Amanda, one of my faithful daily UK blog readers, questioned about ....
"Tell me - do you double stitch when you are cutting off triangular corners so that you've already got dinky half-square triangles? I've started doing that since Bonnie's suggestion."
The half-triangles pictured here (which I am using in my Scrappy Basket (see below) block from Bonnie's pattern (see her instructions)) are all "bonuses" made from double-sewing my Oklahoma Backroads bricks.
In fact, it's quite commical how I never batted an eye in the past to throw out the clippings. Now-----Heaven forbid!!! However, to make the sashings for Grandpa's Stars and Stripes, I need to clip off the little pieces. I truly debated whether to double-sew the pieces or not----but eventually decided NOT to. The unfinished pieces I needed to sew were 1.5", so by the time I sewed the diagonal, and then double sewed, I realistically would have had a teeeeeeny half-triangle square left. SO teeny, that by the time I sewed it to anthing else, there MAYBE would be 1/4" square viewable!!!
So, YES! I double-sew! Look at all those bonuses I created just from what normally would have been clipped and thrown away. In fact, I've looked a some of my recent Quilting publications, and I cringe at the waste the patterns create.