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Thread: Can't find a special ruler

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    I'm not even sure there is one available but.......I bought the pattern shown in the latest Connecting Threads catalogue. It's the American Wave Wall Hanging.... Been wanting to do it a long time, but the cuts are not something I want to do with scissors. do you know if they have a ruler out there that is in that particular shape?????

    (Call me lazy, but I HATE cutting with scissors!) :mrgreen:

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    can you call Connecting Threads and ask if there is a special ruler to use

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    I could swear I saw one at Joanns

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    can you call Connecting Threads and ask if there is a special ruler to use
    I figured if they didn't have it in the catalogue nor online at their website, that they probably didn't have one.

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    Have you received the pattern yet? Is there a pattern within the pattern that gives you the template for the cutting? You could make your own with template plastic and a Dream Seamer (TM) to mark the 1/4" seam lines.

    Dream Seamers are a tiny brass disk with a hole in the center. From the hole to the edge is 1/4". You put a pencil point in the hole, place the seamer against the edge of the template, and draw around the template. Joanne's used to have them, may still.

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    The description indicates it is made from a "single template" which sounds like there is no ruler that is used to cut. Perhaps there is instruction for making a template. I read a lot about folks who have taken a design to a place like Lowe's and having templates cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Have you received the pattern yet? Is there a pattern within the pattern that gives you the template for the cutting? You could make your own with template plastic and a Dream Seamer (TM) to mark the 1/4" seam lines.

    Dream Seamers are a tiny brass disk with a hole in the center. From the hole to the edge is 1/4". You put a pencil point in the hole, place the seamer against the edge of the template, and draw around the template. Joanne's used to have them, may still.

    Jan in VA
    I had never heard of that!!!! I'll look into it. - thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    The description indicates it is made from a "single template" which sounds like there is no ruler that is used to cut. Perhaps there is instruction for making a template. I read a lot about folks who have taken a design to a place like Lowe's and having templates cut.
    thanks -- I'm going to look into this, too

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    it takes practice, but you can use one of the small rotary cutters for cutting around small or curvey templates, etc.

    i prefer the 18mm.

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    I recently bought this ruler. I think it might work for the quilt you want to make.

    http://www.equilter.com/cgi-bin/webc...52109368456.83

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