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The Easy Tri-Mate tool cuts triangles that are four times as long as they are tall. For example, a Tri-Mate triangle with a finished height of 1" will have a base that measures 4". The Tri-Mate tool can cut triangles with finished heights from 1/2" to 3".



To cut a triangle using the Easy Tri-Mate tool, first cut a strip of fabric which is 1/2" wider than the finished height of the desired Tri-Mate triangle. For example, a triangle with a 1" finished height is cut using a 1 1/2" strip.



schematic of how to use acrylic toolLay the tool on the strip of fabric aligning the bottom edge of the fabric with the solid line with the measurement that corresponds to the cut width of the strip. Note that the finished base size of the triangle is marked at the side of the tool.



Make the first cuts along the sides of the tool. Note the angled bottom edge of the tool. This is to make alignment simple when joining the triangles.



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.

schematic of angled corners of acrylic quilting tool

The Easy Tri-Mate is designed to use with the Tri-Recs tool. See chart below for cutting instructions.



Block Finished Size Strip Sizes Recs Tri
schematic of triangle quilt block schematic of hourglass quilt block schematic of triangle quilt block schematic of hourglass quilt block
1/2" x 2" 1" x 2" 1" 1 1/2"
1" x 4" 2" x 4" 1 1/2" 2 1/2"
1 1/2" x 6" 3" x 6" 2" 3 1/2"
2" x 8" 4" x 8" 2 1/2" 4 1/2"
2 1/2" x 10" 5" x 10" 3" 6 1/2"
3" x 12" 6" x 12" 3 1/2"


To Make: schematic of triangle quilt block Cut one Tri-Mate, cut 2 Recs Triangles.

To Make: schematic of hourglass quilt block Cut two Tri-Mate, cut 2 Tri Triangles.

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