Small Dutchman’s Puzzle Wall Quilt
Waste Triangle Project
Copyright 2002 by Pat Speth, Author of Nickel Quilts
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This project is a great way to make use of the waste triangles
created while making certain quilts in the book Nickel Quilts
or from other projects. For lecture and workshop information email
Pat Speth at Pat@PatSpeth.com
- Block Size: 5" (if you trim the waste triangles to 1 ¾")
See step 1 before trimming.
- Quilt Size: 46" x 50"
- Block Set: 4 x 6
- Number of Blocks: 24
- Half Square Triangles needed for project: 192 pairs or 384 singles
- Half Square Triangles needed for each block: 8 pairs or 16 singles
- Border print needed:
- 1 2/3 yds. If 7 repeats of the stripe
3 1/3 yds. If 4 – 6 repeats of the stripe
The above yardage is based on a stripe width of 3 ½".
If the width of the stripe is more than this purchase additional
yardage, ¼ yd. for each additional inch in the width of the
stripe for fabric with 7 repeats, 1/3 yd. for each additional inch
in the width of the stripe for fabrics with 4 – 6 repeats.
- ½ yd. or cut binding from leftover
border print fabric. Cut 6 binding strips 2 ½"
wide x 40".
Setting & Corner Triangle fabric needed: 1
Backing fabric needed: 3 yds.
The Small Dutchman’s Puzzle block is made up of 8 Flying
Each Flying Geese Unit is made up of 2 Waste Half Square Triangle
- Select either a matching pair of Waste Half Square Triangle
Units or 2 singles, whatever you have on hand. Press one to the
dark the other to the light before trimming up to 1 ¾"
- Trim the Waste Half Square Triangle Units to 1 ¾"
square. Sew the 2 Waste Half Square Triangle Units into Flying
- Join 2 Flying Geese Units to form a set.
- Join 4 sets of Flying Geese Units to form the block.
- Cut 10 squares 8 3/8" x 8 3/8". Cut the
squares twice diagonally to yield 40 side-setting triangles.
- Cut 8 squares 4 ½" x 4 ½".
Cut the squares once diagonally to yield 16 corner triangles.
- Sew the blocks, side setting triangles, and corner triangles
- Join block rows to the border strips.
- Add the side borders. To determine the length of the side borders
measure the quilt top length, add to this 2 x the width of
the border stripe + 1".
- Add the top and bottom borders. To determine the length of the
borders measure the quilt top width including side borders, add
to this 1".
- Miter the corners.
- Layer the quilt top with batting and backing, baste the layers
together. Quilt as desired, bind the edges, add a label and enjoy.