Patchwork triangles and other shapes with acute (less than
angles can be tricky. The same angles that make such appealing shapes and patterns
in our quilts also unfortunately create wonky tips of fabric that are tough to
align correctly when sewing patches together. Trimming these fabric tips at an
engineered angle solves the problem and allows patches to line up beautifully,
but not all template patterns are designed that way. And if you’re rotary cutting
patches with acute-angled corners, you’ve been totally on your own to figure
out how to sew everything together.
But not anymore! Our new Trim-A-Tip™ acrylic tool lets you trim
the tips from angled quilt patches using a couple of fast swipes of your rotary
cutter. And we’ve designed it to work for any acute angle used in
patchwork, including 30°, 45°, 60°, and 67 1/2°.
With the Trim-A-Tip, it’s much easier to make fun quilt blocks like
Trip-A-Tip has done all the geometry and math for you. Just line up
the tool with the fabric and/or template, and make two small cuts to create
the step-by-step tutorial on our website
, and then give the
Trim-A-Tip a try
. We’re sure you’ll see improvement in your
angled patchwork immediately!
Carolyn Cullinan McCormick of Add-A-Quarter®
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