Sassy tip #106:
Trimming Half Square Triangles!
I recently was at a quilt retreat and shared these tips that I use to make speedy work of trimming half square triangles…
This ruler right here is a life saver!
•With this ruler you are trimming two sides of the triangle at one time!
You just line up your stitched line with the size HST you are looking for and zip zip.
•Now the next step is how to get those dog ears off of there!
I use a cut diamond as my mental reference…
You want to cut the corners of your HST in like the top of a diamond looks. Once again… trimming half square triangles before opening and pressing is doing two sides at once!
You can free hand this with your rotary cutter…. just don’t cut your stitches!
Happy Quilting my fellow Sassies!
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I use the Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers. There are 2 of them; one for 2″-6″ and one for 1-1/2″-6-1/2″. They cut both sides at the same time and have little slots for trimming the corners. They’re great!
Cool! I’ve never heard of those. Will definitely check it out.