Triangle Ring Quilt Block

Scrap Buster Blocks is a series of scrap quilt block tutorials that are designed to bust through your scraps with the Accuquilt GO! QUBE Mix & Match block sets. Grab your scrap buckets/tubs/drawers, and let’s make some scrappy quilt blocks!

The great thing about the GO! QUBE Mix & Match sets is that while I’m using the 8” Block set for my quilt blocks, you could just as easily use any size QUBE that you have as the shape numbers are all the same! You will just need to adjust the size of your fabric cuts accordingly.

It’s also important to note that these blocks are made at 150% of the Qube size. That means that the finished quilt block will be 150% bigger than the size of the Qube set:

  • 6” Qube – 9” (finished) blocks
  • 8” Qube – 12” (finished) blocks
  • 9” Qube – 13.5” (finished) blocks
  • 10” Qube – 15” (finished) blocks
  • 12” Qube – 18” (finished) blocks

These instructions are written a little differently to normal so that you can use whatever scraps you might have, regardless of the size of the piece of fabric – if it covers the die you need, even if it’s just one small square or half-square triangle, you’re good to go. This is why the cutting instructions tell you how many you need from each die in total.


  1. Assorted prints and background fabrics
  2. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Cutter or GO! Baby Cutter Fabric Starter Set
  3. AQ55776 GO! QUBE Mix & Match – 8” Block set:
    • Shape 1 Square – 4” Finished
    • Shape 3 Half Square Triangle – 4” Finished
    • Shape 4 Quarter Square Triangle – 4” Finished
    • Shape 5 Half Square Triangle – 2” Finished
    • Shape 8 Rectangle – 2” x 4” Finished
  4. AQ55137 GO! Cutting Mat 6 x 6

Cutting Instructions:

From print fabrics:

  1. Using Shape 4, cut four Quarter Square Triangles (QST)
  2. Using Shape 5, cut four Half Square Triangles (HST)

From background fabrics:

  1. Using Shape 1, cut one square
  2. Using Shape 3, cut eight Half Square Triangles (HST)
  3. Using Shape 5, cut four Half Square Triangles (HST)
  4. Using Shape 8, cut four Rectangles

Sewing Instructions:

NOTE: All seams are ¼“, (6mm). Press the seams open unless otherwise specified

  1. Sew one background HST (Shape 5) to a print QST (Shape 4). Press. Sew another background HST (Shape 5) to the remaining edge to create a flying geese unit. Press. Make four.
Triangle Ring Quilt Block Picture 1
  1. Sew a background rectangle (Shape 8) to the bottom of each flying geese unit. Press. Make four.
  2. Sew one background HST (Shape 5) to a print HST (Shape 5). Press. Make four.
  3. Arrange the units and remaining background squares (Shape 1) to create the block layout, and sew into rows. Press seams open.
  4. Sew the rows together. Press seams open.

Outside The Block

The last part of these tutorials for Scrap Buster Blocks will include some various quilt layout options to inspire you to think outside the box (or block!) of how you can use these blocks to create fun quilts.

outside the block Picture 1

There is of course the standard grid layout option. And I love the secondary designs that appear with the flying geese creating a bowtie look in between the blocks. It also reminded me a bit of Victorian tiled floors, which lead me to try a different layout with sashing and cornerstones.

outside the block Picture 2

To create this look, you will want to use Shape 2 squares for the cornerstones and cut the sashing at the same width as the squares, and as long as the blocks.

outside the block Picture 3

And lastly, when you turn the blocks on point and using four half-blocks to create that central design, then add some corner triangles and a border… very effective. A bold and graphic quilt design!

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