Wednesday, October 03, 2012

tip #22 cutting off dog ears while chain piecing

I use the Easy Angle for making half-square triangles. It makes one dog ear when you cut the triangles. You can cut it off by using the notched end of the ruler. But, I like to leave it on as it helps me in placing the triangles correctly under the presser foot.
So instead, I cut the dog ear at the same time I cut the pieces apart, either with a scissors or with a rotary cutter.
One motion to cut apart the chain and cut the dog ear off.
You can not only chain piece, but also chain cut, and chain press! (coming soon, a tip on chain pressing.)

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