OK .. there’s nothing in this for me. No commission or kickbacks but I love Triangulations™. Before using Triangulations, my favorite method was to cut the squares 1″ larger, draw the line, sew a scant 1/4″ on each side, cut, press and trim and that gave me a perfect half square triangle. I have the Accuquilt Go Cutter and I bought quite a few dies for it to make half square triangles but I find several things with it . . I do waste a bit of fabric and believe it or not, it takes more time because even with the dog ears already cut off, you’re having to pair up each set of triangles. Even if you stack the fabric several layers so that you have them coming out in sets, it still isn’t as quick for me as using the Triangulations. And, I’m an enthusiastic presser! Even if the triangles were cut and sewn perfectly, I distorted them just a tad while pressing.
With the Triangulations paper, you cut the half square triangles apart but you leave the paper on til after they’re pressed and therefore, I get absolutely no distortion. I know some who press gently and don’t have a problem with distortion but I’m not one of those folks. Also, with Triangulations, you have the CD and you print off however many you need of whatever size and every possible size you could want is there — right down to 1/16th increments. Depending on the size of the triangle, you may be making one per page or 8 or 12 or more on the much smaller sizes. I don’t have to keep rolls of paper in different sizes . . I just print off what I need.
Here’s a You Tube video on using the Triangulations software.
For me, Triangulations is the quickest, most accurate way I’ve ever made half square triangles. If you want to try it out before buying it, there’s a free pattern with free triangle papers you can download here. I did it late one night and couldn’t believe how easy and accurate it was and I was sold!