Did you know you can make half square triangles, hour glass blocks and flying geese from the same strip of fabric? Yes you can! It’s quick, easy and accurate. Plus it will save fabric. No more cutting different sizes from your yardage to make the various units. YEA! Instead you have a clean edge and you’ll be able to make all the units for your blocks.
How is this possible? You simply need an Essential Triangle or similar ruler. I learned this method years ago from Kaye England. Her class was fun and informative. Using this method we were able to make all these blocks from 2 1/2″ strips. She also has a set of rulers. You can find them on her website. While the essential triangle allows you to cut everything from a single ruler. Kaye’s set of rulers will enable you to make bigger units. Choose the rulers that work best for you.
In my recent Scrappy Workshop I demoed this method. I also use this method in Stash Busting Design. One of the students had had the ruler for years. She just didn’t know how to use it. I thought others might be in the same boat. So I’ve made this quick video to show you how you can make half square triangles, hour glass blocks and flying geese from the same strip. If you are looking for more ways to use your strips. Try Aunt Em’s Scrappy Strip Guide. It’s FREE!