How to Cut 5 Basic Shapes with Your Quilting Ruler

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Triangles, Hexagons and More Can be Cut with Your Standard Ruler!

We sometimes forget that our cutting mat and ruler can be used for more than cutting fabric strips and squares.

Most rulers for quilters have three angle measurements: 30° , 45° and 60°. Once you know how to use those you can make most triangle shapes without any special rulers.

How to Cut 5 Basic Shapes with Your Standard Ruler

This tutorial by Modern Quilt Guild shows you how to make 5 shapes from tools you probably already have: squares, hexagons, equilateral triangles, right triangles and diamonds.

With this in hand you can make five basic fabric shapes with just your rotary cutter, standard ruler and mat!

Click here for the free “Cutting Simple Shapes” tutorial.


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