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Thread: New Ruler: June Taylor Perfect Half Square Triangles

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    I have some of her stuff. I need to get that ruler. Thanks for sharing.

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    Way to much work. Use Quilt in a Day much easier.
    http://quiltinaday.com/eleanorandcompany/freepattern/
    With this square up ruler you only make two cuts and no moving the square.

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    Hmmm, I tried to look at the link Eleanor & co rulers, and the PDF's arrived sideways or upside down, with no apparent way of turning them around. I wonder what I was doing wrong.

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    here's a link to purchase one from June Taylor

    http://www.junetailor.com/Products_RulersProducts.htm

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    It does look like a nifty ruler, but they need to edit that video. She says that if she wants a finished size of 5 1/2 she is going to cut her squares to 5 7/8. I'm sure she means a finished size of 5, but that isn't what she says. And wouldn't you think June Taylor would have a sewing room backdrop for her video?

    I tried one of the June Taylor rulers for cutting strips (shape cut ruler?) and thought it was flimsy and not all that accurate. I returned it to Wal-Mart. Maybe I just wasn't used to it yet, so I'm wondering if other people have had the same problem.

    Okay, now that I'm complaining, there's another question. If you cut your squares exactly 7/8 inches larger than you want your finished square, and if you sew an exact 1/4 inch (which this tool is supposed to ensure), wouldn't you wind up with perfect HST's without the need to square them up? If you plan to square them up anyway, don't you also plan to cut them larger? I'm in no way saying that I always (or ever) wind up with perfect HST's, but IF you're buying a ruler to ensure a perfect seam line and a perfect cut, then why wouldn't the resulting square be perfect?

    Sorry for the negativity. I don't make a whole lot of HST's, but I have seen a lot of different methods for them, and many don't require a special ruler. I do like the marking feature that this ruler offers.

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    there is a method by which you cut strips, lay them face to face, sew 1/4" from each edge, and rotary cut using the point of the triangle. can anyone picture this? i don't remember who does this method, but there is a video. try kaye woods. of course she's selling her template, but it would work with any method. you go down the whole strip, just reversing the point of the triangle. the stitches are already there.

    of course, you can change the degree of the triangle and the strip size. the great thing is the stitching is already done for you.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouNTMRN3XVI&NR=1


    also try this....SUPER AND CHEAPO. MY FAVORITE COMO!!!

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    Many thanks esqmommy

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouNTMRN3XVI&NR=1


    also try this....SUPER AND CHEAPO. MY FAVORITE COMO!!!

    Wow -- butterflywing, that was awesome!! But I do have a question about this. She's ironing the freezer paper on one side of the fabric -- how is she keeping the two layers together so straight? :?


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