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    Why agonize over buying or not buying a ruler. It's a ruler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I have the super large 30" set in triangle ruler and it saves me a lot of figuring. I can just cut the size of the set in piece according to the size of the blocks. I don't need it but I don't need 95% of the quilting items I buy. I just want them.
    Who makes a ruler that big? Did you get it a quilt show, internet?.....Sounds interesting, more info please. Thanks

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    Not really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Quiltville.com has a chart that printed off. I'm on my smart phone so I can't copy the link.

    Bonnie has not only the math to calcutate your own, but a chart with lots of sizes already figured out.

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...nt-quilts.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I don't need it but I don't need 95% of the quilting items I buy. I just want them.
    hahaaha BellaBoo you are a gadget girl after my own heart.

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    I bought the ruler when I was in Paducah at Eleanore Burns quilt store. It's probably on her website. If you are going to Paducah quilt show, Eleanor Burns usually has coupons on her site to use at her downtown store during quilt week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Here's a chart for setting quilts on-point. Hope this helps.
    http://quiltbug.com/articles/on-point.htm
    Thank you for posting that!

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    I've been wondering about this topic too. A more basic question I'm wondering, is there a better way to cut them grain wise? I've heard of cutting squares on point so the inside quarter triangles are on grain; seems like a lot of work and I'm thinking better to have the grain on the outside edge, right? Any tips on this or am I overthinking it to worry about the grain?

    Also, is it safe to assume that the only time a ruler or the charts come in to play is when you don't already have good pattern directions?

    By the way, window shopping I found a big setting triangle ruler on Nancy's Notions http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/flip+n+set+tool.do that looks nice because it stores folded in half and has a wide range of sizes. Anyone use/recommend this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenF View Post
    I've been wondering about this topic too. A more basic question I'm wondering, is there a better way to cut them grain wise? I've heard of cutting squares on point so the inside quarter triangles are on grain; seems like a lot of work and I'm thinking better to have the grain on the outside edge, right? Any tips on this or am I overthinking it to worry about the grain?
    It totally depends on what edge is most important to you that is NOT bias. I really hate bias on my edges. If the long edge of the triangle is going to be my border edge, then I cut a sq and then in quarters. That makes the short edges bias, and the long leg straight/cross grain. If I want the short legs on the grain, I cut a hst. This makes the long leg bias and the short legs on the grain.

    Here is a good explanation of the differences...and I think there is a calculator to help with cutting measurements:
    http://www.msquilting.com/Half%20Squ...20Square_t.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by JenF View Post
    Also, is it safe to assume that the only time a ruler or the charts come in to play is when you don't already have good pattern directions?
    Alot of patterns, that I consider well written, don't always use the most effecient method or one that works best for me. Sometimes the best/easiest way is not easy to convey or write down. I ALWAYS modify patterns to suit my taste/ability/desire to try new methods/what works for me.

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    That's a handy chart at the quilt bug
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