Fifteen Degrees Quilt

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by Sara Snuggerud in Projects

It won’t be long until the temperatures start dropping. The Fifteen Degrees quilt by Freckled Whimsey uses the Creative Grids 15° Triangle Ruler. Since 24 pieces cut at 15 degrees equals a full square this block really has a lot of potential.

Fifteen Degree Pattern Front by Freckled Whimsy.jpgFifteen Degree Pattern Back by Freckled Whimsy

Because this quilt is fat quarter friendly, select a fat quarter bundle that is bright and cheerful and start sewing. We used fabric from Nancy Halverson’s newest Christmas collection. Add in a background color and you’re off and sewing! These blocks finish 16 inches square.

Fifteen   Degree Quilt by Freckled Whimsey

When using the 15 Degree Triangle Ruler by Creative Grids there is little to no waste as you cut triangles from each side of your pieced strip sets.
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Though these blocks look like they are wheels or circles they really have straight edges. There is no curved stitching anywhere in this quilt. Blocks are squared up into an octagon and then triangles are pieced into the corners.

If you like this quilt, kits will be available while we can still get this fabric. Patterns are also sold separately.

To learn more about the 15 Degree Triangle Ruler by Creative Grids, check out all the different cutting options shown below. From cutting Dresden plates to multi-pieced triangles, this ruler has a wide variety of uses.

Use Glow Line Tape to mark the ruler for your desired project. This will help keep your eyes focused on which line to follow for cutting.

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Other Uses of the 15 Degree Triangle Ruler…

Piecing a Dresden Fan Block

A Dresden Fan block is one of the easiest blocks when you know the trick. Cut the 15 degree triangles. Fold the wide piece in half right sides together and sew. Turn the piece right side out to achieve the point of the fan block. See included directions with the ruler for more details.

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15 Degree Radiant Blocks

Sew 6 triangles together and then square down to the desire square size.

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Chevron Points

Strip piece a variety of colors together and then cut using the angled 30°, 45°, 60°, 70° lines on the ruler.

15 Degree Triangle Ruler 2

Checkerboard Triangles

Strip fabric strips with an even amount of two colors. Cut triangles from both directions and piece together.

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Two-Toned Triangles

Use the center line to create “split” triangles.

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Click here for the complete 15 Degree Triangle Ruler directions.