Cutting diamond patches for quilts used to be a big pain for me.
Not wanting to drag out a compass, I’d spend hours looking for the right size diamond to use as a template – or to create a cardboard template.
Once the plastic template market expanded, I tried several different styles of templates that were supposed to make diamond patches.
Alas, none of them worked all that well, so I went back to my cardboard templates.
Then a while back, Jan Krentz came out with her diamond template for use with rotary cutters, and I really love it.
It is easy to figure out how to use, and you can make a ton of different size diamond patches using the template.
I used her book in along with the template to create the center star for a simple wall hanging: