Hello my friends...
Today I have a new toy to share with you.
I don't know if it's just me, but I find cutting a truly square block the very hardest thing to do, especially if the block size is larger than my rulers, or is an unusual size.
And, since I do a fair amount of applique, I just MUST be able to cut a block square... darn it !
I took a wonderful class in New York with quilter and teacher Sharon Stroud (hi, Sharon) about rotary cutter techniques - and I got a LOT better - but I still am always on the lookout for just the right tool.
So, last week I sprang for this beautiful box:
It's Karen Kay Buckley's tool, called " Perfect Square ".
Inside the box are lots of pieces of cut plastic that snap together to make a ruler the size you want it to be... almost any size... with a cut out in the center... so it looks like this:
After trimming, a perfectly square, centered block !!!
I have a few more to go !!! And this isn't even all of them! This is Sue Garman's design called "Sarah's Revival"...
I've also been playing with these:
What will I do with these next? I really don't know... stay tuned.