Piecing Diagonal Sets
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Cutting and Piecing Diagonal Sets
Quilt designer: Karen Brow, Java House Quilts
Quilt name: Gated Garden, American Patchwork & Quilting, 2006 calendar
When you’re sewing in diagonal rows, your fabric may have a tendency to stretch or distort as you piece them. To avoid stretching, cut the side setting triangles and corner setting triangles so the straight-grain edge will be along the outer edges of the quilt. Place the straight-grain edges will prevent your quilt from becoming distorted or sagging.
Use this secret when you cut your fabrics, then follow these steps to easily piece a diagonally set quilt top.