Yesterday afternoon I had a few hours before dinner…and I REALLY felt like firing up the sewing machine! SEW I grabbed this bag of wee triangles that I bought at a garage sale for $2 and did some mindless piecing…sewing a light coloured triangle to a dark….and listened to my audio book…ahhhhhhhh…bliss!
Before I knew it, I had a long snake of triangles and the bag was empty!
I ironed each little triangle with the seam going towards the dark side…
And then got out my new Bloc Loc Ruler…it was still in cellophane so this was going to be the test drive! This Ruler is suppose to make squaring up half square triangles a breeze! The proof is in the pudding…
So HERE she is…see the diagonal frosted line..well that is really an indented channel where the seam nestles.
so I shave off a bit on the top and right side…
You can see that it is exactly a 2” square…so then I rotary cut the left side and the bottom (just needed to cut a sliver)…and she is DONE! Fast and easy…a perfect 2” square! No twisting the block and no placing the ruler again!
This Bloc Loc ruler ain’t cheap (about $27)…BUT sometimes when something is good…really, really GOOD you have to bite the bullet!! If you do a lot of HST then hustle out and buy one of these babies…you won’t be sorry!
This is going to be a VERY sweet scrappy table topper! Darlene from Quilting Daze was wishing everyone a very PIECEful day…I think it’s safe to say I did just that!! Thanks, Darlene!!
I hope you get to have a PIECEful day sometime this week too! There’s nothing like it! ~P