If I'm organized (and truth be told, I have not been lately!), the HST's go into this bin sorted by color. From here, they can be trimmed to whatever size I need.
Bloc Loc rulers, they are wonderful because they have a channel carved out of the ruler which accommodates the bulk of the seam allowance. It "locks" onto the seam which makes it stable, and the ruler doesn't rock back and forth on the seam when you're trimming it! Wonderful!
I strive to be a precision quilter and this tool gives me great results. I don't like a whole lot of notions and rulers, but if it really performs, is versatile and not too expensive, I'm all for it.
That said.....if you get great results you're happy with using papers or piecing the traditional way, don't change a thing!!
If you'd like to give Bloc Loc rulers a try, please ask for them at your favorite local quilt shop! It's so very important to support your local shop. If you can't find them there, you can find them on my website.
Click here to read more about the Bloc Loc rulers.
And....I am curious to which method is your favorite for making Half Square Triangles?
I have a poll on the sidebar of my blog where you can cast your vote. If you receive my blog posts via email, click here to go to the poll and vote for your favorite method. (Poll ends 11/26/17) It will be so fun to see what the most popular method is for all of us (world wide!)
Hope in some way the information I have shared will help you. Your comments are welcome and if you have something you'd like me to write about in future Quilting Essentials blog posts, I'd like to know that as well.
I'm off to spend the rest of the day sewing! Yay! Hope you get some time to sew as well. Be well...