For relaxation I generally find myself in front of the television with my laptop in hand and Electric Quilt on my screen. That is where I found myself last evening. I love playing with EQ and I hit upon a design I really liked for a scrap quilt. It is going to require LOTS of half square triangles with scraps and a background. Knowing that I didn't want too many HST's of any one scrap, I decided I didn't want to use squares to make my HST's so awoke at 4:30 this morning trying to decide on the best method. I knew I would really like to use my 2 1/2" strips so proceeded as follows:
Fold the pressed side back down and lay a cutting ruler with the 1/4" line on your sewing line and trim.
This method gives you perfect HST's, as does other techniques. The printed paper products can give a similar result, but for one, I didn't have them in the size I needed, and second I tend to not like to tear away paper. And for me, the drawing was faster than tearing away paper. But try the paper products sometime and choose the technique that works best for you.
Another wonderful day to enjoy life....enjoy your journey.