I have a number of quilts planned that use a lot of HST so I purchased the Strip Tube ruler. However, I'm getting cold feet on using it because of the concern of working with bias edges.
I have always made my HST using the method of matching up 2 squares and sewing 1/4 inch away from the center on both sides so that the outside of the HST was the same edges that were on the outside of the square-so no bias edges.
Would like to hear about experiences using this ruler or a similar method and if your blocks stretched out or became distorted because of the bias edges? I use Best Press and wonder if using that before cutting the HST helps enough to overcome this?