Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Ruler Folded stash

  1. #1
    Super Member d.rickman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    BC,Canada
    Posts
    1,026
    Would someone please explain what is "ruler folded" for quilting materials?

  2. #2
    Super Member feffertim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lake Elsinore, California
    Posts
    2,339
    Blog Entries
    14
    yes please

  3. #3
    MTS
    MTS is offline
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    4,303
    You take your 6" (or 8" ) x 24" inch ruler, and fold the fabric around it. Then fold in half (or thirds).

    This way, when you place it on the shelf, each piece is the exact same size, and they all line up and pile up nicely.

    It's a beautiful thing.

    Think T-shirts at Old Navy/The Gap.

  4. #4
    Super Member Pamela Artman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Michigan U.P.
    Posts
    1,076
    Folding your fabric around a 6" ruler, then slipping out the ruler. The idea is to "wind" your fabric around a ruler like it is around the bolt in the store. Folds up nice and neat and all the same size and easy to cut from one end without unfolding the whole piece of fabric.

  5. #5
    Senior Member FQ Stash Queen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Macon, Ga
    Posts
    668
    Do you mark how much of it you have or put it in stacks of certain sizes?

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,857
    Well, I'll be darned...never thought of that! Geesh, the learning never stops!
    Maureen

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,197
    Quote Originally Posted by xsquilter
    Well, I'll be darned...never thought of that! Geesh, the learning never stops!
    Maureen
    Could not have said it better myself.

  8. #8
    MTS
    MTS is offline
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    4,303
    Quote Originally Posted by FQ Stash Queen
    Do you mark how much of it you have or put it in stacks of certain sizes?
    You mean before I put the SKU bar code sticker on after I've scanned the information into my Peoplesoft fabric inventory system? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Nah, I don't. You can pretty easily tell the difference between 1 or 2 or 3 yard cut by the thickness of the fold (which would be facing you on the shelf). I'm sure, however, some folks do sort like that.

    Personally, I think it's all just a measure of an individual's level of OCD . ;) ;) ;)

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    7,833
    I use a 4" ruler instead of 6" or 8".

  10. #10
    Senior Member connie_1936's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    mesa and payson, arizona
    Posts
    806
    Blog Entries
    3
    i just pin a sml sq of paper with the yardage on the corner

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.