Patterns in Quiltvillage and American Patchwork & Quilting magazine frequently say: From assorted dark scraps, cut:
- 30 -- 3-1/4" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for a total of 120 triangles.
To make the triangles, follow these rotary-cutting instructions. Square up the fabric by trimming the raw edge of the fabric.
1. Turn your cutting mat clockwise 180-degrees with the newly cut edge on the left. Find the 3-1/4" mark on the ruler. Line up the 3-1/4" mark with the left straight edge of the fabric. Line up the 1" mark with the bottom fold of fabric. Cut along ruler edge. You now should have one 3-1/4" strip. Cut two more strips.
3. To cut each square diagonally twice in an X, line up the ruler's edge with opposite corners (see Step 6). Cut along the ruler's edge; do not separate the two triangles created. Line up the ruler's edge with the remaining corners and cut.