The weekend gave me a chance to try out one of my birthday presents.
Unlike mom, I’m not all “Gotta have all the gadgets!”, but every once in a while, she does find one I have to have.
These triangles are just the thing to make HST making better. I love using HSTs in my quilts, but I really hate making them. Well, trimming them mostly. That’s because I sew them (in multiples of 2s, 4, or 8s), then I have to get up from my machine to cut them apart. Then I go back to the machine (where the iron is) to press them open, then it’s back to the cutting table to trim them up.
But with these triangles, you trim them before you open and press them.
So I sew, then cut apart and trim, all at once. Then I go back to the machine and press them all open. So much more efficient.
In no time, I had 48 little HSTs trimmed, pressed and ready to go!
Next thing you know… Bear Paws are just flying out of the machine!
And seamingly with in moments… and entire top for a baby quilt!
Now that’s what I call one handy little gadget!
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That’s a very cool gadget. I’d want one if I were a quilter – I may want one anyway – lol. Pretty quilt Val. Very nice!
I haven’t seen that gadget yet but what a cool idea! Very clever and great results!
That’s a pretty clever thingamabob!
I’m all about streamlining processes; if there is a way to do it faster, with less hassle…let me in on the secret.
That Canadian fabric is just the BEST!
I don’t have to have all the gadgets just most of them. lol. This is one of the cutting tools I use the most. Love it. Glad you like it.
Oooh, I love that the “ears” are cut off using the slits- very clever!
What a neat gadget! Those fabrics made a beautiful quilt. You are really on the way to restocking your shop.
I saw someone using that once and almost bought it. My HST are terrible. They are always wonky as heck.
Im a gadget freak!!! I have a tiny light bulb gadget and it just stopped working. It is the size of your finger including the pull chain.
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