Somewhere, one time, awhile ago, I was reading a blog. I don’t remember whose blog it was. It wasn’t a blog that I regularly read but they had a wonderful idea that I filed away. Sadly I don’t know who to credit and I feel bad about that but I can tell you this…I tried the idea and really liked it!!
I had a big stack of half square triangles. They were left over from a different project. They were about 2″ square but I needed them to 1 1/2″ square.
The idea on the blog I read said to draw a diagonal line on a ruler from the measurement line to the measurement line of the size that you need. For me, I needed 1 1/2″ so I drew the line from 1 1/2″ to 1 1/2″ with a permanent marker.
Take the piece to your ironing board and iron in open.
There you have it. All trimmed to the right size. While Kelli chalk painted on Wednesday, I quickly trimmed up a pile of over 250 squares. It was really quick.
I will definitely be using this method again.
If anyone knows who originally posted this idea PLEASE let me know. I’d like to credit them…it’s a great technique.