Friday, November 27, 2015

Left-Handed Quilting - HST using the Easy Angle Ruler(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 -

Half-Square Triangle units that FINISH at 1-1/2” -

Using the Easy Angle Ruler™ -
By Sharon Hultgren -


And 2" strips - ;))

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

The strip size matches the marking on the ruler -

And the FINISHED size will be 1/2" smaller than the strip size - ;))

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FIRST CUT -

Layer your 2” strips - right sides together -

(I used a black strip and a blue with white polka dots - 'cuz they were handy - ;))

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

Then starting at the RIGHT end of the strip -

Turn the ruler so that “Easy Angle” is reading from BOTTOM to TOP -

Line up the RIGHT side of the ruler with the RIGHT edge of the strip -

And position it so that the 2” mark is on the BOTTOM edge of your strip -

Then cut along the LEFT side of the ruler


SECOND CUT -

Turn the ruler so that “Easy Angle” is reading from TOP to BOTTOM -

Line up the RIGHT side of the ruler with the RIGHT edge of the strip -

And position it so that the 2” mark is on the TOP edge of your strip

Then cut along the LEFT side of the ruler -


Continue across the width of the strip


Sew the diagonal seam -


Press toward the black (darker) triangle -

And trim the dog-ear - ;))

The sewn unit should measure 2" square -
It will FINISH at 1-1/2" - ;))




Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -



2 comments:

Karen M said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I really need one of those rulers. Take care.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

You're welcome, Karen - but I thought that you were/are RIGHT-handed - and since my tutorial is for LEFT-handed quilters - don't forget to REVERSE it. Start at the LEFT end of your strip - ;))

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