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Thread: Thanks to Miss Penny, I made 8 blocks tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynjo View Post
    So fun! Sounds like you are bitten badly. Keep going.
    "How many hobbies am I allowed in one life?" I ponder. Let's see......quilting......collecting vintage Coleman lanterns....leather crafting holsters for ......guns and shooting..... when we aren't in the garden......or the wood shop. Gracious. I wonder from a biological perspective if the same single biting bug infects us with all fascinations and pursuits, or if there's a different little stinker carrying each germ, if you will. If the latter is the case, I hope the Bass Boat Bug stays in our neighbors yard...Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallbald View Post
    The closest tool I can relate to an Altos is a draftsman's table. A large board, perhaps 18 inches tall by 25 inches long, it has an extruded aluminum clamping straightedge along the bottom, and a formed plastic straightedge perpendicular to it on one side. A proprietary t-square of sorts made of clear plastic or polycarbonate attaches to these straightedges and serves as a moveable baseline and cutting support edge.Great for making 90 degree cuts. Alternatively, you can use (as do I) another manufacturer's quilting template to brace along the straightedges and make a rotary cut along the edge. Pretty nifty setup. We found one used and grabbed it. Don
    Don, good job. Could you take a picture and post it of your altos? Thanks in advance
    Alma
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    Sewcrazygram asked what I was thinkin about the altos which brings to mind when the ex and I parted ways I sort of hid his L shaped ruler in my things because I used it in sewing. I am thinking that somany things that were made for men us ladies can use and make our quilting so much easier. WTG Tall on finishing the blocks you did. We look forward to many more and all the pics that gowith thm. WTG Miss Penny!!!

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    Here's a link to an Altos explanation

    http://quiltcut.com/

    Don

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    I bought one of those the first year I started quilting and only ever used it as a cutting board (a really expensive cutting board). It was a shame not to get all the intended use out of it, so sold it at a quilt shop yard sale -- maybe you got it?

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