

    —Pauline on November 20, 2015
  • I made my first triangle while doing Pat’s MQ BOM 2015. Following her instructions to the T, I aced it. I was so proud of myself. Thanks Pat for all you do for us.

    —Rose Ober on November 20, 2015
  • I hate half square triangles maybe this will help me love them.

    —Beth Merrill on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it!!

    —Claudia Burns on November 20, 2015
  • First ever triangle unit was way back in the dark ages – 1978 – when everything was done by hand. Templates, pencil markings, scissor cutting, sewing by hand. My first HST was perfect ONLY because I pinned obsessively, hand sewed on marked lines, and had the teacher hovering right over my shoulder while I sewed during class. The ones at home weren’t nearly so good, but I got better with practice.

    —Marilyn Rose on November 20, 2015
  • The first quilt I ever made was nothing but triangles. The top is complete, but it is so wonky that after 15 years, I can’t bring myself to look at it long enough to quilt it.

    —Margie on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember it being too bad but I probably fudged it before I learned to square up everything before going to the next step.

    —Ellen Johnson on November 20, 2015
  • Learned in a class so aced it. But, it was so long ago I really need this book to get it right again.

    —Suzanne Anderson on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it, no problems with triangles.

    —Quilting Tangent on November 20, 2015
  • First triangles weren’t terrible but I did fudge a few.

    —Judy on November 20, 2015
  • It was part of a sampler quilt and I did pretty good!

    —Vivian L. on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it!

    —judy shields on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles didn’t go too badly. I had a few point intersections that didn’t quite match up, but overall, it looked pretty! And it hasn’t stopped me from shying away from using triangles yet!

    —Kimberly on November 20, 2015
  • I had to fudge my first triangles. This way of making triangles changed my piecing. Thanks for the chance!

    —Joanne on November 20, 2015
  • Maybe I won’t fear triangles anymore! Marie

    —Marie Riley on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it during my first quilt class with direction from instructor, then once the quilt was done, forgot how!

    —Peg on November 20, 2015
  • Wow that is a great gift that someone will get. I love the many quilts that everyone shares on your Facebook page. It makes my day!!!! Thank you Bonnie!

    —Chris on November 20, 2015
  • Can’t find where to enter the contest so I guess I won’t be able to.

    —Kathy Dillman on November 20, 2015
  • I probably fudged it! It was long ago, when using templates. I have taken classes, watched videos, etc. on how to piece half square triangles. All very helpful in getting an end result I can live with. Thanks for the opportunity to see this package!

    —Carol Hinkle on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it!

    —Judi on November 20, 2015
  • I have yet to do a plain triangle, I have done HST’s but a plain triangle seems too intimidating due to the bias edges. I have not quilted much and I am just getting into it and would love to know how to handle the trickier parts of piecing.

    —Laura on November 20, 2015
  • ACED it!!!!! No problem!!

    —Dalon on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a long time, but since I was already a seamstress and did a lot of apparel sewing, I’m sure it came out good; and if it didn’t, I either ripped it out and redid it or tossed it and did another!

    —Diane Cissna on November 20, 2015
  • I love triangles and most of the time I ace them, but always eager to learn new techniques!

    —Patty Happel on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been so long I hardly recall! I’m pretty sure I may have used Thangles though which made a good result fairly easy. I always love trying a new method though and quite often combine them into "Margot’s Approved Method"!

    —Margot on November 20, 2015
  • My first one went pretty well but very slowly – I think I was the slowest in the class!

    —Lynette on November 20, 2015
  • From memory my first triangles were in a sampler quilt in 1997, an dwhile my seems weren’t necessarily the exact quarter inch they were at least meeting with the points even if a couple had to be resewn…………don’t you love the reverse stitching term now used still have to do even now days as I have turned into a perfectionist (almost)! looking forward to getting book to see if there are better ways to make them!! I have soooo much fabric to use and lots of leftovers which could be perfect!

    —Marilyn Piercy on November 20, 2015
  • Ok but need more practice. Would love to win!

    —Donna Morris on November 20, 2015
  • Can’t lie. Tossed it. My first experience with triangles was trying to do a sawtooth border…. a 2-inch wide border. It took me three "prototypes" to get the first side right, then it wasn’t so bad. By then I learned a few fudging techniques. Talk about a rookie!

    —Mary Lindberg on November 20, 2015
  • I have improved on triangles over the years – it’s the flying geese that I still have all kinds of problems with! You book would help!!!!! Thanks!

    —Janet holland on November 20, 2015
  • Beginner’s luck I guess, the first ones were painless. I wish they were all that good.

    —Peggy Aronson on November 20, 2015
  • My very first triangle was good, mostly because I used Thangles in a class. Then with technique guidance from my favorite teacher I had the epiphany that the Thangles provided sewing lines and prevented the fabric from stretching during stitching, something I could do myself with repetition and practice. The best advice I received re triangles: cut a little bigger than needed and trim to size after pressing. Second best advise: use a spider to start the stitching. Hm, this reads like a big batch of fudge!

    —Jane on November 20, 2015
  • My first one accidentally turned out great and made me over confident. Things went downhill for a while.

    —Linda on November 20, 2015
  • Only made a few things with triangles, but the corners didn’t match up quite right. I need help!

    —Micki Rogers Hildebrandt on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it because no one told me the importance of a 1/4 inch seam !!!!

    —Karen H on November 20, 2015
  • If I recall correctly, I did pretty well. I actually think it was what hooked me on quilting!

    —Carol Courreges on November 20, 2015
  • My first half-square triangle was acceptable, but I’ve gotten better with practice.

    —Kathy Judkins on November 20, 2015
  • I am proud to say I aced it.. later on learned tricks on making sure the points always are points 🙂 and now I’d say I’m at about a 96% success rate!

    Debbie D on November 20, 2015
  • That was many many years ago and I fudged it.

    —Janis on November 20, 2015
  • First try was OK. Pat’s book is a must have for any sewing room.

    —Dee on November 20, 2015
  • My first HSTs were kind of wonky; however, my HSTs are pretty consistent now. I use the same method each time. I would love to try out some of Pat’s other methods. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Virginia in AK on November 20, 2015
  • Love it I saved time is I’ll I could think about

    —Kimberly on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles are a challenge for me. I think I need your book!!

    —Ellie on November 20, 2015
  • SO fudged it!!!!

    —Carol Leatherman on November 20, 2015
  • Honestly I have not attempted a triangle quilt yet. They seem daunting but with these instructions I just may have to try one!

    —Heather Foster on November 20, 2015
  • My first half-square triangles – went well. I over sized them and then trimmed them down to the size I needed. More work but they turned out Great!

    —Alice MH on November 20, 2015
  • I’d have to say it was as I expected it to turn out, considering it was my first triangle. I truly thought I was going to wear out my seam ripper out before I got the 10 inch by 10 inch project done. In the end I was pretty happy that I stuck with it and it only took me about 12 hours to finish it.

    —Jennie on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles? Really? Haven’t graduated to them yet! Help Pat!

    —Ann on November 20, 2015
  • Well my first, being in 4-H about 40 years ago, probably fudged it… a lot. But I’ve come a long way and have learned a lot and had plenty of practice… so usually ace it now! Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway!

    —Donna Barnett on November 20, 2015
  • I first tried making flying geese, and there was not a point to be found! I’m a little better now, but still need to go slow. A few still get tossed also!

    —Linda Yale on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it

    —karen harris on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it. Seam ripper got a workout!

    —Donna Duke on November 20, 2015
  • Try to get them all the same is sew much a challenge.
    Would be great fun to become most lucky winner.
    Pat’s site and book are the best for learning more how to’s.

    —Joann on November 20, 2015
  • My first half- squared triangles were not great but with practice and a few videos I learned how to improve them!

    —Mercedes Rose on November 20, 2015
  • I’m sure the first one was tossed….along with a lot of others just like it since then. The book looks great, as does the give-away collection.

    —Pearl on November 20, 2015
  • I need all the help I can get! Thanks for writing this book on triangles!

    Louise Morgan on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve been quilt sewing for 25+ years so I don’t remember the first triangle I made, but I do remember that in the beginning there was alot of un-sewing, frustration and finally fudging involved.

    —Kathy on November 20, 2015
  • After 3 tries, my half-square triangle turned out well. Always grateful for tips, though

    —Janey on November 20, 2015
  • Boy do I need Pat’s book. Fudged it on the 1st project, jave gotten a bit better, but still have problems with flying geese – nothing ever seems to fit together right.

    —Susan on November 20, 2015
  • I am a self taught quilter and didn’t have any idea that people had issues with triangles when I first tried them. I quickly learned that making the triangles is easy, it’s piecing them too the blocks that are hard! I will have to get Pats book to learn her techniques. Her book about appliqué helped me tremendously!

    —Shannon on November 20, 2015
  • I did NOT ace my first quilt. It was a churn dash pattern and I made so many mistakes it was awful! Nothing matched up. But I was hooked on quilting. Unfortunately I still have trouble with the hst. My brain just shuts off. I need help!!

    —Barb Gordy on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it, still do! It has gotten easier since I bought Eleanor Burn’s HST ruler, but those bias edges are a bear to deal with!

    —Cindy S on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t usually make triangle quilts, but they are something I should try in the future.

    —Charlotte on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were under the "fudged it" group. Still learning with each new pattern I attempt. I’ve learned to oversize and cut down to get more accurate with them. We have to begin somewhere and I now try to do a sample block or two before I cut everything out. Again, lessons learned.

    —Jennifer Kinney on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged a little, I made pinwheels for a baby quilt, and I had to square them up and some of them I had to divide the off on each corner so each corner came close. I will be more careful when I iron them next time.

    —Lou Ann Peeler on November 20, 2015
  • I am not sure it was my first encounter with triangles, but it was a BOM that featured a TON of half-square triangles. In my mind, it’s the infamous Bear Claw block. I’ve been sewing and quilting for quite a while, but none of the blocks came out the same size. It’s still not finished.

    —Mary Carroll on November 20, 2015
  • I’m OK with triangles- just OK – need to get better at it.
    I LOVE Pat Sloan’s patterns in the book and the beautiful
    fabric. Thanks for a chance at a fantastic giveaway!

    —Nancy C on November 20, 2015
  • I’m sure it was tossed.

    —Tamie on November 20, 2015
  • I convinced myself that perfection was over rated. Of course, I’d feel differently if I could make triangles with points!

    —cynthia on November 20, 2015
  • Not all bad, but I had to do some fudging.

    —Robin on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it, as I still do sometimes today, 25 years later. I need Pat’s book.

    —Eileen K on November 20, 2015
  • I am fairly new to quilting and would love to learn more about triangles!

    —Ann on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles and I just don’t agree. I would love to win this and conquer my fear of making triangles.

    —Jo Drummond on November 20, 2015
  • Hello Ms. Sloan,
    I am new to sewing quilts and I was discouraged from quilting. When at the beginning of this year, I posted a quilt top that I had made on one of the quilting Facebook pages asking for help and that I was new to sewing. I was discouraged because the reply posts were so negative, I sat and cried for awhile. Because the fabric that I used to make the quilt with was some fabric that my mom had and some of her blouses. That is way it hurt so much, I felt that I had let her down. Then I found your page and started trying to quilt again. I have been going through back surgeries for the past couple of years and I have been working slowly on a quilt that I thought that my mom would like. I am making it in memory of her, she past away three years ago. I would love to own your book "Teach Me to Sew Triangles", to help me with learning to make quilts better.

    Thank you,

    Janet Smith

    —Janet Smith on November 20, 2015
  • I guess my first triangles were fine, since I don’t remember them – or maybe I wasn’t that picky at the time. I prefer to make my oversize and trim the units down to the correct size.

    —Jean HS on November 20, 2015
  • I just realised that my first ever quilt had no triangles at all! Quilt #2 had huge 12″ quarter square triangle, that are slightly wonky, but much loved!

    Hilary on November 20, 2015
  • It has been so many years ago I can’t really remember…lol. But I m sure it was a trial and error method.

    —Bev Barnes on November 20, 2015
  • Flubbed it. That was long ago, when we traced templates and cut out each triangle, then sewed them together. Soooo hard to sew those bias sides together without stretching and warping them.
    Newer methods of sewing before cutting on the bias are so much better. I’m pretty comfortable with half-square triangles now, but would really like to learn more about the equilateral triangles. I’ve never tried those.

    —Susan on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to learn new technique.
    Took forever to reach the bottom of
    This post to comment and enter for
    Chance to win.

    —Leslie aselis on November 20, 2015
  • My first went okay, not perfect, but not bad considering it was my first. I was happy with it. But I did take it apart and re-did it. 🙂

    —Terri S on November 20, 2015
  • So long ago I don’t remember, but most likely I fudged it!!!

    —Sue Halter on November 20, 2015
  • It was like a kind of magic

    —Risa on November 20, 2015
  • I aced my first ones after ripping out a lot.

    —BJ Stultz on November 20, 2015
  • Sewing my first triangles meant a lot of squaring up, as all cuts were oversized to get a good result. I know that Pat Sloan will have a method to avoid all this extra work. Would love to win the great give-away. Will keep my fingers crossed to be a winner, but I am going to add it to my Christmas wish list 🙂

    —Gale on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve only sewn 16 HST & they turned out ok but I remember being quite stressed about it, ha ha. Pat’s book looks amazing & will definitely be an addition to my quilting library!

    —Gail Kelly on November 20, 2015
  • Lots of comments!!! My first with triangles was years ago, long before I ever saw a rotary cutter. I cut the triangles from a pattern I had made. It looked pretty good when finished. My daughter sure didn’t complain when she arrived in this world.

    —Judy on November 20, 2015
  • I love triangles and the variety of blocks that have them. Especially star blocks..
    My first triangles were hand pieced from templates so were pretty much spot on. My machine introduction to triangles used printed triangle paper and also went fairly well. But I am a "pro" at fudging some triangles when needed.

    —Pati Cook on November 20, 2015
  • My points turned out horrible, either not there or mismatched. I still have a hard time, but I’m getting better ( I hope)LOL!

    —Merry on November 20, 2015
  • My first half-square triangles were lope-sided and looked terrible I tried stretching them but that didn’t work so I had to make more. With practice I eventually got better!

    —Kaye M. on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles went fine for the first square, it was a problem when I try to put them together trying to have points match, did not work & I would over sew or under sew! Still rare to get them all exact! I love the Union Square quilt in your book where you give choices on how to do hst or flying geese! I do better at flying geese! I usually sew the cut off triangles together right away, to use later! Thank you for this give away! I appreciate your generosity!

    —Patrice Wiesner on November 20, 2015
  • I aced it. I was shocked of course. LOL
    It was my 2nd project. Friendship star wall hanging.
    Thanks for the chance Pat !

    —Marsha Clark on November 20, 2015
  • Half square triangles have kept me from starting Pat’s Vacation Time quilt(the last mystery quilt had me cutting twice as many triangles than I neede) I AM DETERMINED TO MASTER FLYING GEESE AND half square triangles before I start another quilt!Can’t wait to get your new book!

    —Rhonda Webber on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it

    —Joan peterson on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle units were a disaster…tried to cut corners (so to speak) and didn’t work out well. Didn’t know I needed to cut the dog ears off either!!

    —Nancy on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged my first triangle units. I haven’t made a complete triangle quilt yet.

    Ollie M on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles I fudge it. But redid them and was good

    —Lynda Mccoy on November 20, 2015
  • It ended up as a trapezoid, rather than a square.

    —Debbie Camp on November 20, 2015
  • The first time doing triangles, I did 5 and they were to small but I didn’t throw them away figured I use them in something else. The next 5 I made a little bit bigger and then cut them down, then they stretched and I had to fudge to make them work, wow what a mess but I finally finished and the top look OK. I would like to say I am better at them but I won’t. LOL

    —Stephanie on November 20, 2015
  • The first time I made flying geese, I trimmed my blocks flush with the points. :p. Now I having a sewing machine cover with pretty little "flying trapezoids" on it. 😉

    —Tiffany on November 20, 2015
  • If I remember right (been a few years), my first triangle project went ok.

    —Barb on November 20, 2015
  • I have several family members who are currently serving in the military right now and would love to make patriotic quilts. That means stars and that means triangles. I am looking forward to seeing how this works. Thank you!

    —Tami De Spain on November 20, 2015
  • It was so long ago that I sewed my first triangle that I have no idea what the result was. I know I didn’t toss it so I must have fudged it or aced it. I would love to have a copy of this book.

    —Kristine on November 20, 2015
  • I didn’t do too badly, but I never finished the quilt so maybe I didn’t do as well as I remember…. Then my first bed size quilt had half square triangle that turned out well.

    —Stephanie Yargeau on November 20, 2015
  • I unfortunately didn’t do well on my first HST. I had cut the triangles and then sewn them together. That was with no instruction. I now make them by cutting two oversized squares and sewing them together at an angle and cutting them apart. It works but I waste some fabric. Love to read your book and see your techniques.

    —Sara David on November 20, 2015
  • I have been sewing for some time and I really can’t remember my first triangle. I always use paper templates. Most of the time they turn out nicely. I am not very good at rotary cutting. That’s where I need a lot of help because everything is going rotary cut.

    —Renay Hagood on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely Fudged it……

    —Linda Brown on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it, then I found out it was just beginners luck…now it is hit of miss

    —Bonnie on November 20, 2015
  • I love triangles but I seem to cut the corners off more often than not in the beginning. I’m getting better, I just finished a quilt for my sister and it was all triangles…I’m getting better….I think…

    —Robin Davenport on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged my first HSTs. They were bad! Seam allowance was not right or consistent.

    —collette mcmanus on November 20, 2015
  • I’m sure it went in the trash along with several of it’s siblings. Finally learned to cut them larger than needed and trim to size. Still use that method a lot

    —Teresa Spaur on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST project was a wall hanging gift for my niece. It was a struggle with lots of ripping and resewing, but it turned out pretty good for a beginner. The important point is that my niece was thrilled with something made using a subject matter that was of interest to her, so all in all, I count it as a win.

    —Sandy W. on November 20, 2015
  • The first time and thereafter, I literally aced the triangles, especially the part that was/is wonky, chopped off, wavy, that is the Aced part, they were/are most of the time so beautifully wacky I should be a prize winner.
    By now I should be the square, on point, quilt making lady.

    —Lucrecia Pawlak on November 20, 2015
  • Stretched it to fit where it needed to be sewn

    —Carolyn melchert on November 20, 2015
  • Even though I’ve got some age on me, I’m pretty new at quilting. I recently joined a local BOM club and experienced my first triangles. I do have some (a lot) of sewing experience and as nervous as I was about cutting all the pieces, I think I did pretty good. Points looked pretty spot on. And I admit, I did use the seam ripper more than once.

    —Diane Hopson Smith on November 20, 2015
  • I tend to over size my cut fabric when making HST. I then square it up by trimming the excess. It gets a bit frustrating to see the waste of fabric & the extra steps to get that perfectly sewn HST and then press it wonky! UGH! HST must be easier than this, right?

    —Kriss on November 20, 2015
  • I started quilting hand piecing so I am sure I fudged it. Now I have to be extra careful with precise cutting and getting correct seams.

    —JonnieEarle on November 20, 2015
  • My first experience with triangles was with the first quilt I ever made. It all started with a sewing machine given to me by my Mom. I went to a store which sold fabric, found a book on how to quilt with 6 1/2 squares, found one I liked and jumped right in without a lesson or even a thought I wouldn’t be able to complete it. I was successful after spending a small fortune on thread, cutting mat, rulers, and a cutter. Haa! I will never forget the ladies face when I walked up to counter and showed her the picture of the quilt and asked her, " I want to make this, what do I need to do that?" She asked, "well, what do you have?" I proudly told her…." A sewing machine!" Yep, an eye roll was the reply, 6 hours in the store and I was ready to get started. I love quilts with triangles and any other shape for that matter. A couple of times, my machine has tried to eat them, but I have overcome that problem…… I think

    —Tabitha Lustig on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely fudged it. Marking lines incorrectly, or pressing it so the whole triangle unit gets warped, I’ve done all the mistakes. And even after 12 years of quilting, triangles still make me a little frightened when it comes to my piecing accuracy. Still looking for my sure-fire triangle piecing method.

    —Nicole Westling on November 20, 2015
  • Flying geese that went flying out the window with the rest of the geese going south for the winter. Worked it out after hours of trial and error.

    —Jinny Miller on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it, most likely, since I didn’t know beans about quilting ‘way back then. What an awesome giveaway, thanks! Hope it’s my lucky moment!

    —Pamela Wright on November 20, 2015
  • Looks like I’ll have to try. Great instructions.

    —Karen Transmeier on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember, but I probably had to fudge it a bit–my seams started out pretty sloppy!

    —Barb on November 20, 2015
  • I think, nope, I know I need this bundle – Triangles have always put me off, the few times I have tried it was just frustrating so I gravitate towards strip or applique quilts.

    —Alice Parcel on November 20, 2015
  • Oh! Math has never been my friend and equalateral triangles confounded me at first. I tried SO hard to cut and sew them carefully, yet at first managed to bungle them. I discovered my problem was haste. I was in such a hurry to make the quilt I had in mind that I just tried zipping through the cutting/sewing steps. As simple as that! Once I reined myself in and took each step slooowly at first, I finally got the hang of it. Marking my ruler with clear colored tape helped, so that I didn’t inadvertently use the wrong marking for lining-up my triangle cuts. I bought myself a quarter-inch sewing machine foot, too. WHAT a difference THAT made! Sheesh! Looking back, I can’t believe I was clumsy at triangles! Practice makes perfect! Well. ALMOST perfect!

    —Tess Wentz on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely a fudge deal. My triangle was no where near what my finished size should’ve been, my line wasn’t quite straight. Looking back it was a disaster but now it’s pretty funny how that poor triangle looked. Live, laugh and learn!

    —Michele Fetter on November 20, 2015
  • I’m not sure if it was my FIRST triangle quilt, but one of my first triangle projects started out to be a baby quilt, but I loved it so much that I kept adding borders: some pieced and some appliqued, until the quilt fit our queen-sized bed. When my daughterinlaw saw it the first time, she remarked: "What a happy quilt!" I had to agree…and yes, NOW I know how to make triangles much easier and faster……

    —Becky Harris-Ross on November 20, 2015
  • I needed some triangles for the quilt my daughter was making, where the squares were set on point, and I screwed those up THOROUGHLY–and the fabric wasn’t available any more. I spent HOURS on the phone, calling quilt shops, until I finally found a shop that had more of the fabric we needed. My next effort was again done without having any instructions to follow (there’s a pattern here that should be telling me something!) and I again screwed it up royallt on my first several attempts. Thankfully, this was a more casual project, and I had plenty of fabric. I think Pat’s book is just what I need before I tried triangles again!

    —Carol Weber on November 20, 2015
  • The first quilt I ever made (as a teenager) was HSTs so I guess I never gave it a thought- they came out good enough for me and the baby I was gifting it to, but I would be interested to see it now and what I think of it!

    —Sarah J. on November 20, 2015
  • I’m just getting started in quilting. I have made five quilts, but I have never tried a triangle pattern before. Wish me luck:)

    —Lynn Carpenter on November 20, 2015
  • I was having so much fun I fudged it

    —Ruth Roth on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it. 🙁

    —Sasha Farnsworth on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was a mess until a wonderful teacher named "Delight " taught me her secrets of lining up using fingers and feeling the fabric. She was the best and I have used her methods ever since.

    —diane olcott on November 20, 2015
  • I really don’t remember but I still haven’t mastered them. I always make them larger and then cut them down. They are always wonky if I don’t.
    Thanks for the giveaway!! pam

    —Pam in Illinois on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempted at triangles was hand pieced and it went well. When I started machine piecing my points didn’t match and I’m still practicing after 25 years!!

    —Sue Ferns on November 20, 2015
  • Took many years off from quilting and sewing –these past couple of years I have been learning all kinds of new time saving and accurate techniques, especially with triangles.

    —Maxine Nordick on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST were a learning experience. I fudged them and then kept working on it.

    —Susan on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles sometimes come out good and sometimes do not. Have no idea what I do different.

    —betty drake on November 20, 2015
  • my problem with triangles is the points do not always line up

    cindy on November 20, 2015
  • Haven’t gotten to triangles yet. I’m still a novice.

    —Melanie on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it. I’ve gotten much better with help of fantastic online quilt alongs, but still have room (okay a lot of room) for improvement!

    —Lori Bruni on November 20, 2015
  • My very first attempt was a definite "toss it" situation. The calculations didn’t make any sense to me, my sewing was not stellar at that point and the whole situation was a recipe for disaster! I avoided them for a long time! Things have improved, but can still get better! I look forward to Pat’s book!

    —Laura on November 20, 2015
  • Messed it up and ripped it out! My seam ripper and I are old friends for over 40 years now! Love to quilt just don’t get much sewing time. Maybe when my grandkids are older. They are far more important right now! I dream about an iron like the one you are giving away!

    —Linda Bingham on November 20, 2015
  • My half square triangles came out wonky, but my son didn’t care because it was a quilt for him. He loved it all the same.

    —Mary S on November 20, 2015
  • fudged it but keep on trying

    —sandra handal on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve only just started quilting. My first (and only) quilt so far is 10″ squares. The quilt is made almost entirely of men’s cotton shirts that I picked up at the local thrift shop. Because I wanted to learn a few cuts, I have several versions of the disappearing 9 patch on the back of the quilt. I am so ready to learn more cuts, especially this triangle.

    —MargeS on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangle was many years ago and I think I was very fortunate to have someone teach me using Thangles. Precise piecing was my first experience. I’m grateful that there are many ways to do the same thing today because there’s a way for everyone.

    Beverly Howell on November 20, 2015
  • I really don’t remember my first They are not my favorite thing to do but right now I’m doing Farmer’s Wife with an online group They are becoming easier but then I’m doing them by hand

    —Judy Ross on November 20, 2015
  • Never had much trouble making accurate half square triangles but I never enjoyed making them. Nowadays most of the quilts I prefer feature them. I usually cut my pieces larger and trim. Takes longer but I don’t mind.

    —Karen Kopp on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve been making quilts for over 25 years….so I don’t really remember my first triangle. But I bet I sewed it and ripped and sewed again and then if it was "close enough" I fudged it fitting where it was suppose to fit. 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway! 🙂

    —Sheila Fernkopf on November 20, 2015
  • fudged it bad

    —Becky Whitehead on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it. Completely and totally! With nuts!

    —Amy Logan on November 20, 2015
  • If I remember correctly, it went fairly well. I’m a retired librarian, so I probably did more research than actual sewing!

    —Laurel Marsolais on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle units were made with templates, tracing with a pencil and then cutting the fabric with scissors. It was very tedious to get piecing to turn out perfect. I’ll admit that I did have to toss and start over once in a while.

    —marlene on November 20, 2015
  • I’m SURE my first triangle got tossed! There are so many tricks to making them that I didn’t know without a lot of trial and error! They still are more time consuming than my patience quote can handle, but I do agree with Pat, that they add tremendously to any quilt!

    —Anne Hart on November 20, 2015
  • Some I have fudged. I have also use two squares, cut them apart and then trimmed to size. I also purchased a computer disk that lets me do many sizes and yields a number of half square triangle unit of the same two fabrics. I’m always looking for a better way to make half square triangles!

    —Pam Gantz on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve always tried to avoid them. I’m sure it was catywompus–can’t really remember. I always make them big and then trim down unless I use paper. This looks like a great set and I’m so thankful for the series of books you’re doing!

    —Becky Tillman Petersen on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it and after I worked it in with the rest of the block, it looked really bad, but I didn’t give up and now their not so bad.

    —Evelyn Walton on November 20, 2015
  • I had a hard time doing my 1st HST’s….ARRRRRGH!!!! lol But I did keep at it…and final project was far from flawless…but my Daughter loooooves it….so makes it Priceless to me! Would LOVE to win this Give-a-way! How exciting! 🙂

    —Lori Morton on November 20, 2015
  • Oh my first triangle, how can I explain how bad it was? I would look at pictures and decide that I could do that without ever having a class, Book, magazine, or helpful ruler or friend. I was a garment sewer and I used scissors pins and five eights inch seam allowance Needless to say they were NOT very pretty!! I have since made many triangles with a lot of different methods. I still can’t say that I love making them, but I have gotten better at it!!

    Lorie Doyle on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it… stretched it, pulled it, ironed the devil out of it. Not that bad really. Great give away! Thank you

    —MJ on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was part of my first quilt ( really ambitious) failed miserably they were supposed to be 4 1/2 inch and by the time i trimed them to be straight they lost 1 1/2 inches, and nothing lined up at all. 🙁 have a great day…

    —Shannon Elizabeth Boudreau on November 20, 2015
  • Reasonably well – I took a class and had a teacher at hand to give guidance

    —Berylr on November 20, 2015
  • I have never dreamed there were so many ways to make triangles, I have always
    been wanting to make them with accuracy. Hoping to have this book and prepare
    my first triangle`s pattern quilt.

    —celine-x on November 20, 2015
  • Well, I still feel like I fudge it a lot. Easiest triangles I found are when they are die cut! I still just wing it when I don’t have the right die. So, I definitely need Pat’s book

    —Cheri Little on November 20, 2015
  • I’m sure I fudged it! It’s been awhile since my first hst and qst. My son’s quilt will be full of triangles!

    —Alicia on November 20, 2015
  • I knew nothing about quilting when I started and it was long before everything you ever needed to know was on the internet. So I imagine I fudged it!

    —Lisa Marie on November 20, 2015
  • I made a Christmas quilt (still remains a wip) and the triangles finished to about 8″ so they weren’t too bad. I had a good teacher and a patient friend and all ended well! I would love this package. The book looks wonderful! Love Pat’s methods. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Helen G. on November 20, 2015
  • My first one turned into a tiny one. I went to trim it and by the time I was done trying to get it "even" all the way around it was about an inch by an inch. I am still not loving them but practice makes better. LOL

    —Darlene on November 20, 2015
  • Love the quilts!!! My problem is setting a 1/2 square triangle the right way. There are 4 ways and I usually have one or two wrong somewhere.

    —Lorraine Brown on November 20, 2015
  • I joined a block of the month at my local quilt shop. The first block included a triangle. I will have to admit that I did a bit of fudging to get the block the correct finished size. I got a bit better each month. The giveaway is so generous. I’d love to win it. Thank you

    —Judy Allen on November 20, 2015
  • My first time was on Vacation Time by Pat Sloan. Had a ball, cut a few corners, lol, and want to learn more!!!! Great contest and prizes, thanks!

    —Dee Akins on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST’s were an absolute mess but I did not give up and soon got them looking good. I am a left handed person so I have a habit of reversing everything but do manage to get it all figured out. Just love all the variations that you can use HST’s in.
    Lovely give away I would love to win

    Lori Rocheleau ( a newbie quilter almost 2 years now)

    —Lori Rocheleau on November 20, 2015
  • Fudge tastes good, but not on triangles. However, I do fudge my triangles

    —Kitty DeMeo on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t think anything has driven me to more books and blogs than half square triangles as I looked for tips to make them work. Have found pressing,starching and squaring tips that help, but by no means am I a pro.

    —Jackie Stevens on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles resulted with one side of the half square triangle block larger than the other. I had traced and cut out each triangle and then sewed them on the diagonal. It took a lot of work to make one Ohio Star baby quilt. Later I discovered thangles which are great if you like spending hours tearing off paper backing.

    —pamela ferland on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it, cut off points & never finished the project, but kept on sewing quilts for 10 years now.

    —Sharon Stafford on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle unit (for me) went fairly well. It was in my first quilt where I was taking a class, so I had the teacher there to help me through the whole thing.

    I have only been sewing for 2.5 yrs and quilting for 2 yrs so I look for all books, tips and patterns I can get.

    Thank you,
    Teresa Masek

    —Teresa Masek on November 20, 2015
  • It was a long time ago but I prob fudged it:-)

    —Amy Bourg on November 20, 2015
  • Best I remember I fudged it….

    —Bobby on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were self taught with a large star quilt. It was difficult, but completed, quilted and given away as a gift to a college friend.

    —Tanya on November 20, 2015
  • I made my first HST during a class in 1993 or so, I’m pretty much a perfectionist when doing anything sewing related ( I was sewing fashion for at least 20 years by then), and I can guarantee you my first was trashed or seam ripper worn.

    —CarylAnne on November 20, 2015
  • I just finished my first triangle quilt this year. It turned out pretty good as I used Jaybird Quilts Hex N More ruler to cut the points off the triangle to make these easier to piece. My curbed FMQ needs work, but I’m happy. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    Anja @ Anja Quilts on November 20, 2015
  • I royally fudged it! points were off picked apart so many times however in the I was very happy with the final quilt

    —Juanita on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST was not right so I squared it up to a smaller size intending to use in anther project but still kept with that fabric. I did complete and quilt the quilt. This quilt is showing it`s age after years on our bed. I Can see at least one of the quilts in Pat`s book would be nice for replacement.Happy Stitching.

    Clare on November 20, 2015
  • The first one went really well. However, I can not say the same for a large number of later attempts. So I am still working on finding a technique that works well for me.

    —Beth on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt with triangles was a mix of very good to redo. That quilt was finished in June 2015. I started quilting in January, love it!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

    —Patricia Cash on November 20, 2015
  • Hi there,
    My first foray into the dreaded HST and QST was a terrible failure. As a matter of fact, I still have that UFO(a quilt made entirely of HSTs) hidden away *somewhere*…
    But, I love Pat Sloan and think I need her book to get me on the right HST path!
    Thanks!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline

    Jacqueline on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely fudged it. Sewing bias edges was not fun, and trying to keep that exact 1/4″ seam, still not the best at that. Pat’s book looks like a lot of good info, even if I am not a new beginner.

    —Nancy N on November 20, 2015
  • My first one ended up in the trash… I tried over and over until I came up with something that finally looked like it was suppose to and fitted together somewhat collectively.

    —Sharon Lehman on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangles I made, I aced it because I used the cheater sheets. However, since then, I have made 2 scrap wedding quilts with many triangles in them, that I made the triangles the way I learned in a quilting class.

    —Nancy Harvey on November 20, 2015
  • Well, the first one I ever did was in my first beginning quilting class. I am not sure if I knew enough to know if it was right or not, but it did stitch into my quilt . Sometimes it is good not to know enough!

    —Sue Cleek on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a disaster, of course. They had wavy edges, but I tried to stretch them to fit their places. Oops. Not a great idea. They ended up in the trash. :S

    Sandy on November 20, 2015
  • I messed up my cutter, and then had "ok" triangles, would love to make them better!

    —Sheila on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were made for a sale boat block quilt when I was first taught to quilt. They turned out OK.

    —Sabrina on November 20, 2015
  • Not so good – it was so stretched out of shape after ripping out the seam three times.

    —Linda Lee on November 20, 2015
  • my first triangle quilt was a complete disaster, I ripped it all out and started over, they are getting better, still struggle by times with getting perfect points.

    —Darlene on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve fudged my fair share of triangles. While I’ve learned a lot in the years I have been quilting, I’m open to learning how to me even better triangles.

    —Susan on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve fudged my fair share of triangles. While I’ve learned a lot in the years I have been quilting, I’m open to learning how to make even better triangles.

    —Susan on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was in my very first quilt. It was a sew and flip and it turned out great! (The pattern had floating points so it really didn’t matter!)

    —Mary Ann on November 20, 2015
  • learned from Ebony Love with Downton Abbey Mystery Quilt I followed the photos and did well

    —Barb on November 20, 2015
  • I tried my first triangles in my 30’s. Not pretty. Figured quilting was something I would never be good at but I decided to give it a try again in my 50’s. So much better. I guess with age comes less pressure. Not fearing perfection made me relax and things went better. They may not be perfect but everyone loves the quilts I make for them. I actually love triangles now!

    —Sandy Neuhoff on November 20, 2015
  • I have been quilting for 30 years so I really don’t remember my first triangle anymore. I have tried many techniques over the years and I have settled on making oversized triangles then trimming them to size.

    —Stephanie on November 20, 2015
  • It was so long ago I don’t remember first triangles. But I had been sewing clothing, home decor, etc for many years, so I’m thinking with no memory of botching triangles, they were probably ok. And now, any quilts with triangles are my favorites. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway that will make one of us very happy!

    —Sharon on November 20, 2015
  • It didn’t go well…so I still need to learn
    a few tricks of the trade.

    —pauline on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangles were in my first quilt I ever made. the pattern was a paper pattern from simplicity or one of those other patterns. I had to cut out each piece of the quilt by hand, I traced the pattern pieces on cardboard so I could just trace them and then cut out with my scissors. I am so thankful to have learned about quilting and rotary cutting since that first quilt oh so many years ago.

    —Jeri LeBeau on November 20, 2015
  • This about sums up my attempts at quilting with triangles. So looking forward to Pat’s new book. I’ve learned so much from her BOM and podcast Very gifted and passionate lady!

    —Mary Lou on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were not too good but I have learned a little bit but not much.

    —Jennie Hoyt on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember my how my first triangle came out, it’s been toooo long ago. I do remember that my teacher at the local quilt store emphasized that cutting exactly and having the correct 1/4″ makes a great difference. I strive to do that every time I am cutting and sewing a quilt. Love quilting!

    —Karen M. on November 20, 2015
  • Took on a first big project way beyond my skills years ago. Many triangles in a sampler quilt. Nearly all of the corners were blunted and skewed. But that quilt I kept as a reminder that even I could learn the skills necessary to produce a great project. And I am still learning new techniques with each new block and that no-one is too old to develop new skills.

    —JRuth Zelenko on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged It!! They are getting better, I have developed the bad habit of ironing instead of pressing and still very inconsistent with my 1/4 inch. Hoping your new book will help me to master the technique! Thanks for all of your great teaching Pat!

    —Wendy Turchich on November 20, 2015
  • My first ever quilt was using half square triangles. Lets just say…..I had to do a LOT of unpicking!!

    —Sabine Kingston on November 20, 2015
  • I love what I learned doing you 2015 mystery BOM I’m anxious to see what I learn from your new book!

    —Patsy Boog on November 20, 2015
  • I have always been afraid of making half square triangles. The 1 and only time it was so wonky I had to laugh. I look forward ro trying your techniques and encouragemental in your book. Thank you for letting enter the drawing.

    —Heidi on November 20, 2015
  • I faked it. But did know I should cut it bigger so I barely had enough to square it up. Years later I tried several different ways to make Triangles but I love my Bloc-Loc ruler the best.

    —dori on November 20, 2015
  • The first time I sewed triangles went rather well. I used paper that was designed to go with strips. You placed the paper on top of the two fabrics and just followed the lines to sew. Each strip had two, I just laid down the paper and pined with a pin and sewed. When finished sewing I just cut apart on the solid lines. I don’t think it would have went as well if I had just cut the triangles and sewed them together.

    —Elizabeth on November 20, 2015
  • I love Pats thread collection. I know I’ll love the books.

    —Adele on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt class was on 9/11. I had never even seen a stitch before that first class. I fudged a lot of things on that sampler quilt but my passion for quilting was born. Thanks for all your wonderful books and classes.

    —Terri on November 20, 2015
  • the first triangles I made were horrible .. no two were the same size for the pattern measuremets. plus I didn’t understand at the time about how they were placed in the project . Needless to say I have learned the hard way but still do have trouble and cringe every time one is needed in the pattern

    —linda feltner on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were nothing less than a bad joke. AND I love the quilt I made with them and continue to improve with each new tip I receive as a gift from my quilting godmothers.

    —Carol on November 20, 2015
  • I made a triangle quilt in xmas fabrics…..got it finished…..then a lady had a house fire and lost everything….so I gave it to her for her kids along with another quilt I had……

    —Darlene Krystal on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a bust but I kept taking them out, cutting new ones after it was impossible to use the fabric anymore, lol. I still struggle with them but like the character they add to quilts today. I would love to win this bundle of wonderful items. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to enter this give away Pat.

    —Nancy on November 20, 2015
  • I’m new to quilting and haven’t attempted triangles yet. Looking forward to learning from Pat.

    —Pat on November 20, 2015
  • Aced a couple blocks, fudged a couple and had just had to ignore one….look forward to working with triangles again.

    —Sally on November 20, 2015
  • Um yeah……lets just say, they wouldn’t win any ribbons! Getting better, but still need that seam ripper too often.

    —Terri J on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles were not perfect by any means, actually the entire quilt was wonky, it was a sampler quilt where I learnt that blocks do need to be square- l made it for my mother inlaw, she loved it and still uses it.

    —Chris Appleby on November 20, 2015
  • working on some now ready to toss them. lol

    —alma on November 20, 2015
  • Hee,hee,hee! Today’s triangles still come out as bad as my first triangles did. There is something between my mind, my fingers and my sewing machine that never quite connects to make a "pretty" triangle. No matter how I do it, the triangle math never works. There is no way I can sew just two triangle together. The best things that ever happened in my triangle world were sew and flip squares like for flying geese and making half square triangles from squares where I just have to sew the diagonal of an over-sized square and then trim it to be the right size. One of my biggest quilting goals is to make a triangle the good old regular way,,,, sewing just two triangle together. That and getting some of my UFO’s finished.

    —Debbie Fetch on November 20, 2015
  • My first half-square triangles were odd shaped to say the least. But ignorance is bliss but not necessarily beautiful. I wasn’t entirely satisfied so I researched different methods. I actually like triangles now and am confident in my ability to produce pretty nearly perfect ones every time.

    —Monica Bailey on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a long time since I sewed my first triangles…I think it was one of Eleanor Burns’ patterns. As I remember, it went pretty well and I’ve been sewing them ever since. Mostly use the Easy Angle & Companion Angle rulers now days.

    Linda in NE on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it

    —Anita on November 20, 2015
  • Actually, my first experience with triangles went quite well; I thought, what is everyone complaining about? It’s easy, you just have to cut and sew and it will be accurate! Then, a few weeks later, I used the same fabric, same method, rotary cutter, sewing machine, etc. and came up with a triangle off by a good generous 1/8 inch off. In a design that showed the error of my ways quite glaringly. Took me down a notch or two, but I have been more careful ever since. I am still searching for that foolproof method I thought I found 30 years ago.

    —Karen Gifford on November 20, 2015
  • It was not so bad but I did do some fudging!! Can’t wait to see the book!

    —Anita on November 20, 2015
  • This would be such a great Christmas present to give myself from me. My first quilt I fudged it a little bit.

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely FUDGED it!! But then I made an Ocean Waves quilt and HAD to learn to do better. It was a gorgeous quilt!

    —Anne Cowan on November 20, 2015
  • Awful just awful, but I love triangles and have tried several ways, Thangles, templates, and special rulers!

    —Lynette Gross on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it. Ripped it out. Tried again and ripped it out. The third attempt was still not perfect or even really straight, but it was mine. LOL. Congratulations on your new book.

    —Kimberly Lewis on November 20, 2015
  • Practice practice but I still get some wobbly ones occasionally!

    —Jane K on November 20, 2015
  • One of the first quilts that had a million triangles was a Thangles quilt so it was fairly easy. The little tiny 1.5 inch ones not so much but larger than that was easy

    —Maureen. on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles did not go very well. I would love to create beautiful flying geese!

    —Margaret Holden on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangle units I made were using Marti Michell templates for a BOM and I aced it, due to the templates.

    —Kim Britton on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles came out perfect! I used my scraps & this will be a great way to use them up!!

    —Christine Nathan on November 20, 2015
  • wow a huge congratulations to Pat. My first triangle? Well after ripping it out several times, I finally threw it away, LOL I could use her book, it just went on my list of books to get. thanks Pat.

    —Lori Smanski on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST where not perfect but practice sure does help in making them perfect.

    —Phyllis on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed it and still have a hard time with them some days!

    —Shannon Haas on November 20, 2015
  • I did quite well, it was a 2 1/2″ so a bit small to be my starter one, but I managed. I went on to make 50 more to make a children’s quilt for our church outreach for the local needy. I’m still quilting and always, always learning. Thank you for all your support to those of us new to this craft.

    Sue

    Sue parks on November 20, 2015
  • I didn’t realize that you needed to square up the HST after you sewed them so my set of pinwheels let alot to be desired.

    —Eugenia Emert on November 20, 2015
  • I really don’t remember my 1st lol! I don’t recall anything so far being a huge ordeal. I do know circles take me for ever but I dont’ that triangles have been too bad. Lovely giveaway!

    —Stephanie on November 20, 2015
  • I haven’t made my way to triangles yet! I’m just a newbie!!

    —Sandi on November 20, 2015
  • TOSSED IT!

    —Dawn Welch on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it took a class

    —Mary R on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles TRY my patience!

    Rebecca on November 20, 2015
  • Me encantaria recibir este libro, ya que estoy aprendiendo y en mi pais todavia no hay mucho material impreso para aprender. Muchas gracias

    —Blanca Fernández on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles and I do not understand each other. I am never certain that a triangle will fit into a space for it. Recently I hand pieced some blocks where the pieces were cut by an elderly lady and I resorted to finding the center of each side that adjoined a triangle to deal with the triangle points that hang over the seam.

    —Judy Young on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it!

    —Amy Cofer on November 20, 2015
  • I honestly don’t remember because it was over forty years ago. But it must not have been too traumatic, or I probably wouldn’t still be a quilter today. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

    —Sharon on November 20, 2015
  • Half square triangles. My seam allowances were not consistent so I learned the importance of accuracy in making a quilt project.

    —Cathy on November 20, 2015
  • To the whirlwind quilter Pat Sloan!

    Thank you for writing and editing with wonderful pictures this book of triangles! You continue to bring new innovative ideas to fabric and design!

    —Beverly on November 20, 2015
  • It went all wonky! That was before the new ideas on doing triangles! Mine are still a little wonky. So far the best option for me is to make them larger then trim to size.

    —Trisha on November 20, 2015
  • It was too small and I had to toss it and I had to start over.

    —LC Caldwell on November 20, 2015
  • My first was a quilt for my daughter’s bed when she was in grade school. There were points that didn’t match and I had to rip and restitch several times. I didn’t know how to quilt so I tied it. She is now grown and in her own place with her favorite quilt. I’m now looking forward to making one for her first child due in May.

    —Lora Nystrom on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve been quilting for so long that I can’t really remember my first triangle. I just keep getting better about that perfect 1/4 inch seam and also perfect rotary cutting. I’ve tried several methods and so far. I think that I’ve become better than the first time!

    —Janet Travis on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were awful! I was just making things up on my own, using a single pine tree block pattern I found and liked. I ended up buying quite a bit more fabric because I didn’t cut the squares big enough to allow for the seams. But, I eventually got the quilt done and figured out what I was supposed to do. My mom still uses it and loves it!

    —Sue Nodine on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was too small!!,

    —Kathy Moore on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve also used Thangles and triangles on a roll for accuracy but I detest paper piecing ripping. Pat’s new book on Triangles book should help a lot.

    P.S. I’m on my final borders on" ABC for EWE and Me". Lots of work, but really fun!
    Thanks, Pat.

    —Barbara from MA on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed them, they where to small. For a long time I’d make them big and cut them down. Now they seem to be good! I’d love to read the new book have admired and followed Pat since I learned to sew.

    Elizabeth Johnson on November 20, 2015
  • You know, many years ago I figured out how to make a perfect triangle. It took me months to figure it out and then lo and behold, I found my same method in a new book I had purchased! Didn’t feel so smug after that! I enjoy doing triangles and would love to have your book to help me figure out other ways to make them.

    —Sandy Ruffino on November 20, 2015
  • Would love to have this book. I love triangles !! Just beginning to try more and more#

    —beverly Oliveros on November 20, 2015
  • My first project included a triangle, several actually. And they all have blunt points (safer that way). I do love that wall hanging because it was all done by hand, handmade cardboard templates, scissors only, hand pieced. I learned a lot from that process.

    —Debby Kreifels on November 20, 2015
  • Tried to make trees with 3 triangles each and a little rectangular trunk. Seemed very simple. Didn’t know about bias edges and stretching the fabric, so they weren’t very good! Somewhere along the line the wallhanging project became part of the UFO drawer, and after 2 moves, is buried somewhere in unopened boxes. I intend to finish it someday, but you know about good intentions, huh? The devil made me do it!

    —Rosemary Hop on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle project was a set of four pillows and three matching table runners, made completely with HSTs. I won’t say I aced it, but they all turned out pretty good with a minimum of fuss. Thanks,

    —Delaine on November 20, 2015
  • Any and all triangles are a challenge. They either turn out great or not (and I really don’t know why in either case).

    —Judys on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles are what taught me about patience, the seam ripper, bias edges, and that you need to really pay attention to what you are doing but I love how they can change the design of a quilt just by turning them differently.

    —Julia (Judie) Huddleston on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were not too bad, but they were not very good either! I still have room for improvement!!!!!!!

    —Dora on November 20, 2015
  • My first one went pretty well, have had a fair amount if practice since with mostly success!

    —Debby Sales Hames on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it! Tried to fudge it, but ended up tossing it. Worked hard at them and now I love them.

    —Colette on November 20, 2015
  • I remember a lot of ripping, so not well!

    —Judy on November 20, 2015
  • My first major project using hst was a pattern called ‘Scrappy Diamonds’. It included two different sizes and actually went together easily. Love using them in quilts now that I’ve found and easy way to do them.

    —Gail Davis on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle project was a disaster and I did even attempt to do triangles till years later.
    The more you sew the beter you can conquer you task.
    Linda

    —Linda Dupler on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were made into a flying geese. Not the best geese they flew south. Could really use help with these geese and all half square triangles, so really need the book.

    —Cher on November 20, 2015
  • Well, unlike the rest of you, I must be WAY TOO OLD, because I don’t even remember my first triangle but I think….it was hand sewn since that’s what my first quilt was so I’m giving myself an Aced It since I did it by hand 🙂 Really Great Prizes Pat, Thank You So Much!!!!! Bj.

    —Bj on November 20, 2015
  • I love triangles. I have made many quilts with them. Flying Geese, Ohio stars, and so many more. These days they are much better than when I started thirty years ago.

    —Florence Dupuis on November 20, 2015
  • I always make them bigger and then trim to size, so looks good, but putting an entire quilt together with 1/2 square triangles drove me crazy……actually pounded the seams to make them flat!

    —Kyle on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was a disaster, I cried because it was so out of shape. I have since gotten better at it. I would love to see your method and be a success at triangles.

    —Diana Fink on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle attempt was on Pat’s Vacation Time BOM. It took me 3 tries, but I was able to "make it work". I am excited to see what’s in this book!

    —Martha on November 20, 2015
  • I think I used triangle paper for my first triangle project, so all came out well.

    —Sherril M. on November 20, 2015
  • My first baby quilt had triangles, but I haven’t made one with triangles since!! It turned out ok, I think I would like to try again!!

    patrice dubose on November 20, 2015
  • I’m a self taught sewer and doing my best to teach my self beginning quilting. I absolutely LOVE HST’s and my first was a bit wonky but was still usable.

    This book sounds like a good thing to have for us self taught sewer’s/quilter’s.

    Heather

    Heather B on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember but I think they were okay – not great but I could use them!

    —Sue in Scottsdale, AZ on November 20, 2015
  • I have tried different ways to make triangles. The first time was not good. I have improved but need more practice as I am pretty picky about my seams all coming together and matching up to the next block. Would love to win this book to make quilts for the long cold weather coming up. Thank you!

    Sherry K. Kreichgauer on November 20, 2015
  • Hah! My first-ever triangle quilt used "thangles" (guarranteed to be accurate) and was fun to make, but when I put the blocks together, the rows are off – by as much as a half inch in places. And I’ve never figured out how best to add in a bit more, nor had the stomach to rip apart the offending seams and re-do them. Probably because most of them are off. So the quilt sits in the drawer. My husband & family has forgotten it existed, so don’t nag me. I suppose it’s been there at least 10 years now… and will probably stay that way for a long time to come. Sigh.

    —Linda on November 20, 2015
  • I thought it looked perfect. Little did I know at the time that none of my seams matched and it was horrible. My color choices were not the best either and if I remember correctly it was poly fabric.

    —Renie Howard on November 20, 2015
  • looks like wonderful book to have in my library. love using triangles in quilting esp the HST
    thanks for giving us the opportunity to win this book

    —vera schmidt on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was in a quilting class in our small town. The owner/teacher was fantastic! How I miss her and her shop. I did my best to keep her in business but it wasn’t long before she had to close her doors. I cried. But back to my first triangle. The class was for beginner quilters and we used no strips or shortcuts of any kind. The way she taught me to cut each square a stitch each stitch I had no trouble at all with my triangle. I went on to finish that queen size sampler, all hand stitched and hand quilted. That was many years ago and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all my quilting projects since then. I hope to win this wonderful prize but if I don’t I’m looking forward adding her book to my growing collection of Pat Sloan’s books.

    —Patti Burns on November 20, 2015
  • Threw away most of the triangles and started over several times. I still avoid making them.

    —Becky Gesch on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST’s were less than perfect, but I just loved the color combination the entire project ended up, that a little fudging couldn’t help but overlook those imperfections!

    —Didi on November 20, 2015
  • I am a new quilter and like to challenge myself, After finishing a nine patch, I decided I should make a pinwheel quilt for a niece. My first few were a little wonky until I got the hang of it. I also now understand why starch plays such an important role in working with triangles!

    —Martha Merriam on November 20, 2015
  • My one and only attempt at triangles was last Christmas when my husband bought me a kit to make a Christmas quilt & it had flying geese all around as a border! ouch! I managed to make the flying geese but some are a bit dodgy! As i was on a time limit (had to be on the wall Christmas day) i just got on with them – it will be interesting to see how i feel about them when i hang the quilt on the wall this Christmas! the book looks great I am a Pat fan….

    —Suzanne Keal on November 20, 2015
  • It was so long ago I really don’t remember, but it is always good to learn new things! Thanks for showing so many wonderful books.

    Donna Hendricks on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangle involved using templates I traced. Needless to say the finished size was not correct. Since I’ve learned to make them too large and trim to size. Would love to win this book.

    —Kaye on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it!

    —Teresa Downum on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve just started my first half square triangle quilt and I’m obsessed! I love this shape and all the possibilities for arranging them!! I’m quite a new quilter and would appreciate winning these items and learning from Pat’s book.

    —Denise S on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was awful. It was pre-rotary cutter. I cut it out with scissors after tracing around a cardboard template. I love the variety of tools we have today to make triangles more simple.

    —JanetB on November 20, 2015
  • My very first HST quilt is partially done, in a box, under my cutting table. I can’t get my intersections to be flat! I hope this book will help me finish the quilt. Thanks for the chance to win it! I’ll put it on my Christmas Wish List just in case 🙂

    —Ellie on November 20, 2015
  • I pretty much fudged it and am still fudging it. Would love to win prize so I can maybe not fudge so much.

    —Cindy Schultz on November 20, 2015
  • I was a kid taking a quilting class with my neighbor and had a pillow project with HST and to my amazement I aced it ! I was so proud of myself, I still have the pillow today. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome give away.

    —Dot on November 20, 2015
  • tossed it!

    —Dianne Brown on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles was okay. I have been making triangles for a number of years now and still end up with mixed results. Sometimes they are perfect and other times not so much. This book looks like it would be very helpful.

    —Laura Barnes on November 20, 2015
  • Put it this I suffer with ‘Triangle-a-phobia’
    Maybe therapy would help?

    —PJ on November 20, 2015
  • Most of my triangle projects end as UFOs. Still trying though.

    —Judy Gardner on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles do pretty good though sometimes the corners disappear

    —Doreen on November 20, 2015
  • I definitely had to fudge them!

    —Cindy F on November 20, 2015
  • Gee, it was so long ago I can’t remember. Probably fudged it. I do remember the first quilt I made that had lots of triangles, it used Sister’s Choice blocks – I used Triangles on a Roll and they all turned out great!

    —Diane on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it! Fudged it! Fudged it! And still do. I could use this book.

    —Diane on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember since it was over 40 years ago, but I had sewed clothes before making my first quilt so I think it must have gone OK.

    —Connie Tessier on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember my first, but you can always teach an old dog new tricks. Lol

    —Teresa Budd on November 20, 2015
  • I had to fudge it a little. However, the newer technique is a whole lot easier than cutting out single triangles from templates then sewing them together like the old way. 🙂

    —Jean F on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangle I tried to sew I quickly realized the corners got tangled in the machine. I quickly learned how to sew the square on both sides on a middle line and then to cut them 🙂 thank goodness. ( my flying geeze still not perfict yet.

    —Elizabeth A Lee on November 20, 2015
  • I think my first triangles were in some quilt blocks that matched a quilt my grandmother made for me. I was a child; they were cut with shears and a template and my seams were not good. I still have the blocks somewhere, but they are too wonky to sew into anything.She didn’t dissuade me from trying to sew a block that wasn’t really a beginner’s block. I don’t recall what she called it. I just was trying to find it in Maggie Malone’s 5,500 Quilt Block Designs. The one that looks like it is # 1435 and one of the names is Maud’s Album Block or a similar one is Mother’s Choice. In the quilt she made it was used as an album block with white center squares.

    In a quilt I actually made as an adult, I managed quarter square triangles in a layout with big squares that looked like square in a square, but were really two blocks alternated. The first blocks weren’t the best, but then I used a template to check the size on ones toward the end.These were template cut, too.

    The hardest ones I have sewn were in a Storm at Sea quilt. Though the isosceles triangles that I acquired at a yard sale were not easy and I did my share of ripping out and it was far from perfect in the end.

    —Kathy Howard on November 20, 2015
  • I watched some videos as a new quilter and it came out okay but it did NOT look like a triangle…

    —JuliePapagni on November 20, 2015
  • Cried. Had a hissy-fit. Cried some more. Threw them all away. I’ve learned to cut them larger then trim to size.

    —Carole McClellan on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle project did not go so well. I lost all my points….. So I didn’t do so good. I hope I win the book…. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

    —Debra Stebbins on November 20, 2015
  • It went surprisingly well–I had read how to information in books and watched a lot of how to videos on you tube. Plus I went super slow and kept re-measuring.

    —dona on November 20, 2015
  • Put it this way:: I’m suffering with Triangule-a-phobia’

    —PJ on November 20, 2015
  • In the older days, I would avoid triangles almost as much as curved shaped. My points were all over the place! I got a triangle square up ruler though and I have fallen in love with HSTs. Who knew that accuracy meant to much?

    —Connie Tipns on November 20, 2015
  • Would love to win the bundle my angles are a bit hit and miss when I do them but this is probably only for USA and I’m in Australia but nothing ventured nothing gained lol

    —Ronda on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle project was a Bears’ Claw twin size quilt. Almost every claw has a mistake in it, but the person who it was made for did not care. I had so many cut off points and the block itself was a bit on the wonky side. I still have problems with them even when I am focused on doing them perfect.

    Congratulations on your new book.

    —Cathy Frye on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it and I am still fudging them

    —Julie Kordick on November 20, 2015
  • I had a really good quilting teacher so didn’t have too many really bad triangles on my 1st project but I also know it wasn’t perfect. There’s always room for improvement.

    —Colleen on November 20, 2015
  • I’m sure I fudged it!

    Nancy Hughson on November 20, 2015
  • I hate when I cut off the points when adding the next piece in the block. I’m always looking for a better technique. Now I will have all the choices!

    —Cindy King on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it. So much better at it now.

    —claudette adams on November 20, 2015
  • Oh how I would love to win this book. Always could use help with my HSTs. Thanks for the chance to win… Congratulations on your book!

    —Kathy on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles went pretty well. I had an amazing teacher who was extremely patient.

    —Mary Colgin on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it! Second one got tossed!! lol

    —Celeste on November 20, 2015
  • I love triangles, but would like to perfect making them. i took a class with Pat at Total Crafts about 20 years ago, she is one great teacher!!

    —Marianne on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it but over time learned how to use them fairly well. I’m a perfectionist though and would love to learn a technique that’s more foolproof.

    —Cheryl Rich on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it. I love fudge. LOL

    —Sherri on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle units went well but I have learned speedier methods since then. Thank you for great give-away.

    —tac on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely fudged it!!! I learned a lot while doing this year’s BOM, but still gave a long ways to go.

    —Tracy Rowlands on November 20, 2015
  • I aced it! Little bits of scraps my Mother was throwing away. So I made enough hour-glass units to make a ?doll quilt? bigger than that, about 35 by 45″. Still have it today, nearly 45 years later! and I still love it because of all the bright colors I loved in childhood and still love today.

    —Carol K on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle quilt was a disaster. Well I don’t guess it was a real disaster but the tips of the triangles did not meet up like they should have. They were way off. I finished piecing it but never quilted it. I was ashamed to wasted anymore time on it. Although, my son took it off my hand unfinished and said it would be fine. LOL! What would you do without you kids. But I still sew and I do try harder. I just haven’t tried triangles again.

    —Debbie on November 20, 2015
  • I aced it.

    —Emily C on November 20, 2015
  • Sounds like a good book. I’m always looking to improve accuracy.

    —Janine on November 20, 2015
  • I could use some help with triangles. I did alright with a chevron pattern, but need some more practice. Thank you for the chance at such a generous giveaway.

    —Leslie Bower on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were supposed to be the same size……NOT!! I’ve gotten much better, but love learning new things. The book looks amazing!!

    —Cissy Myers on November 20, 2015
  • I guess I was really lucky as I had never had problem with triangles…until I started reading about how not to do them wrong and how wavy they get if cut wrong. After that, I was so careful that I started messing them up. I really need this book so that I don’t over think a triangle every time I have to cut.

    —Karen on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it and square points! Still happens sometimes.

    —Darlene on November 20, 2015
  • I’m just learning to quilt and my first project is a red, white and black triangle quilt. I’ve finished the quilt top but a unhappy with the way it turned out. The triangles look awful! So I’m gifting your book to myself. Maybe I can still salvage something from it!

    —Nancy O'Neel on November 20, 2015
  • Way too long ago to remember, but since I am still fudging them, I’m pretty sure the first triangles were fudged as well. I’m all about trimming them down to the correct size. At least they get done that way! Wonderful giveaway!

    —Kathy L on November 20, 2015
  • Bad, so bad. I’ve improved over 30 years.

    —Joan Radell on November 20, 2015
  • When I made my first Triangle Block and quilt I thought it was pretty darn good at the time… Not quick and not easy and from what I know now not perfect… but I got them done and fished the quilt and the recipient loved it.

    —Becky Turner on November 20, 2015
  • Wow. My first triangles were learned in a piecing class where we cut everything out with scissors. The points didn’t quite make it and things didn’t align well. But I used the blocks anyway.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win. Sounds like a great book.

    —Rochelle on November 20, 2015
  • Would love to win

    —Sherry Miller on November 20, 2015
  • OMG – wish I knew you sooner pat LOL
    fudged it – then I said nope can’t do that – so I tore it apart redid it – it was fudge better but not perfect lol
    happy holiday’s to everyone – what ever your holiday’s are " ENJOY"

    JOYCE on November 20, 2015
  • Since I am self taught I am sure I stretched the triangles into submission. For years I sewed patterns with rectangles and squares only. lol

    —Susan Rowe on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it. It only gets better.

    —Cinda on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it. Although I cheated and used triangle paper.

    —Miss Jean on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at sewing a triangle unit resulted in my using my seam ripper a lot and I still ended up fudging it. I’m much better at sewing triangles together now but I still need to learn new techniques for cutting and sewing triangles together.

    —Linda Webster on November 20, 2015
  • I soon learned that things worked best when I cut and sew oversized and trim to exact measurements before sewing the next step when possible.

    It also works great for group projects to have everyone sew larger triangle together and a few accurate trimmers to do the trimming!

    —Gail Tucker on November 20, 2015
  • I believe I still have the first triangle units I ever pieced, but they still haven’t become a quilt. In fact, I almost quit quilting because of half square triangles! But I persevered and I do "OK" at them but they aren’t my favorite. I’m looking forward to this book!

    Connie G. on November 20, 2015
  • It turned out to small. Had to redo it several times before it got it big enough that I could square it up to the right size.

    —Joyce on November 20, 2015
  • I had to fudge. Actually, it was bad enough that the teacher of the class grabbed it and fixed it for me. Embarrassing!

    —Cathie Lanier on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were not the best so I would have to say I fudged them.

    —Patty Swatzell on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it, then threw it

    —Ruth phinney on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember my first triangle units – it was so long ago. I now make them oversized a tiny bit and square up to the correct size.

    —Wendy on November 20, 2015
  • I’m over-zealous in my pressing so my HST turned out totally distorted! I look forward to
    learning some new methods and tips.

    —Diane Motley on November 20, 2015
  • I did a lot of manipulating & streching until it fit, the quails looked good & people appreciated them.

    Betty Eberhart on November 20, 2015
  • Sew-Sew. They weren’t too bad, but for now, they aren’t my favorite. I would love to perfect them, however, since many quilts have my name on them to be made and let live!

    —Marie on November 20, 2015
  • I have fudged alot I’m afraid. It would be wonderful to finally get it right the first time!

    Cally Talbot on November 20, 2015
  • Always a challenge when it comes to making the points look nice! Looking forward to learning the correct way to get them to turn out nice!

    —Lucy Hyde on November 20, 2015
  • I gave it away! It was a baby quilt in blue and yellow. It didn’t turn out too bad except behind the scenes I had to make about 60 blocks to finally get 12 decent ones for the quilt! I can laugh now, it was over 20 years ago.

    —Marianne on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed the first ones, then fudged some, and now I am better at it. Not great but better.

    Thanks for the great give-away.

    —Sharon Harmon on November 20, 2015
  • Sewing my first triangle unit was fast, fun and wrong. Ripped it out so much I had to re-cut some new fabric. But it paid off when I finally got it right. Boy would I love to win this!!! Please and thank you!

    —Karen Schultz on November 20, 2015
  • I was hand-quilting a green triangle path between diamond-shaped versions of Grandmother’s Flower Garden. The triangles were tiny, and I had great trouble handling them.

    betty nelson on November 20, 2015
  • <My first ever half-square triangle was beautiful.! Feeling a little smug, I went on to sew the rest that I needed. What a mess! Back to the drawing board.

    —Mimi on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was off a little but do better now. Would love to win this bundle. Thank you Pat for all you do. I have learned a lot since following you.

    —Pam vanKleek on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a complete disaster! Not only did they not join correctly, they seemed to be totally out of shack. I had measured, marked, carefully sewed as directly and ended up so frustrated they ended up in the burn barrel. I haven’t tried triangles since. Winning this give-away and would be the answers to my prayers and desires to actually be able to do triangles!

    —lena on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles weren’t perfect, so I could only get better. Practice makes perfect!

    —Cara Shea on November 20, 2015
  • I need to be able to make triangles – any shape triangles – that have points, all mine seem to end up with blunt ends. I really need points!

    —Tina Short on November 20, 2015
  • First everything was off. Didn’t line up. Threw it away.

    —Donna Dossey on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles and I have been at odds since I tried making my first block using a triangle in the pattern. I have not given up, but my triangles are never 100 or even 70 per cent perfect. As a result, I mainly only use patterns made with squares and rectangles. Boring! I would love to conquer this challenge, but since I am in my senior years, it does not seem likely. Maybe a new take on techniques in this book would help.

    —Mary Ann on November 20, 2015
  • I made my very first quilt in 2012. I had to make a lot of hst. Aced them. I think every quilt I’ve made since then, has had hst’s in them. They give a pop to the quilt. I would love to win your giveaway. I enter a lot of them, but have never won anything yet. This is a nice giveaway.

    Linda on November 20, 2015
  • Can’t wait to start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    —Sue Eddy on November 20, 2015
  • Did pretty good. I had read about the best ways to do them but I did get much better with time and practice. I found my favorite way to make them and it works well for me.

    Pam Putt on November 20, 2015
  • My first traingle was on my second ever quilt. Google was my friend to find a way to do it. I did the sew two squares together along both sides of a diagonal line and cut them in half. Most were successful.

    —Kelly on November 20, 2015
  • Kinda fudged it, took it apart several times. Half square triangle still ended up a little wonky but I used it anyway. I’ve learned to sew a quarter inch sew much better since then.

    —Vonda Boze on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely fudged it! I was a beginner who didn’t have a clue but wanted to make a baby quilt for a coworker in need. All turned out well….at least in my beginners eyes!!!

    —Tara Dickson on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were not terrible but I’m glad to say I have improved.

    —Donna Hawley on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it, unpicked it, fudged it again, ditched it.

    Lyn Campbell on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangle was good…beginner’s luck! Being over confident, the next triangle needed a little help in order to even try to use it!!

    —Linda Thomas on November 20, 2015
  • It was in a beginner’s class. We made a pinwheel, stars, and other basic blocks. It turned out really cute. The challenge is the flying geese unit, but I think I am getting those now, just use extra fabric and trim! Would love to win your new book and fabulous prizes.

    —Tracey on November 20, 2015
  • First triangle unit was a mess. I thought I did okay until I sewed it together and my points disappeared!

    —Donna Ortiz on November 20, 2015
  • Unsewed..sewed ..unsewed..sewed threw away started over

    —Renie Rowland on November 20, 2015
  • It was supposed to measure 5 inches and it took forever to get there. I cut two halves and ended up with a 4 inch square 4 1/2 square, then 4 3/4 square, almost 5 etc. etc. Whew!

    Kimberlee on November 20, 2015
  • It went well because by thetime I started quilting I had already sewn many years and taught sewing as well. I had no trouble with triangles.

    —Jackie Wisherd on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles are getting better, leaned how to sew accurate 1/4 inch seam really helped, and I have tried a lot of tools, triangle paper (love it), ruler to mark hst and qst also. I guess my first try bombed, but I keep on slugging. crystalbluern at tds dot net from Oklahoma, USA

    —Debra Kay Neiman on November 20, 2015
  • I can do triangles pretty well. Only one condition DON’T COUNT THE FAILED ATTEMPTS!

    —Mary Andrews on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles weren’t great, but I continue to improve in my skills! I definitely had to fudge it! The corners all matched but the in-between was a stretched out mess.

    —Rhonda Smith on November 20, 2015
  • It went well!! I love sewing.

    Thanks for a chance to win this amazing giveaway!!!!

    —Gale W. on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles went together fairly well. Through much practice I find them to be not much of a challenge. They make projects look complete

    —Carol haney on November 20, 2015
  • I found it difficult when I started, mine would turn out all wonky. But as my teacher used to say practice makes perfect, I can still see the little bit of wonky occasionally and I still find making stars a tad hard but I am getting there and so long as I take my time and not rush they are starting to look better.

    —Sonja Trower on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles was about 25 years ago when I was working on a bear paw wall hanging. They didn’t turn out to bad. Techniques have changed so much since I first started quilting. Would love to win you book and fabrics and learn more tricks to use when make half triangles.

    —Lois zeitner on November 20, 2015
  • I most definitely fudged it

    —Peggy Rising on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles weren’t bad but I don’t like doing them. Could use an easier technique. Triangles in quilts are beautiful

    —April Lubbock on November 20, 2015
  • We started a block of the month and the first block was flying geese. We weren’t sure we would do another block, but here we are 14 years later still going strong. Love quilting.

    —Bonita Williams on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged triangles. I didn’t know better.

    —carol on November 20, 2015
  • My first ever quilt was with triangles and I fudged it. To this day I still fear the triangles! Of course my best friend and quilting buddy loves them!!!

    —Susan Harwell on November 20, 2015
  • I am sure I fudged my first triangles. I know I didn’t understand that they should be squared up before sewing all the hst’s together.

    —Pat Smith on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t even remember the first time….but knowing how I am, I’d guess I fudged it.

    Deb on November 20, 2015
  • my first triangle was awful, but i kept trying I guess I still am

    —Sonia on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t recall if my first triangle was wonky, but I sure have made my share of ‘toss it’ triangles!

    Barb Johnson on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle…fudged it! Still have trouble now and then…teach me Pat, please!

    —Deb M on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangles were HST’s. They turned out good, no cut off points!
    I am always on the lookout for easier ways to sew triangles, so I am very interested in Pat’s new book! Thank you for this giveaway!

    —Esther on November 20, 2015
  • I’ve tried lots of techniques but have never had a truly successful one. Looking forward to trying a new way.

    —Kate Sykes on November 20, 2015
  • First HST I cut the triangle shapes before sewing together, many years ago before I had a rotary cutter.

    —Ardith on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were ok! Used a temlplate and then trimmed them up. Will definitely,by doing more!

    Carol Wilson on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST was a mess. both sides were crooked… but I didn’t know better, and used it…LOL

    —Olive Herman on November 20, 2015
  • As far I can remember (it was sooo long ago) I did just fine with my triangle unit.

    —Frieda Grischkowsky on November 20, 2015
  • Pretty much aced my first triangles… Cut them using cardboard templates many years ago, but have tried many other techniques since the old days. It’s so important to learn to be accurate!

    —Marie Meyer on November 20, 2015
  • I like having triangles in my quilts. I would love to learn your techniques of sewing triangles. What a wonderful give-away. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —JaneN on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangle project probably should have been tossed, but is still in the UFO pile after many years, just waiting for me!,

    —Betty on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles turned out great! I made them at quilting class!

    —Diane on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt had pinwheels. The points came out great, and the quilt is hanging above my bed.

    —Bettie Smith on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember making my first triangle. I can tell you that I like to round up my cutting dimensions and then trim down for a perfect HST or Flying Geese block. I also love strip cutting triangles.
    I’ve enjoyed many of Pat’s tutorials and would love to learn from her new book. Thank you for the awesome giveaway opportunity!!!

    —Kathleen Dalecio on November 20, 2015
  • My first every triangle was pretty easy, but then again, I was handquilting. Now my first ever machine sewn triangles proved to be a little more difficult but with the help of my trusty seam ripper I was able to fix it.

    —Deborah Whaley on November 20, 2015
  • My first half-square triangles were fudged. I had great teachers though who were patient and now I don’t feel intimidated by them at all. In fact have made a Hunter Star lap quilt using half square triangles. Love doing them now.

    —Arolene Acton on November 20, 2015
  • fudged… seems my finished block came out smaller cuz I had to trim it! I started in the olden days with templates and pencils and trying to match those stitching lines with pins… thank God for rotary cutters and Jennie from Missouri Star… how to make 4 large or even 8 small from two 10 inch squares!

    —Sharon Schipper on November 20, 2015
  • I’m sure it wasn’t the greatest, but we learn by practicing, and having fun doing it

    —Rhonda on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles did not go well I would now looking back call it a fudge. I bought more fabric and re-made it and still dislike the quilt.

    —Dana Womack on November 20, 2015
  • I think my first triangles were off by a lot! But I kept them in the quilt anyway so I can see how far I have come in 25 years! Lol thanks for all you do for us!!

    —Doris G on November 20, 2015
  • my first block was a 4 square, then 9 square, then triangles. my grandmother was very easy on a preschooler who wanted to do like grandma. all hand sewing. my first memories of any sewing is setting at her feet with a button jar, needle and thread. trying to sew buttons. she taught me love, joy, and laughter. no matter how many times you unsew.

    —margie cook on November 20, 2015
  • Hi Pat, love your blog ,newsletter, Facebook post……my first triangles were terrible….I had to making them 3 times to get them at the correct size…boy do I need this book!
    Thank you for everything you do for quilters,
    Lee

    —Lee Collins on November 20, 2015
  • I have tried them i like doing them i’m getting better at them i think

    Josey on November 20, 2015
  • I began using Marti Michelle’s templates… They helped a lot!
    Like everyone else a new trick is always welcome! Thx!

    —Tracydvr on November 20, 2015
  • I absolutely hate triangles. They are too big, or too small. I just can’t seam to get them right.

    —Sheila Burgess on November 20, 2015
  • I didn’t do very well but I tried. I would like your book so I could do better. I am retired now and want to make my family a quilt each. I would also like to make a lot more for future grandchildren that I may never meet. Thank you for letting me be in this group.

    —Iva mills on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed my very first HST while making my very first quilt, the Lone Star in about 1988. It was so wonky, there was no name for it. Now I use the ‘magic 8’ method and I love it! I wish there were more hours in the day to make more quilts, especially from my favorite teacher, Pat Sloan! 🙂

    —Charlene Zeller on November 20, 2015
  • All my triangles are fudged! That’s why I try not to use them in my quilts.I could really use alternate techniques to improve them. Thanks for the opportunity to win all of this.

    —Pat on November 20, 2015
  • haven’t done it yet…good way to learn?

    —sandy on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it. Was not worth saving. I need help!

    —Joyce sochacki on November 20, 2015
  • I have never made an triangle unit before, but I can’t wait to try! This book looks fabulous so I just ordered one!

    —Cindy Farmer on November 20, 2015
  • I tried three times before it looked useable. From then on, no problems.

    —Julie Schoenborn on November 20, 2015
  • I am still having trouble with triangles, sometimes I think it’s the fabric causing the problem. I hope to master this soon. I have taught myself everything I know with the help of sites like this and BOOKS! Thank you for saving me on countless mistakes.

    Katherine Sharp on November 20, 2015
  • My first experience with making HST was old school. A friend taught us how to create our own grid and draw the lines and sew 1/4″ away from them and then cut everything out. It was a lot of math, measuring and really very hard for me. But they turned out mostly great.
    I dont do that any more though. Now I just draw the lines on squares and then sew.
    So I’d say my first experience taught me a lot, so it was good. But easier is better, for me anyway.

    Lynette Root on November 20, 2015
  • Love it

    —Jeanette Wesson on November 20, 2015
  • Since I had a teacher looking over my shoulder – of course I flub them! 😉 Thru the years I think I have tried every technique out there with mixed results. Looks like Pat’s new book has a few things to teach all of us.

    —Bev Thomas on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it! Due to wonderful quilting teachers. Churn dashes rule….

    —Mary on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles turned out pretty good. I do enjoy half square triangles as you can do so many different designs with them. Do not like doing flying geese. They always turn out kind of wonky. This looks like a wonderful book… I love what I have seen so far. Thanks!

    —Wendy on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely fudged it! Glad to say that my piecing has improved greatly!

    —Debby Lehman on November 20, 2015
  • The first time I did a triangle project my points were off, but I proceeded to make a quilt soon after, and it turned out beautifully. I currently have another quilt cut out and ready to go, but I’m always apprehensive. I’d love to have Pat Sloan’s book for her expertise and tips. She is wonderful! Thanks for the chance!! What a fabulous giveaway!!!

    —Lynne Tilley on November 20, 2015
  • My first one went pretty good BUT my second time I did a whole lot of ripping out seams. When I finally finished it I gave it away as I didn’t want to look at it again. Now I’m looking to retry.

    —EveVanna Hedrich on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles met with my seam ripper, and then became perfect.

    —MicheleDaly on November 20, 2015
  • My first had a lot of missing points. Sometimes I just give up and use them anyway or I would never finish any quilt. I see the mistakes, but I forgive myself and go on. I am getting a lot better but still have days where I use the seem ripper more than the machine. I have an all triangle one cut out for a gift but dread starting it….I want this one to be nice, for my sons wedding gift.

    CATHY LAWSON on November 20, 2015
  • I fell in love with triangle squares the first block I did. There are just SO many different blocks and patterns to make.

    —Patricia Bonnewitz on November 20, 2015
  • I’m a beginning quilter, and I haven’t tried triangles yet

    —Karen on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt of triangles was for my daughter who is now 29. She used it in high school, took it for her bed in college and still snuggles up with it. There are some spots that are really showing their wear but I was proud of my first attempt at the triangles and she was too! Guess it is time I do another one for her! Would love this prize package to get me motivated. Happy Holidays to all the quilters out there!

    —Sharon on November 20, 2015
  • It went horrible. I had no clue what i was doing. It was so bad I almost cried. But i kept at it. I still have problems but I am getting better each time. Practice makes perfect right. Would love to win this.

    —Wendy Hunt on November 20, 2015
  • Well my 1st triangles were in my first quilt which were sail boats for my new baby boy…I finished the quilt & loved it & then realized that maybe those triangles (which were the sails) were meant to be pointed & mine were anything but…wish still had a pic to show you…but my son loved it. he is 35yrs old now & was upset when he heard I had tossed it … it was falling apart…the fabric was fraying & batting sticking out…it was truly a well loved quilt. but now I know how they are supposed to look & cannot wait to try your method Pat!

    —Merry G on November 20, 2015
  • I fell in love with triangle squares the first time I used them. Fun to figure out just the right pattern with a bunch. My main problem is I don’t always pay attention and end up with a right and wrong side up. Oops.

    —Patricia Bonnewitz on November 20, 2015
  • I was making a Turkey Track quilt for my third quilt. The half square triangles were a disaster! But I was determined to complete the quilt. Good thing Hurricane Katrina washed it away….it was probably the only thing I was not upset about losing when my then home filled with 5 feet of water! I count the loss of those blocks as one of many blessings that came out of Katrina!

    —Angela Pannell on November 20, 2015
  • Need help teribly with triangles!! Soooo uneven

    —Sue Fry on November 20, 2015
  • As I remember, 1st triangle was o.k., but have had those wonky ones.

    —Vin M on November 20, 2015
  • Congrats on the book, Pat. And thanks for the giveaway.

    —Roberta Johnson on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was more like a really bad rectangle. I was so set on getting it right but I ended up laughing until I cried. I ended up stuffing it with catnip and made a toy for my cats.

    Ha ha, that is definitely one we haven’t heard yet, Lainey. Very creative use for your practice piece! –Jenny

    —Lainey on November 20, 2015
  • My 1st one looks like the 1st one and I’m so glad that I moved on but I am sure your book will be a big help in making them perfect!

    —Martha Dyke on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it!

    —Malissa on November 20, 2015
  • I am a novice quilter and have not completed a quilt as of yet but I also watch my 1 year old grandson during the day and unlike my pets he does not let me do much extra curricular activities. With all the beautiful quilts etc that I see posted I have a positive attitude that I can quilt but I need all the information I can before I start. Thank you.

    —Doris Marak on November 20, 2015
  • I aced it! (Once I recut and did some proper trimming )

    —Sylvia Klotz on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles are ok but not great. Would like to improve.

    —Joan on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were at about age 6! My grandmother shook her head and told me I would never learn to sew right! But I didn’t ever give up! I can do them quite nicely now. I truly would like to learn more though. When I spoke to my second grade grandson last night he was doing his homework. I asked what he was working on. He said, "Algorithms to create a paper airplane." Me being confused and not remembering anything asked, "what are those?" His replay, "Gma, it is like when you quilt, duh Gma!" "Don’t you know?" I had to admit he was smarter than I and he was thrilled about that. So please give me the book so I can outsmart my grandson again! If I get it I will write him and ask him to do certain things to design a quilt, then I’ll make it for him!

    —GmaQuiltingPig on November 20, 2015
  • I didn’t do too badly. I’m not always consistent, though.

    —MindyR on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t even remember the first one! But I’ve made some bad ones over the years….wish this book had been around then.

    —DebMac on November 20, 2015
  • I so love to eat fudge I loves it more when I found out it was a term for my goofs in quilting triangles. Needless to say I LOVE fudge and fudging but with my new book I will be to busy singing to eat fudge or have to use the term for my work.

    —Betty nielson on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed the first few but got the hang of it and love to make them now.

    —Carol Broughton on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was for my mother, who was very ill, this July. I squared each one and said I’d never do it again. Now I see the quilt and I am planning to complete another!

    —Carmen Fernandez on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles test my patience. I have tried but mostly end up throwing them away. I have to purchase extra material if I want to complete a project. I love the look of triangles but I need help.

    —Joyce Straka on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely "fudged it"! Oh those dreaded, and waive seams!

    —Loretta Neighbors on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it but couldn’t figure it out.

    —Mary Kirkpatrick on November 20, 2015
  • If I remember correctly, I did ok.

    —Vickie Graveline on November 20, 2015
  • I have made a few, but took a long time being extra careful. A quilt of all flying geese would be cool, but it might take forever.

    —Amy on November 20, 2015
  • I started by watching you tube and I got it quickly and have been quilting every since.

    —Peggy Hunt on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it and was soooo proud of myself!

    —Sandy Seifert on November 20, 2015
  • Recently completed my first triangle quilt. What fun! Would like to learn more.

    —Gail Szpatura on November 20, 2015
  • My first sewing experience with triangles went great UNTIL I had to square them up, what a mess, yet a good learning experience, lots of fudging.

    —Rita on November 20, 2015
  • Just kept trying! It took a few to get there the first time.

    —Jane on November 20, 2015
  • fudged it but I learned a lot thru trial and error. I learned a lot of easy methods than the one I tried.

    —Edith Reardon on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was a disaster. To this day I can’t seem to get them right. I do more unsewing than sewing, trying to put them together the correct way.

    —Arline Wetterhahn on November 20, 2015
  • I started sewing at a very young age but my triangles were wonky! Now, many years later they are much better!

    —Lori on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles was lots of 1 1/2 inch triangles. Needless to say, I didn’t think I would ever try to sew triangles again.

    —Joan Blum on November 20, 2015
  • It was a bit wonky but some starch made it work 🙂

    —Leslie Trumm on November 20, 2015
  • I want to learn how to make better quarter square triangles and how not to cut my points off on flying geese. Thank you for teaching us.

    —Grace Niederlehner on November 20, 2015
  • Your books are so informative. I love them all…it would be a blessing to won this bundle!

    —Sarah Agee on November 20, 2015
  • I have yet to attempt triangles since I haven’t done very well with squares so far.

    —Pam Hansen on November 20, 2015
  • I have tried many different methods but, I still have issues about having the units consistant in size. This book
    looks like just the resource to solve these issues. Here’s hoping.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize a law.
    Chris

    —Chris on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle were a mess. I fudge the triangles to make them fit. I was very frustrated with the results. I do not give up easily, I have improved somewhat but I feel that I have still need help in improving this skill. I just bought your book so I can learn how to make triangles perfect each time. Thank-you. Sherrill Boyce November 20,2015

    —Sherrill Boyce on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it–but I’ve fudged plenty since then, and tossed a few, as well. Have tried several techniques, but they’re not always consistent. Can always use a new one.

    —Mary Grubbs on November 20, 2015
  • No mater how i sew tri angles or flying geese they are either to small or big and out of shape.

    —Mary Prestrud on November 20, 2015
  • Want to toss it, but patience is making me take it apart and try it again before I give up.

    —Gayle Wasmundt on November 20, 2015
  • Flying geese was my first (I would not recommend it), they went all wobbly and were flying in all sorts of directions. Don’t tell my husband but I threw the horrible monster away. Cried lots of tears and vowed not to make them again. I haven’t tried them since, if a quilt needs them, then I change the quilt, or make lots of half square ones. This goose is afraid of flying with the geese.

    —Guida Parker on November 20, 2015
  • I probably made my first hst with individual triangles sewn together. Not a fun way to start. I now use the two square method and sew on either side of the diagonal to get two hst’s. I love triangles.
    Especially flying geese.

    —Joan Kruse on November 20, 2015
  • I’d rather not talk about it!! It was bad!!

    —Tammy Bearden on November 20, 2015
  • I love Jane’s Jewel Box, but want to learn to make triangles that lie flat and have points. Thanks.

    —Melody DeGraziano on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged them. They came out pretty good except the seam allowances were all different and the resulting triangle squares didn’t go together very well. LOL! I’ve come a long way since then. Would love to win this wonderful prize. Thank you. Janice

    —Janice Park on November 20, 2015
  • This was the exact moment when I realized how important it was to make a perfect cut and a perfect 1/4″ seam! LOL. I ripped that one block apart a couple of times before it was ‘perfect enough’!

    Vanessa VanTrease on November 20, 2015
  • Love the look of it but tried triangles once and now I try to avoid them!Would like someday to try them again!

    —karen on November 20, 2015
  • They were a nightmare so I threw my first triangles back in the quilt book and still have them to remind me that with trying different techniques you will find one that works.

    —Gale Daigle on November 20, 2015
  • I both fudged and threw away my first triangles. THEN I discovered CATS ( Cutting Accurate Triangle Squares) this tool really helped.

    —Trudy on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been awhile but I aced my first triangle unit.

    —Margee on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangle…went ok…a little wonkie, but kept it

    —Janie on November 20, 2015
  • Was about 9 years ago. Did a sampler quilt at my first class and each block contained half square or quarter square triangles. by the time I finished was well and truly on the way to perfect half square triangles. My now favourite block is the flying geese. I am now quilting for charity in Australia and would love to win your book for some new ideas and easy techniques.

    —Pauline Kellaway on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at HSTs was a mess. I cut the squares to the size in the pattern and the HSTs were too small when I got them done. I have since learned to cut them bigger and trim them down. 🙂

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it

    —CHERI on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt used wonky triangles, so it was anything goes! I loved it. I think my first experience making "real" triangles must have gone okay because I don’t remember it. I’ve made some sad ones since then, but I just re-do them and move on.

    —Karen Seitz on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a disaster. I kept them for years thinking that I would fix them and finish my quilt top, that didn’t happen. Thank you for the chance to win this great prize.

    —Deb F on November 20, 2015
  • This summer I put together my first all triangle quilt for a friend. It was quite interesting and fun!!! She had all the pieces cut out and I just had to put it together. And then I just finished a grey/yellow/white chevron quilt. It turned out awesome!!! I didn’t really like the pattern I used for it cuz it had a lot of wasted little triangles, but I have decided to go ahead and quilt all the little triangles together and make a mini quilt using the leftovers. I hated to throw away the scraps! LOL!!!

    —Mandy Collins on November 20, 2015
  • First triangles were passable and kept on going. Got more fussier with practice and time.

    —Joan Bruck on November 20, 2015
  • Began quilting in 2011 at age 69 after sewing since I was age 10.The first beginner project in the guild was a 9 block sampler with a flying geese border. Aced it? nope. Fudged it? nope. Tossed it? nope. Pitiful result. It is still hibernating in a box under the guest room bed…Shhh, don’t tell. I went to a guild retreat soon and discovered the main project was full of triangles. I worked on all the other pieces except the triangles. An experienced quilter came by my workstation and asked where were my triangles. I said that I don’t like triangles. She kindly wanted to know why. I replied, "Because I can’t do them !!"
    She showed me how for the retreat but I have avoided them ever since. That surely has limited my choice of patterns. However, I love to sew quilts!

    —Marta on November 20, 2015
  • Love the look of triangles and needed to come up with blocks to finish a quilt for my husband for Christmas. You guessed it lots of triangle blocks to go around a Buffalo Bill fabric panel.

    —Rhonda Luther on November 20, 2015
  • I wouldn’t say that I aced my first quilt with triangles, but they were better than a "fudge". HST are an important element in quilt making, and tho I have been quilting for 35+ years, it would be a godsend to learn new techniques to eliminate having to "unsew" imperfect seams that chop off those points and resew them again.

    It would be a pleasure to win this book from Pat, otherwise it will end up on my Christmas List for sure..

    —Darrell on November 20, 2015
  • My foray into triangle piecing was try, try, again. Some were okay others not. I have learned what not to do but every once in a while when I am not looking the ugly sneaks in. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Brendan E. on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle event was long ago and I didn’t even know it was "supposed" to be difficult. Ignorance was bliss I guess. I make them now and usually have no problems, but I am always open to new techniques.

    —Debbie Wallace on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it

    Betty Eberhart on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember my first triangle, it was that long ago. But the book looks fabulous. I love all the quilts. You can always teach an old dog new tricks.

    —Debbie on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it after several redos!

    —Nancy on November 20, 2015
  • I must admit, my first triangle found the trash can very quickly. I have since learned to actually like them. At times they are challenging and other times they are a breeze, they seem to be mischievous things.

    —connie b on November 20, 2015
  • That would be many years ago, but I am sure I would have fudged it. I love triangle quilts!

    —Audrey on November 20, 2015
  • I tried but they were not right but I have enjoyed learning an look forward to learning more

    —gayla on November 20, 2015
  • i truely do not remember as it was nearly 50years ago, but I most likely did it more than once before I had it correct. I was taught to rip it out and re-do until it is perfect.

    —Kathy Blasey on November 20, 2015
  • Woe is me – past, present and future triangle disasters!! My quilting friend still chuckles when she mentions my name and triangles in the same sentence. To make matters worse, seems that most quilts to which I’m drawn use triangles. If Pat’s book can teach me to sew triangles properly, she is deserving of a ‘teacher of the year’ award. (Actually, lots of patterns say ‘easy triangle piecing.’ So, thought I was alone with this problem.)

    —Sandy on November 20, 2015
  • My first and the next several triangles were tossed in the scrap bag for later use. I have not tried any since.

    —Debra Tidwell on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t really remember, but since I am mainly self-taught, I am guessing I fudged it 🙂 At least there is always room for improvement!!

    —NancyL on November 20, 2015
  • My first flying could barely fly. New techniques make them easier

    —Mary on November 20, 2015
  • Well I thought my triangles turned out pretty well until I sewed them together in a row. Then I was like—oh my points are gone

    —Cynthia Licciardi on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t particularly remember anything specifically about the triangles in that quilt so they must have been ok. Congrats on the new book, Pat!

    —Megan Patent-Nygren on November 20, 2015
  • I made my first half square triangles over sized and then I would trim them down to the size I wanted. It was very time consuming.

    —Patty Archuleta on November 20, 2015
  • I have tried a few different techniques for triangles….my first ones were tossed…but slow improvement each time I try them….I have been quilting/sewing for about 1 1/2 years….I am hooked…..

    —Kathy Hughes on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a mess. I tossed the square and went to a different pattern. I have done a few now, but still not comfortable. I’m GOING to MASTER THIS!!

    —Carole Smith on November 20, 2015
  • I haven’t tried the triangles but this blog makes you want to try. Such pretty work!

    —Brenda Green on November 20, 2015
  • I have been sewing since I was 12 but quilting to me at least is different. I decided to make a potholder, well actually two, for myself to start with. Made the first one and the triangles were very off. Worked to make sure my 1/4 inch was correct and finally tackled the second one better but THANK GOD they are for me… LOL So I would say I need help, at least with triangles.!!!

    —Chrisitne on November 20, 2015
  • If I remember correctly, my first triangle quilt finished at 6″x 9″. Let’s just say I didn’t know any better. I’ve made many HST quilts since then and have learned that I always need to make them bigger and trim them to the right size.

    —Susan K on November 20, 2015
  • I definitely fudged my first attempts…for years!!!! Would love to learn some new techniques.

    —Caryn Bravos on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles are very tricky and I’ve only made small projects with them but I do love the look of an equilateral triangle quilt and would like to learn some tips and techniques to create a quilt!

    —Michele Timms on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember having a problem with the first triangle. But I can hardly remember yesterday, so who knows. 🙂 All my recent quilts have lots of hst’s and I cut them using an Easy Angle ruler. They come out fine, but I’d like to learn other methods for times I’m not making scrappy quilts.

    —Margaret Morton on November 20, 2015
  • when I really got into quilting, I did not make triangles…then I started doing paper pieced ones…and after many years…I still do!

    —Linda Bott on November 20, 2015
  • First project was so long ago that I have forgotten the details. I don’t remember any serious problems but always looking for ways to improve. Thanks

    —Jan on November 20, 2015
  • All lower case. Awsome ideas Pat can’t wait

    —Linda on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to learn to make nice, quarter-square triangles. I want to make a star quilt and the triangles being near-perfectly done will enhance the quilt. Thanks!!

    —KatieEl on November 20, 2015
  • As I remember, my cutting was not accurate, and I fudged it. But I was still proud of my project!

    —Jean Taylor on November 20, 2015
  • I remember I was sewing in a hotel as my husband was in meeting for the weekend so WHY not sew. As a fairly new quilter I could not get the triangles to work no matter how hard I tried. I had limited fabric as I bought a block of the month; "100 block" Quilt so everything was measured with no extra. So I phoned my guild leader long distance to try and get help also the quilt shop, by then I was in tears. So I know have that quilt in my PHD to be challenged another day. My this book teach me so thus quilt may be on a bed instead of a closet. Thanks so much for this opportunity. I have my fingers, toes and needles crossed to win. Signed, may triangles be my dream

    —Shannon on November 20, 2015
  • my first triangles were aces!

    —Laura Wernet on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangles were closely supervised by my mom so they came out pretty good.

    —Pam on November 20, 2015
  • I’m fairly new at quilting. I’ve done several quilt tops with triangles & so far most are OK. Sometimes there is a flub, but they are minor.

    —Susan Clarkson on November 20, 2015
  • Love them but could use some tried and true tips to keep them consistent !

    —Jill Marcarello on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were made with cardboard templates and polyester fabric. They puckered and stretched. I’ve gotten better, but would love to learn some of Pat’s techniques.

    —Becky G on November 20, 2015
  • Ha ha! There’s never been a moment when I HAVEN’T struggled with triangles. They are getting better but this is a book I could definitely use!

    —Kristy on November 20, 2015
  • About six years ago I fell in love with quilting. Foolish me picked a beautiful quilt pattern that had about 300 HST. I laughed, I cried, and tried and tried. Right now that UFO is sitting in the top of my closet lovingly packed away to someday finish. I cringed at how uneven, curvy, completely off those poor little triangles turned out. Some day I will pull it out and finish it. Just because. LOL

    —Carrie Aubrey on November 20, 2015
  • My half square triangles were horrible. Never liked to make them. Could use a very good lesson

    Ruth Vogt on November 20, 2015
  • I made my first triangle units in a class on hand-piecing a sampler quilt. It was a very long time ago, but I don’t recall having any trouble with them. The instructor was great, and hand-piecing made it easy to be precise and in control.

    —MaryG on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were in a Craftsy course — they were pretty good! Thanks for all your wonderful tips, hints, patterns, etc.

    —Bertha Goggin on November 20, 2015
  • I haven’t attempted a triangle quilt yet.

    —Kim Linderman on November 20, 2015
  • The first quilt I made with equilateral triangles, I had to pick out 200 that I’d sewn backwards. I decided I’d pin them to be sure they were correct…unpinned 200 triangles that were still wrong. I actually finished the quilt, hand quilted it, and it’s one of my favourites. Ps, I’d love to win!

    —Marg on November 20, 2015
  • Mine were ok. I made a beard claw an it turned out good I remember watching Alex anderson’s quilt show. She had a guest quilter that showed tringles.she talked about hitting you in the knee caps if you cut off the little tringle back part. She said it wouldn’t line up

    —Susan cherry on November 20, 2015
  • I still have the first one I made. It was so bad I just couldn’t put it in a quilt. They have slowly gotten much better.

    —Janis on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been too long ago for me to remember my first triangles!! I love quilts with triangle shapes– stars, flying geese, etc., so triangles are a way of life for me! Would love to win Pat Sloan’s book!

    —Debra Reber on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember my very first triangle try, but I have had several bad experiences with sewing triangles, for sure. However, I have read lots of tips and tricks to sew triangles, so I have learned to do them better. Would love to win this book and all the other goodies – I’m sure it will help me do triangles better!

    —Karen F on November 20, 2015
  • I do pretty decent with HST. Either that or I just fudge it. OR I avoid them as much as possible. Depends! LOL!!

    —T Hays on November 20, 2015
  • I thought I figured out triangles by using the 3 and 7/8 blocks sewn together and then cut into X would make them perfect. They were still wonky and I had to straighten them up…..Ugh!

    —Judy olmstead on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were OK but are so much better now with rotary cutter precision.

    —Kathie L on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles went so-so. I found it difficult to know just where to line up the edges (I didn’t have a template to cut off the little ears so that the edges match up nicely) I’ve made a few quilts that included triangles, but after looking at the cool quilts on this page, I may have to jump in and make a Union Square quilt or Jane’s Jewel. Both are beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the give-away!

    —Becky on November 20, 2015
  • I believe mine were a tad too small, but I have improved.

    —Sandy K on November 20, 2015
  • It was so long ago, but I’m sure it wasn’t good. It probably had a 5/8″ seam like I used on all of my very first quilts. Yes…that long ago!

    —Celine K. on November 20, 2015
  • fudged it! my first triangles I didn’t know I needed to trim them to the correct size after sewing them so nothing matched up!

    —Bethany Johnson on November 20, 2015
  • I make mine a bit larger and then trim them. It helped me to get a quarter inch foot for my machine.

    —Vicki H on November 20, 2015
  • I think I did okay but it was 18 years ago so I’m not too sure!!

    Laura Cahill on November 20, 2015
  • I have been quilting since I was in High Scool back in the 70’s. We had a teacher who was not only the math teacher but a quilter. We used card stock and sandpaper to back our patterns. I love making half square triangles, flying geese and any other pattern that includes triangles. Thank you for this chance to win your book.

    —Karen London on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt project was a small wall hanging. I am still enjoying it on my sewing room wall. I am always looking for better ideas for all the quilting techniques and this book looks like it will provide many suggestions.

    —Marilyn Koestler on November 20, 2015
  • I messed it up so badly there was absolutely NOTHING anyone could do to fix it. However, I didn’t toss it – just kept it to remind me to do better next time!

    —Norma Weeks on November 20, 2015
  • wasn’t too bad but I want to learn to do them better

    —Linda Kirby on November 20, 2015
  • I have not done a quilt with triangles. Would love to know the best way to done them. Thank you.

    —Kim Close-Hittle on November 20, 2015
  • My first was a half-square triangle. I’m not sure any of these descriptions fit. It looked good, but took a lot of concentration and probably a good share of luck.
    Love your new book.
    Thank you,Carol

    —Carol Kuse on November 20, 2015
  • You always come up with such great instructions and wonderful books. So happy you have another one published.

    —Marcia Gaffney on November 20, 2015
  • I made a triangle quilt not knowing triangles were supposed to be hard – it went very well and I thought I had it! Since then, I have made several AWFUL triangle items and am totally ready to learn. 🙂

    —Pat Sell on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles didn’t go well. Centers dos not come together well. Ripped out, re did, repeat, repeat, repeat. Finally got centers looking good, but had manipulated fabrics so much that it was misshapen & unusable. Got a roll of triangle papers

    —Anne McKenzie on November 20, 2015
  • It was a long time ago but I imagine I fudged it. I’m sure it wasn’t perfect.

    —Sally Williams on November 20, 2015
  • If I remember, my first triangle was learned in a class-but from there on, I had ti be super careful to get it right when doing on my own. I think the pressing is what dings me-have to be extra careful.
    I’d love to perfect Tri-rec blocks.

    —Jill Meador on November 20, 2015
  • I started quilting 26 yrs ago when we moved into our first home. I honestly don’t remember how my first triangle unit looked, I do know it was a half square triangle. Sorry I don’t have a better recollection. ;-> Toni Anne

    —Toni Anne Potter on November 20, 2015
  • As I read the question, I found myself shaking my head and almost shuddered thinking of my first triangle block. It was hideous and got buried immediately into the bottom of the trash can. I’m surprised I even tried again!

    —Kathy E. on November 20, 2015
  • I am too afraid to triangles because im such a perfectionist with my quilting. I can slay with HST but the triangle quilts done without those haven’t been tried by me….yet!

    —Lynette McQuiddy on November 20, 2015
  • Mine was a toss! Since then have learned about the bias edges and how to work with them.

    —Cindy on November 20, 2015
  • I am so bad at triangles. Still trying to get it right. Fudged it big time.

    —Cindy Luedeman on November 20, 2015
  • I also fudged it!

    —Kim Rich on November 20, 2015
  • I would like to learn flying geese and equilateral triangles. Learning and love triangles but want to be sure to do it right from the start. Love your fabric line; beautiful designs and colors! Love all of your pics of the quilts you have done. I have a loooooong way to go!!! LOL! Your book would help! Luck to all!

    Peg Hambrecht on November 20, 2015
  • I am a bit of a math geek and don’t remember ever having problems with triangles.

    Sophie on November 20, 2015
  • The first one was not that great but I still used it. I kept making them until I was satisfied, but that does not mean I’m an expert.

    —Sandie Staley on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were less than perfect and I continue to test various methods to find one I can excel at. Maybe this will be it.

    —Marcia Gaffney on November 20, 2015
  • Have trouble with half square triangles. Would love to learn how to do this correctly.

    —Karleen Miller on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles don’t match up at all but I still used them the quilt I still have

    —Susie Fletchall on November 20, 2015
  • Oh, my first quilt was a pinwheel! I didn’t toss it, ( just couldn’t), didn’t ace it for sure! I guess I fudged it til it worked! I can’t wait to get your book & use your techniques! Thanks so much for all your inspiration and this group of quilters! We all help each other! Thanks again!

    —Pam Wickizer on November 20, 2015
  • Ripped it out and kept trying till I got it right, still have the first one to remind me.

    —Jacki Scheib on November 20, 2015
  • I made the hst unit larger and then trimmed it to size.

    —Cynthia perez on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempted at triangles was horrible. I really want to start to use more triangles in my sewing.

    —Lisa F on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to win this book. Pat is an awesome teacher.

    —Deana Bailey on November 20, 2015
  • I used a piece of cardboard so it turned out ok but…

    —Margaret on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle project was a quilt with stars, that used flying geese technique for star points. While I wouldn’t say that I aced it, it turned out good enough that it is on my bed and still is my favorite quilt.

    —Judith Goldthorp on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles went badly, I sewed on the line I drew, cut a quarter inch away and wondered why I only got one half square triangle. Still have a phobia about triangles. Have your book on my Christmas list!

    —Cathy Gaudet on November 20, 2015
  • The perfect triangle sounds too good to be true. How I would love to accomplish such a feat. Bring it on!

    —Marlene on November 20, 2015
  • The first time I did a piece using half square triangles I sweated bullets! I set the quilt aside several times and took a walk. I finally finished it and swore I wouldn’t do another. That was many triangles ago and I did each one a little better. Triangles are not my favorite but they haven’t made me sweat in a long time now. 🙂

    —Lynn F. on November 20, 2015
  • Luckily aced it.

    —Lori C. on November 20, 2015
  • I wrangled my first triangle unit into submission!

    —Sharon Denaro on November 20, 2015
  • Some of my triangles are trimed wrong so they are wonky, some are good but I still need help!! Small triangles are the hardest for me! But I still try!! Thank you sew sew much for this fab giveaway!

    —Jan G on November 20, 2015
  • I recall making a bunch on which I "fudged" it. I even used my trusty seam ripper many, many times. Not a fun experience, but now, I like them. Pat’s book looks like a good one to get, as is usually true with her books.

    —Carol Kussart on November 20, 2015
  • Beat it into submission since I couldn’t throw it away. Now a car quilt.

    —Marlene on November 20, 2015
  • My first 1/2 square triangle was not square! took lots of ironing to push it into shape…

    —Linda Mc on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it – passable but with room for improvement. In general, we all have room for improvement or there would be no need for great books like this!

    —mary c on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it — but I have improved with practice! Since I am always interested in learning new techniques, I love Pat’s books. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

    —Bonnie on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it – completely wonky!

    —Donna Hill on November 20, 2015
  • I pressed and pressed my triangles into submission–and was almost successful

    —sue roit on November 20, 2015
  • I have never done flying geese, triangles, till I started following Pat’s blog. I’m still learning. Sometimes there a little wonky but love trying to do them right. I haven’t found anyone that has direction that I can follow like Pat’s. So well. Triangles make beautiful quilts. I only hope I can inprove.

    Barbara Berthiaume on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely fudged it, was harder than I anticipated

    —Hilda Krebs on November 20, 2015
  • First triangles went well, but very slow. Still a little hit and miss, but most quilts have a triangle somewhere, so need to perfect.

    —Robyn G on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember my first triangles, but I still struggle with the points. Very time consuming.

    —Rachel Manley on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangle unit was a bit wonky! Luckily I had made it bigger than needed and trimmed it down and used it!

    —Sherill V on November 20, 2015
  • Made it work 😉

    —Shelley Moore on November 20, 2015
  • My aunt taught me to quilt when I was 14. I definitely fudges my first triangles. I am just getting back into quilting and would love to win this awesome prize.

    —Priscilla on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember my first triangle pieces. I’m sure I have tossed a few, sometimes they come out a little wonky but I can press them into submission. Usually I find they come out okay. But, I am always looking to improve my skills. And I like the samples of the quilts in the book!!

    —sissa on November 20, 2015
  • I totally fudged it, but I kept going. I was still proud of it. lol
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

    —Erin Ellis on November 20, 2015
  • So my first attempt at triangles was a bust. Watching tv quilt shows made them look simple, NOT SO MUCH.They ended up in the trash. Have improved in the past year, always trying to perfect this technique.

    —Jo Weinkauf on November 20, 2015
  • I think I’ve tossed lots of triangles. Plenty don’t come out to the right size or lean wonky

    —Megen on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged them. This is a book that I could really get excited about. Thanks for the chance.

    sharon on November 20, 2015
  • I truly cannot remember but I am sure I did not ace it, I probably fudged it.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles are not my favorite things to do. My first try went slowly.
    Maybe the book would give easier ways to do the triangles.

    —Sharon B on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles turned out really well and I enjoy making them. Love all the different blocks you can create with triangles…thanks for the sweet giveaway 🙂

    —Terry on November 20, 2015
  • It turned out okay, bit it was very frustrating yo get them all to line up and keep sharp points. Some were good, others not so much.

    —Barb S on November 20, 2015
  • The first one I sewed was so bulky the iron couldn’t iron it flat – I am still learning and a work in progress, but slowly getting better. Joining the group "Quilt Along with Pat Sloan" has been one of my greatest blessings! <3

    —Jean on November 20, 2015
  • Oh, wow! My first triangle quilt was probably fudged on nearly every block- – it turned out to be a very different size from what was planned!!!!

    —Robin M on November 20, 2015
  • Good grief, Pat! How did you know I needed this book? I’m attempting my first quilt with lots of tiny triangles and I’m having some issues. Lots of them actually. It’s tedious but I love a challenge!

    —Virginia on November 20, 2015
  • I totally fudged my first triangles. You could certainly tell it was my first, but it was one my granddaughter helped me with as it is as for her & she loved it unconditionally no matter what. I have gotten a little better since then, but could use all the help I can get. Thank you for the great chance to win such a wonderful prize.

    —Faith Parrott on November 20, 2015
  • I did fairly well, but it could have a lot better!

    —Jeanie on November 20, 2015
  • I will admit I fudged it and still do sometimes. Hence the reason I need your book. Lol

    —Kelly Bryan on November 20, 2015
  • I did ok always room for improvement

    —Terri Gostynski on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt turned out fairly good – I didn’t have to do too much trimming to make ends meet 🙂

    —Lesley Gilbert on November 20, 2015
  • Aced my first, tossed my second, and continue to struggle. Love the peek at your new book, maybe it can help me!

    —Cindy Rocco on November 20, 2015
  • Would love to learn how to sew an equilateral.

    —Dawn Denny on November 20, 2015
  • It seems to me I lost quite a few points back in the day

    —Sandra Hand on November 20, 2015
  • Didn’t learn how to do them until I become the newby person recently hired in a local quilt shop. Still trying to perfect them!

    —Karyn Quandt on November 20, 2015
  • I have to say I fudged it. It was really hard to get everything to match up. I think triangles make the prettiest quilts. I would love to win.
    Sandra Strickland

    —Sandra S. on November 20, 2015
  • My first try at making a triangle square was a little rough. All though I got my center points to lineup somewhat, when I squared them up I cut off my seam allowance so I didn’t have any points!!! Still, I love triangle squares and the possibilities of using them.

    —Teresa Warren on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged my first triangle! But I love the look! I need help to continue my obsession!

    —Anita Sharp on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle experience was ok..I didn’t take any classes but I did read some books and I gotta say that triangle is one of my favorite block and can’t wait to see that book of yours and would love to win anything because I haven’t won anything in the Quilting world ever
    Thank you
    Carol kochis

    —Carol kochis on November 20, 2015
  • they were horriable i put it togeather but it looked so awlful i just put it in the dog’s cage was ashamed to even show it if it can be worked around i won’t do them when i do i make sure its paper pieced and sometimes even they are perfect would love to learn to do it the proper way

    —diana brooks on November 20, 2015
  • i have a hard time still they are always hard to get lined up right or the end up 1 larger than the other need a good pattern and pictures to show me step by step thanks Pat Sloan

    yolanda hale on November 20, 2015
  • My first time with triangles was actually flying geese. Kept trimming off the wrong side. Also would forget to open up one side before sewing on second triangle. Did that to a whole set of 8. But kept going and they get easier.

    —Kamie McCoy on November 20, 2015
  • I am sure I fudged it. Thanks for the greatest giveaway.

    —Renea on November 20, 2015
  • I am so hopeless with triangles, even the half ones! I tried and tried and they come out all wonky and crooked so any book or help and I would be eternally grateful!

    —Tina Wemyss on November 20, 2015
  • Oh my! I didn’t think there was an END to these posts, LOL I love Pat’s new book from what I saw here and would love to make those quilts! Heck, the whole prize package is wonderful! Sure would enjoy winning this!

    —Kim Becker on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed it…it was a MESS! Next I took a class and they became ‘acceptable’…I’ve been learning tricks ever since. Thanks for the chance!

    —Megan Williams on November 20, 2015
  • I usually stay away from triangles

    —Mary Ferguson on November 20, 2015
  • I need to learn to make BETTER half square triangles !!. I am hoping your book will help me do that. Thanks !

    —Claudia Voorhees on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle came out okay, but not spectacular.

    —Jean Graham on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles didn’t start out well. I was so unhappy with them that I remade them all. I used My bad ones to make a quilt for our dog. I knew he would not judge me. He loved that quilt. I have gotten better since then..

    —Patty Brannon on November 20, 2015
  • The photos show such lovely quilts in Pat’s book, I’d like to try them all!
    All the prizes are useful to quilters. This is a generous prizes pack. Thanks.

    —Pat Winters on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged what I had started out making but ended up turning it into half square triangle 9 patch blocks

    —Stephanie abrams on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it but kept trying until I nailed it! It has been so long ago, it will be like the first time all over again when I have the opportunity to try again….so need to find some sewing time.

    —Janet Hart on November 20, 2015
  • I am a fairly new quilter and I have so much to learn. Thanks for this opportunity!

    —Donna G on November 20, 2015
  • I made a bear’s paw pillow about 30 years ago…have not made anything with a triangle since then-so all of them are calling me!!!

    —Liz Hietkamp on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were for a beginner class! I kept my points!!

    —MARY PYLES on November 20, 2015
  • Great teacher who was very patient. After tossing first attempt I aced the 40
    needed for the project. Would love to win Pats book for the projects and hints there is always something new to learn.

    —April on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempts with HST’s were appalling. I then asked a friend for help. She showed me several ways to do them. Success !

    —Marian DeBold on November 20, 2015
  • First time making hst was great — teacher standing over my shoulder guiding thru it ! But on my own sor very not good! Still working at perfecting. Anxious to try the Union Square Quilt! It really caught my eye.

    —susan erow on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it and continue to fudge it. I need this book 🙂

    —sew happy on November 20, 2015
  • first time for hst was ok, because instructor was looking over my shoulder directing every step. At home by myself, well lets just say "I’m learning"!!! Anxious to try the union square quilt.

    —susan erow on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles turned out perfect with the right ruler. Trimming to the right size is the key. I made a lap quilt of only triangles. It is one of my favorite quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Stephenie Kyser on November 20, 2015
  • I struggle with triangles, I am a fairly new quilter and my friend and sister, also quilters tell me I have trouble when I cut nd iron. I’m still learning, trying to make my points crisp. They say doctors practice medicine, I saw quilters practice sewing.

    —Diane Bigelow on November 20, 2015
  • My first try at half square triangles was my second quilt. Fudged, yes. Seam ripper used, yes and I think I remember throwing away a few. I didn’t give up and I learned a lot. I still have much more to learn about triangles though so I would love to win Pat’s book.

    —Linda Zumwalt on November 20, 2015
  • Well I fudged it. The quilt came together, but it was quite frustrating.
    I love your fabric Pat.

    —Cheryl Plemons on November 20, 2015
  • Have never tried it but bought some magazines tonight to learn!

    —Amy on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it and it was in my first quilting class I still have that first block I keep it so that I can see the progress I have made. Thanks Pat for making our quilting easier.

    —Sharon Cignoni on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt was with a cardboard template. Nothing matched correctly and had no idea how necessary starch is. Sewing on the bias was horrible. I’m pretty sure it was a toss!!

    —Linda Smiley on November 20, 2015
  • My first try at triangles was actually pretty good but that had to do with my fantastic teacher who taught us to draw our own triangle paper. Really think it has a lot to do with wonderful teachers like Pat who get us going the proper way. So anxious to get her new book, absolutely love the quilts pictured!

    Jennifer Baldwin on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were a disaster, but I stuck with it and now they don’t bother me at all. Would love to win this book for all the lovely patterns. Thanks for your generous offer!!

    —Ele Willard on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it and still fudging occasionally. Your book looks awesome!

    —Deb Gogan on November 20, 2015
  • I am just learning g to quilt and would love to have your book and other giveaway items I really struggle and find you technology so helpful and to do triangle better

    —Linette Vanatter on November 20, 2015
  • Pretty sure I had to fudge a lot of them.

    —Sharon haverkamp on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it… I’d love to see what the different techniques are so that I can try to find one that’s best for me!

    —Susie Zullinger on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to learn different techniques. Triangle quilts are beautiful!

    —Sandy Woeltje on November 20, 2015
  • My 1st efforts were not great, either too small or large. Better results now. Love how many different patterns can be created.

    —Anita on November 20, 2015
  • I would love to win

    —Terrie Arnold on November 20, 2015
  • I put together a row by row with triangles and it was a challenge to get the points to match. out of the four blocks three of them match and I kept the other one too. I still have a lot to learn on it though.

    —Deana on November 20, 2015
  • Love to win

    —Terrie Arnold on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t really remember but I sure I had to fudge my triangles to make them work! thank you…marta

    —marta on November 20, 2015
  • My first was in a quilt guild class and after some time, they were perfect. (back then, lol)

    —Kathy on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangle was for my mom’s quilt. It was called Butterfly’s and Flowers I’m making quilts for all my family members. They are my legacy. I would love to win the give away to be able to make another one if the quilts for my family. There are 27 family’s in all.

    —Sue Penuelaz on November 20, 2015
  • I tossed my first ones, they was so uneven, it wasn’t even funny. I didn’t had any plastic templates or rotary cutter, so everything was cut out with cardboard templates and a pair scissors. It wasn’t until a few years later that I learnt how to do it better. I love learning new Technics, thank you for being a great teacher 🙂

    —Susanne Tolley on November 20, 2015
  • I do not remember my first triangle, but I still do not like flying geese and avoid any pattern with a lot of them in it.

    Mary Cromley on November 20, 2015
  • I started piecing triangles by hand, so it was very easy to be accurate. Aced it!

    —Susan K. on November 20, 2015
  • Too long ago to remember but there’s still a lot of fudging going on. Seems like you always have to square them up.

    —Diane Ladue on November 20, 2015
  • I came to quilting after sewing clothing. I love triangles and haven’t had an issue with them. After being away from quilting for a few years, I am really enjoying the new fabrics and patterns. This book and the projects would be so much fun and such inspiration.

    —Karen Jones on November 20, 2015
  • I am a new quilter and just learned triangles about two weeks ago. I was taught a great way to sew them and my first ones were perfect! Can’t wait to learn more and more!

    —Kay Dammast on November 20, 2015
  • Need help with triangles please.

    —Shannon Simpson on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was on my first quilt and they are so bad I have never had it quilted. The friend who got me into quilting keeps saying to put buttons in the center to cover how mismatched the triangle’s meet but I hate it

    —Marion Kithcart on November 20, 2015
  • Been a long time since I had sewn a triNgle unit. I have sewn many over the course of my patchwork journey. Some easier than others. I will continue doing them because I love all that you can create with them. Looking forward to what Pat Sloan can teach me in her new book.

    —Robin on November 20, 2015
  • My first try with triangles were a disaster. I was trying to do a flying geese patterns. I could not get the pieces to line up right. Some were smaller and some larger. I lost the points. I gave up and still have not tried to do them. I am 71 and would really like to make flying geese with ease.

    Judy Frye on November 20, 2015
  • It was too small! Now I always cut my squares slightly larger, i.e. if the pattern calls for 2 7/8″ squares, I cut 3″ squares and square the half triangle squares. They are perfect!

    —Mary Lou on November 20, 2015
  • Many moons ago, OK years ago I did OK triangles and they improved, but if I really need small half square triangles I like to paper piece them or cut them down what a wonderful giveaway. Love your quilts and your blog love positive people!

    —Dee on November 20, 2015
  • I decided to make my 1st triangle block a bit larger so that I could cut of the excess in case it was squeed. To my surprise it came out perfect and I ended up with a too big blog,lol. So I promptly sat down and very carefully made one the correct size. Nothing better than repeat exercise!

    —Cherine Fleyfel on November 20, 2015
  • I am a fairly new quilter so I definitely am facing a steep learning curve..I think my triangles attempts should be reclassified as disappearing points. I try to be accurate but the finished triangles rat me out!

    —Maryellen on November 20, 2015
  • I believe my first were with Thangles which turned out great. Have had a
    problem with my upgraded fancy sewing machine "eating" the points — grrr! Have tried every method but prefer the paper foundation and hope the points will show!!!

    —ruth on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle unit was hand pieced, and it turned out well. Since then, I prefer to machine-piece, usually with decent results, but over time I have made every possible triangle fail!

    —Gwen W on November 20, 2015
  • No two half square triangles were the same. But I am getting better at them with practice. Lots and lots of practice.

    —Laura-Jeanne McMullen on November 20, 2015
  • Generous give away. Would love to win. Already have the book and am learning a lot from it. Taking more time and enjoying the approach and the process. Thanks for keeping so busy and so inspiring!

    —Rosalie Roberts on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t remember when I made my first triangle. I’m sure it must have been ok since I don’t have any bad memories of making them.

    —Sharon Vasickanin on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it.

    —Kate S on November 20, 2015
  • Well, I wouldn’t say I aced it, but with a lot of starch, I guess you could say I fudged it. Looking forward to Pat’s book!!!

    —Nanette on November 20, 2015
  • Well, I had to "un-stitch" and "re-stitch" twice before I decided it was close enough.

    —Mary O. on November 20, 2015
  • I love quilting its so much fun and relaxing. I’m doing triangles and yes at times their difficult. I’d sure love to win your book and all the goodies. I’m sure your book will show us an easier technique. Congrats on your new book Pat.

    Vickie Riches on November 20, 2015
  • After 20+ years they still scare me.

    Lynn Elliott on November 20, 2015
  • fudged it but it turned ok with good pressing

    —Nancy Magee on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt was all triangles and it was defiantly a first quilt quality. I gave up but a friend encouraged me to finish it and gave me help along the way. It was a primary color hour glass type pattern. Glad I finished it all those years ago. Now I am addicted to quilting and a fabricaholic. Now if I could just master flying geese.

    —Stacey Felton on November 20, 2015
  • fudged it…..lol

    —nan on November 20, 2015
  • Do you mean triangles AND a quarter inch seam?!? I got to see a few of my points in my first few tries!

    —Judy on November 20, 2015
  • Ok. I’m new to quilting and becoming addicted to it quickly, like sewing at 6 am before I’m off to work. I’m no expert but i can’t seem to get those triangles to match up. I swear when i watch a quilting show on tv there is magic involved. I just wish i knew their trick cuz then i could sew anything.

    —Oralia Gonzalez on November 20, 2015
  • Lol! I aced my first triangles without ever knowing why…and came back the next day to make more. Nothing worked – they were a mess. And, I still didn’t know why the first worked and the second batch didn’t! Beginners luck followed by beginners frustration! I now use a rather tedious process but get decent results. I’d love the book and instructions for greater success!

    —Sharon Linders on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember my first triangles but I often have issues with them. It’s often sew, rip, sew again, measure.

    —Dale M on November 20, 2015
  • my first triangles, and flying geese are something that needs to be desired… no matter how hard I try they still don’t turn out like they are suppose to..sure hope I win

    —Brenda J Cloud on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were not too good. Trying to improve all the time. Looking forward to your new book!!

    —Patricia Denton on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged lots of them, but used them anyway!

    Heather on November 20, 2015
  • I’m absolutely positive I fudged my first triangles…A LOT! 🙂

    —Jami Carr on November 20, 2015
  • Looking forward to quilting along with Pat Sloan.

    —Windy on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it from what I can remember… it’s been a long time! I think I used a helpful ruler. Would love to see some new tricks!

    —Terry Courtney on November 20, 2015
  • When I started quilting, I didn’t understand that everything had to be the same size, as well as my seam allowance. Everything was wonky! I pretty much stuck with squares and rectangles because my triangles were never right. I keep working on the triangles, right now mostly half square triangles. And I just learned how to do the flying geese. Practice, practice…

    —Danielle Kenyon on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it of course!

    —Wendy on November 20, 2015
  • Still working on this quilt and definitely need help.

    —Judy D on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember my first triangle unit, but I’m sure I fudged it…because I’m still fudging them! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Peggy Wagner on November 20, 2015
  • Fudge big time. I will need to practice for sure. 🙂

    —belinda on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles weren’t too bad. I had a good teacher!

    —Pat Routon on November 20, 2015
  • My first few attempts were fails but just couldn’t toss them. Should of though!

    —Janell on November 20, 2015
  • Of course I fudged it, isn’t that what you’re supposed to do?

    Shari on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangles I did were hand pieced, they came out okay. The first machine pieced triangles I did were not very good and I didn’t finish the project. I’m pretty sure it’s still hanging around as a UFO!

    —Terri E on November 20, 2015
  • I took a paper piecing class at the State Fair, making some kind of little pinwheel looking block. I NAILED the first one, perfect points!! I think it was because I lined them up using a pin (saw that on Pat’s quilt along FB page, I’m sure). The second block was a bust because I thought I could wing it and skipped the pin 😛 Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —amsangel on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t exactly remember when I made my first triangle but I am sure I did the mark down the middle and sewed on each side since I seem to have bought two of the rulers to mark them with.

    —Pat Wood on November 20, 2015
  • Quarter square triangles have always been difficult for me, when I started quilting and now. I usually make them over sized and trim them to the correct size.

    —Karen Gleim on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was when I took my first quilt class it was so much fun. I have learn to do the flying gesse.

    —Ethel on November 20, 2015
  • I probably tossed it. Even now, I tend to avoid triangles.

    —Linda Van Det Werf on November 20, 2015
  • New quilter… Wish my points would meet exactly on pinwheels on my first quilt. Really need tips. Am patient but really need to get this done as a gift… Want it to look very nice… The gift receiver is really special. I am so looking forward to try starting flying geese!
    Thank you so much for the invitation to enter. This is my first ever entry in an online site. Love your website. Have a great Thanksgiving day full of memories!
    Janet U.

    Yay, Janet! Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving to you too! –Jenny

    Janet U. on November 20, 2015
  • I still have a bunch to learn on the sewing of triangles. Thank you for a chance to win!

    Linda Gardner on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were in a mystery quilt without instructions. So I lost a few tips. I still have that quilt and it lives on my couch. I have learned a lot since that quilt. My triangles look much better now! Thank you for a chance to win.

    —Tracy on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles turned out quite well since I had a good teacher in my beginning sampler class. She taught us how to sew half square triangles using one of Eleanor Burn’s books. The year was 1994 and I’ve been an avid quilter since that day.

    —Mary Ann on November 20, 2015
  • That was a long time ago. Things have improved, but still not always perfectly pointed! Guess I’ll have to keep practicing!

    —Kathi Pollard on November 20, 2015
  • My first half-square triangles weren’t that long ago, since I’ve only been learning for a bit over 2 years now. I think my first one went really well. I was impressed with myself anyway. 🙂 It’s the ones that followed that haunt my quilty dreams. I’m getting better, but the only way I know how is to draw the line on the diagonal, sew 1/4′ either side and cut along the line. It works, but it’s tedious and not something I’m looking forward to doing. One of the patterns high on my list of ‘I really want to do that’ is a Hunter’s Star. I have a thing for stars. But all those half-square triangles just scare me at this point. lol But I keep plugging along. You know what they say, practice makes perfect. 🙂

    —Rose Andrade on November 20, 2015
  • um I can only cut Sq. just started quilting and well. cutting sq in half didn’t help me any….

    —Jessica Boolman on November 20, 2015
  • First time I sewed triangles I tossed it the project turned out awful!

    —Marianne Landers on November 20, 2015
  • I was a little intimidated, but some did good and some very wonky! You really have to pay attention which way your cutting. But I love a challenge.

    —Debbie James on November 20, 2015
  • My first ones never came out to the right size it seemed. Since then, I have learned to use starch and got my 1/4″ exactly right and things are much better. They still are not my favorite thing to do though!!!

    —Darlene Felling on November 20, 2015
  • My first half square triangle went fairly well, not perfect but usable. Now use triangulations for better results or make larger and cut down. But I know there must be a better and easier way. In the book?

    —Barbara DeMir on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been so long, I really don’t remember. I do know, I still lose some points.

    —Thunder Kaplan on November 20, 2015
  • My first HST were pretty sad. I knew nothing about quilting. I know a little more now thankfully.

    —Alix Chen on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it a little and my points were cut off. I love triangles now and do not fear them.

    —Susan Lee on November 20, 2015
  • Love your work

    —Rose McCarty on November 20, 2015
  • I started doing the half square triangle with 7/8″ to cut, but a quilting teacher taught me to make the hst bigger than size needed then open up and cut to size on all four sides.

    —beth daniels on November 20, 2015
  • Kept it so I can see how much I learn as I go. Still learning.

    Peggy L M L on November 20, 2015
  • My first triange i tryed to make went horrible

    —Bonnie Eastham on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t think my triangles will never play nice together!!!! So.frustrating,. maybe I can use the scraps for kindling!

    —Lynn lavender on November 20, 2015
  • I am LOVIN’ alll the quilts in Pat’s new book…it will be hard to decide which to do first !
    What a great giveaway !

    —Christine Rohloff on November 20, 2015
  • Piecing has never been my forte so I imagine they weren’t perfect! would love some guidance.

    —Pam Reim on November 20, 2015
  • i am looking forward to making flying geese. i think i’m looking forward to your new line of fabric more than anything. and the iron would be a great bonus. thanks for the opportunity.

    rachelle pare

    —rachelle pare on November 20, 2015
  • I aced the triangles that I did from my quilting teacher in a quilting class.

    —beth daniels on November 20, 2015
  • Want to learn techniques to keep the points. Love triangles!

    —Susan on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles are just another word for trouble. I usually chop off the points or they get too small. I need help!!

    —Karen Thurn on November 20, 2015
  • I made my first triangles bigger than needed and trimmed them down to size. Even then had a FEW that needed fudging.

    Karen on November 20, 2015
  • Really messed up my first triangle. Was taking an adult ed class for beginning quilters. was told to bring scraps of fabric. Didn’t know to bring cotton. Brought all kinds. Polyester, blue jean, see thru etc. I kept at it because I wanted to learn. Lol.

    Michael Wheeler on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at sewing triangles was a quilt-along… I was skeptical at first, but the directions for creating that quilt top were great, thereby making it a very fun experience!

    —Sue on November 20, 2015
  • First triangles were so-so, and it seems like sometimes they work out great and other times, not so great.

    —Bev Giger Hess on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember my first project with triangles, but since I still struggle with them, I would imagine I fudged it.

    —Diane Matthees on November 20, 2015
  • The first triangle unit I made was paper pieced so it turned out well. I haven’t had as much success without the paper though. I would love to try Pat’s techniques! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Pam S on November 20, 2015
  • I was always "scared" of triangles by other quilters talking about the dreaded triangle. Always tried to avoid them. My first effort was not very pretty. they never lined up the correct way.

    —Lillian K on November 20, 2015
  • Made a flying geese quilt. Don’t remember how many were in it, but know that many were fudged! Had to do too many to toss any of them.

    —Christie Dwyer on November 20, 2015
  • they turned out good, a BOM quilt that was full of "learning opportunities"

    —ellen Krane on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were not perfect for sure. I believe there was a bit or ripping out seams….but I never give up. Sewing is my favorite thing!

    Mary Messersmith

    —Mary Messersmith on November 20, 2015
  • It was so bad, I had to throw it away. Haven’t tried again since.

    —Cheryl Greenleaf on November 20, 2015
  • Still trying …….

    —Marla on November 20, 2015
  • If by fudged you mean lost the points and used them anyway then yep. Btw love that union square quilt.

    —susan on November 20, 2015
  • Too long ago to remember but I think it was ok

    —lindap in il on November 20, 2015
  • I was so annoyed when I started quilting when the points were chopped off. I taught myself to quilt. I would love to have this books to try to do things the right way. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    —Phyllis Severs on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles, less than success. Many of the points in the blocks were cut off. Still have the blocks, maybe one day I’ll put it together as a picnic quilt. (One that doesn’t have to be handled carefully).

    —Patty Bretheim on November 20, 2015
  • Threw it away. Next time I just use it. I just go with it.

    —Diane Sauerwein on November 20, 2015
  • Made all these many times with various methods, but always looking for new & better ways. Sounds like so much fun! Thanks, Pat!! We LOVE ya & all you do!!!

    —Marsha Swanson on November 20, 2015
  • It’s been a long time since my first attempts, ( which were only moderately successful), but it didn’t scare me off. I’m still quilting and would love to win this.

    —Earlene Nelson on November 20, 2015
  • I aced it!

    Cheryl on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle was a HST and I was so surprised that I aced it. I thought I would be unstoppable… Flash forward a year later and I can’t see a flying geese unit to save my life. I don’t know what’s wrong but obviously I need to dive into your new book and figure out where I’ve gone wrong.

    Nelson Salsa on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it.

    —Diane on November 20, 2015
  • I am always looking for new techniques to help me do things better. There are some very interesting projects and techniques in this book.

    —Reta on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles went pretty well, because I was scared and oh-so-careful. Then came the phase when my confidence outpaced my skills, and that was not a pretty era. Now I’m at a happy medium. I know some tricks, know myself, and love my HST’s.

    —Beth T. on November 20, 2015
  • I doubt if I aced it. I probably missed a perfect junction, took it out, tried it again, and took it out, tried it again…and so on, until I was satisfied. Tried pinning it this way, then that way, then a third way…

    —Judy Garling on November 20, 2015
  • I think I aced my first triangles because I was trying to be perfect. Now I think I’ve gotten sloppy so Pat’s book would really help.

    —Peggy C on November 20, 2015
  • That is an AWESOME PRIZE. I really need help with my triangles. I’ve just started quilting about 3 years ago when I got my first sewing machine and I haven’t been able to quilt very much yet but I LOVE IT! I plan on a lot of quilting next year and I am so looking forward to it! I realize I need better threads and an iron that doesn’t hurt my hand. Thank you for being such an inspiration. I turn the BIG 50 exactly 1 month from today and I wonder what took me so long to start quilting? Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

    —Angela Feazelle on November 20, 2015
  • Well my first triangle block was only a few years ago when I did the craftsy 2012 BOM. It went ok just have a hard time getting the perfect square from them. But what’s a girl to do but keep practicing! Happy creating cheers
    Sharon

    Sharon on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it. Not perfect, but not terrible.

    —Rebecca Tucker on November 20, 2015
  • the triangle squares were not difficult to make and I have always squared them up which is a big help in keeping the dimensions of your quilt even. At first I had trouble getting the triangle points to match up when joining 2 or more triangle squares together. I never threw any away. Kept ripping out seams and replacing till the points joined together perfectly. This eventually made me an accomplished piecer and now I love to make miniature quilts using many 1/2 inch finished triangle squares. Call me old fashioned as I have never tried to paper piece these units together. I have been making quilts for 37 years and still going strong.

    —Suzanne on November 20, 2015
  • It was suggested that I make the half square triangle block bigger than required, so I could later trim it so it is square. It just seemed like so much extra work! I would love to do it right the first time!

    —Christine on November 20, 2015
  • It has been a couple of years since I sewed my first triangle. I was trying to make a baby quilt and a table topper. On the baby quilt they came out ok but they were not very good. A little wobbly and points weren’t so pretty. But I had decided to make it a little too close to the baby shower. She loved it and I figured her little one won’t mind. By the time I started on the table topper I was a little better with the flying geese. All though I had a good bit of ripping out seams and sewing again it was a fun quilt to make. I just love how they look in a quilt. I still have a lot to learn and your book would be a great teaching tool.

    —Donna LeBeouf on November 20, 2015
  • I made a half square trangle quilt – if you look at it far away it looks great but up close….. Well points are hard to match ….

    Marcia kephart on November 20, 2015
  • Definitely fudged it, and took a long time to finally master them!

    —Laurie Britt on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it! If the triangle doesn’t turn out to have enough fabric, I just sew the seam a little smaller!I’d love to get triangle down perfect the first time!

    —Janet in ND on November 20, 2015
  • I don’t remember my first triangle unit!! Not a clue! But my guess would be that it took place in a class – probably the Underground Railroad quilt class that met once a month, years ago… in which case I did fine because I wasn’t attempting it on my own! I also recall using a paper technique called Thangles. They were rather like paper piecing. Very precise.

    Triangles don’t scare me now – I’ve done them a fair amount… but I want Pat’s book because I love learning new things! And I’m sure the quilts and tips will be awesome! Her stuff always is!! ❤️

    —Pris Phillips on November 20, 2015
  • I cannot get enough of the HSTs. Ingenious little units with so much going for them. Any project with HSTs, I’m willing to take a second look!

    —Denise Nash on November 20, 2015
  • I just gifted a wall hanger quilt that had flying geese triangles. I say I fudged the thing. My husband and my friend who it was given to said it was beautiful. I "aced" it. But they love me so what else could they say? lol. I’m going to go with their opinion. I aced it! I loved your book on appliqués and just received your new one on triangles. Can’t wait to try again and really feel like I aced it!

    —Debora bortmas on November 20, 2015
  • I worked with Triangles recently. It was a lot of fun and you have so many options.

    —Marcia Lasiter on November 20, 2015
  • Aced it

    —Nancy Workman on November 20, 2015
  • WoW! Can’t wait to learn your tips and tricks! I don’t remember my first HST but that’s because I started quilting almost 20 years ago, hehe. Congratulations again on your new book!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    —usairdoll on November 20, 2015
  • I learned so much from your first book that I’m doing appliqué now, never did before that, I have your new book on my Christmas list….the first time I threw it out, took it apart to many times, just so, so, with them now…

    —Peggy Richardson on November 20, 2015
  • I am a"beginner at quilting. I have done 4 baby quilts. My first triangle was really bad but I kept ripping it out till I got it decent.I now have 6 more quilts to make for Christmas presents for the grandkids.

    —geri case on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle were bad. I have since learned easier techniques and use them frequently.

    —Nancy Hutchinson on November 20, 2015
  • I started making the friendship block,,made several half square triangles and they were all different sizes,,,they are still in a box somewhere never finished the blocks for anything.. 🙁 maybe your book will help me make matching hst..oh that was in the 80’s…

    —Cathy Going on November 20, 2015
  • I didn’t ace it, I was missing some points. But since it was my first quilt, I didn’t toss it.

    —Maureen Haynes on November 20, 2015
  • If wonky was a word in a quilting dictionary and the author believed in pictures say more than words, they would use my first triangles to demonstrate and explain "wonky". I’ve gotten much better, but still every once in awhile there is a wonky in the bunch!

    Paula on November 20, 2015
  • So so wasn’t an option but that’s how my 1st few were. They still need a lot of improvement I’m afraid.

    —Jeri Niksich on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it but overall not too bad and learned a lot

    —Karla Tancock on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles have always been challenging for me. They would stretch or not turn out the right size. I welcome any help.

    —Deenie Pharr on November 20, 2015
  • ACED IT!! did a table runner, a star for all seasons by another author and my triangles came out perfect. the pattern has lots of "fudge room" in it though.

    —JoAn GODFREY on November 20, 2015
  • My first unit was fudged. I continued and some were perfect, some fudged and some throw aways! My next quilt will be a baby quilt with triangles.

    —Linda Wachel on November 20, 2015
  • Triangles?! I couldn’t even master a consistant seam on squares! Lol! I finally had to take a quilting class. I’m not one of the successful self-taught quilters. I still avoid triangles but they are in so many cool patterns. My triangles are wonky surprises! I love your tutorials and would love to win your book! Not ashamed to say I’m triangley challenged.

    —Sue on November 20, 2015
  • My triangles are wonky surprises. Definitely not consistant. I’m not ashamed to say I am triangley challenged and would love to use your book. Thank you♡

    —Sue on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles weren’t very good but fudged it and still used them.

    —Susan on November 20, 2015
  • I actually have ocd when it comes to quilting. I decided to look up several way to do triangles. They did turn out pretty good, but I must admit I tried several times!

    —Sandy Lee on November 20, 2015
  • i was absolutely frustrated the first time I tried to make triangles. All that distortion uggg

    —Martha Campbell on November 20, 2015
  • Haven’t done triangles yet! Would love to win!

    —Carol on November 20, 2015
  • It was definitely NOT quite a triangle but I fudged because I was determined to make it work (which it didn’t but I didn’t know what I was doing either so basically I guess I scrapped it too) 🙁

    —Annette Wasinger on November 20, 2015
  • I’m sure I fudged it. And used it. I know I didn’t toss it. I can’t throw anything away.

    —Carol Pilgrim on November 20, 2015
  • My first time trying to quilt was with triangles. They were definitely fudged. After watching videos i aim fudge it sometimes.

    —Belinda Cook on November 20, 2015
  • Practice will get me there! Thanks!!

    —Sharon Coenen on November 20, 2015
  • I aced it! I love triangles but will do many short cuts to avoid them!

    —Lesly-Claire Greenberg on November 20, 2015
  • I aced it! I love blocks with triangles.

    —Molly Riemann on November 20, 2015
  • I CANNOT do HST at all. They never come out right so I tossed it.

    —Teri Zachary on November 20, 2015
  • Fudged it and loved it. Made a baby quilt with a dear co-worker for her first baby. So much hope and fun went into making that first quilt. Didn’t know that triangles might be difficult to master.

    —Sharon Hilton on November 20, 2015
  • Oh my! My first attempt at half square triangles, way back when, was to cut out the triangles with templates and sew on the diagonal (bias) — argh!!! I am so glad for the piecing techniques today…I’m still not perfect but it’s way better than the "first" attempt 😀

    —Becky Schultz on November 20, 2015
  • I can’t specifically remember my first half square triangles but I don’t remember them being an issue. I do love making them now and I make a lot of them!

    —Rebecca K on November 20, 2015
  • I fudged it but I definitely have gotten better. Would love to win
    this collection of fabric, iron and book.

    —Barbara Montejo on November 20, 2015
  • I haven’t! Maybe when I was a child, I have sewn from a very young age. Now I have retired to Bulgaria and I am ready to begin. I just don’t know where to start! I have my sewing room set up and I am looking for insperation to get me going. I would love this book for just that reason 🙂

    —Maxine Groobey on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles turned out horrid and I chunked them and cut some more out and just kept on pushing myself. They are not perfect all the time but I still keep going. I just love quilting so much that I just keep on going. A bit of help would be wonderful. Thanks!

    —Lynda L. on November 20, 2015
  • Tossed it, I completely mangled it there was nothing salvageable.

    —Jill DePee on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were done with thangles, so not a problem, but when done freehand then I’ve had some issues.

    —Betty F. on November 20, 2015
  • My first quilt was all HST…I purchased the fabric and everything I needed to make a quilt but I was so intimidated by it that I just sat and stared at it for days finally got up enough courage and guess what I did great….. and know I Looove to make HST

    —Bernadette Garcia-Benavidez on November 20, 2015
  • My 1st was on a full size quilt and I think they turned out surprisingly OK.
    P.S I just taught/helped my 11 yr old Grand daughter Design/make a quilts square with 1/2 sq triangles and made her cut the blocks 4″ instead on 3 7/8″ It turned out to be a good idea for a new quilter as there was only a little trimming to do to make them 3 1/2″ )

    —ELIZAJANE on November 20, 2015
  • Prior to learning to quilt I was a fairly confident seamtrist. Half square triagles stripped that confidence right out of me. My first half square triangle was tossed as was the second one and third. Honestly I still struggle or make them over sized and cut down. Yes, I am looking forward to getting Pat’s book.

    —Karen Grant on November 20, 2015
  • I did pretty good…I seem to have more trouble now than I did on the first ones!

    —Teresa on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle quilt was a kit I bought from a craft show. It was called tequila sunrise. I. Didn’t do to bad, some of it matched and some didn’t. But I was still pretty happy with it, it was used so much that I don’t have it any more. Still have the pattern so maybe I should give it a go again. Quilting is my joy. 🙂

    —Nina Thompson on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangle s were perfect. No problem at all. Of course the person that received that baby quilt was only two. She loved the colours and the fact that it was her’s. Pat’s new book sounds great. I might have to make he another quilt to show her how to do it. Once I learn how from Pats new book.

    —Jeanne Frey on November 20, 2015
  • My first attempt at making triangles was a disaster! No matter how well I marked my squares and how well I carefully cut my squares….the end result was awful. I would not even try a new pattern if I saw that I needed to make triangles. I still get them messed up!

    —Joan clay on November 20, 2015
  • My first triangles were definitely tossed. I didn’t have any points! Would love new ways and a fool proof method is even better. Please, please pick me for any of the goodies!

    —Tammy on November 20, 2015
  • The very first attempt was definitely a fudging experience.

    —Linda Sue Ernst on November 20, 2015
  • Except for not really having points my first triangles weren’t horrible! Lol! Still working on getting the good points but I’ve only been willing for 11 months now and barely sewed much before that so I’m doing great I think! Lovin’ every minute of it!

    —Jen Heichel on November 20, 2015
  • I didn’t know better when beginning quilting to make my half square triangle units with squares a touch larger than called for. So my first triangles were sloppy because I didn’t have any extra to trim. Since then, they’ve been spot on because I add 1/8″ to every square used for half square triangles.

    —Claire on November 20, 2015
  • Ha! It was an absolutely disaster but I sewed the quilt together anyway and it still lives on the back of my couch.:) It’s not like the wear and tear will make anything any worse and I still love the colors!

    —audrey on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it! It was a learning curve in patients and perseverance.

    —Cathy Frye on November 21, 2015
  • It was definitely a learning experience for me, so I have to lower my head in shame. My sewing straight wasn’t the problem, it was my impatience, trying to sew too fast. Mine was a toss!

    —Karen on November 21, 2015
  • my first triangles were hand sewn at 10yrs old. Needless to say they needed help. I’m still practicing 30 yrs later!!

    —Cassie carney on November 21, 2015
  • It well as far as I can recall but I always square up my half square triangles

    —Ruth Sommers on November 21, 2015
  • Totally had less than stellar points but fudged it! Lol

    —Patti on November 21, 2015
  • I guess I was lucky, I carefully followed the directions in the book I was using and all the triangles turned out just fine. I learned quilting from Quilt in a Day books. As I recall, I made 96 star blocks but never made a quilt with them. That was a long time ago, it would be nice to learn easy ways to do them. Flying Geese blocks really bug me.

    —JoAnne T. on November 21, 2015
  • Triangles..1st attempt was a disaster but I found a sample square in my mother’s quilting stash that was made by my great grandmother. I studied that square for a long time and decided to try triangles again. Not great but better than the first time. Several years later my aunt gave me a quilting book that had illustrations that I tried to follow ..getting better at triangles but still not perfect. I still have to look at great grandma’s square and my aunts book to feel comfortable enough to even try triangles.

    —Janice Priolo on November 21, 2015
  • Pretty sure I aced it because it was oversized and had room to be squared up!

    —Elaine K on November 21, 2015
  • It´s quite a long time I´ve sewn my first triangles – not even bad, but really not perfect, but up to now I often have problems sewing them, especially finding out the correct size of fabric by using the half-square-triangle method.

    —Regina on November 21, 2015
  • Although I was a novice , with great enthusiasm, I offered to make my daughter a quilt for her double bed comprising of only half square triangles. It was certainly a labour of love as I eased a few hundred blocks into place. That was fifteen years ago. The quilt is still used and loved. I could only get better!

    —CarolL Lawrence on November 21, 2015
  • First triangles were HST’s for a cot quilt while awaiting the arrival of my baby… that was long ago now. They turned out ok, but I only recently realised that I had no idea what I was doing… never actually "quilted" it!!!

    —Karen Howe on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were pretty darn wonky! I remember feeling frustrated that my points were way off. I am much better now, but can still do wonky when i am tired or distracted.

    —Sylvia Youngblut on November 21, 2015
  • Triangels are allways difficult.. Pressing is very important.I think a good book can helps you to make triangles very stright
    Than is That very handsome

    —Rommy on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangle ended up in the rubbish bin as I lost my temper because I couldn’t do it accurately. Life is too short to worry over a small piece of fabric.
    Friends were horrified I wasted the fabric. But I preserved and finally learnt to sew triangles the simple way.

    Theresa Stagg on November 21, 2015
  • I first started quilting about 15 years ago. My second quilt was a queen size variation of Lady of The Lake. Heck, I thought in my ignorance, that didn’t look so bad. I had chosen to use 60 different fabrics in 3 colors. Red, white and blue, my sons choice of colors. I didn’t know about ‘Thangles’ or any of the other handy helpers. Lol, 1997 half square triangles later I felt I had become pretty efficient at making them. I did everything. I fudged. I squared up best as I could. I didn’t cut off the dog ears. I starched to make ‘fit’. Humm, what else could I do wrong? But you know when it was done my son loved it and I even entered in quilt show. Would I ever do another one? Probably not. But after doing that one, I will tackle just about anything now. I like making them now, but sure would love to win your book to learn more ways to make them. Boy I sure wish I had heard of Pat Sloan and her wonderful solutions in making half square triangles.

    Pat Hogan

    Pat Hogan on November 21, 2015
  • Making the triangle wasn’t so bad, disaster struck trying to get them all joined together. Oi vay!

    —Paula K. on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles wouldn’t match up. I had to place small embroidered butterflies on the corners to make quilt usable.

    —Deb Mulcahey on November 21, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles was hand piecing a Shoo Fly block over 26 years ago. Turned out pretty good actually. However over the years, I’ve ended up cutting points off almost every triangle I piece. Would like be to learn the equilateral triangle as I love the way those look in quilts!

    —Tracey Hindman on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were hst’s. Made larger then cut to size. Worked great…Aced it!

    —Lea Anne on November 21, 2015
  • I muck along the best I can with triangles. Sometimes they match up nice other times I lose my points lol! I’d love to learn the proper procedure!

    Colleen Francis on November 21, 2015
  • It was so long ago that all I remember was being very nervous about it. Thank you!

    —Diana Haas on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were pretty good, after being redone several times. Looking forward to learning better technique from you!

    —Carol Sliker on November 21, 2015
  • I remember I always used to have one larger than the other. Pretty sure my first ever followed that unfortunate path 🙂

    —Carol Mills on November 21, 2015
  • I think my first try was a flying geese quilt for my son. I don’t remember but I probably tossed some until I got it right. The quilt went with him overseas on his TOD, it never made it back.

    —Connie R on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it and cried!

    —Barbara Westerman on November 21, 2015
  • Amazed to see so many others had problems with triangles, thought I was on my own with this.

    —Valerie Bissonnette on November 21, 2015
  • My first quilt had flying geese…..what was I thinking!!! Fudged it!

    —Vickie Gerloff on November 21, 2015
  • I’m afraid to try triangles. Still new to the quilting world and I tend to keep them simple, for now.

    —Rachel on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangle unit was flying geese that I was learning in a quilt class from an awesome teacher, so after ripping out a few times, it worked!

    —barbara blair on November 21, 2015
  • When I started quilting, nearly 30 years ago, we used templates and drew the sewing line with a pencil. I had sewn since childhood so my first triangles were not bad. Thank goodness that we have easier methods and better tools now.

    —Renie on November 21, 2015
  • I have never tried HST but would love to learn and I think this book is just what I need to give it a try.

    —Mary Thacker on November 21, 2015
  • I tried my first triangle project from a quilting magazine.
    I really really struggled with the pattern, it totally knocked my self confidence in tackling quilting with triangles ever since and I’ve now been quilting 10 years. It’s stupid of me I know. I’ve been waiting for a book or a class for those who want to begin working with triangles, and you’ve done it Pat!!! Maybe I can now at long long last have the ability and courage to tackle them.
    I cannot thank you enough xxxxx

    —Nicola Williams on November 21, 2015
  • Well, I am still after 20 years of quilting trying to make that perfect 1/2 square triangle. I have tried many different ways and I am still messing it up.

    —Kary Heck on November 21, 2015
  • I love quilting and have been sewing for many years. Its amazing how things have advanced through the years and Pat’s techniques look great. My first quilt was a bear paw and what a challenge!

    —Paulette Voit on November 21, 2015
  • Haven’t tried triangles, out of fear, But I see your Union Square and with your help I’d love to give it a shot. Beautiful quilt (Union Sq.)

    —Nancy Mitchell on November 21, 2015
  • I think they were just ok. Would love to learn Pat’s way.

    —Marilyn on November 21, 2015
  • Hand sewn, aced it.

    —Teresa Balendy on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were just okay. Practice has improved my technique although I always seem to have to trim them up a little to make them perfectly square.

    —Vickie Bell on November 21, 2015
  • It was wonky and lopsided. I think it was user error plus cheaper fabric thanks for this giveaway.

    —Holly Ann on November 21, 2015
  • I love your books! So easy to follow directions and everything you create is so cheerful!

    —Terry Cavanagh on November 21, 2015
  • oh, I’m definitely a fudger. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Cindy Smith on November 21, 2015
  • Well first time I fudged it and tossed it,the first tries were kind of wonky, but I am still trying.:)

    —Sandra on November 21, 2015
  • My first ones were really bad. The directions I was following had me cutting triangles not squares and piecing those. Needless to say the bias stretched and the rest was downhill.

    —Anita on November 21, 2015
  • I have did potholders and small doll quilts that I have had to fudge. Would love to learn how to do them!! Great giveaway! Good Luck to us all!

    —Lana on November 21, 2015
  • My first set of triangles went well because my quilting teacher taught me the cheater method of using squares and cutting them in half!

    —Patricia Middelmann on November 21, 2015
  • Let’s just say those first triangles were finished, but not perfect!

    —Marsha Teter on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles looked great. Then I sewed the blocks together and lost my points. Still working on learning how to do good triangles.

    —Teri on November 21, 2015
  • First one was done by hand – came out perfect. Next ones by machine, not so good – but I’m improving!

    —Ruth Bechtold on November 21, 2015
  • Not bad it was fun but not perfect

    —Lynn DeLano on November 21, 2015
  • Tossed it!!

    —Ann on November 21, 2015
  • My Grandma had me sewing at a really young age (over 50 yrs ago). I can remember the triangles because we made a bowtie top. But I dont remember how the finished product turned out. I had never owned a rotory cutter, so my cuts are never exact, but I love to sew anyway. My Granddaughter is 6 and I am teaching her how to cut & sew quilt tops.

    —Ellen Roberts on November 21, 2015
  • Mine were not straight. When I decided on a whole ocean waves quilt I used a paper method. I sewed along lines – it was much better but I don’t really like buying the paper every time I make triangles!

    —Beverly Douthit on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles came from attempting to copy quilt blocks out of books. I was a self taught quilt beginner. I ended up discouraged and stopped quilting until last week when I decided to pick it up again by taking lessons. Quests what my first lesson was? Easy angle ruler and triangles! I’m loving the way my triangles are coming out and am making 2 table runners for Christmas! Can’t wait to do your Mystery! That’s why I needed to run out for lessons to learn triangles!!!

    —Jennifer Kinder on November 21, 2015
  • I’d love to win this great prize! I want to learn how to make 1/4 sq. ts. better.
    Thanks for the give away.

    —Sharon Hughson on November 21, 2015
  • Ha ~ fudged my first and after many years, I’m still fudging! I NEED this book!

    —Sandra Lynn on November 21, 2015
  • Oh my…… what a memory! Lol I’m thinking that I was very disappointed in my first hst’s but on the bright side, with all of the wonderful teachers and teacher’s helpers out there I’ve improved to the point that I’m very pleased with my progress! A big thank you to all!

    —Cathy K on November 21, 2015
  • Memory recall says I aced it, reality recall says it was a big fudge

    —Penny Barden on November 21, 2015
  • I’ve been sewing for about 35 years, mostly crafts at first. In 7 years I’ve made 31 quilts! It’s now a passion of mine! I’m addicted to fabric! I have not mastered the half square triangles and would love to have your book to learn your technique!

    —Cynthia Roach on November 21, 2015
  • I fudged it, then I just wasn’t accurate at sewing an accurate quarter inch seam. Luckily I have improved with the help of a guide line on my machine

    —Barbara Howard on November 21, 2015
  • I made my first triangle-intensive quilt about a year ago. I "thought" it was turning out o.k. But towards the end, I realized that many of my triangles had at least one blunt corner tip…instead of 3 nice sharp tips as they were supposed to be. I actually put it on my design wall and stood back until those blunders weren’t as obvious. I figured from a distance of about 8 or 9 feet, it looked o.k. So I finished it anyway! But I’d love to know how to make better triangles!

    —Bonnie Favorite on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were half square triangles, some yurned out fine but some not so good, some I could fudge but some I had to unpick and redo

    —Bridget on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it one side was bigger than other but I still try to make them

    —Tammy mcelroy on November 21, 2015
  • The first ones….EPIC FAIL! I’ve gotten better but not always consistent. Really NEED this book to get me on track for different ways to make them and find out which works best for me. The only fudging I want to do is the chocolate kind. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Deb P. on November 21, 2015
  • My first quilt was called "Nothing But Triangles", and I am very proud of it. It’s not perfect,but that’s part of it’s charm.

    —Janet G. on November 21, 2015
  • I will make enough for the quilt pattern requirements, most are okay after trimming. I have to toss about 10%. Then I have to make more to make up for the losses. This can be frustrating, especially if I am tight on some fabric 🙂

    —Margaret on November 21, 2015
  • My first HST happened just this year. Wanted to make my son a quilt, so I jumped in head first and did a queen size. I figured a HST would be easy and not just a square! Well it wasn’t as easy as I thought. Some were ok, some were wonky, some I tossed aside. But I didn’t give up and finally got his quilt together. LOTS of mistakes and my points need work. But best of all he loved his quilt, mistakes and all!

    —Shirl on November 21, 2015
  • I cut out triangles, sewed them together on the bias, of course, so they turned out very wonky because I stretched as I sewed causing a very bubbly finished product!!!

    —Rita Culshaw on November 21, 2015
  • my first ones didn’t turn out square but used them anyway.. not I make bigger and square them up works great. thanks for the give away

    Sharon Jack on November 21, 2015
  • I tossed them in frustration

    —Lynnette Lamance on November 21, 2015
  • Tringles can be tricky, but can be managed as to how you stitch them and also watching straight of grain of fabric.

    —Luwana James on November 21, 2015
  • The photos from the book show the " hard-to-sew" triangles that I love so much and have been afraid to attempt ! Looks like another winning book from Pat !

    —Mary A. Broughton on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangle looked more like a squashed square than a triangle.
    I forced it in to a semi reasonable state with the iron and starch. Ended up abandoning the project and just haven’t been brave enough to try again.

    If I have to see a setting triangle I centre my block over a much larger piece and trim back. Just don’t have the confidence to cut accurately and sew unfortunately.

    —Lou on November 21, 2015
  • My first experience with triangles was a disaster. Nothing seemed to work right and I ended up trimming everything down trying to fix it and only made it worse. The project ended up hidden away unfinished.

    —Kris Maitland on November 21, 2015
  • Wee, it has taken a lot of years to master them but I’m pretty good with them now! There is always room for new tricks!

    —Paula on November 21, 2015
  • It’s been awhile but they are always too small.
    Excited to learn a new way.

    —April on November 21, 2015
  • Oh so tossed it. I didn’t understand how important accurate 1/4 seams were and I really didn’t understand about bias stretch. No matter what I did after sewing them I couldn’t get them square but I kept trying and ended with a half square triangle about half the size I needed. I was a good doobie and had chain stitched about 50 of them. I could have made a doll quilt I guess. I have hated triangles ever since so I’m really looking forward to getting your new book.

    —Pat Brettschneider on November 21, 2015
  • I’ve been quilting about a year and a half and still have wonky points sometimes! However, I do not toss them nor do I give up! I would like to think I’ve improved, but, in the meantime, I keep on keeping on and loving them. I think that is what makes one’s work unique. It is like art, not just cookie cutter copy!

    —Patricia Jackson on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it. I had no idea I should be afraid of making triangles!

    —Sandy on November 21, 2015
  • My first experience with triangles was a disaster! I wasted so much fabric. I have gotten a little better, but I usually avoid them if I can.

    —MaryJo on November 21, 2015
  • I was very happy that it went just fine. Prefect.

    —Kristine Lysne on November 21, 2015
  • I have so many projects I haven’t finished because of the triangles not lining up. I want to make more quilts that I am proud of. Them maybe my hubby won’t mind me buying all this fabric …

    —Rebecca on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it! It was a queen-size quilt, and some points were close, others didn’t even wave at each other!

    —Connie Dyer on November 21, 2015
  • I just learned to sew two years ago in a beginner quilt class. The instructors are fantastic. I learned triangles first with paper rolls. Loved paper piecing. They came out great. Then we moved to HST. Well, mine did not come out so straight. Drawing on the fabric was rough. Now, I enjoy the possibilities HST units offer in quilts, and use them often.

    —Donna Brownell on November 21, 2015
  • Just call me chicken. If a pattern calls for triangles, I bypass it.
    Haven’t learned how to make them. Maybe I could broaden my skills with this book.

    —Nancy Mellinger on November 21, 2015
  • My first hst’s were both wonky and had the points lopped off. Of course, being me, the first attempt was on 2.5″ pieced magnets! This book looks like a real keeper!

    —Lizzie on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were hit and miss. As a Type A person, the inconsistencies were demoralizing–what was I doing wrong? I cut accurately, sewed quarter-inch seams but still about 1 in 4-5 were wonky. I was ready to give up until I saw Deb Tucker’s rulers at a quilt show. Success at last!

    —Linda Yeager on November 21, 2015
  • My first experience with triangles was not pretty. I was so new to quilting, that I actually thought they weren’t half bad. Now looking back, I shudder, but that is how I learn!!

    —Nancy on November 21, 2015
  • I’m sure my points didn’t match up and I was pulling my hair out far before the
    Quilt was done. Congrats on the new book. It looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for
    Chance to win;-)

    —Kathy A on November 21, 2015
  • Oh my! That first triangle was in 1992 and I think it came out pretty good because my first teacher was very patient and kind. I LOVE half square triangles and I am drawn to patterns that include them. For me, they add the "spark" in the quilt. Can’t wait to get the book and see what I can learn from Pat.

    —Janice on November 21, 2015
  • I needed to toss the first ones!! and sometimes when I get in a hurry, I still need to toss some or size down for something else!! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Donna on November 21, 2015
  • Not the best at triangles-so would love the book to improve them!!

    Diane Reams on November 21, 2015
  • I made my first half square triangles in my first ever quilt. I’m sure they were horrible, but "ignorance is bliss" and I didn’t know any better at the time. The quilt was a gift for a friend who was moving and I’ve never seen it again so I have no way of evaluating how bad they were. This book looks great! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Sandy N on November 21, 2015
  • My first ever triangles were pinwheels – whew! Luckily they were fairly big so they actually came out awesome! For my second quilt I thought it was pretty good. I’ve tried different ways to make them and have lots of fun with triangles. But boy would I love this new book!

    —Joy Bradley on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it…made a flying geese quilt..some of the points were cut off, and they were not the same size…but my mom loved it.

    —Brenda on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangle block was the maple leaf block for a fall quilt, most of the points were chopped off

    —Marie Atkinson on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were not bad at all. I took weekly lessons from a retired schoolteacher named Evelyn Dooley and she was very thorough in her teachings. There is no telling how many people have started quilting through her and us, her students. We lrarned the older ways, which help understand some of the newer ways. We stll meet weekly even though she has passed. I guess I am rambling, but we all need a teacher, and you are a good one, also.

    Debbie Waggoner on November 21, 2015
  • So long ago. Wonder what I did with that quilt. Tried lots of different methods through the years. My first we’re done on my own and I didn’t see their imperfections just went ahead and sewed. Much better at them now

    —Elaine morton on November 21, 2015
  • I have only attempted once to work with triangles, our dog really loved it. Time for me to learn a new technique.

    —Shirley J on November 21, 2015
  • A triangle quilt was my first quilt. It was HST and 3″ blocks. I knew nothing about quilting but took the jump. After the quilt was finished I saw my triangles were separating and the batting was peeking out. Because I didn’t measure my HST properly, my seams were mayby 1/8″ or less. I still use the quilt today. I take it with me kayaking and use it to relax while I have lunch.

    —Darlene Davis on November 21, 2015
  • I resisted triangles for years until one of my favorite quilt teachers in my favorite quilt store gave me the magic formula for half square triangle – 4 at a time. Must get Pat Sloan’s book because I still deal with triangle troubles when I sew – they never come out the same size. Looking forward to getting her tips and tricks.

    —Donna ROwe on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were–AWFUL!

    —Shelor on November 21, 2015
  • I had been quilting for 3-4 years before triangles were forced on me. I was doing a mystery quilt and it had a gazillion half-square, quarter-square and tri-recs triangles in that king sized quilt. By the end of the quilt there was definite improvement and no more fear of triangles.

    —Lynda Rich on November 21, 2015
  • Can’t wait to win your book and other items to learn and make a triangle quilt. V

    —Linda on November 21, 2015
  • My first venture into quilting the instructor thought I would never finish the project let alone become an avid quilter….I struggled for 6 hours and could not get the hang of it ….that first project was not a beauty…I tugged and pulled and cut off corners… but finish it I did…and later told her that some would say …".I was stubborn to the point of stupid "

    —Garlene Desabrais on November 21, 2015
  • The very first ones I made were hand pieced and perfect! BUT I do not have enough time in my life to do them that way!!!! UGH. I have tried a variety of things/methods and still struggle with getting my HST to line up, not be "stretchy" or behave! Your book is in my Christmas list

    —Machelle on November 21, 2015
  • My first quilt with triangles used large ones. Sewing on bias edge gave me uneven edge. In the end, I put "darts" in to get the it to lay flat enough to quilt!

    —Happy Johns on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it.No matter how precise I tried to be,my HST seemed to be a little off.

    —Kathryn Ward on November 21, 2015
  • I aced it. It was my first quilt and I traced and cut out all the triangles by hand with scissors. It was really a miracle. The quilt was a gift to my parents for their anniversary. 30 years later I’m still cutting triangles only this time I either use a rotary cutter or my Accuquilt go cutter. Thanks for a great giveaway. Hugs, Cathy

    Cathy on November 21, 2015
  • I had a good teacher/friend who made sure my triangles were perfect, been hooked ever since to the "math" of quilting.

    —Jade on November 21, 2015
  • When I first made half square triangles the technique taught was to cut triangles and sew them together on the bias. I had to do lots of creative piecing when putting the quilt top together. The triangles were never the right size needed. I was so grateful when I learned how to make them with the "sew first, cut second" method.

    —Julia S on November 21, 2015
  • The first time I made triangle squares was for a hand-marked, cut out with scissors, hand-pieced sampler quilt. The triangles certainly weren’t perfect, but I sewed them into my quilt anyway. Now I prefer to use triangle paper to make them. Pat’s book sounds very helpful!

    —JLouise on November 21, 2015
  • I aced it! I made a quilt for my brand new Daughter-in-law for her birthday. She loved the pinwheel block so I found a pattern using this block. I practiced a lot! I wanted this quilt to look like I had put a lot of love in it. Well she absolutely loved it!! Four years late she asked me if I would make a pinwheel quilt for their baby, my new grandchild!! So I did and she covers him up every night in it! I love quilting!!

    —Sharon Mitchell on November 21, 2015
  • Tried fudging it. Epic Fail!!!!!!

    —Linda Pyke on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangle was challenging to say the least, and was a little wonky. Now I have more tools -rulers and star paper. I am getting better. Practice makes perfect, well all most!

    —Theresa Duval on November 21, 2015
  • My first one went well as I was under the watchful eye of an instructor. I have made many wonky one since then! Lol!

    —Wendy WestmoreLand on November 21, 2015
  • Tossed it! after slicing it into bitty pieces w/my rotary cutter.

    —Diane B on November 21, 2015
  • If memory serves me right, would say I had to fudge it! Even today struggle some. Yet, I love them! They add so much to a quilt. Would love learning all your tricks. And, as always love how fresh, bold, playful your patterns are!

    —Vicki on November 21, 2015
  • I’ve done the snowball pattern with the large corner triangles but any pattern with tons of little triangles make me wonder what method to use!

    I need all the help I can get in the triangle department and this book sounds like it is the cure for my problem.

    —Carole Plourde on November 21, 2015
  • After seeing, ripping, and sewing some more they were acceptable to me at the time. As I look at them now it’s like OMG they were so fudged! Over time and lots of practice they have improved greatly.

    —Roxanne Sposato on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were for my first ever quilt – Monkey Wrench – and the HST points are so bad, I have to remind my mom not to EVER, EVER, EVER put it on her bed! I didn’t actually take my first quilt class for another five years, so I know I could have used all of these tips and tools in those intervening years. Luckily none of those projects survived where I can see them.

    —Susan Putman on November 21, 2015
  • One of my first quilts was all half square triangles. The squares came out fine, but I don’t like the color combo because I put colors together, rather than a neutral on one side. Needless to say, it still is only a quilt top… And it’s been over four years.

    —Liz Rehrauer on November 21, 2015
  • Aced it….

    —Shelby on November 21, 2015
  • sewed half square triangles and cut off the tips when I squared them up from one corner instead of centering my ruler. Bad, bad experience.

    Beth on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangle block….I believe I dreaded it ad all I had previously done were square patterns or the 1600 jelly roll. I have now made one quilt with a ton of half square triangles, and am working on another to gift at xmas. Love all of Pat’s patterns, and thank you for the opportunity to win.

    Beth on November 21, 2015
  • Can’t wait to get this book. Love all the creativity, hints, quilting, and especially Pat’s beautiful use of color and all of her her fabrics

    Lynn on November 21, 2015
  • As I remember it was a series of each one was different. And some times the same today.

    —Deanna Klintworth on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles did not have the sharpest points , but at the time I didn’t know any better and was proud of my accomplishment. That was thirty years ago when my Mom and I were making a quilt for my brother’s new water bed.

    —Beth Shiyou on November 21, 2015
  • I think I lucked out with my very first ones I made only because they didn’t have to match up at too many points. I am always learning as I go. Pat Sloan is a wonderful teacher.

    —Patsy Marinelli on November 21, 2015
  • Would like to have help from a triangle expert!

    —Marcia on November 21, 2015
  • I aced it!! Every point was there. But I owe that to a teacher who taught how to measure and sew accurately. Thanks to ALL the great teachers!

    —Renee Steffens on November 21, 2015
  • I tried my hand at quilting a little over 4 yrs ago and gave it up. That is until I came across Quilting Along With Pat Sloan. Have tried the triangles using the paper templates. Would love to win this to learn new method.

    —Judith Hoover on November 21, 2015
  • Oh my it was a disaster!! I tried a project as a new newbie and was WAY too ambitious! Because I have muscle twitches, my hands sometimes don’t do what I ask them to do, and the sad outcome ended up in the scrapheap of the mother of all scrapheaps! Oh well there’s my first serious addition to a scrappy creation! If I had only used a tutorial…hhmmm…!

    —Sue Gelles on November 21, 2015
  • Not very good the triangles were wonky and the quilt was. Or square.

    —Karen on November 21, 2015
  • First triangle square? It was so long ago! I was using templates and aced it! This looks like a fun book and a fabulous giveaway!

    —Jean Blythe on November 21, 2015
  • It’s been a long while ago and I’m sure they were far from perfect! I love flying geese and would love to learn Pat’s method…

    —Shelby Bonner on November 21, 2015
  • My first half square triangle was done by hand and I did not have any problems. My first ones done on a machine were done using the technique that makes 2 at a time. I found that if I made them following following the pattern exactly, some would turn out ever so slightly small. I shifted to making the initial block a little bit larger and cut the finished square down to the correct size. Since doing that, I have never had a block turn out too small.

    —Lori S on November 21, 2015
  • I started quilting taking a quilting class from my local junior college. I was taught how to sew triangle squares and they came out perfect.

    —Denise Cabral on November 21, 2015
  • Used it! However now it’s a cat blanket…..

    —Darcy on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it. Still have to, actually.

    —Brenda on November 21, 2015
  • My first experience at sewing half square triangles was, well confusing 🙂 The odd measurement. the 7/8 really threw me off. I’m always on the lookout for a better and easier way to do them.

    —Janice on November 21, 2015
  • My first was done by hand using cardboard templates but from cereal box.

    —Regina Harris on November 21, 2015
  • I used it but it was far from perfect! Matching those points is challenging, especially for a beginner.

    —AJ on November 21, 2015
  • I was on work comp from an accident and I decided to take a class for quilting. The lady handed me a book of blocks and took my money. I was pretty much on my own. ha My blocks did not come out to the correct size and needless to say the triangles were pathetic. I have always been a fan of this website and Pat Sloan. Thank you so much for your continuing information and ideas.

    —Rita on November 21, 2015
  • Oh dear, it was definitely a "toss it."
    I thought triangles were so very hard,
    I never wanted to make another one.

    —Mary Ann on November 21, 2015
  • I am a new quilter and haven’t tried a triangle yet. I love the stars so I am excited to get this book to learn triangles. I hope I win, I love Pat’s new Home Girl line. Good luck everyone!

    —Diana on November 21, 2015
  • I thought triangles looked easy to do. That was until I tried them. Trying to match up all the points. I did finish the project and it did look beautiful when it was done.

    —Patricia on November 21, 2015
  • love all these quilts! want to do more triangles!

    —Barb Barnett on November 21, 2015
  • Tossed it and started over, but that was a long time ago. Still willing to learn new ideas, however!

    —Lucille Leerhoff on November 21, 2015
  • 50 + years ago I tried to make my first chid a baby quilt, it was a mess, my mom took it redone the mess and made it for me

    Rachel on November 21, 2015
  • In today’s terms we’d call my first triangle squares "liberated". Even though at the time I was using rulers and trying to sew a 1/4 inch seam…..

    —James on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it for my first few attempts. With practice and learning better techniques, most come our well these days.

    —Nancy on November 21, 2015
  • My first HSTs were pretty bad, I didn’t know that I had to square them up before putting them together in a quilt. But they have improved with time!

    —Susan Best on November 21, 2015
  • Iwas self taught. So mine was wonky. And Ifudged too. But I kept it. I would Iwould really love to win!!!!!

    Nancy B.mcCormick on November 21, 2015
  • The first things I quilted were 2 pillows, years ago. We didn’t have much money and I needed pillows on my sofa. Both pillows required a lot of triangles. I don’t remember having any trouble making the triangles, maybe just because I didn’t expect trouble. We used those pillows happily for years. Oh, and that was way back in the days of stencils!

    —Marsha Sullivan on November 21, 2015
  • Got my measurements wrong so triangles were too small: also can’t seem to sew two straight lines!

    —Pat on November 21, 2015
  • Definitely tossed it!!

    —Gill on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it…and continue to fudge it!

    —Brenda Seth on November 21, 2015
  • Totally tossed it and tossed it and…now I’m up to fudging.

    —Mary J Crum on November 21, 2015
  • Cutting and sewing no problem, its keeping those points accurate!!!! Looking forward to your new book and all the new techniques.

    —Barbara Stark on November 21, 2015
  • Too small and not so square!

    —Trudy S on November 21, 2015
  • My first, second, third and many other triangle projects were not much fun. They stretched, they wiggled, they made my quilts fly like flags in the wind. I’ve since learned some tricks, but can always to much much better.

    —Ruth Sunday on November 21, 2015
  • I am learning on making good triangles I need to win Pats book it would help a lot , I am on a fixed income so I am limited on what I can buy , I am learning a lot from the ladies on your quilt along with Pat site . Thanks

    —Verbie caldwell on November 21, 2015
  • My first HST quilt was for the birth of my granddaughter. It turned out well enough to give It to her. I like the challenge of all the different designs you can get, so I’m very interested in Pats new book.

    —Darrilyn on November 21, 2015
  • I still have the first quilt I made with half-square-triangles. I was so new at quilting I did not know they were supposed to be difficult, so I probably fudged it a bit to make them work. Isn’t that what you do when you don’t know what you don’t know! LOL

    Gladys Bacon-Rust on November 21, 2015
  • Totally fudged it. It was wonky and not the size it should have been. Even when I make them today it’s totally hit or miss if I’m going to get it right, which is very frustrating because half square triangles are so versitile and used in almost every quilt pattern. I’d love some tips that could get me on the road to perfect triangles and Pats book sounds like just what I need.

    —Donna Cook on November 21, 2015
  • had to trim every single one for a baby quilt… wore grooves in my cutting mat… but the quilt turned out great and I’ve been working on an accurate 1/4″ seam ever since!

    —Sarah on November 21, 2015
  • My triangles needed to be larger. I learned to make one at a time after the first mishap. I learned to try the size out then cut out the rest after the test triangle. Had to do some math to be able to use up those smaller triangles. LOL I would love to have Pat’s new book on Triangles. I see equilateral triangles in my future, love that quilt in the new book.

    —Ardis on November 21, 2015
  • I had lots of cut off points. It is better now but will still happen sometime. Thank you for a change to win your give away.

    —Jan on November 21, 2015
  • HI Thank you so much for a chance to win this wonderful package. I am actually working on my first quilt now with triangles and I am having some issues with them lining up at the correct measurements. I used the accuquilt GO to cut them, and am using a 1/4″ foot but still having problems. I really need this book and all the other gifts would be really awesome to have. I am trying to make a Garden trellis quilt for my 100 year old Grandmother, she will be 101 in March. I love to sew and am just now getting into large quilts.

    —Karen Halliburton on November 21, 2015
  • I fudged it and after 6 years I’m still fudging. I need this book!

    —Judi Creed on November 21, 2015
  • beginners approach to triangles

    —jane dewey on November 21, 2015
  • My points weren’t perfect but I was happy with the quilt.

    —Jade Bergeron on November 21, 2015
  • I "winged" my first triangles in my first quilt. They turned out OK but LOTS of lost points. Not bad for a first attempt but definitely had room for improvement!

    —Sue H on November 21, 2015
  • I’m a beginner – I need all the help I can get

    —Jill Blythe on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangle was a half square triangle. They came out perfect 🙂

    —Michelle K on November 21, 2015
  • I sewed my first triangle as part of a Row by Row pattern this summer. I think there were 3 triangles per strip and probably 24 strips–only 2 kept their points. :/

    —Elaine Thompson on November 21, 2015
  • There is no first triangle quilt, yet…..

    Maybe this will show me how so there will be a first!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    —Mama2eight on November 21, 2015
  • My first quilt ever had triangles. I know that I did not toss it and I really do not think that I aced it, so I must have fudged it. It has been over 20 years. Thank you for a chance to win.

    —Jamie on November 21, 2015
  • It came out pretty well, not perfect but was able to hide the mistakes well enough. It was a feathered star wall hanging I made for my mother-in-law with cardinals on it. They were her favorite bird. She had since passed and I have it back, think of her every time Ihang it up.

    —Patty Hogan on November 21, 2015
  • I fudged it and it worked. I wish I was better at it, I try to avoid triangles.

    Mary on November 21, 2015
  • I am basically a self taught quilter, I was a garment sewer since age 8 . I have learned many skills since doing Pat’s block of the month, I did ok on my first half square triangles but was not very efficient. I have become much more efficient and precise, I already have this book in the way!!! Always looking to learn new techniques and improve my skills!

    —Suzi on November 21, 2015
  • It has been so long that I can remember. I would love vet to learn some of your different techniques. I’m sure I could learn some new tricks!

    —Jayne Vossen on November 21, 2015
  • What a delightful, informative review of Pat’s latest book! I love to sew along with her. HST have taken lots of practice for me and the method I use the most is to make the squares larger than required; then, trim to size. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.

    —Clara Chandler on November 21, 2015
  • First triangles were "wonky" before that was even a term 🙂
    Who knew about bias?

    —Laura McDonald on November 21, 2015
  • I Love doing triangles ,the more I do the better they get. Almost everything I make has them. would love your book to learn even more.

    —Debbie M. on November 21, 2015
  • I believe it was my first completed quilt when of highschool age made up of large fall leaf blocks, cut from a template pattern that I got out of a McCall’s magazine. It turned out okay but, the batting bunched up upon washing. I still have the quilt.

    —Carolyn Davis on November 21, 2015
  • My first experience with HST began with Pat’s Vacation 2015 Mystery Quilt. First block…attempts at HST: not good. But, after I learned to use the lines on my rulers, I got better and better at HST. But, I am learning that I always need a "refresher" on HST and getting points to match in Blocks. So, I’d really be looking forward to Pat’s new book: Teach Me To Sew Triangles and all the goodies that come with this giveaway. Thanks.

    —Olivia Smeltzer on November 21, 2015
  • I learned to do my first square with my quilting group, when I started quilting I sewed by hand and later learned by machine. I have enjoyed from learning form this group and specially from you pat and I love your books. they are very easy to follow and doing projects with you. thank you for all your help.

    —jodie on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangle was terrible i had all the fabric cut out and when i sewed them together they were wavy and not the right final dimension it was awful i told myself i will never sew a flying geese or half triangles again. However i have bought quilt kits without knowing that they are half triangles and flying geese blocks…they are still sitting in there original packaging waiting for me to sew them. Im hoping that Pats "Teach Me to Sew Triangles" will give me confidence and encourage me to sew these quilt kits that i already have.

    cindy johnson on November 21, 2015
  • My mother is an amazing quilter – and I finally got up the courage to try to learn to quilt. Hard to compete with someone who has been crowned the "Queen of the HST" by her local quilting guild. I signed up for a beginners class – and almost stopped going after running into half square triangles. I am still a novice – and keep my sanity by looking for projects that do *NOT* incorporate triangles…

    —Fran K. on November 21, 2015
  • My first half-square triangles were pinwheels for a baby quilt, that I made years ago. I cut each triangle out separately, then sewed them together to make the half-square triangle blocks. No two blocks came out the same, so each one had to be squared-up. I guess you could say I fudged it.

    —Dianne H. on November 21, 2015
  • My first time with triangles? Wonky at best! I have had to patiently get to adequate and I am always looking for ways to make a triangle process pristine! I would love this book and the patterns are so lovely!

    —Sherri B on November 21, 2015
  • I do them and it is trail and error some make it though and some go to another time place when I have more time to work on them.

    —Rita Potts on November 21, 2015
  • I am still very new to quilting but my first trianangle was almost successful. After picking it out a few times it turned out pretty good! I enjoy all the good tips and conversation on your posts. I really do not how you find time for everything you do!

    —Glennis on November 21, 2015
  • My first attempt at making half square triangles did not go well, but then I discovered PBS and Eleanor Burns. Much better now!

    —Theresa McDonald on November 21, 2015
  • I also jumped right in to quilting… without an instructor. My mother-in-law made a small baby quilt for each of her grandchildren, but when she passed away, and I was given her boxes of fabric and ‘stuff’ I had no idea of how much of a quilter she really was and no idea of how much stuff she had. There were stacks of many sizes of squares and triangles that she had cut. I laid pieces out on a mattress in an arrangement that I liked, then simply started sewing them together. I had no idea that triangles were supposed to be hard. I had no idea that Y seams were something to be dreaded and avoided. I didn’t even know that pieces were generally made into blocks and then the blocks were to be sewn together. The quilt was very pretty, and the recipient (my college-bound daughter) loved it and still uses it 15 years later, but the ‘structure’ was definitely not the norm. If I had any idea at all as to how a quilt was supposed to be made, I would have been very embarrassed indeed! Ignorance is Bliss!!

    Linda on November 21, 2015
  • My 1/2 sq triangles were fine because my good friend Robin taught me how to do them…sometimes I forget and they come out all funny but most of the time they are pretty ok….would be honored to win one of the great giveaways…thanks.

    —Barbara Dolan on November 21, 2015
  • I "fudged it." the first time I tried to do half square triangles they were all uneven, so I tried to rip out stitches after I had cut them. That made it worse since now I was sewing on the bias. I finally got it finished, but it was not the prettiest thing you could see. I still have a hard time getting them all to be even. I am still trying, I won’t give up.

    —alma cornett on November 21, 2015
  • My first attempt with half squared triangles wasn’t too successful! They ended up too small and anxious to learn other clever was to make them, love their look!

    —Jane Kerr on November 21, 2015
  • My 1st triangle units were hand pieced so turned out correctly. When I learned to machine piece, some were a tad small, so I decided to cut them slightly bigger and when sewn tog, had wiggle room and could square up to correct size. This is the method I have used for years, but I’m open to learning more. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Chris on November 21, 2015
  • I made one little square of patches including triangles and used enough of my ‘sewing words’ that I vowed never to sew triangles again. That means a lot of quilting’s patterns and vibrancy is not available, and I’d love to rectify that by learning how to cut those tricksy little triangles…

    —Karen Isaacson on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangle square was sewing together two cut triangles. The pointy ends kept getting stuck under the needle and it was all pulled out of shape. I fudged it though…Ironed it to death and stretched it into place.

    —Sandy on November 21, 2015
  • I aced it, probably because I did it with scrap material. If I had used the good material, I probably would have messed it up.

    —Janice Marple on November 21, 2015
  • I don’t remember the first one but I am still not consistent even after many years of quilting. I would love to find some fail-proof methods!

    —Donna Russell on November 21, 2015
  • I’m pretty sure I fudged it, cut off points and all, but I was just learning how to piece quilt blocks at the time. And my thought process was to just keep moving forward with the BOM, that no one gets it right the first time.

    —Kathleen on November 21, 2015
  • You expect me to remember my first HST? Ha! I’m sure I failed miserably and just jammed it into the project however I could. I’ve gotten better at that!

    —Rebecca Schmitt on November 21, 2015
  • The last triangular quilt I finished was twenty-five years ago! It was a flying geese baby quilt and took so long, keeping points matched, I’ve avoided triangles ever since. Now that baby is married! I have all these unfinished triangle projects I started earlier that I need to finish. Sounds like I could use some help!

    —Michelle on November 21, 2015
  • Made my 1st triangle…looked great I thought. Sewed to 2nd block….where did all those points go?? I had to doe several more to find the points.!!

    —Deb G on November 21, 2015
  • I have always had a hard time piecing flying geese. Looking forward to finding different ways to piece triangles. Great idea for a book!

    Marie Shulenski on November 21, 2015
  • I made my first half square triangles the hard way – cut individual triangles and sewed them into squares. I’m so glad I’ve learned better methods since then! I’m always looking for new, better methods.

    —Carla on November 21, 2015
  • I fudged it! I didn’t realize how fragile bias edges were, so when I ironed the heck out of my block it stretched like crazy. I had to square up my block to make it work.

    —Jan on November 21, 2015
  • I didn’t ace it completely only a triangle or 2…. Ok 4 or 5 were a little wonky but my sister in law lived it! Wonkiness and all.

    —Dawn on November 21, 2015
  • Knowing me I probably used the first triangle I made, but shouldn’t have. And then, of course, I fought with it each step of the way. I don’t remember, but I hope I won!

    Jean on November 21, 2015
  • My triangle corners didn’t match up at all. I have learned to be more careful, but I still have lots of room for improvement.

    Kathy on November 21, 2015
  • My first half square triangles were made the hard way too! I made them with a template and sewed them together. Turned out ok! Like the new ways better! Thank you for showing us your way!

    —Donna Brown on November 21, 2015
  • It has been awhile since my first triangle quilt so I’m not sure exactly how it went. I am pretty sure I didn’t chuck it because I don’t chuck much of anything, but I’m also pretty sure that it wasn’t something to be proud of. I’m anxious to find new and accurate ways with triangles in Pat’s new book.

    —Rose Anderson on November 21, 2015
  • I’m pretty sure I fudged it – just couldn’t figure out how to make it flat sooooo I just winged it! Thanks so much for the chance to win this fabulous prize! 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

    —Debby E on November 21, 2015
  • My first half square triangle was a disaster. This was "pre-rotary cutters" and my templates and scissor cutting was less than perfect. That was 34 years ago and I’m happy to say that my half-square triangles have improved vastly. They are also my favorite for their versatility

    —Mary Lou Palmer on November 21, 2015
  • I think it went pretty well — that first quilt was made of four "Friendship Star" blocks so a lot of HST practice right off the bat! Last HST heavy quilt? Civil War Chronicles!! Literally hundreds (maybe thousands) of HSTs. That was a real HST workout! Pat’s a podcasting gem!

    Vivian on November 21, 2015
  • Would love to win the giveaway! I need help with half square triangles!

    —Sue Fry on November 21, 2015
  • My first attempts went well-under the watchful eye of my wonderful teacher. I realize in retrospect that it was her credit, not mine that got those done. 20 years later I’m still working on improving! Really loved your Teach Me to Appliqué-even though I thought I knew quite a bit about the subject! Hah! Look forward to your next book, and would love to win!!!

    —Martha Richter on November 21, 2015
  • I’ve been quilting since the mid 70’s. Things were so much different back then and there are so many helpful tools and beautiful fabrics today. I think my first half square triangles were ok but not as precise as I would be able to do today. My first quilt was a bicentennial queen top but I never finished it. I gave it to my Mother Inlaw and her Senior Citizen group finished it and raffled it off for a fund raiser.

    Bobbie on November 21, 2015
  • Fuddged my first triangles. I still do not make them perfect or any other shape. But I love learning. Pat’s book would be great to own. Thank you.

    —Ruth on November 21, 2015
  • My first was sewing on either side of a diagonal line. It went ok I guess but I’ve gotten a little better over the years. I sure love them though and am always open to new techniques

    —Sue Reinhart on November 21, 2015
  • You brought back a lot of memories talking about your first quilt. Mine wasn’t a triangle quilt, but a sampler quilt. My first triangle quilt was probably the second or third one. A LQS teacher did something called "Instant Gratification" which consisted of huge triangles put together to form a huge star quilt. I know I never had it quilted…just wasn’t my cup of tea! I would love to learn your sure-fire ways of making triangles. I scare away from them! Thanks for all you do for us, Pat!

    —Carol Thomas on November 21, 2015
  • wonky efforts, but made a fine orphan block baby quilt!

    —QuiddityRox on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were not pretty……I would love these gifts. Great gifts. Love her work.

    —Jeanette Johannsen on November 21, 2015
  • I’m a new quilter and I’ve been wanting to learn how to sew triangles. I’m excited about the giveaway.

    —Diana on November 21, 2015
  • Not so good 🙁 It will be a nice book to refer back to
    Thank you

    —Gail Miller on November 21, 2015
  • Hi! It has been a long time, but I’m pretty sure that I "fudged " it. Even though I’ve been sewing since I was 12, I still have times when I have to "fudge" it! Only God is perfect, I say!

    —Kathy G. on November 21, 2015
  • My first points missed the mark. I continue to try to perfect them but with mixed results.

    —Karen Johnston on November 21, 2015
  • Definitely fudged it :). Like they say "Fake it until you make it" 🙂

    —Melanie C on November 21, 2015
  • My first quilting lessons came in a lap-quilting class, so everything was done with templates and hand stitching sometime in the mid 1980’s–none of the easy techniques of today! I don’t remember, but I probably kept re-doing it until it fit the other pieces of the block.

    —Penny on November 21, 2015
  • I never have any luck with triangles. Hopefully this book will change that!

    —Mary jayne on November 21, 2015
  • Wow!! many moons ago…… I fudged it!! I was limited on material then so I ripped it out and went at it again. Ripped it out and then I discovered using a scrap piece of material first DID the trick!!! Happy Face!!! lol

    —Theresa Morgan on November 21, 2015
  • I probably chopped off the points! I would love to have Pat’s book because I still lose the points now and again.

    —Joye on November 21, 2015
  • I haven’t had a lot of problems with triangles, but they haven’t been my favorite thing. Maybe you’re book will inspire me!!!! 🙂

    —KyleAnn on November 21, 2015
  • My hst’s are ok but I’m sure some helpful hints from this great looking book would help improve the process of making them. I do like the versatility of the triangle blocks. I’d love to win this fabulous giveaway!

    —Alison Nevin on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it. Lots of tugging and pulling. Much better at them now, 5 years later!

    Melissa Guzman on November 21, 2015
  • first try at triangles did not go well at all. have been more aware with measuring twice before cutting. have been enjoying the cooments.

    —charlene knight on November 21, 2015
  • my first triangle experience was a dud. I was new to quilting and thought I knew everything, so I did not read the instructions. as a result I did not add the extra material for sewing the seams. threw it away, but now I would keep it and just make a smaller version. Love your patterns and instructions ( yes I read them now). would love to be the winner. thanks Judy

    Judy on November 21, 2015
  • I may have thown away my first triangle. No, waiit, it is still in my stash. Can’t throw away a piece of fabric.

    —Charlie DiSante on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangle adventure resulted in a few clipped points. Since then I’ve gotten more precise & now I like playing with triangles. I could still use some tips so maybe I’ll check out Pat’s book.

    —Rosann Hill on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged and ironed to a wrinkled mess,
    will definitely be checking your method
    Pat Sloan

    —Anna Humphrey on November 21, 2015
  • It has been a long time since I sewed my first triangle unit but I do not recall having any problems with it. I did recently try a new technique for sewing triangles and I did not like it at all. Back to my tried and true.

    —Ginger on November 21, 2015
  • OOhhh I fudged it pretty bad the first time!! Tossed it and then retrieved it and redid the block. I then finally aced it until the next block! lol

    —april l on November 21, 2015
  • While working on a quilt project, it took sewing a few rows before I realized I had sewn the triangles backwards. Thank you to the seam ripper, it helped me out of a tough spot!

    —Melanie on November 21, 2015
  • My first pieced quilt was the delectable mountain. And that quilt design has a lot of half square triangles. Back then I cut all of them into triangles. My 10-year-old son handed me the two contrasting pieces to sew together. It was a fun bonding moment with him. The quilt was eventually hand quilted and became a prize winner at a quilt show. I made that quilt about 18 years ago. So it was a success for me.what was even more interesting is that the fabrics were given to me and they were yellow solids and red prints they really made a stunning quilt.

    Denise Clason on November 21, 2015
  • I’ve never had a problem with triangles, but I do use Triangulations, so that’s an advantage!

    Bunny Hand on November 21, 2015
  • So long ago but I do remember it. The first triangles for the block came out nice but I think I became a little over confident and then started having problems with the rest. Said I would never make anything with triangles again but that didn’t last. I have made all kinds of things with triangles but always looking for new ways. Thank you Pat for this chance but will probably be buying after the end of this contest. 🙂

    —Marsha Seits on November 21, 2015
  • Aced my first triangles, which were simple half square triangles. Flying geese are sometimes a challenge, especially if I’m rushed. Haven’t had much experience with equilateral triangles, and wouldn’t mind learning more about those.

    —Elizabeth_T on November 21, 2015
  • Tried to fudge,but Mom caught me & helped me – glad it was a table runner! Looks like the new book you have would really help! 🙂

    —Dawn Haus on November 21, 2015
  • I do love the triangles – but love to try all the great ideas – 78 year old now – but anxious to try a newer idea….so think this is a book I need – haha – how many times have we said that – thanks for all you do -thank you…..

    —Dorothy Hopko on November 21, 2015
  • I loved my first triangles but they were wonky as can be!

    —Karen Watkins on November 21, 2015
  • I love triangles! Triangles let you give interest to your quilts. I can’t wait to get your book!

    —Delene Bartholomew on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles actually turned out well but I still don’t feel that comfortable with them. I’d love to be completely comfortable making them.
    The pictures of your quilts make me want to make one of them!

    —Linda Borngasser on November 21, 2015
  • I’d say I fudged it. My triangles are still inconsistent. I’ve gotten to where I use Thangles when possible. Would be great to learn a better way.

    —Diane Yager on November 21, 2015
  • aced them but had a good teacher

    —Connie Wood on November 21, 2015
  • Mixed results! Some too big, some too small, some just right!

    —BroAJK on November 21, 2015
  • How did my first triangle go? Well, to be honest I have no idea 🙂 since I have never tried one! I have been learning and practicing all types of patterns since I fell in love with quilting but never had the confidence to try a triangle.The examples from the book are stunning. I would love to learn this technique and this book seems like the perfect way to do it!

    —Jody L Marcin on November 21, 2015
  • My first HST was not like my first 200 HSTs since it was done with a mystery by Bonnie Hunter lol. I think since I used the easy angle ruler everything came out great but there were some wonky ones. Great giveaway. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

    —Brooke Ehly on November 21, 2015
  • I fudged it. My points didn’t match but I didn’t care, it was my first quilt and I was proud of it. 🙂

    —Marilyn R on November 21, 2015
  • My first attempt at triangles taught me never, never, never use steam – unless of course you are really trying to warp your block into a different shape! I was pleased to hear Ricky Tims agree. Triangles are much simpler since I learned that first lesson!

    —Jan Gervin on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles where diffantly fudged!! I was like I’ll never get this down ! Lol

    —Tammie Bivins on November 21, 2015
  • I remember many hits and misses in the beginning of making triangles. I sometimes still have problems with them and have to take a step back an start again. However, I will not give up on doing them right.

    —Barb Batchelder on November 21, 2015
  • I completely ruined my first atempt at triangles. But since I was too lazy to correct it and too cheap to toss it away, I turned it into an insert for a decorative pillow.

    Ximena on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were a disaster. I tore them up so many times I threw them. I have gotten better. Thanks for the chance at your generous give away.

    Hugs & Blessings v

    —Ida Mae Rypkema on November 21, 2015
  • Matching points has been a problem for triangles. The process has gotten better but not perfect.

    —Patty on November 21, 2015
  • I have a lot of small pieces of fabric and using triangles a lot will get a lot of them used up. Sounds like a great book to have, plus I have a lot of grandkids that need quilts.

    Robbie on November 21, 2015
  • Love triangles,but they are not my best friend. I’m new to quilting and would love to receive Pats book.
    Thank you

    —Carol on November 21, 2015
  • I aced my flying geese, flubbed my half-square triangles, and made a mess of my half-square triangles joined to smaller ones. So I guess you could say I flubbed, and bad. Your book looks great. THANKS. Elizabeth

    —Elizabeth Schnelle on November 21, 2015
  • Triangles are s pretty, but so hard to get even and not lose the points.

    —linda deming on November 21, 2015
  • I would use them more if I didn’t lose the points so much – or have some that were stretched into diamonds.

    —linda deming on November 21, 2015
  • I am still learning and have yet to try triangles. I guess I am afraid of them, I don’t know why. But hopefully I can try them out soon.

    —Dawn Jones on November 21, 2015
  • I just started quilting in April and made a table runner with half square triangles in May. It wasn’t horrible, but it could be better. I’m looking forward to getting this book because I really want to improve my HSTs and learn to do flying geese. Thanks!

    —Paula Ford on November 21, 2015
  • Tossed it!! Need help!

    —Wanda Davis on November 21, 2015
  • I can’t wait to get your book. I dove right in on my first quilt and made triangles. They weren’t perfect but I learned so much. I have that small quilt hanging on the wall where I see it every day. It shows me how far I have come and taught me to shut off that little voice in the back of my head that kept telling me to give it up.

    —Donna Siburt on November 21, 2015
  • I had to fudge, plus use the seam ripper and many re-dos.

    —Karen on November 21, 2015
  • My First triangle? Well, when I got done, it was lopsided, and didn’t fit the rest of the quilt – I think it was too small… It’s gotten better. At this point, I usually cut the squares big, sew, then trim to the right size. Your book looks fun, and it would be cool to have all the other stuff too!!

    —Kathy in IN on November 21, 2015
  • I had no idea what I was doing. Tried triangles several times and finally did an adequate job, but it took a lot of my stash….. in the trash. Still striving to be adequate.

    —kathy borem on November 21, 2015
  • I would love this as I still can’t make half square triangles without triangle papers. I have only been quilting a couple of years and I am looking for ways to break out of my shell. These sound like a great start and I would love to win these. Thank you Pat for all you do

    —Sheryl Rogers on November 21, 2015
  • My first half square triangle was a disaster! First I sewed it together with right sides out instead of wrong sides out. So, ripped out the seam and tried again. Of corse, ripping it out stretched the bias edges so they were no longer the same length. Fortunately I kept at it, but I’ll never forget that first one.

    —Fran Russell on November 21, 2015
  • The accuracy of my triangles, early in my experience and currently, is quite random. I tend to avoid them as a result…which limits my selections. I think I need this book!

    —Patty1 on November 21, 2015
  • I made a bear’s paw quilt and many of my triangles were stretched across the bias. What a big job it was to tidy up the piecing! Lots of "blunt" points. Now I teach others, and I wonder what tips and tricks I might be missing by not having your book! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    —Judy on November 21, 2015
  • I fudged it. Would dearly like to make a bed sized flying geese in pastel colors. Would settle for a wallhanging.

    —Elaine Beesley on November 21, 2015
  • Probably tried to fudge it but then started over so I could ace it. Love triangles now!

    —Karen L. on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangle unit was one I hand sewed. I had to do a little resewing to make a couple of the points meet properly. I would love to win this giveaway for future help and instruction!

    —Linda Regan on November 21, 2015
  • I fudged it first , then learned half squares . Thank you .

    —Kathy CUMMINGS on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged, but should have tossed….beyond wonky! LOL!

    —Lisa on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were a bit wonky, but I’m getting better! Love how the new book looks. Thanks for the chance

    —Audrey on November 21, 2015
  • It has been waaaay too long but it seems that It turned out relatively okay but have gotten better through the years!!!!!

    —Deborah Renfrow on November 21, 2015
  • Seemed so easy, but darn if I could put it together without the points being clipped off! These days I am better, but not always perfect!

    —Ann Flynn on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it!

    —Kim on November 21, 2015
  • My first ever triangles turned out OK.

    —Becky F. on November 21, 2015
  • I like making hat.

    —Lynda Green on November 21, 2015
  • my first attempt was off but I was in high school and m teacher gave me lots of praise so I keep trying.

    elr on November 21, 2015
  • My first quilt was a small wall hanging that had lots of small triangles. They weren’t perfect, but I finished it. I love to look at it and see how far I have come with my piecing in 5 years. Triangles can be used so many ways and I love using them in my quilting projects. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!

    —Janice on November 21, 2015
  • First triangles were cut with scissors and hand stitched – I think they turned out all right but they took a looooong time! Thanks for the chance at such an amazing giveaway! Congratulations Pat on book 32!

    Sarah Vee on November 21, 2015
  • I am new to quilting and have not tried triangles yet. I am excited to get the book and figure it all out with Pat’s help.

    —Catherine Beverage on November 21, 2015
  • Looks like a great book!

    —Sue Kutil on November 21, 2015
  • My first triangles were in a potholder. I ended up putting a button because I had such a bad point

    —Lorrayne on November 21, 2015
  • I aced it because my first sewn triangle was done by hand, very slowly, in a sampler quilting class in the early 80s. We did a lot of triangles on those blocks and they all turned out fine. Much better than my machine piecing turns out today.

    —Norma Koelm on November 21, 2015
  • I’m seem to be attracted to patterns with triangles. I’m sure this will be loaded with great stuff!!

    —Shelly Clark on November 21, 2015
  • I didn’t square up the triangles so it was a challenge to get it to line up.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on November 21, 2015
  • I learned to quilt from a woman who offered a small group class in her home. We did Georgia Bonesteel’s Lap Quilting and all made a four-block wall hanging. My first triangles were in a block called Barbara Frietchie’s Star and they turned out pretty good! We did another block using Flying Geese, though, and they were definitely more of a "fudged it."

    —Faith Johnston on November 21, 2015
  • I made a great one the first time, but I had a great teacher. Always try to learn from the best. It the best use of valuable quilting time.

    —Terry Harper on November 21, 2015
  • I love to make triangles. Always interested in learning the techniques to improve. Also interested in learning how to put blocks on point. This is a wonderful opportunity to win. Thank you so much!

    —Judy Stokes on November 21, 2015
  • I think I did ok with my first half square triangles to use in a block. I was just practicing trying to do a few blocks then and haven’t gone back to it for some time because of other WIPs. I really, really, love the look of scrappy equilateral triangle quilts and have wanted to do one since I first started sewing. I admit I have been intimidated. I can’t wait until I can afford to buy (or win!) Pat’s book! I will start on my way then :). Frankly, I hope to get the full library of these books as she comes out with them!

    —Beth on November 21, 2015
  • Im pretty sure my first one was wonky but then so were quite a few so when I put my top together I had to sash all of my blocks and trim them all to the same size. I made it work!

    —Patty Wentz on November 21, 2015
  • I aced my first triangles. I made them a little larger so I could square them by lining up the 45 degree angle on the ruler with the seam. It worked beautifully. That’s the only technique I’ve used. I’d love to learn more.

    —Kathy on November 21, 2015
  • I’m pretty sure that I tossed my first 10 or 20 triangles – the angles were all off-kilter, and a few of the sides were definitely shorter than the other 3… Thankfully, I have improved somewhat!

    Jannette B on November 21, 2015
  • I guess fudged, but I love what can be done with triangles. If I have a bunch to do I use triangle paper or if they are extremely small.

    —Teri on November 21, 2015
  • I am determined to make them work!!! That is not always easy to do, so some new tips would be wonderful! Thank you.

    —Linda Taylor on November 21, 2015
  • Fudged it, then made myself rip it and do it right.

    —Terri Bowman on November 21, 2015
  • Aced it! I sewed my first triangle ever back in 2000. I was making a bug jar quilt for my daughter, paper pieced pattern jar. I designed the quilt myself and it had a ton of flying geese around the outside. Man i swore I’d never make them again. But, they’re not that bad now after taking your BOM tutorials. 😀 So…Thank you!!

    —Kelley L. on November 21, 2015
  • At the time I thought it went really well. The triangles were in my first quilt block which was part of an Ohio Star block. After the squares were sewn together and the tips of some of the triangles were more blunt than pointed I realized I needed to get some help! Oh well, I was in my early twenties then, and now I am almost 65! Amazing how quickly time passes!

    —Linda Mahoney on November 21, 2015
  • I have been avoiding triangles! Just can’t seem to get the hang of perfect triangles…but I will be looking for your newest book. Your other books have been great inspiration and lots of help for a newbie quilter. Thank you.

    —Maureen on November 21, 2015
  • Lost my points, so Fudged it!!

    —Kim Chomiak-Ross on November 21, 2015
  • Some of my first triangles were aced and some I fudged. I think the aced ones were pure luck. Love the ideas shared, your book would be great. Thanks for this wonderful offer!

    —Pam on November 21, 2015
  • I am new to sewing,I love it and I am hooked thanks to Pat for helping me with Triangle at first it was a big problem but I hung in there with Pat . I am so excited about this giveaway so hope that i win.just keep on quilting Love you Pat Sloan’s

    —Annie Landrum on November 21, 2015
  • Would love to learn the quarter square method. I have never done those – done the others, not too difficult. Book and patterns looks really nice. well done Pat for publishing.

    —Simona Damerell on November 21, 2015
  • My first half square triangle was not pretty. I didn’t understand that the technique I was trying was causing the square to be distorted because of what I now know is the bias. it is amazing how the more knowledge I receive, books I read and my own trial and error how far I’ve come. It’s actually fun now to look back at what I thought was great. Congrats on new book,t looks amazing. thanks for what you do.

    —Stacey larson on November 21, 2015
  • Triangles are interesting shapes that
    can be used in your quilt blocks. My first ones showed that I needed more practice and eventually they got easier with use. They are fun to sew. I can always use new ideas to include them in future quilt blocks.

    —Marilyn on November 21, 2015
  • My grandmother showed me how to make my first pinwheel blocks when I was a teenager. I don’t know what happened to those blocks but I was proud of them. Can’t remember whether they were any good or not. I still have trouble with making them all the same size!

    —Patricia Moffitt on November 21, 2015
  • I like triangles. Looking forward to sharing your methods with our church group

    —Heidi Casavant on November 22, 2015
  • My first half square triangles were a disaster 6 yrs ago. I had to buy extra fat quarters so I had some good ones to go into my first quilt! I still have the misfits in my "extra" bin – just as a reminder that not is all perfect in my world of quilting.

    —Marge Kinney on November 22, 2015
  • I fudged my first triangle. It looked okay but goodness knows how it happened!!

    —Leanne on November 22, 2015
  • I fudged it! Had to cut all my blocks to smallest size…took forever!

    —Nancy Combs on November 22, 2015
  • Mine were too small and I cut off too much of the dog ear. But I still love them! Your book looks awesome

    —Erin Hesford on November 22, 2015
  • I bought a roll of flying geese paper to piece. The wall hanging quilt I was making was nothing but flying geese. I did okay with it but got tired of tearing the paper off so I realized I could make them withou the paper. I did finish the red and white wall hanging. It gets many compliments about how beautiful but has too many triangles. Lol

    —Anna Clark on November 22, 2015
  • I am new to quilting, mainly squares and rectangles and straight sewing. I would like to graduate to triangles. Maybe this book will give me the push (in my case it might be a shove) to try quilting with triangles. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    —Virginia Bronner on November 22, 2015
  • I am a newbie and haven’t tried triangles yet so this book looks as thought it would be perfect for me to give it a go xx
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

    —Claire Ross on November 22, 2015
  • My first triangle quilt turned out OK considering I thought myself from online tutorials!

    —Marlene Bowman on November 22, 2015
  • I love the look of triangles but I still don’t think I’ve mastered them. Somehow I am always losing points in the seams.

    —Holly on November 22, 2015
  • A long time ago, but I remember it being a bit wonky! Luckily, the teacher in the class I was taking, showed me how to trim it to make it manageable.

    —Gerry Casper on November 22, 2015
  • Would love to learn more about 60 degree triangles! What a great giveaway!!

    —Carolyn Sands on November 22, 2015
  • Mine were wonkey but I love my quilt. It was my first real quilt. Now I am hooked and still learning new techniques.

    —Colleen Havens on November 22, 2015
  • My first quilt with triangles actually went really well. Of course I’ve had others that didn’t go as smoothly which is really funny since I quilt to relax!

    —Karen Carlson on November 22, 2015
  • My dad gave me my mom’s Viking Husqvarna Rose after she passed away nine years ago. In December 2012 I was taking a class on machine operations at my local quilt shop to learn how to operate the Rose, when another class started. It happened to be a beginning quilting class. I said that I wanted to so that one and jumped right on over, purchased my fabric and started cutting and sewing. The quilt instructor asked how much sewing experience I had (I used to sew my own clothes). The triangles were the trickiest (I could just see how my geometry class would come in handy now). The cutting is still confusing and the dog ears. I know where to sew to make the points.

    —Deborah Doolin on November 22, 2015
  • That was a LONG time ago….I started out with a hand piecing class and I think I fudged some!

    —Rosalie on November 22, 2015
  • I probably should have tossed my first pieced triangles. I’ve tried many methods and I’d love to give Pat’s method a try. Love the quilts!

    —Anne Allen on November 22, 2015
  • Those half square triangles are just a nemesis. The trick for me is to cut larger, sew, then trim down. Hey, it works!

    —TJ Wade on November 22, 2015
  • Fudge it big time. My first class I ever took the teacher did not even tell us about seam allowances. I still have that first quilt.

    —Teresa Adams on November 22, 2015
  • my first triangle quilt was not that bad, I had used a specialty ruler and pattern for same – I think the trick is all in how you iron your units when stitching together…..will have to check out the book and see if I can glean some more good hints because I love triangle quilts.

    —Lynda on November 22, 2015
  • I cut big and square up after

    Jolene lown on November 22, 2015
  • I have so much trouble with triangles…..the points, the points, the points!!! I love the look of triangles in quilts so have persevered. I am looking forward to receiving Pat Sloan’s ‘Teach Me To Sew Triangles’ book. With the guidance of Pat’s book, my dream quilt featuring ‘Peace and Plenty’ quilt blocks will come to fruition…what an accomplishment this will be for me!!

    —Judy on November 22, 2015
  • My first triangles were a Flying Geese unit that I needed to make for my 1st Row by Row quilt 2 years ago. I had no idea what I was doing so I just did my best. The following year I did much better, but there’s always room for improvement. I love learning new techniques.

    —Sally Groff on November 22, 2015
  • My first triangles were hand traced around a cardboard template and cut one at a time with sissors. Then I hand sewed them together. They looked pretty pitiful! Bless my grandmother for not giving up on me! I just wish she could see how far I have come.

    —DunlapQuilter on November 22, 2015
  • First triangles were total disasters because as a novice teaching myself, I didn’t know what to look for. I thought ok make a Hst, easy peasy….NOT. Still self teaching with wonderful quilt friends on Pats FB page, you tube, etc. The Internet is awesome but I’m also a "reader". I gobble up articles and books. Already going to purchase this one. Have been wanting to make a spool quilt for ages! Carry on Pat, we need you to help us perfect our craft. God Bless you!

    —Linda Bolyard on November 22, 2015
  • I’ve always had problems with triangles, squaring up the square, but have gotten better. Could always use more tutorials. Pat’s new book would be a big help. KP

    —Kathy Petkis on November 22, 2015
  • Oh wow, they were terrible! But the baby I made it for still loves it, 5 years later.

    —Pat V. on November 22, 2015
  • HST’s were my first. Aced some, fudged others and tossed none! Thanks for the wonderful, generous giveaway!

    —Jane on November 22, 2015
  • Our SewFun group @ church sews every Tuesday night. The leader helped me out and has taught me almost everything I know! She helped me straighten it out! Would love to WIN these items! THANK YOU for this chance!

    —Lisa Cecil on November 22, 2015
  • Fudged it, had not heard about squaring up and trimming at that point, actually just recently heard about it. But still kept it. I love even my or st quilt.

    —Terri henderson on November 22, 2015
  • My first triangles weren’t too bad because I was able to make 8 at once. While they weren’t perfect, at least they were consistent. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Kath S on November 22, 2015
  • Never have been good with flying geese, always look a little wonky to me, and equilateral triangles seem to be a challenge too.

    —Kathy on November 22, 2015
  • My first triangle attempt was a complete disaster. It was so bad I threw it away and almost stopped quilting, I hung on but needless to say Pat’s book will be a "must have"!

    —Mary Jane on November 22, 2015
  • Its been so long ago. I probably fudge it. And then quilted the heck out of it to make it lay flat. Lol

    —Nancy Lee on November 22, 2015
  • To be honest I cannot remember my "first" triangle but my earlier triangles did not always match up I have gotten better over the years but there is always room for improvement . I no longer make my own plastic templates I have a few kicking around to remind me of " the good old days".
    Thank you for a chance to win so many wonderful goodies. Pattyloves2quilt@yahoo.com

    Patty B.

    —Patty Bertrand on November 22, 2015
  • Fudged it

    —Debbie Montgomery on November 22, 2015
  • I just made my first one this year and it turned out pretty well. Much better than the second one!

    —Nicole on November 22, 2015
  • Probably fudged it but may have tossed it in the scrap basket to use in string piecing where accurate points do not matter so much. Thanks for a chance to win such a great giveaway.

    —Linda S. on November 22, 2015
  • It has been awhile ago but I am pretty sure I tossed it and swore I would never make another. Of course it wasn’t long until, I was trying again.

    —Cindy on November 22, 2015
  • I absolutely aced my first triangle – it was a y-seam at that !! Must be why pinwheels are my favorite block

    —LeAnne Taylor on November 22, 2015
  • I’m sure most of my early half squares were either tossed or fudged! I have been quilting for over 30 years and have improved over time trying all the techniques. I’m up for a new one!

    —Beverley Pallmerine on November 22, 2015
  • I am sure it was wonky and I fudged it. I would love to learn Pat’s techniques, thank you for the chance to win!

    —Tami on November 22, 2015
  • It was a little wonky. Had to get used to those bias cuts!

    —Linda Deis on November 22, 2015
  • I haven’t tried a triangle quilt yet. I am new to this and am working on a cathedral window and hexie quilt. I have looked at YouTube presentations and read how to make the triangles, but want to finish at least one of my quilts before I try the triangle ones.

    —Jane T on November 22, 2015
  • It was a challenging experience for a first timer. Which way to sew the
    triangle first, do you keep the 1/4″ seam, will my points match up, do I
    cut on the bias or across grain, what is the best material to use. I was a mess and I still find I am still learning and trying. I plan on your book and inspiration to help me. HELP!

    —Charlotte on November 22, 2015
  • No matter how hard I tried, using so many straight pins, my triangular border would not lay flat. It was for a children’s wall hanging and looked like a ruffle. The fabric really enhanced the rest of the fabric I had used. I was unable to find any more of that particular fabric so it remains in my UFO pile as a reminder of my dislike of triangles! Would love to try Pat’s method and perhaps even learn to like triangles.

    —JoAnn O'Rourke on November 22, 2015
  • Sewed, unsewed, sewed…tossed it and started over again.

    —D'Lynn McDonough on November 22, 2015
  • Fudged it then tossed it!, then learned to cut larger and trim down..perfection!

    —Julie on November 22, 2015
  • Aced some and fudged others. Still have quilt and can not tell which is which

    —Debra Wilson on November 22, 2015
  • Triangles are a mystery to me!! Always coming out different. Help!!

    —J Smith on November 22, 2015
  • Fudged it also…lol as I am a self taught quitter. Pats book would be hugely beneficial to me!!!

    —judi duncna on November 22, 2015
  • I honestly don’t remember but I had a fabulous teacher so they were probably ok!

    —Becki on November 22, 2015
  • My first ever triangles will be wonderful because I will win this prize and have everything I need to do it with. Especially Pat’s book for guidance. Nothing like positive thought!

    —Georgie Crabb on November 22, 2015
  • My first triangles were typical of me, complete fudges! Or as my mother would say ‘bodge it, dodge it and duff it!’

    Sue marsh on November 22, 2015
  • My very first attempt I made the triangles WAY too small, and after an hour of fighting with them I made a different design that was better for beginners. The second design I aced!

    Abby on November 22, 2015
  • My first triangles went OK…had a good teacher…points didn’t always turn out perfect

    —Donna G. on November 22, 2015
  • I think it went OK, but that’s possibly because I had a teacher standing beside me.

    Wendy on November 22, 2015
  • I’ve only tried one small project with triangles so I’m pretty sure I could some help & more practice.

    —Pam on November 22, 2015
  • Long time ago, but I don’t remember it being a problem, so I must have aced it or been able to fudge it easily.

    —judi droz on November 22, 2015
  • I haven’t done any yet but have fabric and the pattern for a bed quilt! Yikes! What have I got myself into? 🙂

    —Connie Lawrence on November 22, 2015
  • My first was really wonky. Then I discovered makkng them bigger and trimming.

    —Marilyn kay on November 22, 2015
  • I struggle with triangles. Just making a xmas wallhanging and my triangle portions appear to be crooked. Would love to know how to improve. So far i have not been that good at triangles and reason i try to avoid them.

    —Carla on November 22, 2015
  • Taught by an excellent teacher, but still needed to rip out and "fudge" a bit (and still do (:-)). Thanks for the offer!!

    —Annette L. on November 22, 2015
  • It has been so long since I made my first triangle. They must have turned out okay. Now, I always use my Easy Angle for triangle projects if I can. I find them to be very easy to make, and they are accurate.

    —Beth Schnellenberger on November 22, 2015
  • It’s been too long to remember, but I’m sure I fudged them. It took a while to figure out how to preserve those points!

    —Carol Y on November 22, 2015
  • I think my first triangle units were for a border that somehow didn’t end up quite the right length to match the sides they were to be sewn to. But since then I’ve had better success. But once in awhile my accuracy gets off then so too joining strips. But i keep at it!

    —Susan on November 22, 2015
  • I wouldn’t say I aced it, but it wasn’t too bad either:) I don’t avoid triangles, but I would love to win and learn more from your book.

    —Beth P on November 22, 2015
  • I guess I don’t remember my very first triangle. I do know how wonderful it feels when the points line up! But, I have too many instances where the points don’t line up. I am missing something, hope I can learn from you.

    —Charlotte on November 22, 2015
  • My first triangle was ever so slightly undersize, so….I fudged it. Good thing cotton has a wee bit of stretch!!! ;^) Then my son and his soon to be wife selected a pattern they wanted for their wedding quilt. It was ALL triangles! Let’s just say my triangles improved immensely!

    —Marcia on November 22, 2015
  • I fudged it the first time. Seeing half square triangles was hard until I got a machine with a single need throat plate. Up until that time my fabric kept getting stuck so the triangle seam was always wonky. I’m very anxious to see Pats recommendations for sewing perfect HSTs.

    —Gregg on November 22, 2015
  • My first triangles were terrible. I cut my square in half and tried to sew alternating color back together. I have since learned to sew 2 squares together then cut!!

    —Judy Fulmer on November 22, 2015
  • I aced it because I used my new quarter inch foot for my sewing machine & followed the tutorial on Missouri Star Quilt Company’s You Tube site. I just took my time & got it done. It was a zig zag baby quilt for a friend.

    —Sherry Fram on November 22, 2015
  • I need help w/ flying geese…

    —MS Barb on November 22, 2015
  • It wasn’t perfect, but I didn’t fudge it or fix it. I kept it just the way it was. It was a gift for family, and they knew it was a new hobby. They have always liked receiving crafts, as "imperfect" as some may call them.

    —Nichole A. on November 22, 2015
  • My first triangle units were a bit off. I’ve got much better over the years

    —Debra Bopp on November 22, 2015
  • I wouldn’t say I aced it, but it went OK. It was a rainbow zig zag baby quilt. My kids still have it, so it can’t be that bad.

    Christine Carlson on November 22, 2015
  • Fudged it but probably didn’t know enough about quilting to realize that everyone didn’t do it that way!

    —Dana Cargill on November 22, 2015
  • I am still trying to learn – so far, not going so well. I would love to have help!

    —Darlene on November 22, 2015
  • I tossed it really good

    —Julia on November 22, 2015
  • I made flying geese that ended up wonky. I STILL have not perfected my flying geese, but the are much improved. I am still challenged by lining things up correctly.

    —KellyAnn on November 22, 2015
  • I ripped it out 2 times before I finally got it right the 3rd time!

    —Carol Nolan on November 22, 2015
  • Well, it was definitely fudged! and I used the little paper things too!

    —Judys on November 22, 2015
  • the thing i hate the most about half square triangles is the pinwheel. I do love your books!!!

    —mary ann urbanoski on November 22, 2015
  • Tossed it. I was so embarrassed

    —Peggy fussman on November 22, 2015
  • My first experience with triangles was a BOM when I first started learning to sew. I had a sewing mentor who helped me get started and I struggled with the cutting mostly. Now I struggle with trimming HST, I really need to get some locblocs!

    —kimberlee on November 22, 2015
  • I’ve never tried triangles but just bought some magazines to try them!

    —Amy on November 22, 2015
  • I have to admit that I’m kinda of a "pointless " quilter ☺️. I’ve never attempted to do a quilt using triangles.., I have tried a few methods for creating these little gems…but they just don’t seem to turn out like I’d like.

    Looking at the pics of what’s in the new book I need your help!!

    —Janette Maass on November 22, 2015
  • I learned to make HST the old school way, cutting triangles and sewing them together on the BIAS, what a DISASTER! They stretched and were wavy, OMG! I love your book and look forward to the great projects you designed.

    —Nancy Yardley on November 22, 2015
  • My first half square triangles where made from templates and hand pieced. I would say a fudge for sure.

    —Phaye Geiger on November 22, 2015
  • Pretty wonky and to small!

    —Carol Fraley on November 22, 2015
  • I fudged it, but since then I am getting better. Hubby has at look at every nlock I completes and says looking better. LOL

    —katheyrn on November 22, 2015
  • My triangles are crooked all the time. Need help!!!

    —Shirley Berryhill on November 22, 2015
  • First by machine, fudged it! I’ve tried every method I’ve ever heard about. Still love the shape, can’t make a quilt without them!

    —Tamara Williams on November 22, 2015
  • After sewing the half square triangles for the Vacation Time Mystery Quilt (fun by the way) I could have used some coaching!

    —Nanette Boots on November 22, 2015
  • It was pretty wonky so I fudged it. Too much work to throw them away. Thank you for a great giveaway.

    —Vicky on November 22, 2015
  • It was a baby quilt I had trouble with stretching. I did finish it but not good enough to give to anyone. It is on the top shelf of my closet for not. Maybe later I will let my cats have it to lay on.

    —Paula on November 22, 2015
  • I will say threw it away. Although, I am just getting started at 70 with a new machine, sewing space, and dreams of quilting and embroidery machine work the triangle sounds more interesting than just a square. I have pieced rug in a hexagonal shape, but it was a long time ago and by hand.

    —Carrie Reeve on November 22, 2015
  • Oh I totally fudged it and still have trouble with them. This sounds like an excellent book for my quilting library.

    —Judy on November 22, 2015
  • I blew it with the half-square triangles. I still have that quilt in pieces to be finished.

    —Jean Krause on November 22, 2015
  • I would love these things . Just started quilting again after 20 years of not sewing..need equipment

    —Sandy Belt on November 22, 2015
  • I sure didn’t ace it – Iknowthat! I think it was in a sampler quilt that was mostly sewn by hard. It was acceptable- I have made many more since then and love the HST! Always ready to try and learn a new technique! Thanks Pat!

    —Karen on November 22, 2015
  • Looking forward to learning new method. Need a new iron also. Thanks for this opportunity.

    —Ann Holland on November 22, 2015
  • Like so many other others who have commented – I fudged my first triangles. In fact, I went one step further and covered them up with embellishments.

    —Deidra on November 22, 2015
  • Wasn’t a good experience, but patience and a learning curve, we seem to be getting along fine now. I usually make them a little over sized and square them down to the correct size. It works best for me, it may take a little longer but I have such pretty hst.

    —connie b on November 22, 2015
  • Totally fudged it, LOL! It taught me the difference between pressing and ironing; a lesson that’s stayed with me 😀

    I love the idea of a book that shows different ways to do something. Not everyone learns the same way or can get the best results out of one particular method. Thanks for thinking outside the box Ms Sloan 😀

    —Kayt Deans on November 22, 2015
  • Triangles have always been a challenge for me. Matching points isn’t my favorite thing to do.

    —Birdie Cade on November 22, 2015
  • My first triangle block had more waves than the sea! Didn’t really know anything about bias and the more I pulled the worse it got! Those were the days! Lol. I’d love to try equilateral triangles but after that nasty experience I’m a reluctant triangu-lator! Might just have to get me that book!

    Wendy b on November 22, 2015
  • I fudged it. Still have to fudge them sometimes.

    —Linda wachel on November 22, 2015
  • I made a baby quilt using triangles blocks a couple of years ago. It was fun and interesting. I would like to try the Bolene pattern I like the Placemat idea

    —Diane Steiger on November 22, 2015
  • Teach me to make my geese fly. I need triangle help!

    —Janet Hoonard on November 22, 2015
  • Just tried HST last year during a class. Frightening business! Some were good, some wonky and I know I have to seriously master them.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Barbara P on November 22, 2015
  • HELP I need these NEW ideas from Pat Sloan – PLEASE pick me!!!

    —Beverly on November 22, 2015
  • Learned a technique for a half square triangle where you sew on on four sides of two charm squares then cut diagonally with a rotary cutter. Aced it. Addicting!

    —Cathie Lester on November 22, 2015
  • I had to use my seam ripper multiple times before I was happy. Still do. 🙁

    —Susan Miller on November 22, 2015
  • As I remember, I spent more time at the ironing board straitening it out than I did at the sewing machine!

    —Joan Figlar on November 22, 2015
  • It went pretty well and I love triangles..it’s those flying geese and losing the points that frustrates me….even after all these years! Thanks for the chance to wind!

    —Patti Levine on November 22, 2015
  • My first triangle was awful. I had sewn for years and was mostly self taught so I thought quilting would be the same. I was having my second child and realized that I had made many things for my first child and nothing for this one. So I got a vogue pattern and used extra fabric from clothes I had made for my first child. The triangle was a sail that was part of a sailboat block. Nothing matched, the points were nonexistent. I did finish the quilt and it was loved to sheads.
    Would really be intersted in your techniques. Thank you!

    —Laurie Fromm on November 22, 2015
  • { make a lot of quilts and give them to my family and friends but I use squares,rectangles and strips.I drool over the beautiful quilts on your site and most of them use triangles which scare me awfully.I would love to learn the rig