I have a giveaway for you - and it's pretty awesome too.
Since the Sizzix triangle dies are my all time FAVORITE tool for sewing half square triangles, I'm giving away a Sizzix Fabi and 3 triangle die (a 4 1/2'' Assembled Square Die , a 2 1/2'' Assembled Square Die , and a 1 1/2'' Assembled Square Die).
So you know that I work with Sizzix. They send me stuff and I write posts for them. So I get my Sizzix stuff for "free". But I must say, I think that buying a Sizzix machine is worth the investment just because of the time it saves in trimming half square triangles (HSTs) and other triangle based blocks. Even the small Fabi machines can cut the HST pieces for you. Such a great investment.
Now, one of the things you are *supposed* to do when you make half square triangle blocks is trim them all so that they are the same size and not wonky.
|These HSTs took me 8 hours to trim. And to be honest, my wrist hurt a lot.|
Trimming takes me so long. So so so long.
For example, my first version of my B.F.F quilt using Tiger Lily by Heather Ross honestly took me 8 hours to trim all the HST units. There are something
So, knowing I was planning on making another version of the B.F.F. quilt, this time with Flower Sugar by Lecien, and another version of my Trilobite quilt using April Rhodes Bound fabric I used my Sizzix HST 2 1/2'' Triangle Die, which is perfect for my patterns.
I'm so glad I did. Not only did I save time, I had time to spend on other things and my wrists weren't sore from trimming hundreds of HSTs. So.
If you are unfamiliar with Sizzix's die cut triangle shapes, they look like this. Can you see how the triangles have blunted tips? That means there are no dog ears to trim. And since all the pieces are cut so uniformly, you ideally should be able to make the same size HST blocks.
|I spent NO time trimming these die cut HST. My wrist was not sore.|
Ok, so if you want to shop for Sizzix products click here. I have a coupon for you to get 15% off your total order (I think that's the discount amount.). Here's the code: SZB2016.
And finally, the giveaway is Sizzix Fabi machine and 3 different triangle die (a 4 1/2'' Assembled Square Die , a 2 1/2'' Assembled Square Die , and a 1 1/2'' Assembled Square Die).
Leave a comment telling me how much time it takes you to trim HSTs. I need to know - am I a slow worker? I suspect I am, but tell me your thoughts. (To be eligible I need to be able to reach you by email you and you must live in the United States.) I'll draw the winner on Friday and announce the winner after I've contacted the winner.
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