Celtic Soltice Mystery Part 2
I am pleased to report that all my V Blocks from part 1 are done of the mystery offered by Bonnie Hunter on her blog.
On to Step 2.
Since I am a tool fanatic, I am using a recently found ruler called the Perfect Corner Ruler for these units. It is built off the Folded Corner concept. However the variation on the technique gets rid of some of the challenges with the folded corners.
The Perfect Corner Method™ and Ruler™ were both developed by
Ruthanna Grihalva, Forever In Stitches, LLC.
You can actually do this technique without the ruler -- but I love the ruler.
How to Use the Perfect Corner Ruler
Using the ruler, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 2" x 3-1/2" piece of fabric. The measurement to use for this line is exactly the same as your folded corner measurement. It just goes on the base piece instead of the folded corner piece.
Cut corners. The square these corners are cut from will be 3/4" greater than the drawn line square. So for the chevron units they will be cut 2-3/4" x 2-3/4". I will need half as many squares as called for in the instructions from Bonnie Hunter for this technique.
Place one of the Corner Triangles underneath the Base unit (right sides together). You will want to make sure that about 1/4" of Corner Triangle extends beyond the sewing line.
The sew directly on the line.
Fold the Corner Triangle into position. An added benefit is that the seam allowance can be pressed either away from or towards the corner.
Here is the MAGIC! Align a square ruler to the original size of the Base Unit and trim off the excess Corner Triangle fabric. Finish by folding the Corner Triangle down out of the way and trimming the excess base unit fabric.
Do the other half of the chevron facing the opposite direction.
One other item I chose to do was to do a split seam (rather than pressing them open). If you are uncertain how to do this, check out my You Tube Video on the topic.
It reduces bulk, but is much easier to do. Hopefully I won't regret this with the next set of instructions.
One down. 99 to go.
On Point Quilter
12/9/2013 03:55:10 am
Kari, I have never heard of this ruler. There is no waste then? Does anyone in the metro area carry it? I have not started step #2, so looking at my options for cutting.
12/10/2013 02:27:21 am
There is still a little waste on the 2 x 3-1/2" piece as you are cutting a rectangle. However a lot less on the background.
12/9/2013 05:18:29 am
I have never heard of your method before, looks easy and saves some fabric, I really like your color choice.
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