Vintage Treasure #2 – Pattern Instructions

Good morning!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio today.  Hey Sandy, give me a call when you have a few minutes and I’ll fill you in on our fun trip!

In our “Vintage Treasure #2” post on May 9, 2019, we shared a photo of a quilt we are finishing for a family friend.

Triangles in a row

Vintage Treasure #2


One item on our “to do” list was to draft a pattern of this quilt to share with everyone.

Last week I received the August 2019 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine in the mail and a similar quilt is one of the featured patterns…it’s call “Tied & True”.

Quilt collector Jody Sanders provides all the “how to’s” for making a vintage triangle quilt,  including instructions for hand-tie quilting.  Jody adds an even more authentic flare by using a wide border that also serves as a binding.

Jody’s instructions call for cutting out 1,984 triangles from light, medium and dark fabrics for a quilt that measures 78 x 87 inches…similar to the size of ours.  Wow!

The triangles for the quilt we’re finishing were cut from cardboard and paper templates long before rotary cutting and die cutting machines.

back of triangle pattern

Triangle pattern found with Vintage Treasure #2


If you’re thinking about making a one patch triangle quilt, be sure to purchase the August 2019 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting.  In addition to Jody’s pattern, you will also find lots of quilt inspiration, tips, new products and patterns.

Jody, thank you for sharing your “Tied & True” pattern, it really is a vintage treasure!


Vintage Treasure #2 in completion stages by Cindy and Sandy



9 thoughts on “Vintage Treasure #2 – Pattern Instructions

  1. piecefulwendy says:

    I remember starting one like that a few years ago. I had some triangles cut and started to sew them together. I never finished it, and I have no idea what happened to it. Hmm. It didn’t turn up in my last clearing and cleaning, so I must have incorporated it into something else. Love the look of the quilt in all its scrappy glory!

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Hmmm, wonder where all those triangles disappeared to? When I look at all those pieces, I am overwhelmed! This is definitely a long term project, but not for me!

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Ladies! Almost 2,000 triangles. Holy moly, that is a daunting thought. I have always wanted to make a triangle quilt . . . but can’t imagine sitting down to cut 1,984 triangles before I get started. Thanks for sharing the info about the magazine article. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      I know! The number is staggering! I am glad we just had to sew on a few rows and send off to the quilter!

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