So I have charm squares and rather than a straight rotary cut, they are cut with what my mom called a fabric scissors, but so it makes it so you get a bunch of little triangles on the edges (we know what I mean, right?). And the 5" is measured from a point to a point, so some of the nonexistent cut out fabric is included in that.
Why are they cut that way??? I like straight edges! Much easier to work with. There must a reason, since it's a common practice... so I was wondering if any of you know.