Over the weekend, I showed you how I use my die cutter to help me keep my scraps in check and in a form that I will actually use. I began turning this pile of random strips:
Now I will share my plan for them. I have been looking at a lot of lattice type quilts on Pinterest lately and thought that would be a perfect use for these. I sketched out a quick block plan keeping in mind that I wanted to use my die cutter to cut all the pieces. Here is my sketch.
The numbers refer to dies needed. This gives me an odd sized finished block but since all the blocks will be the same, it doesn’t matter to me. I am using a 6 inch quarter square triangle die because the rectangle has a finished size of 6 inches on the long side. Same with the 3 inch QST.
Because I want the edges of my block to be on grain, I have to pay attention to how I place my fabrics on the die.
If I were using this die to cut actual QSTs, I would want the straight of grain to be parallel to the long side of the triangle. Since I am actually using these as half square triangles, I want the straight of grain to be on the short sides. Here are all the pieces cut for four blocks.
Sometimes we have to think outside the box when using die cutters. Often the dies we have can serve more than on purpose.
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