Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My Favorite Things: Rulers

I am a ruler junkie. I love buying new rulers for specific projects, especially ones that make cutting easier and more precise. These are just a couple of my favorites.

Omnigrip 20 1/2" Square Ruler

This is a very larger ruler and works perfectly for squaring up larger blocks. I've also used it when cutting large pieces of fabric. I find it far easier to use this on big projects than trying to use the grid on my cutting mat. This is also a "grip" ruler so it doesn't slid around on the fabric much. It's one of the first specialty rulers I purchased when I started quilting, and I don't regret it. 

Here are just a few projects I've used it on:
Unraveled
Print Gallery Quilt

Wonky Square Bee Quilt
World of Goo Quilt


Add-A-Quarter Ruler:



I always use my Add-A-Quarter ruler when paper-piecing. It is definitely one of my favorite things. It has a little ridge that helps keep it in place when trimming away excess fabric from the seam. I just have the small 6" ruler, but it's perfectly adequate for any paper piecing project I've done. Here are just a couple examples from projects I've made.

Jumbo Star Piecing Tutorial
New York Beauty Block Tutorial
Christa Quilts has the Add-A-Quarter ruler in stock and has kindly donated two for our giveaway on Friday! Check out her notions section for lots of supplies.


8 comments:

  1. I have never used add a 1/4. I might need to get one.

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  2. I've never used the Add-A-Quarter ruler and now I think I need one!

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  3. WOW...I've never seen the 20 1/2 ruler but will have to keep my eyes peeled for one that would be the bees knees

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  4. Those are great rulers, especialy the 20 1.2" ruler, really could use one of those and the 1/4" ruler. Looking forward to the giveaway.

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  5. I have a long pink add a quarter ruler, too, and I like it, too.

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  6. The 20 1/2 inch square ruler is great for squaring up quilts before adding the binding as well. I use Creative Grids rulers because they are non slip and I find them easier to read. Having the right tools makes quilting so much easier.

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  7. I love my big ruler. Makes squaring up large blocks a breeze.

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  8. I'm so glad you're doing this series. I've never used an add-a-quarter ruler...thanks for showing us how it works. I'm adding it to my "to get" list!

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