Sunday, November 6, 2011

Left-Handed Quilting - QST using the Companion Angle(TM)

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Note - these instructions are written in LEFTISH.
If you are right-handed - just reverse the directions.
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This tutorial will show you how to make -

Quarter-Square Triangle units that FINISH at 2" -

Using the Companion Angle ™ Ruler -
by Darlene Zimmerman -


And 1-1/2" strips - ;))

Of course you can make other sizes as well -
Depending on the size of the strip you use -
1" strips will make QST that FINISH at 1" -
1-1/2" strips will make QST that FINISH at 2" -
2" strips will make QST that FINISH at 3" -
2-1/2" strips will make QST that FINISH at 4" -
Etc.
The technique is the same -

The strip size matches the marking down the center of the ruler -

And the FINISHED size will be number shown on the side of the ruler - ;))

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FIRST CUT -

Layer your 2” strips - right sides together -
I layered a light and medium fabric -

Cut the selvage off to straighten the RIGHT end of the strip -

Then starting at the RIGHT end of the strip -

Line up the BOTTOM of the strip on the “2” line (2” FINISHED)

Cut UP the LEFT side and DOWN the RIGHT side -


SECOND CUT -

Move the ruler to the LEFT - FLIP it up -

And position it so that the "2” mark is on the TOP edge of your strip
(Line up the TOP of the strip on the “2” line (2” FINISHED) -

Then cut UP along the LEFT side of the ruler -


Continue across the width of the strip - ;))

Here I cut two sets -

The tops of the triangles are flat -
And they look like they won’t fit -
But they DO - and you have -
One less dog-ear to trim - ;))


Stitch them up -

BUT -

When I sewed them together -
I flipped them over -
So that the lighter fabric was on top -
And sewed from the top of the triangle -
To the base -

That’s how this -


Turned into this - ;))


Gotta watch that -

Whichever fabric is on TOP -
When you sew them together -
Will be on the RIGHT -
When you open them up - ;))

And when the two halves - the UNITS - are sewn together -
The sewn QST unit will measure 2-1/2” square -
It will FINISH at 2” - ;))




Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -



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