I looked at the thousand pyramid top for a few days (see previous post) and I could not take it! The ripping has begun. I first removed all the chopped up triangles from the edges
Many of these pieces will be joined together to make full triangles.
Using an equilateral triangle ruler I can trim the full triangles to uniform sizes
It looks like if I put the straight grain side of the triangle on the 5.5″ line on the ruler I can trim off just a bit and get an even piece. But looks can be deceiving!
some aren’t as bad as others
Given all the variation in size it is easy to see why the top would never be flat…and therefore remained un-quilted for all these years.
The entire top will need to be taken apart, the pieces pressed, and trimmed to size, then re-assembled. I think now I have decided to hand piece it. For me hand piecing is easier when there is so much bias edge involved.
I did purchase a new rotary blade today to make for sharper trimming, and I found a great new gadget!
Doesn’t look like much until you push out the blade
very sharp and perfect for seam ripping!
Back to the Iron for me