Author Archives: rachael

Half Square Triangles on a Row – multiple hsts at a time

One of my least favorite things to sew are half square triangles. Short of starching, no matter what I do, they turn out off…then my block is off…then the row…then the quilt 😖🤦🏽‍♀️😾 I’m sure I didn’t make up this method, but it works for perfect squares. 1. Cut the squares to the size you […]

Christmas Star EPP Finishing Block

As I have been stitching my Christmas Star EPP blocks, I’ve been wondering, “How do I bring this home?” 🤔  How do I finish the quilt?  I’ve thought about more blocks…eh…  I’ve thought about half blocks…then it occurred to me: I could have ANOTHER block to really emphasize the secondary shape! And that’s what I […]

How to Fussy Cut with Basic Rulers

Is it possible to use regular rulers to fussy cut?I INSTANTLY fell in love with English paper piecing, but the practicality of project specific templates was enough to drive me batty. Enter geometry.  I’m really not great a math…but LIGHT BULB MOMENT: all shapes have the same angle regardless of the size!!  That meant that […]