Wow, I can’t believe I can’t find anything on the Internet (a la Google) that explains or has photos or videos of how to line up setting triangles to other units in a diagonal set quilt. When I search on how to sew setting triangles, most of what I get is how to cut them out. If you know of something, please let me know. These things aren’t intuitive and since I don’t know what they’re supposed to look like when they’re sewn, I can’t tell if I’m right or not. And just looking at a finished quilt doesn’t help.
Here I’ve pinned a side triangle to its neighboring sashed diamond. I only concerned myself with the right side of the seam and that’s a 1/4″ of the sashing that you see peeking out. There’s a lot more than a 1/4″ hanging over on the left side.
That alignment produced this and I’m thinking that this is what it should look like.
So then I had to line up the top setting triangle to the other end of the diamond. Not sure what to do here, so I pinched a tiny crease in the centers of each and lined up to that.
Now my short little row looks like this. The 1/4 corner triangle will fill in the upper right and give it a 90degree outside edge. At least the top edge of the triangle looks “level” so I’m thinking this was the correct placement.
Now the corner triangle is basted in place. I sort-of have that outside 90degree corner LOL. But that seam intersection in the red circle is a 1/2″ from the raw edge. Shouldn’t it be 1/4″?
I hate it when I can’t figure this stuff out myself.