I have been a fan of everything Jean Ann since I used the first Log Cabin Trim Tool – and thousands of you have had the same experience. They all follow one basic concept: Cut the pieces slightly larger and trim them to size.
This latest addition – the Square on Square 6″ Trim Tool – incorporates that proven concept as each round of setting triangles are added.
Item #CGRJAW7 Retail $17.95
Start with a square ( or pieced) and add triangles to each side – then trim. Add another round of triangles to create a 3 1/2″ square. We call this size the “A’ bonus block. I love working in miniature so I was instantly hooked – and had to design around this size alone!
Four-Patch Squared showcases these A blocks with a pieced four-patch in the middle. And guess what! You can piece four-patches; quarter-square triangles; or pinwheels and square them up to the perfect size by using the center trim tool printed on the corner of the ruler. I used this feature to trim the four-patches used in the cornerstones as well. You know when you can create miniatures this perfect, adding two more rounds is a piece of cake!
In Lots of Dots, Debby Kratovil starts with a 3 1/2″ square and adds two “B” rounds to create a perfect 6″ finished square. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase a conversational fabric for an I Spy quilt or fussy cut your favorite fabric.
Jean Ann uses color placement to create this Little Widget design:
In Team Colors, Jean Ann starts with a nine-patch measuring 3 1/2″ and adds two sets of triangles to create a perfect six inch finished block. Then she sets half-square triangles on point – and appliques a circle to create a very masculine quilt which would be perfect in YOUR team colors!
In Fussy Cut Squared, I centered an 3 1/2″ embroidery block by Bird Brain Designs into the center of a 6″ finished block. The corner posts are four-patches trimmed to the perfect size before adding two rounds of triangles.
In La Petite Fleur Jean Ann combines six inch log cabins with the Square on Square Trim Tool. These log cabins were created with the CGRJAW1 – two rounds were added so that it measures the same size as the six inch trim tool.
See why I love this tool??? The versatility is amazing. And you haven’t seen anything yet! Check out the alternate size: the eight inch version to see how to create a Snails’ Trail block with this tool. The design potential is endless. Everything is in stock, so why not start creating your own masterpieces today???