Some quilters LOVE specialty rulers and acrylic tools. Others take a kind of pride in never using such “novelties”. But no matter where you are on the quilting tools scale, chances are you’ve heard of Tri-Recs™ tools by Wrights® EZ Quilting. For cutting patches for the often-used square-in-a-triangle unit or “peaky and spike”, you just can’t beat this set of 2 acrylic rulers. What can you make with Tri-Recs tools? How about adorable Tree Tumble quilt blocks as patterned in the November/December 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting?
Patches for the units with the green trees bordered by two white triangles can be cut quickly and accurately with the Tri-Recs tools. Erin Russek taped a video for our Block Builders Workshop series showing exactly how to use these tools to cut perfect triangle patches of both types. For those of you who prefer still photographs, here are some highlights from the video:
Watch Erin’s video here, and then get out your Tri-Recs tools and start cutting! The pattern for the Tree Tumble quilt block is in the November/December issue of McCall’s Quilting. Tri-Recs tools are available in our online shop.
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