It's Tuesday again!
This week's tip is a couple of my favorite notions as I have been using them over the weekend.
1. Thangles! I only use them if my half-square triangles are smaller than 3", anything larger I use the traditional way of adding the 7/8"(though I add an 1" and just square down). When I do use Thangles another tip I do is actually sew off the dashed line, closer to the center cutting line. Then I square my HST down to the accurate size. I never assume my HST are accurate unless I square them down.
2. Quilt In A Day Flying Geese Ruler Technique and Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper Ruler together to make Flying Geese! Well, first let me say, I LOVE Eleanor Burns tools. I use to dislike making Flying Geese with a passion until I used her sets of FG rulers. I own EVERY one! There are 5 sets, at ~$16 each. Lots of moola. As I was teaching a class this past winter, I finally tested out Deb's Wing Clipper (and I already love Deb's other rulers - but didn't want to spend more money on another notion, when I had so many FG rulers already). It works wonderfully! I do like using the Quilt in A Day Ruler Directions though. It allows you to make a bigger goose to trim down. So, I recommend visiting QIAD web sites free patterns and find their directions to make the goose part (it will make 4) and use Deb's ruler to cut to size. Does that make sense? If not just ask - I'll try to explain better. Point it is, less money and perfect geeses every time!
What is your tip for this week?