Book 3 is all about triangles. I've barely done any work with triangles at all , so I am feeling very much back in beginner mode with this book. The first project in the book is a table runner, but I have a fair bit of work to do before I get anywhere near Project 1.
LET'S GET STARTED
There is a whole lot of valuable information on the equipment required for triangle making, as well as a refresher on the basics. Then it's detailed info on sewing precise triangles. I set up my machine, armed myself with an awl and a finger presser and gave it a go. I made a bunch of test triangles to make sure I could produce an exact 2 1/2 inch square from 2 triangles.
Practice and more practice!
Before getting started on the first project, I need to audition some speciality rulers. The book suggests several different rulers to try. Apparently, there are lots of different ways to make half square triangles, all of them good but not all of them appropriate for every situation.
I have been trying to track down all of the rulers used in the book. Not all of them are available in this country or are economical to purchase here, so it's been a bit of an exercise trying to find them all. I've also added a ruler from Westalee, a local product.
A bunch of rulers which make half square triangles
There are 8 methods documented in the book - all the techniques result in a 2 1/2 inch square made from 2 triangles sewn together. Each technique produces 16 squares and these will all be used in 2 projects later in the book.
I'll be trying out all of these techniques and giving my 'report' on how I managed with each one. Sounds like fun!