CUTTING TECHNIQUES USING THE MULTI-ANGLE WEDGE RULER
The following photos show the series of steps that show how to cut any of the Angles and then create the Wedges that allow for any combination of different Angles to be sewn together.
The first photo shows an example of 2 rectangles placed back to back and the pieces that were cut from the rectangles. Each rectangle has enough fabric to cut 2 identical Angles plus a little extra fabric that will be thrown away, the extra fabric is what I called a flub factor in the Instructions that come with the MULTI-ANGLE, WEDGE RULER package. The flub factor is built into the size of the rectangle in case there is a mistake while cutting the first triangle so the second triangle can still be cut.
The second photo shows a close-up of the MULTI-ANGLE, WEDGE RULER placed on a triangle and showing how the lines of the ‘Slot’ align with the edges of the triangle, showing where to cut off the extra fabric that creates the Wedge (seam allowance included). (Hint! It is important to immediately cut off the point after the triangles are cut! Otherwise it can be difficult to remember which size triangle point is the correct one to cut off, remember each triangle will have two angles only one of which is the one to cut off.)
WEDGE RULER SEWING SEQUENCE
The sewing photos show the sequence for sewing the Wedges together. It is essential to start by matching the Corners of the fabrics (the Wedges), aligning the Corners guarantees that they will be sewn together properly. Once all the Wedges are sewn together, matching the Corners each time, a perfect point will be the result (seam allowance included). Once this sewing sequence is completed the square or rectangle will be ready to re-cut into the size (“re-squaring” or cutting away the extra fabric) that will be used in the pattern.
Photo #1 shows the alignment of the Wedges with the Corners placed next to each other before turning one Wedge over the other, matching the Corners, and then sewing the seam.
Photo #2 shows a close-up of the matched Corners ready to be sewn and placed under the Patchwork foot.
Photo #3 shows a close-up of the Corner area of the seam that has been sewn. Notice that because of the different sizes of the Angles there is a difference in how the remaining Corners of the Wedges look (they are not supposed to match, only the Corner that has been sewn is supposed to match).
Photo #4 shows the whole completed seam, as you can see the length of the Wedges do not match. They are not supposed to match, the variation in the lengths of the Wedges will disappear once the sewn Wedges are cut off or have been ‘re-squared’. Be sure to watch the MULTI-ANGLE, WEDGE RULER - VIDEO, it shows ‘how to’ cut and sew a Block together.