It’s Great for Trimming Triangles Away and Much More!
Do you have a lot of units that need to have their seam allowances trimmed back to 1/4″? This most often occurs with flip-and-stitch corners, flying geese units, and when paper piecing, although you may encounter other instances as well (such as cutting apart half-square triangles).
While traditionally you’d trim each one individually, there’s a much quicker way that doesn’t sacrifice accuracy. The secret is to use your cutting mat to line the units up so you can trim several at a time.
Photos from Snuggles Quilts.
Wendy from The Weekend Quilter shows how to do this with paper pieced units. The process works just as well with other units, many of which need triangles trimmed away. Read her great tutorial at the following link.
Photo from Epida Studio.
She has also provided a short video that demonstrates this method with pieced flying geese units. It’s available at the following link.
A tutorial from American Patchwork and Quilting clearly shows how to lay out half-square triangles so they can be cut apart in multiples using the same approach. You’ll find it at the following link.
Image Source: The photo at the top of the page is from Sew Easy: Stitch-and-Flip Corners.
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