Everyone knows I hate trimming HSTs. I also hate having to sew a bunch of wonky, dog-eared squares, so trimming is a necessary evil.
Until I heard about this little gadget. (Keep in mind, this is in NO way a sponsored post, I just think this thing is awesome.)
I started looking for it online a while ago, but the only place I could find it was from the manufacturer, and it was pretty pricey. So I just suffered through HSTs the old-fashioned way.
BUT! Then I saw it hanging out all alone in the clearance section of my LQS (I SWEAR I scoured that store already...)
It's so easy. I luuuuuurve it.
You just line the seam of your square up with the notch in the ruler, and it keeps it all nice and straight for you while you're trimming.
And then, when it's time to trim the other side, you just keep the block in there and spin the ruler around...
And voila! So easy peasy! I actually trimmed like a messload of these all at once, because I was actually having fun (what?!). I know. It's awesome.
And you know what? It's amazing how easy it is to match points up when your blocks are all cut squarely and accurately... ;-)