Outline of the method and vocabulary 6

On strip cutting and on bias facts of life 7

Tip angle 7

Scooting offset 9

A note on precision in scooting and sewing 10

Finishing pre-tubes 11

Converting a pre-tube into a tube 11

On the pressing of tubes 12

Cutting the primary wide tube into primary narrow tubes 13

Optional clipping of seam allowances 13

On joining narrow tubes/strips 14

Seam shift 15

Edge shift 17

Mass marking of edge shifts on pieced tubes and pieced strips 18

Mass marking of edge shifts on non-pieced strips 20

What to do with primary narrow tubes: some quick projects 23

Simplest cases of joining narrow tubes 24

Doubling the primary tube circumference (or tripling or ...) 26

The multi-tape method 28

Cutting wide tubes into narrow tubes, II 32

On tubes and rows 34

Organization of pieces 35

Seam allowances, pinning, sewing 37

Measuring lengths 38

Angles 39

Pressing 41

Cuts and slits 43

Strip extensions 44

On formulas and adjusting them 48

Drawing your design, calculating 48

Do you need a calculator? 49

Circumference of primary tubes 50

How many primary narrow tubes in a primary wide tube 50

Number of batches of primary wide tubes 51

Fabric requirements 51

Relation between seam and edge shifts 51

A very brief trigonometry refresher 53

Four-patch with enhanced strip piecing and with tube piecing 11

Nine-patch with enhanced strip piecing 20

Nine-patch with tube piecing 27

A possibility with nine-patch design with tube piecing 33

Rail fence and zigzag 35

Rail fence and zigzag, II 40

Courthouse steps 46

Bento boxes, or courthouse steps II 57

Log cabin 59

Log cabin in scrappy version 71

Log cabin look 82

Courthouse spiral with enhanced strip piecing 86

Twenty-five-patch and double Irish chain blocks 93

Woven squares with strip piecing 99

Strip-pieced rows of squares in parallel squares 103

Argyle pattern with strip piecing 106

All-over diamonds in blue 16

Diamonds in pink and purple 18

A run through many examples, with many modifications 20

Zigzag 34

Hearts and flower buds 40

Tumbling blocks 44

Japanese puzzle 51

Rows of half parallelograms, i.e., rows of triangles 59

Blue diamond border 60

Rows of parallelograms 63

Framed diamonds: all-over and in rows 66

Diamond in a rectangle block 74

Grandmother's pride: Three by three diamonds in a square 83

Two by three diamonds in a parallelogram 92

One by r diamond rows in slanted parallelograms 94

Two by five diamonds in a square 98

Two by four diamonds in a rectangle 102

Chimney sweep 104

Seamless double hourglass block 110

Seamless double hourglass block: different method 112

Seamless triple hourglass block 115

Rows of four-patch blocks on point 117

Four-patch block on point in a square 119

All-over four-patch blocks on point 125

Indiana puzzle, snail's trail 129

Milky way 132

Rows of squares in squares 135

Rows of squares in diamonds 141

Slants of rows in an all-over parallelogram design 154

On cutting across secondary wide tubes, and slants 155

Final dimensions of a parallelogram quilt top 159

Choosing the cutting angle \theta across the (secondary) wide tube 159

Cutting angle with specified numbers of wraps 161

More on the trimming down of a parallelogram design 162

Parallelogram construction numbers 163

Symmetric parallelogram construction numbers 166

Parallelogram design with exceptional strip widths: outline 166

Exceptional addition for no vertex gobbling along two sides 169

Instructions for no vertex gobbling along two sides 171

Sewing instructions for no vertex gobbling 174

Exceptional strip width additions for no vertex gobbling 176

Exceptional edge shifts for no vertex gobbling 181

Parallelogram design with no vertex gobbling: drawing 181

Slits and cuts for parallelograms with no vertex gobbling 187

Parallelogram design: edge triangles of different colors 189

Parallelogram design: edge triangles of same color 192

Derivation of the second exceptional parallelogram addition E_2 195

Derivation of the third exceptional parallelogram addition E_3 197

Core steps in the construction of rows and of tubes of triangles 18

Construction of tubes of triangles 20

On using tubes of triangles 22

All-over triangles in orange and turquoise 25

Rows of brown triangles from fat quarters 29

Ralli triangles 31

Other color schemes and angle combinations 34

Thousand pyramids with different angles 36

Cupid's darts 41

Hexagons in sixths 46

Hexagons in halves, and something else 50

All-over triangles in diamond and zigzag shapes 54

Flights of flying geese 62

Sarah's choice and the evening star blocks 73

Non-symmetric flying geese 80

Construction of rows with an even number of triangles 81

Generalities about rows of half-square triangles 82

Half-square triangles in blocks 85

Half-square triangles in long rows 93

Half-square triangles: all-over design 98

Cut glass dish quilt 100

Lady of the lake 102

Maple leaf blocks 104

Bear's paw 110

Pinwheels (in halves) 112

Pinwheels in rows 114

Diagonal flight 123

Paired peaks 129

Vertical stars 131

Blue triangle border 135

Ocean waves 137

Roman stripes 144

Rows of triangles 153

How one triangle is formed 160

Rows of triangles with different angles 162

Pressing for triangle design 162

On the two types of triangle constructions 163

Triangle construction numbers 164

Making more rows, more triangles per row 167

Making fewer but longer rows of triangles (multi-tape sewing) 167

Justification of angled flying geese formulas 169

Hourglass block overview 12

Rows of hourglass blocks I 13

Hourglass blocks: alternate color scheme 20

Modification of the hourglass row construction 26

Rows of further-triangled hourglass blocks 28

Rows of hourglass blocks and rows of squares 33

Squares of three half-square triangles (or quarters of double pinwheels) 36

Double pinwheels (constructed in halves) 41

Hearts 46

LeMoyne stars with co-stars 49

Intertwined paired peaks 56

Rows of square web blocks on point 61

Multiplay 67

Kaleidoscope 74

Pieced pyramids, one by one 77

Rows of pieced pyramids, two types 82

Multiplay with rows of slanted pieced pyramids 91

North wind 96

Half-square triangles of four half-square triangles 97

Half-square triangles of nine half-square triangles 99

Half-square triangles of sixteen half-square triangles 102

Ocean waves, revisited 104

Ocean waves, a version with more triangles 106

Vocabulary for rows with odd numbers of triangles 108

Design for rows with odd numbers of triangles 110

Tube piecing

Book: current table of contents

by Irena Swanson