There are some tools that make our lives easier. I want to share the one I use to trim Half Square Triangles.
I like this Quilt in a Day ruler because one side has the numbers in halves, and the other side has full number.
I adore making and using HST in quilts and since I over size and then trim, this is a much quicker method to get the accurate final square.
Most of the time our HST are a half number and final size is a full number.
For example = A FINISHED 4" sized HST is 4 1/2" before we sew it into our block.
Find the 4 1/2" line on the ruler.
Place that 4 1/2" line on the SEAM of the HST.
This is the key!
Now you see there is fabric hanging out both sides. I like to somewhat center the ruler and trim twice instead of trying to trim just one side.
But you can experiment with your units to see what works best for you.
I trimmed the triangle perfectly...
ready to open it up!
You will press open the triangle to create a perfect square.
I usually press to the darker side.
And there you go, a quicker way to trim up oversized HST units for perfect squares every time!
Do you have something you'd like me to do a tutorial on? Leave me a comment!
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