This may not be anything new for many of you, but it's a great tip I picked up a few years into this quilting obsession and I haven't thrown away a corner since.
When you're making snowball blocks or flying geese by adding squares onto the corner of a base square, or rectangle, don't just draw your diagonal sewing line. Draw another line 1/2" away from the diagonal, towards the 'waste' corner. Sew on both the lines.
Then, when you cut the corner off (by setting your ruler on the 1/4" line and slicing half way between your two sewn lines), you end up with a nifty half square triangle leftover!
See? Now you have a great little leftover for another project....hmmm, can you say mug rug?
Thanks everyone for all of your comments on yesterday's post. I really appreciate you taking the time to reassure me that the mammogram isn't as bad as They say. I'll let you how it goes next month!