So, I thought it might be a good time to do a little demo for you. You'll need the tool, a sharp pair of scissors and some tape. Cut out the key on the tool according to the package instructions.
Make sure the key is parallel with the side of your presser foot, then lower your foot to hold the key in place. Get the The Angler 2 and fit it around the key. Make sure everything looks straight and tape it down. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of taping it; I taped the front and sides.) Remove the key, but keep for later use.
And you're ready to go! For sewing a seam right down the middle of a square (to make a triangle corner), just line up the nearest corner with the center line. I like to sew just a teeny bit off to the right, so I adjusted for that.
Flip, press and trim your block. It's personal preference whether to trim those background triangles or not. I do, just to eliminate bulk.
If you have lots of triangles to sew, this method is a real time-saver compared to marking a line down the middle of all those squares, and is much more precise than eye-balling it. Can't wait to get my pillow done and share it as part of the blog hop. My debut date is November 28.
|holiday lane pillow blocks|
I've also been working on my Sunflower Rail Fence Quilt. Yippee! I finished quilting it and am sewing the binding on. I should have it finished right after Fall is over. : / Oh well, it will be ready for next year. So I'm a year early. Right?
|quilting curvy lines on my sunflower rail fence quilt|
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