Sunday, October 06, 2013
Hourglass -- watch which ruler
Dear Elaine Adair:
Please remember that when you first wake in the morning, you are full of enthusiasm, but your brain is not yet in gear. If you had just waited 20 minutes or so, you would not have wasted so much fabric cutting all those side-setting triangles too small by choosing the wrong ruler -- the much -loved Companion Angle -- when you should have used the much-loved Easy Diagonal Set Ruler. But you also deserve a pat on the back because seeing all those miscuts gave you an idea for the border.
I am sure others can use either ruler with better-functioning brain cells, but in this case, you did not.
Here, the side setting triangles are now correct. Now, on to the border. I LIKE it! I felt that using fabrics of similar value, for this setting, worked well, even with a few "clunkers" for interest and education.