Bonnie Hunter carefully draws a diagonal line before stitching to make triangle corners on squares or rectangles. I use a line drawn on my sewing machine bed to line up the corners, and hope for the best.
Until now . . . .
I came across the "Folded Corner Clipper" while at Quilt Wyoming last summer. I didn't really use it until I started my next Jelly Roll Party quilt, Drop Diamonds (see yesterday's Design Wall Monday). It requires lots of sew-and-flip corners, so I pulled out this little tool and tested it out.
I am pleased to report, this is a tool that is absolutely worth the $14 price tag!
To use the tool, you simply place the tool on the corner, and trim.The marks line up with the width of the strip or square being sewn. I'm using 2.5" strips for this quilt.
Line up two sides of the tool and cut:
I'll be using this tool for sew-and-flip triangles from now on! I bought my Folded Corner Clipper from Two Sisters Quilting. You may also view a video on how to use the tool here. Prairie Sky Quilting has online instruction here. The tool is also available from Prairie Sky Quilting.
It's always nice to be able to recommend a new tool. This is one I can recommend.
So can Samosa:
The finished quilt will be featured on the March 6 blog post. Come back to see!
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