Saturday, April 7, 2012

LHQSQ - Cutting HST - 2" Finished


Since posting this post -
I designed a LEFT-HANDED ruler to cut HST and QST -

No more Flippin' rulers!! -
I call it a LEFT-EZE™ Rule -
Check it out on my other blog - HERE - ;))


I use another die -

To cut my HST -

That will finish at 2” -

Static cling -
Makes them look crooked -
When you take the mat off -

But it will cut -
12 at a time -
And cut off the dog ears for you -

So -

If I layer four fabrics -
Dark - right side up -
Light - right side down -
Dark - right side up -
Light - right side down -

I’ll get 2 sets of 12 matched pairs -
All ready to sew -

And -

If I watch my seam allowance -
They come out pretty well - ;))

Two sets of 12 -
All sewn up -
And - bonus -
No dog-ears to trim - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Katie M. said...

I like the idea of no dog ears - I bought a 'point trimmer' once - what a joke! and it was on me for wasting my money.
Happy Easter...

Sue said...

No dog ears is always good. Could you give the mat a swipe with an anti-static sheet?

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Sue -

Sounds good in theory. When I complained to a Customer Service rep about the static cling - she recommended that I take a dryer sheet and wipe the die/foam and the mat with it. BUT - I didn't think that that was such a good idea. There's a "blade" in there!!

The newer dies have a stamp now on the side that reads "CAUTION! Cutting hazard. Avoid contact with blade." (So you know that someone probably did cut themselves,) And even if it didn't have the caution warning - common sense would/should dictate that I'm not going to wipe/rub ANYTHING over the die/foam if my hand is attached to it. Some of my dies have exposed blades - and the blades are supposed to be sharp - they are supposed to cut stuff - and with my luck they would probably cut my hand - but not the fabric. ;))


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