Monday, November 28, 2016
Love my rulers!
This is from Creative Grids ....it's the 45 degree 2-1/2" HST ruler. You can cut 2-1/2" strips and smaller...and you can cut PILES of triangles quickly and accurately. I also use it to cut the 45 on the end of my binding strips. NO I DONT GET PAID BY ANY RULER COMPANY. But when a tool works, I like to share that. For my scrappy civil war quilt I need almost 200 2-1/2" HSTs (2" finish size)
To make them easy to chain stitch, cut a 2-1/2" strip from my red and one from my greige. Lay one strip of each with right sides together (the picture has them the wrong way) and cut the triangles. You get 10 sets with each placement of the ruler. Just stitch on the long side...1/4" seam. Do one after the other then cut apart and press all of them. I do seams open sometimes...seams to the dark sometimes....depends on the quilt.
I've used this ruler for SO MANY QUILTS...seems this is one of the most popular HSTs used in blocks.
I made CORN AND BEANS block...LADY OF THE LAKE ....INDIAN WEDDING RING...CROWN OF THORNS...HST borders....and much more with this one.
I made the 64 block, stitched the rows together then finished the top but Jenn and I decided to make the quilt a bit bigger. It's 48&q...
I've started a new quilt! AGAIN! BUT, this time I finished a quilt before I began a new one so I feel okay about it. This is the start...
This is my newest pattern and its FREE (don't you just love that word).... A Christmas Ornament Mug Rug Instructions . And here...