This new ruler is the first one for quilting made of flexible polycarbonate, which is 25 times stronger than acrylic. It is backed up with a lifetime replacement guarantee!
It is a 6 x 12 inch ruler with clear, easy to see marking and angle lines whether using dark or light coloured fabrics. It has two, non-slip strips along the back of both long edges which makes it easy and handy to use.
The ruler comes with a yellow fabric guide and 2 angle line markers (seen in the image above). The guide can be slid into any position on the ruler in 1/8 inch increments. The notches in the guide (not seen in this photo) allow a good view of where the fabric meets it.
Using both the guide and the markers, it is easy to cut diamonds, triangles, and many other shapes!
This ruler is perfect for both left-handed and right-handed quilters. The measurements are marked in both directions and the guide can be removed and turned to face the opposite direction, making it very easy to adjust.
I like the convenient size of this ruler and find myself reaching it for it 99% of the time.
Three Additional Parts can be purchased for the ruler:
Attaching S adds 1/2 inch for Squares.
Attaching H adds the extra 7/8 inch needed for making Half Square Triangles.
Attaching Q adds the 1 1/4 inch needed for making Quarter Square Triangles.
So, for example, if you were making a 9 patch block made up of squares, Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs) you would set the fabric guide once (to the finished size you want) and attach the seam allowance addition to cut any of the above shapes. They will all fit! No mathematical calculations needed at all! It couldn’t be easier!
Visit the Guidelines™ 4 Quilting website for more illustrations, more information and to purchase these additional. parts.
If you are a member of QNN TV.com watch for John Brady demonstrating the Guidelines™ Ruler and the Prep-Tool ™ .
- Posted in: Quilt Tool Reviews