- Cuts many sizes of triangles and divided rectangles from even size strips of fabric
- Compatible with Easy AngleTM, Companion AngleTM and Easy Tri-MateTM
- The cut-off "Magic Angle" makes it easy to align and sew accurately
- Built in 1/4" seam allowance
- Includes both pieces
- Download a PDF tutorial from the "Extra Information" Tab above
|Using the Tri-Recs
When paired, a Tri unit and two Recs units will always make a triangle within a square. To determine the strip width, add 1/2" seam allowance to the size of the finished square.
When two Recs units are paired, the result is a divided rectangle twice as tall as it is wide. Once again, determine the finished height and add 1/2" for the seam allowance.
For example, for a 4" finished triangle within a square, or for 4" x 2" rectangles, cut 4 1/2" strips and align the bottom of the strips with the 4 1/2" lines for cutting.
To cut Tri triangles, first cut the appropriate strip width. Then lay the top edge of the tool along the top edge of the strip and align the bottom of the strip with the appropriate line on the tool. Cut on both sides of the tool.
|Rotate the tool so it is pointing down; align with the strip edge and the cut edge and cut again.|
|To cut Recs triangles for triangles within squares, cut the same size strip for the Recs triangles as you did for the Tri triangles. Fold the strip right sides together to automatically cut both a right and a left triangle. Align the top of the tool with the top of the strip as shown. Cut as indicated. Trim off the "magic angle". This will make alignment for piecing a breeze.|
|When cutting divided rectangles, determine your strip width by adding a 1/2" seam allowance to the finished height of your divided rectangle. Lay light and dark strips right sides up to get left and right triangles for the divided rectangles. Align and cut the same way, making certain to trim off the "magic angle".
Rotate the tool, align the top edge of the tool with the bottom of the strip and the top of the strip with the appropriate line on the tool. Cut as indicated.
|Piecing Triangles Within Squares
With right sides together, lay one Recs triangle on the left side of the Tri triangle as shown. Note the alignment of the "magic angle" on the Recs triangle with the bottom of the Tri triangle. Align the long edges as shown and stitch. Press.
|With right sides together, stitch the second Recs triangle to the right side of the Tri triangle to complete the square. Press toward the Recs triangles. Trim the "dog-ears" and include in your pieced block.|
Place two Recs triangles right sides together, aligning the "magic angle" as shown. Stitch and press toward the darker fabric.
|Trim the "dog-ears" and include in your pieced block.|