Last week, I showed you these pieces that I had cut for a baby quilt. The squares actually need further cutting and to do that, I am using this nifty tool.
I cut my triangles to finish at 2 inches. With the corners nipped, this can be done with a 2 1/2 inch strip. So I place this tool on the square so that the top edge and the 2 1/2 inch marks are aligned with the sides of the square.
I use my rotary cutter to cut off the two corners like this.
See how nicely the triangles fit now? It only took one track of my audio book to trim these up. See those little left over triangles? I swept them into the bin!
Here is a pieced block.
And this is how I press my seams. One towards a triangle, and one towards the middle piece. This way the blocks can be arranged so that the seams all nestle together neatly when piecing.
This is the arrangement I am going for.
I have quite a few more blocks to go so I best get moving!