I decided to take some cut offs, from the project I can’t show you until next week, and rather than throwing them away I decided to piece them together. By “cut offs” I mean those little triangle pieces or “ears” you get when you are piecing larger blocks and the instructions tell you to use a square, mark on the diagonal, and then trim after stitching. Yeah, those little triangles. It seemed like a good idea at the time but I was ready to chuck the whole thing as seams started getting thick. The trick, I found, is to use steam or in my case a spray bottle to really get those thick seams to lay flat while pressing.
Good thing I only had 10 of those units to work with because there is no way I would have tackled a project with more units than that. I do like the cuteness factor of the scale though. Each HST unit measures 1” finished. This larger zig zag unit will make it’s way onto the back of the project.
What do you do with your “cut offs?” Do you save them for a “someday” project, chuck ‘em in the trash without looking back, save them for scraps, or… ?