EZ Quilting® Tri-Recs Tutorial
When paired, a Tri unit and two Recs units will always make a triangle within a square. To determine the strip width, add 1/2" seam allowance to the size of the finished square.
When two Recs units are paired, the result is a divided rectangle twice as tall as it is wide. Once again, determine the finished height and add 1/2" for the seam allowance.
For example, for a 4" finished triangle within a square, or for 4" x 2" rectangles, cut 4 1/2" strips and align the bottom of the strips with the 4 1/2" lines for cutting.
To cut Tri triangles, first cut the appropriate strip width. Then lay the top edge of the tool along the top edge of the strip and align the bottom of the strip with the appropriate line on the tool. Cut on both sides of the tool.
|Rotate the tool so it is pointing down; align with the strip edge and the cut edge and cut again.|
|To cut Recs triangles for triangles within squares, cut the same size strip for the Recs triangles as you did for the Tri triangles. Fold the strip right sides together to automatically cut both a right and a left triangle. Align the top of the tool with the top of the strip as shown. Cut as indicated. Trim off the "magic angle". This will make alignment for piecing a breeze.|
cutting divided rectangles, determine your strip width by adding a 1/2"
seam allowance to the finished height of your divided rectangle. Lay light
and dark strips right sides up to get left and right triangles
for the divided rectangles. Align and cut the same way, making certain
to trim off the "magic angle".
Rotate the tool, align the top edge of the tool with the bottom of the strip and the top of the strip with the appropriate line on the tool. Cut as indicated.
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