New Year, new project. I love the name of this pattern, as it sums up my goal for a frugal January. "Penny Pincher" by Primitive Gatherings. I have a beautiful new bundle of fat quarters, also by Primitive Gatherings, so I think I am ready to launch into something new. The colors in the fabric collection are bright and cheerful, and the pattern is just one simple Square in a Square block repeated 160 some odd times.
I made a couple of test blocks and they came out great, finishing at 7 1/2 inches. The units are cut slightly oversized and are trimmed down after each round. You get the most perfect blocks with this technique. My dilemma is trying to decide which trim ruler to use.
One is Nancy Martin's Bias Square ruler, and the other is Monique Dillard's Fit to be Square. They both work great, but I do like the way you can nestle the Fit to be Square right up under your seam allowance for the perfect quarter inch seam. Those diagonal lines also really help get your block perfectly squared up. The number markings are a bit clearer on the Bias Square ruler though. Do any of you have a favorite ruler for trimming Square in a Square blocks?