One gazillion half square triangles
Before I got my AccuQuilt, I would never in a million years tackle a project with so many half square triangles, there are over a thousand of them in this quilt I finally settled on. With the AccuQuilt, it’s so easy!
It cuts perfectly every time, and the corners are already dog-eared for me. No more cutting squares, drawing a gazillion lines down the center, sewing down each side, then cutting them apart a quarter-inch off the seam… then still having to square them up!
All that is done in one simple cut, a with my Studio I can cut hundreds at a time. They sew together perfectly and I never need to square them up. Although, I do pre-starch all my fabrics prior to cutting, it helps tremendously in both cutting and sewing accuracy.
You might notice I’ve swapped out the blue for a burgundy! I really, really wanted to use that blue. And I really, really knew that if I did, I’d likely through in the towel before I ever finished the quilt. I don’t mind a bit of blue here and there in a project, but I’m not a blue girl.
I laid out one black so that you could see my actual fabrics. They never look the same in EQ7 no matter how hard I try to duplicate them. Most of the time I don’t even bother. The darker beige is the color that all the solid twelve-inch blocks will be, they should look beautiful quilted!
Back to cutting! I want to start working on this quilt so I have a legitimate excuse to take breaks from the Yuletide Magic quilt on the longarm. Nope, I still haven’t finished the middle section, I’m about halfway there though!