Welcome back to Quilts by Jen.
Today I am going to talk about cutting rectangles into half square rectangles which essentially create two triangles with one being a left triangle and the other a right triangle. The triangle created has 3 unequal sides which is called a scalene triangle.
Follow these steps for cutting right and left triangles which are needed when creating odd angle flying geese.
Same Fabric Triangles
If using the same fabric for both triangles then two rectangles can be placed wrong sides together on the cutting mat.
Cut from the bottom corner on a diagonal to the top corner as indicated by the ruler and arrow in the photo below. You can also cut on the diagonal from the other corners and get the same result.
Two left triangles and two right triangles.
Different Fabrics for Triangles
If using two different fabrics for the triangle units in the geese block then they will need to be cut specifically for a right and left triangle.
Place the rectangle right side up on the cutting mat.
Place ruler on rectangle and cut as per arrow in photo below – from the bottom left corner to the top right corner.
Two right triangles are created.
Place the fabric right side up on the cutting mat.
Place ruler on rectangle and cut as per arrow in photo below – from the bottom right corner to the top left corner.
Two left triangles are created.
These half square rectangles are needed for making odd angle flying geese. Check out my tutorial where you can use these triangles to make odd angle flying geese.
Until next time…