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Triangle in a Square--Tennessee Waltz

Quilters’ Paradise has chosen the Triangle in a Square or TIS ruler from Bloc Loc as their first ever Ruler of the Year. Often we buy a specialty ruler for a single quilt project and then it sits on the shelf. Let us help you find new and different ways to use some of those rulers. In 2022 we are featuring the TIS unit, which makes those spikey star points in the 54-40 or Fight block, in various quilts being made as samples and want to be sure you know there are always ways to use a specialty ruler.

The Tennessee Waltz pattern is a lovely way to use the TIS ruler to create a complex look by coupling the 54-40 or Fight block with a snowball block to create a lovely quilt design.

Triangle in a Square, also known as a Tri-Rec or Spikey & Peak, is most known for its use in the 54-40 or Fight block. When this block is used in a two-block layout with, for example, a snoball block or Churn Dash that have triangles in the corners, it can create the illusion of curves without any curves being sewn in the quilt. Learn how to use the TIS Bloc Loc ruler to make some spectacular new quilts! Examples and pattern suggestions will be provided.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner through advanced welcome
Materials Included: Ironing station & cutting mat provided in studio.
Requirements: Supplies: 2 fat quarters of different colors with good contrast for practice samples

Pattern: Tennessee Waltz & fabric per pattern

Ruler: Triangle in a Square 3? finished by Bloc Loc

Neutral sewing thread (light gray blends well with most fabrics)
Sewing machine (with manual) and quarter inch foot
Basic sewing notions--pins, scissors, seam ripper, rotary cutter, 6x24" or other rulers of choice, etc.
Instructor: Liz Granberg-Jerome
Instructor Bio: Liz Granberg-Jerome, a teacher at Quilters' Paradise since 2015, brings 10+ years of quilting experience, on top of 50+ years of sewing, to the classroom. She works well with all students, working with each to ensure everyone in her classes succeeds. Liz is the owner of Gypsy Dreamer Quilts and can be reached at
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Quilters' Paradise Quilt Shop, owned and run by Sharon Vesecky, opened its doors in its current location on January 3, 1989.