Aren’t PRE-CUTS just THE best?
I had 2 Moda charm packs, Odds & Ends, and wanted to make something of substantial size out of them. Using our fast2mark Easy Triangle Tool, I precisely marked the charm squares for quick stitching.
At first the charm squares wiggled, so I put them on the new Essential Sandboard from Piece O’ Cake Designs , which anchored the squares for drawing the lines. The added bonus of the Easy Triangle Tool was that I could scoop up the marked square with ease, since that sandboard really wants to hold on to the fabric.
I cut an equal number of 5″ squares from a mix of dark green prints in my stash and, putting a charm square and a green square, face to face, stitched on the marked lines, then cut them apart and, voila! lots of half-square triangles (HSTs to those in-the-know).
I played with the HSTs on my design wall, and decided on “Check-It Out” as my final design, for a big lap quilt, measuring 47″ x 51″.
It was a fun and easy project for a weekend. Thanks Moda, for making my quiltmaking easier with pre-cuts!
(Oh…using our Faber-Castell Quilter’s Pen Set made marking a breeze. I used the super fine one, but if I’d have needed to mark on the dark fabric, I’d have used the silver pen in the set.)