This is an essential ruler for quilters. It makes making these tricky triangles so easy and fool proof, plus it works with the half square triangle (HST) ruler to make several different squares.
Here's how to use the Nifty Notions Cut For The Cure QST ruler...
Step 1: Look at your pattern and see what the finished square will be. If the block is 12” finished that means the unfinished block will be 12 ½” It’s the same for these squares. If the finished square will be 3”, simply add ½” to the finished size to get your strip size. In other words, the square will be 3½” which will finish to 3” once sewn into the block.
Step 2: Cut 2 strips of fabric, right sides together, the size of the strips needed.
Step 3: Cut the selvage off of the 2 strips or even them up if the selvage is already cut off.
Step 4: Place the Nifty Notions QST ruler on the fabric so that you can read the logo. Line it up so that the bottom left point is at the bottom left corner of the fabric. Cut the first diagonal on the left side, followed by the diagonal on the right side. Notice the flat notch at the top.
Step 5: Flip the ruler over so that the diagonal line of the ruler is aligned with the diagonal line you just cut. Cut along the right diagonal of the ruler.
Step 6: Continue until you have the correct number of QSTs cut, flipping the ruler for each cut.
Step 7: Start sewing at the flat tab on the top of the QST. This is your ¼” seam line. Put the needle in right at the top left corner and sew down the diagonal using a ¼” seam allowance. Repeat for all QSTs. Do not pull the fabric; just let your machine feed it thru.
Step 8: Press in the direction needed. I find it best to set the seam by pressing the seam with the right sides together. Then flip the top half open and press the seam open. There is no need to trim these at all and there will only be 1 set of dog ears to trim if you want to.
For a PDF copy of this tutorial click here.
Come back tomorrow to see this triangle in action in different squares, there's so many different uses for this triangle.
Now for the fun! Brewer is letting me give away 2 sets of rulers. This month the winners will get a Nifty Notions Cut For The Cure QST ruler and the Nifty Notions Cut For The Cure 22.5 degree Wedge, which will be next months ruler of the month.
Here's how to enter...
Note you must be a follower, but your don't get an entry for that, it's just a pre-requisite.
Tell me what you would use this ruler to make.
If you are wondering where you can buy a Nifty Notions Cut For The Cure Ruler check with your Local Quilting Store (these are exclusive and not found in the bog box stores), Kaye Englands store or The Berry Patch. We will have a comprehensive list soon.
This drawing will be open until Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.
Mr. Random will pick 2 winners on December 23rd.