Boy do those bags hold A LOT!
I have been sorting and trimming triangles all afternoon!
There were some in a bag marked 2.5” – but they WEREN’T 2.5.
They were cut right, but the seam on them was just too wide, and they were somewhere between 2 1/4” and 2 3/8” ---
It’s all about getting that 1/4” a bit scanter than you think because where we fold the fabric to press to the dark comes from OFF the other side of the thread….What we think of as the 1/4” seam line….really needs to be where the FOLD LINE is…so the stitching is just shy of that.
Cut right, but sewn with too wide of a seam.
The only thing I can do to save this one is to trim it down to the next usable size…2”
The stitching is in white.
Can you see that the stitching falls above the marked seam line on the ruler? You might have to look close to see it. This shows that the seam allowance is too wide and will not give the right result.
Where the stitching needs to fall is BELOW the marked seam line on the ruler, so the seam line becomes the FOLD line where we press over to the dark so our triangle squares will be the size the need to be.
Lining up with the Easy Angle Ruler to trim to the next size down!
I have placed the black 1/4” dotted line just above the stitching on the diagonal..and slid the 2” line to the top of the unit….This way the square will open where it needs to.
Perfect 2” square!
This little lunch box came packed with already sewn bonus triangles ready to be trimmed.
But there must be 1,000 in here!
I’ve been watching “Damages” season 5 on Netflix and trimming, trimming trimming.
Having these ready is going to be SO NICE for when the right project comes along….and I’ve got some ideas already!
But I’ve got to get to the bottom of the lunch box first…..
Steaks are on the grill, the baked potatoes are nearly done, and salads have been made.
A quiet night is planned at the cabin, where the temps never got above 25 today.
Maybe things will thaw tomorrow --- or maybe they won’t. It doesn’t matter, I’m happy where I am!