I don’t know if it is the former engineer in me or what but I am a sucker for specialty rulers. These two are some of my favorites. Maybe it’s because I started quilting because of Quilt in a Day and I actually got to meet Eleanor Burns.

Anyway, here are some tips you can use to make the parts to Jingle Pieced Block #1 using the Triangle Square Up ruler and the Flying Geese ruler.

For Half-Square Triangles, cut 2 squares 5” x 5”. Place them right sides together and draw 2 diagonal lines.

Sew 1/4” from each line.

Cut apart on drawn lines and 2 1/2” from each side.

Before you do any pressing use the Triangle Square-Up ruler and aligninf the 2” mark with your seam, trim your HST unit.

Flip over and trim your corners.

Now, press to the dark fabric for a perfect little HST unit.

For Flying Geese, cut a 6” x 6” square of the fabric that will be your triangles and a 4 1/2” x 41/2” square of the fabric that will be your rectangle. Line them up so the are centered and the right sides are together.

Sew 1/4” on both sides of the diagonal line.

Press toward the larger triangle.

Now, line these 2 squares up so that the smaller triangles are on opposite corners and the right sides are together.

Draw a diagonal line and stitch 1/4” on both sides of the line.

Clip seam right in between both the previous seams.

Press so that the rectangle (goose) is flat like this:

You will have two of these. Now you can use the ruler to line up the goose and trim away.

You will make 4 each time with this method so it is handy when making blocks like Jingle Pieced Block #1.