So any timesaver, no matter how tiny, can add up.
Anything that keeps you from getting worn out, I say, helps get you to a finish instead of a UFO.
So....this is sew simple. I suspect you are doing this already, and just forgot to tell me?
HST: Sew 2 squares together to make 2 half-square-triangle patches:
This is a timesaver because you get to make triangles without ever messing with the bias edge.
Plus it saves you some cutting.
- Press a square in half on the diagonal so it is folded into a triangle.
- Put two squares right sides together with the ironed/lined patch on top.
- Stitch on each side the line. Correct: - 2 parallel stitching lines, each 1/4" from diagonal line.
- Cut on the pressing line between the two stitching lines.
- Press open - presto! 2 HST Patches
Here is the tiny timesaver:
Don't just chain-piece the HSTs, double chain-piece them!
- Don't cut any threads until all the sewing is done.
- When you get to the end of the first line of chain-stitching, turn around the end patch and chain-piece in the other direction, stitching the second line on all patches.