What is your biggest ruler?
I am the proud owner of two 20” Creative Grids rulers. The first one arrived to me with a damaged corner and Fat Quarter Shop sent me another one- thank you! I think selling rulers (especially big ones) is more trouble for shops than benefit!
For my quilts with center design this big ruler is of big help; it is much easier to square up a quilt with such a big ruler.
|Yes, this quilt is finished, but by the time I wanted to
photograph it outside, it started to rain!
And this is another tool I have. I bought it from the hardware store, it’s very long (2 meters, about 6.5 feet). It doesn’t have any mark on it, but I love its perfect straight long edge.
I tried to find a “T” or “L” ruler, but I couldn’t find it in our shops- a tool with a 90 degree angle would have been better.
I use this long toolwhen I lay the top on batting to make the quilt sandwich.
I check the alignment of the blocks and I keep the outside edges of the quilt straight.
Of course, I told to my hubby to buy a second one and tie them somehow to have the 90 degree angle. Task for the future!
Have a great sewing week,
Great idea about the long one. I have a straight edge that comes apart but when together it makes a straight edge of 8 feet. Maybe you can check out some stained glass sites, Delphi Glass, Anything in Glass, etc. L
Lesley Gilbert says
I live in England and that piece of metal looks to me like what you would use to join 2 pieces of flooring together (carpet or lino) hence the holes for the screws – but if it works for you then that's all that matters 🙂 and I love your work….
Ryan Young says
I use a “framing square” in conjunction with my long straight edge. In the USA you can also get “drywall squares”. And before computers took over technical drawing, we use T-squares. Google any of these terms if they are un-familiar.