Several people asked me how I would make the six inch finished Ohio Star block for the quilt that was shown in the post on Friday if I wanted to cut it using the Accuquilt GO!™ cutter. Using the rotary cutter to make a quarter square triangle unit to finish at 2″, one needs a square that is 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″. That square would be rotary cut corner to corner to make quarter square triangle units. So that is where I started.
Using the Accuquilt GO!, the closest units to the 3-1/4″ square are the 3″ finished half square triangle and the 3-1/2″ square. My preference was to use the 3″ finished half square triangle even though there is more waste from trimming with it. The triangles stitch together so well with those dog ears cut off, that it makes it more fun to sew than if I used the square. (I used the GO! Half Square-3″ Finished Triangle (55009); but you can also use the GO! Bountiful Baskets (55048).
I will show you both ways, and you can decide what works best for you. Instructions are on the photos – just click them for a step by step slide show.
Update: – if there is no image below, just a line – click on the line. IE9 seems to have a problem displaying the image. But the slide show really is there!
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