Some of the ladies in my class needed a bit more direction when making 45 degree diamonds for the Sugar Loaf block we are making, so I thought I'd share with you how I make them. First, you need to know how big the diamond will be in order to make the diamond. For our example, we're going to make 3" unfinished diamonds.
|Sugar Loaf |
(Apologies for the poor photography.)
Next, line up the 45-degree line along the edge of the strip. It's hard to photograph a white line on a white background, so I moved it down so you can see it. That is the line you need to line up to the edge of the strip.
|Yes, your acrylic ruler has a lot of lines on it!|
|See the triangle at the top? That needs |
to come off so you can start cutting diamonds.
|Line up the normal edge of the ruler with the diagonal line |
and the 45-degree line along the edge of the strip to get your perfect diamond.