Do More with the Rulers You Already Have

Use Your Rulers More Precisely and Efficiently!

How well do you really know and understand your rulers? All those markings can seem overwhelming so it’s easy to dismiss them and focus on just the basics – cutting strips and sub-cutting those into squares and rectangles.





However, not getting to know your rulers can lead to buying lots of extra rulers for special needs. While some specialty rulers are well worth the cost, you may not realize that often can do just what you need with the rulers you already have.

In the following video Heather Thomas provides an excellent explanation of all the markings on rulers – and how to use them accurately. The video is a real eye-opener, even for those who’ve been using rulers for a long time.

Now that you know your rulers better, save time while cutting by marking them. Laura from Sew Very Easy shares her method in the following video.

We were unable to locate the brand of tape she recommends but Hugo’s Amazing Tape will work just as well. You can get it here. Besides clear, there’s a blue version that will help you see exactly where it is on your ruler. Plus, this tape is perfect for wrapping around bobbins and spools of thread to keep loose ends from tangling.

So how many rulers do you really need? Laura shares her favorite rulers in the following video.

Every quilter will have their own favorite rulers to fit their quilting style. What rulers do you use regularly that Laura hasn’t mentioned? Leave a comment below and share your insights with us.

 


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