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Thread: Do I Really Need That??

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    Member love2sew8085's Avatar
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    I'm making a quilt, a star pattern. The instructions require me to purchase a 41/2" triangle ruler....really??? Do I really need to do that? I tried making one block using my regular reqtangular ruler and it worked ok but took many steps to figure where to cut. When they say 4 1/2" are they talking about the horizontal, vertical, or angular measurement? Or from the point straight accross to the edge? I really don't want to buy another ruler when they ask for the one I happen to not have.

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    My favorite square ruler, virtually required in all classes I teach, is the 8" Bias Square by That Patchwork Place. Buy it online for about $10.95.

    It is the ONLY ruler like it on the market with full 1/8" lines in both directions and a distinct diagonal line. I use it for squaring up nearly every block I sew at some point.

    Jan in VA

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    Super Member BKrenning's Avatar
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    Which star pattern is it? Maybe someone on here has made it and can tell you alternate methods. I'd have to know what kind of triangle it is before I could even guess what alternate methods might work.

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    I think by the time I figure out how the correct measuring lines on a ruler I already have to turn it into a specialty ruler, I could have bought the ruler and been done with it. I just don't think rulers are anything to have to justify buying one or not.

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