Sew Half-Rectangle Triangles
There is no one right way to do things. Each of us has different abilities and sensibilities. What works for one person doesn't for another.
When I teach quilting I've learned never to say, "This is how it should be done." I've learned to say, "This is how it can be done."
In my last post I showed you one way to sew half-rectangle triangles. Today I'll show you another.
This method uses a Recs tool designed by Darlene Zimmerman & Joy Hoffman. It is available from EZ Quilting. This tool is used for making half-rectangle triangles that are twice as long as they are wide.
For demonstration purposes I am assuming half-rectangle triangles with a finished size of 2"x4"
Align the 4 1/2" line on the tool with the bottom of the strip.
Cut along the edge of the tool to create a 2 1/2"x 4 1/2" triangle.
For the block at the beginning of this post you will need a green triangle and a mirror-image green triangle, a white triangle and a mirror-image white triangle.
In the examples on the right the point at the top of the white fabric marks the 1/4" seam allowance and you can start sewing there.
In my next post I'll show you a third way to make half-rectangle triangles.