A brand new mystery, his first one, has started by Kevin the Quilter. It is called Sapphire Stars. I love scrappy and I love Kevin's quilts, so here I go. However, I just bought the Simple Folded Corners ruler by Doug Leko from Bonnie Hunter because I hate to draw lines on squares and flip them, then trim them. This ruler lets you trim first so you are sewing next to a cut edge instead of a line on the diagonal of a square. So, I will show you how I cut and sewed these Clue 1 pieces. If you want to cut the small squares oversize and trim, this ruler lets you do that also. I would rather sew slower and more careful than to have to trim again.
|Fabric lined up in corner, diagonal line on stitch line|
|Corners trimmed off|
|Both corners added, excuse the poor pressing|
|The ruler and printed directions, video online by Bonnie Hunter|
|Ok, 5 done out of 48|