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Simpli-EZ 30° Triangle™ Tutorial
By Darlene Zimmerman
1. Cut fabric strips according to tool. For example, for a 3” finished triangle, cut 3 ½” strips.
2. Position the tool on the strip, with the pointed end at the top or bottom of the strip. Cut on both sides of the tool for the first cut.
3. Reverse the tool, align the point at the opposite edge of the strip and cut again. Continue in this manner down the length of the strip.
- Simpli-EZ 45° Triangle™ Tutorial
By Darlene Zimmerman
1. To cut with the 45° Triangle™ tool, place the tool on the strip with the small flat tip aligned at the top of the strip. Cut on both sides with a rotary cutter for the first cut.
2. To make the second cut, spin the tool so that the small flat tip is aligned with the bottom of the strip. Cut again.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to cut more triangles.
- Simpli-EZ 4.5" Easy Angle™ Tutorial
By Sharon Hultgren
1. Cut strips of two different fabrics ½” wider than the finished size of the triangle squares. For example: for 3” finished triangle squares, cut strips measuring 3 ½”.
2. Place strips (one of each fabric) that will make up the triangle squares with right sides together. Trim off the selvages.
3. Line up the bottom of the Easy Angle™ tool with the lower edge of the fabric strips.
4. Slide the Easy Angle™ tool to the right until the strip size reads in the “window”.
5. Cut along the diagonal edge of the Easy Angle™ tool with a rotary cutter.
6. For the next cut, flip the Easy Angle™ tool so that the black tip points downward. Line up the (now) top of the Easy Angle tool with the upper edge of the fabric strip. The black tip will extend past the lower edge of the strip.
7. Cut on the right edge with a rotary cutter.
- Simpli-EZ Bias Ruler™ Tutorial
by Susan Brown
1. Open a half yard or fat quarter of fabric and lay flat.
2. Lay ruler on fabric so the edges of the ruler touch the top and bottom edges of the fabric.
3. Make your first cut on the right side of the ruler, and then continue to move across the fabric. NOTE: When cutting the fabric, also cut the blunt ends, as these edges will align when sewing the strips together
4. Once all fabric to the right has been cut, finish cutting the far left section.
5. Place strips with right sides together, as shown. The blunt end will align with the straight edge of the fabric. Stitch together in a ¼” seam.
- Simpli-EZ Flip N Set™ Tutorial
by Darlene Zimmerman
1. With tool open, find the finished size of blocks to be set on point and cut strips to width as indicated on tool
2. Lay the tool on the strip with point aligned at top of strip and match measurement line along bottom of strip. Cut on outside edge of tool.
NOTE: Flip n Set™ cuts generously-sized triangles to allow for trimming.
3. Rotate tool and align point with bottom of strip and edge of tool with newly-cut edge of fabric. Make the second cut, cutting on outside edge of tool
4. Repeat, rotating the tool as you cut to the end of the strip.
NOTE: For corner triangles, cut 2 squares the size of the finished blocks.
For Blocks with Sashing
Add the finished width of one sashing to the finished size of the block to determine the size strip to cut for setting triangles. For example: 12” block + 2” sashing = 14” block.
- Simpli-EZ Jelly Roll Ruler™ Tutorial
by Kimberly Einmo
The Simpli-EZ Jelly Roll Ruler™ works perfectly for both right and left-handed quilters. If you are right handed, the fabric strips will always lie to your right and you will cut left to right, as if you are reading. If you are left-handed, the fabric strips will lie to your left and you will cut from right to left. Illustrations below will show units being cut for right-handed quilters.
How to Cut Squares
Line up the mint green highlight line along the edge of your precut strip, matching the width of your strip. Cut strips as shown:
1. 2. 3. How to Cut Rectangles
Line up the mint green highlight line along the edge of your precut strip, matching the width of your strip. Use the ¼”, ½” or whole inch markings to cut the length of your desired unit size. Cut rectangles as shown:
1. 2. 3. How to Cut Diamonds
Line up the 45 degree line along the vertical edge of your fabric strip. Cut diamonds as shown:
- Simpli-EZ Piping Wizard™ Tutorial
by Linda McGehee
Cut the bias strip slightly wider than necessary, and make the corded piping.
The seam allowance may be slightly larger than the desired ¼” or ½”.
Use the Simpli-EZ Piping Wizard to trim the excess fabric away from the seam allowance.
The cord fits in the groove under the tool; use the rotary cutter to trim the seam allowance to a perfect ¼” or ½”.
- Simpli-EZ Square™ Tutorial
by Darlene Zimmerman
To Cut a Square
- 1. Use the Simpli-EZ Square™ to cut a strip to the desired width.
- 2. Trim off the selvages.
- 3. Position the Simpli-EZ Square™ on the strip, aligning three of the edges.
- 4. Cut on the last edge.
To Square Up a Block
- 1. Position the Simpli-EZ Square™ over the finished block.
- 2. Trim off any excess fabric on two adjacent sides.
- 3. Turn the block, reposition the Simpli-EZ Square™ over the block again.
- 4. Trim the remaining two sides.
- Simpli-EZ Tri-Mate™ Tutorial
by Joy Hoffman
The Simpli-EZ Tri-Mate™ tool cuts triangles that are four times as long as they are tall. For example: a Simpli-EZ Tri-Mate™ triangle with a finished height of 1” will have a base that measures 4”. The Simpli-EZ Tri-Mate™ tool can cut triangles with finished heights from ½” to 3”. To cut a triangle using the Simpli-EZ Tri-Mate™ tool:
1. Cut a strip of fabric which is ½” wider than the finished height of the desired triangle. For example: a triangle with a 1” finished height is cut using a 1 ½” strip.
2. Lay the tool on the strip of fabric, aligning the bottom edge of the fabric with the solid line on the tool showing the measurement that corresponds with the cut width of the strip. Not that the finished base size of the triangle is marked at the side of the tool.
3. Make the first cuts along the sides of the tool. Note the angled bottom of the tool; this is to make alignment simple when joining the triangles.
4. Slide the tool up to the bottom edge of the strip and trim the corners, being sure to keep cut triangle sides aligned with the sides of the tool. Rotate the tool to cut the next triangle from the strip.
The Simpli-EZ Tri-Mate™ tool is designed to use with the Tri-Recs tool. See chart below for cutting instructions:
Block Finished Size Strip Sizes Recs Tri ½” X 2” 1” X 2” 1” 1 ½” 1” X 4” 2” X 4” 1 ½” 2 ½” 1 ½” X 6” 3” X 6” 2” 3 ½” 2” X 8” 4” X 8” 2 ½” 4 ½” 2 ½” X 10” 5” X 10” 3” 6 ½” 3” X 12” 6” X 12” 3 ½” To make cut 1 Tri-Mate™, cut 2 Recs Triangles To make cut 2 Tri-Mate™, cut 2 Recs Triangles