S.W.A.K. Revealed (Piece and Quilt with Precuts Blog Hop)

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  1. ninmah says:

    I have the Perfect HST & QST ruler by June Tailor and I LOVE it. It makes trimming so much easier!

  2. Zina Clark says:

    I love your red, white, and blue version of SWAK! Inconsistency with precuts is frustrating, but that doesn’t stop me from buying them, lol.

  3. I usually trim just using a straight edge ruler.

  4. Cecilia says:

    I have the new triangle trimmer by Kari Carr, called Clearly Percect Slotted Trimmer.

  5. Cindy White says:

    I love to use loc blocks or just a small square up ruler.

  6. quilterpt says:

    I don’t have a great method for trimming half square triangles, it see there are many great suggestions here! Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaway!!

  7. Rina says:

    I use the Bloc Loc or Creative Grids square ruler. Just depends on which one is nearer my hand.

  8. Diane M says:

    I love your quilt! I bought a bloc loc ruler but haven’t had a project with HSTs to try it yet.

  9. Gail K says:

    I trim half square triangles by lining up the diagonal seam of the square with the diagonal line on my ruler, trim outside edges, turn 180 degrees to trim remaining edges.

  10. ALEXA LITTLE says:

    It is rather disappointing to discover your blocks are not all the same size due to the different sizes pre-cuts can be. And, unfortunately, it is often when we have made all our blocks that we realize the difference. But we are usually resourceful enough to find a way around the problem and hope we are wise enough to check measurements of the pre-cuts the next time we use them and before we start to sew.

    • poweredbyquilting says:

      Alexa – Funny thing is I knew the size different when I started, but there really isn’t much you can do if those are the fabrics you want to use. The best solution is just to trim them down. It would have been different if I were cutting the 5″ squares myself.

  11. Lee says:

    I use a creative grids ruler for my HST – tks

  12. Kathy E. says:

    Love your SWAK quilt! The blue and red colors really pop! I trim my HST blocks the old fashioned way with a straight edge ruler and rotary cutter.

  13. Summer says:

    Any ruler with a 45-degree angle that I can line up along the seam to truly get a square cut works for me!

  14. Karen Hillier says:

    Using a square ruler .

  15. Tina says:

    I use a bloc loc ruler. Makes it so easy and fast

  16. slmrn1 says:

    Oh I love this design from the book. I have done something similar but your color choices are gorgeous. Of course grey is my new favorite neutral and seems to be popping into many of my quilts this year.

  17. Judi Duncan says:

    I hate trimming HST’s so I just muddle thru best as I can…your quilt is gorgeous and I love the color placements!

  18. Sherri says:

    I usually use a square ruler to clean up.

  19. JennyH says:

    I use the quilt in a day trimmer for HST’s too. It’s so fast and accurate.

  20. goonyburd says:

    I use a ruler

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