I am making a small wallhanging, so in order to make it a little different from everything I have made before, I cut my corners a little circular. Of course, now the great idea comes to cut my strips for binding on the bias, since I am so smart and I know that on the straight grain it will be hard to turn those "corners". My brilliant brains proceeds to choose a fabric. Not much, a fat quarter is more than enough to bind the whole thing. So I lay my ruler with the 45 degree line on the edge of the fold. Yes, you read right, the fold. I make the first cut. Great! I have the first side, so I make a second cut and now have a strip...or so I thought. I picked it up and open it to make sure the strip is not wonky, and I don't have a strip. I have a huge V with a perfect 45 degree angle in the center. I laughed so hard, DH came to see what happened. I am still laughing about it. Lesson learned...don't fold when cutting at an angle. Completed quilt to follow soon.