Quilt-Uber-Fest Day 1
The Quilt-Uber-Fest started today:
The first block was by Quilt Dad. I wasn’t going to do it. Don’t I have enough going on right now???
Evidently not — here’s my Taking Flight Block!
It “flew” together! Which reminded me — here’s a fun way to square up half square triangles some of you may not have seen.
I have just drawn a diagonal line down the back of one 4″ square, put it with another 4″ square with right sides together, sewn 1/4″ on both sides of the line, and cut on the line. That is a typical way of making half square triangles.
Now to square up. I am squaring this one up to 3 1/2.” In the picture, I have lined up my triangle with the ruler in two places: 1) the diagonal line of the ruler is on my seam, and 2) the 3 1/2″ mark is along one side of the triangle. Then I trim one side. Then, I am done. That’s it!
When I press the triangle open, I have one 3 1/2″ half square triangle block!
Give it a try sometime!