I meant to post this earlier in the running of the Garden Path Samplers Block-of-the-Month, but time has gotten away from me. If you’re participating in this BOM, you’ve probably already trimmed lots of triangle squares, but I want to refer you to this video just the same.
To get perfectly sized HST (half-square triangle) units, you can use a ruler called a Bloc-Loc Ruler. They come in various sizes (and also various shapes), but for the Garden Path Samplers, I recommend the 4 1/2″ Half-Square Triangle ruler.
It’s a very useful tool to have, and you can use it any time you make Half-Square Triangles, and at the end of the video, she even gives you a bonus tip on using it to trim Hourglass units. So the square one can serve a double purpose!
In the video, she’s trimming left-handed, so if you’re right-handed, it will look more like this:
I recently bought a Pineapple Bloc-Loc ruler, and I’m anxious to try it out. Someday I’ll let you know how that goes!