Often times blog readers ask questions that I think others might be interested in as well. I answer them on the blog. Today is one of those days.
Today’s question comes from Becky:
“Did you use the Easy Angle Bonnie uses to cut out your Scrap Crystals?”
The simple answer…YES! I use and LOVE the Easy Angle ruler. You can tell as the tips of the triangles are all cut off. The ruler accounts for that.
That MOUNTAIN of triangles all came from the Easy Angle Ruler.
I HIGHLY recommend it!
I NEVER EVER EVER draw a line on the back of a piece of fabric and sew on the diagonal. People ask how I make so many quilts. This is one of the many reasons why….no time wasted drawing lines!!!
I’m making some test blocks for a quilt I want to make that I saw on-line. It’s a quilt made with upcycled shirts…so I grabbed two fabric strips from a 2 1/2″ bucket. One strip is light…one dark.
I put right sides together…straightened the edge….
….lined everything up…..
Made cut #1…then flipped the ruler and made cut #2. Easy Peasy…no pencil required.I ran the pieces through the machine which is SO SO EASY and the fabric doesn’t catch in the feed dogs of my machine.
Just like that triangles…no pencil required…no time wasted.
These little triangle came together and made these CUTE little blocks. ..and these cute little blocks are going to make this quilt…..
I so want to make it. (photo courtesy of the blog Floating on a Cloud) Here is the link to the blog post about the quilt.
I have NO IDEA on what I’ll be doing for borders. I looked at the blog and didn’t find the finished quilt, only this -but that was enough for me to catch the fever and want to make it.
I think it’s going to be so fun. I’m making the blocks at 5 1/2″ unfinished. They are so stinking cute. I have a few other things to tackle around here but this quilt is on the list!!
Watch for a tutorial on how to make the blocks coming up next week! I’ve had lots of requests for it after showing the blocks on Monday.
…and back to topic….As far as both Kelli and I go, Easy Angle is the only way to tackle half square triangles.