Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Leftovers....a Dilemna

So....I have all these triangles left over from Four Dazzlers.  What to do with them?  Well, the first thing is to count how many I have.  I did so.  73.  A nice number to work with.  I doodled some (of course!) and came up with this basic idea:

And then I started pinning and sewing.  Yes, I pin obsessively.  It works for me.  No, you don't have to.  Like I said, it works for ME.  Do what works for YOU.

Here's a tip on cutting apart chain piecing.  I use a seam ripper and use the ball end that way you won't nick your ironing board. 

You can also see a rather obnoxious flannel print.  I put that on top of my ironing board because the pieces stick to it and hold in place really well without distorting.  This is new to me.  It's something I learned during Bonnie Hunter's On Ringo Lake Mystery Quilt this year.  It's fantastic for triangles because they don't warp when ironing!

More on Saturday!

I hope you get to quilt today!

1 comment:

  1. Great tips, especially the flannel which I'm going to use. Looking forward to seeing your finish.