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Thread: rulers for cutting triangles and/or diamonds

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    I wonder which rulers you use and find helpful for cutting triangles and/or diamonds? I want to make the wreath from "Oh My Stars" and thought the Fons and Porter ruler might be ok? Have you used that ruler or found another to be great?

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    Unless it's a really odd measurement I normally just use one of my regular rulers with the appropriate degree marking. I've done lonestars, tumbling blocks, etc. all using my good old 6x24" ruler.

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    I just used my triangular ruler for the first time to make a thread catcher. I totally forgot that I had it! If I was to make a lot of them, I'd probably not use the ruler as the waste is greater when using it as opposed to cutting a strip, then making the angular cut with my good old trusty 6" ruler.

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    I love the June Tailor shape cut rulers.

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    Some great rulers here

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    Kaye Wood's Starmaker rulers. 5, 6, and 8. They will make all the angles that blocks are made of. OBW, Stack & Whack, all the stars, just everything.

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    Strips, squares, triangles, diamonds ... I can do them all quickly using my Alto's QuiltCut2. If I only have a few then I use my regular rectangular or square rulers that have the correct angles marked on them. Very rarely do I need 'special rulers.' Though I do love the Fons & Porter red and blue trim guides [though that isn't what they are called] for trimming corners of triangles.

    However, I do have a local plastic company that will cut templates of specific sizes, designs, and thicknesses for me. This is especially good for some curved designs. They aren't marked - no numbering or lettering - but make my life easier and their templates cost a whole lot less than what I could buy at a LQS or Joanns.

    ali

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    Thank you all for your choices. I've never cut angles, just done straight cuts so this is a challenge for me. This wreath is motivating me to try.

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