One of the great things about quilting is there's more than one way to do just about anything. If you don't like making half square triangles by cutting and sewing two triangles together you have other options. There's techniques to make two at a time, four at a time, eight at a time and rolls of paper for making oodles at a time. The unit below is for the inset border triangle of my version of Bonnie Hunters quilt pattern On Ringo Lake. The pattern calls for these units to be oversized and trimmed down after piecing the quilt. For me this method doesn't work well. And I'd really rather not spend anymore time ripping out stitches this week due to trying to do a technique that I know doesn't work well for me. Let me say before moving on. Bonnie's pattern is perfect, I'm not in anyway saying she did anything wrong. I just need to do things the way I know works best for me.
I even pressed the seam to the dark side. Wouldn't want the quilt police on my tail. Haha! Tip if you try this method of sewing paper: You'll need to make your seam allowance just a tad larger. On my sewing machine I move the needle to the left 2 clicks.
I was teasing you! It fit perfectly! Yah!
Layering the fabrics right sides together before cutting makes things a little easier. I can cut a left and a right odd shape at the same time and they are ready to be sewn together.
This unit will fit perfectly with no trimming after it's in the quilt. I think I'm going to go the extra mile for accuracy sake and trim those tips with this ruler by Fons and Porter