I posted a link not too long ago about good design actually being problem solving. I truly believe this! Here are some step by step photos of a problem I set out to solve this past week. We’re making (what feels like miles of) felt garland for Indie Craft Parade, and we needed to figure out a quick way to cut out the pieces. Here’s the solution I ended up with:
So with a scrap of cardboard as a template, a rotary cutter and seven cuts, you get twenty-two full-size triangles and a few scraps that will be turned into other fun things. Who knew geometry and a little problem-solving could be so rewarding?