Check this out. Here's an easy, quick, and super-precise way to make half square triangle with strips. Lie the strips right sides facing, and sew a 1/4" seam down BOTH long sides.
Then slice it up like this using a 45 degree triangle ruler. It's important that you line up the measurement consistently to the stitched seamline.
The little sewn tips just pull apart. Open them all up and press. Done. You just need to clip the little ends off. This method has no waste except for the ends of the strips.
You can do this with any size of strip. Mine made 3.25" squares.
And check this one! My blogpal at Describe Happy uses charms to make them. You end up with 4 matching ones which makes instant pinwheels or bears paw toes. : ) Click here to see her post!
Another tip is to chain piece. Instead of stopping and starting, you just do your machine piecing like this, all in a row and clip later. Just keep feeding them through. It will look like this:
And lastly, to get the PERFECT 1/4 inch seam, take a ruler and measure one of your sewn seams to find out how big it really is. If you seams are off a bit, you can adjust where the needle falls by setting it yourself (use the stitch width button on straight stitch setting for computerized machines). If you love to use a 1/4 seam guide foot but cannot adjust the machine needle yourself, then your tech can.
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