One of the things I love about quilting is that I am always learning new things. Some of them are cool; others are LIFE CHANGING! :o)
The other day I was piddling around online when I came across this tutorial by
Her method of sewing the corners is fabulous! You simply place a piece of tape (or a scrapbooking sticker if you don't have tape :o) to line up with your needle. Now, instead of having to mark each little square to get a nice straight stitch on the diagonal- you just keep the corners of the square lined up with the edge of the tape (sticker) and you get a straight line.
See- perfect snowball every time. Well, that is unless you cut your snowball 9 1/2" x 10" in which case your square will not be square at all and you'll have to start over. I speak from a late night sewing experience. That's when you know it's time to go to bed.
I sure am glad I'm not too old to learn new tricks. :o)