On a blog that I check every now and then she featured the
"6 1/2 Triangle Square Up Ruler by Quilt in a Day".
I bought one the other day so I thought I would give it a try.
I really like this pattern from Pieced Tree Patterns called
There are 36 half square triangles in this table topper.
So it was a good pattern to experiment with.
Center Stage from Pieced Tree Patterns
The pattern instructions say to bisect 3 7/8" squares but I always cut my squares an 1/8th of an inch larger and sew the squares together 1/4 of an inch on each side of the centre and then cut them apart.
Sewn 1/4" on each side of centre
The Squares cut apart
Now the fun part.
The Quilt in a Day Ruler
Place the ruler on the un-ironed, unopened
square and trim one or both sides.
Nicely trimmed Half Square Triangles in half the time.
You still have to trim off the dog ears.
I sewed all this today with my new toy.
A Janome Jem Platinum 760.
I need a light-weight sewing machine to take to class
or to workshops as my Babylock is too heavy
to haul around.
Thanks Wendy for showing me the
Quilt in a Day Triangle Square Up Ruler.
I will be using it lot, I'm sure.