I am starting my second quilt (first needs quilting as soon as I have the nerve to try it.) Anyway it was appliqued so no templates were used. On this next quilt the directions call for 1- 3" triangle template and 1-3" square template. I have a couple of question.
1. I know I need to add the 1/4 around or 1/2 " to two sides, of the square because I am going to piece by machine, can I also cut this square in half and end up the the right size3-1/4" on all three sides?
2. If I use a template (hate the marking-like rotary cutting) can I mark on one piece and cut with my rotary cutter through 4 layers of fabric?
What have some of you done and how has it work out for you?
Oh! if anyone would like to add some advice or their experiences on keeping points nice and sharp I'd appreciate that also.