In my last post I wrote about how much time I save using the Shape Cut ruler. The real time-saver comes when cutting strips into squares or rectangles. I stack strips on top of one another so I’m cutting four or six layers. If I had lots of strips to cut into squares I would lay out several sets of strips. I’ll show a picture of that next time I cut them. For today, I’m still working on the Coquette quilts and I just need a few more squares.
Since my project requires 2-1/2” squares, I started on the left side and cut on the 0, 2-1/2, 5, 7-1/2, 10, 12-1/2, 15 and 17-1/2” slots. I also cut at the end of the ruler because it is 2” between the 18” slot and the edge. In a matter of seconds I ended up with 32 2-1/2” squares.
It is SO fast and easy. If you have this ruler and aren’t using it, I really encourage you to give it a try. If you don’t have it, check your local quilt shop or Joann Fabrics and get one. I’m sure you’ll soon love it as much as I do!
The Coquette quilts are coming along nicely. I have three of the tops pieced and two more with blocks made. Hopefully I’ll have time to get the borders on and start quilting them next week. I have to work on both Friday and Tuesday so that seriously cuts into my sewing time!!