Do you have any tips for making Quarter-Square Triangles?
Someone emailed me yesterday and asked for help making the Quarter-square Triangles (QST) that form the points for the star center in this month’s block. She was cutting them larger and trimming to size and kept ending up with points that were a little unequal.
I realized that the main reason that I, personally, usually do NOT cut larger when making these is because trimming them to size can be fiddly because you have to make sure the center point (where the four triangles meet) is in the center, which is 1 1/4 inch from each edge in our block) and that the diagonal seams are perfectly diagonal from each corner. I definitely use the 45% line on my ruler when I am trimming and it helps, but … if there is a better/easier/faster way, I just don’t know it.
Do you? If you cut larger and trim to size, do you have any tips to offer? Leave a comment and I promise to collect them all in one place and save them for the next time we are making blocks with QST units.