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    Question Tumbling blocks question

    I am thinking of purchasing the book byABC tumbling blocks by Marci Baker. My question is do I need the clear triangle ruler that she sells? Or does a regular ruler work also? I imagine it is a little harder do use though. I was going to place the order but it is more expensive than I thought it was. Don't know if I want to spend all that money on a ruler. I would probably use it again though, just wondering. Beth

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    quiltingfan, craftybear posted a link to a free pattern that includes paper piecing instructions. I'm not familiar with the book you're talking about but there are a lot of ways to avoid specialized ruler purchases. Paper Piecing: Tumbling Blocks Free Pattern
    OVER THE RAINBOW JANE is the name of my Dear Baby Jane----though it should be poor, neglected & may never ever be finished baby jane!
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    Yea!! My problem with that is I don't know how to paper piece, I have looked at tutorials and seen youtube videos about it, but my mind can't comprehend that method. I think I actually need to go to a class and maybe that would help me understand paper piecing.

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    years ago, as a newbee quilter, i made marci baker's tumbling blocks without a special ruler. wish i had known to starch heavily due to the bias sides. and it was my first real quilt!!! from your previous posts, i'm certain that you can do this quilt
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingfan View Post
    I am thinking of purchasing the book byABC tumbling blocks by Marci Baker. My question is do I need the clear triangle ruler that she sells? Or does a regular ruler work also? I imagine it is a little harder do use though. I was going to place the order but it is more expensive than I thought it was. Don't know if I want to spend all that money on a ruler. I would probably use it again though, just wondering. Beth
    Personally, I like Marci's ruler. I took a class taught by her in Nov. and loved it.

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    I just made a pattern for a tumbling block wall hanging. It is made from squares and triangles. I will be glad to share it with you if you PM me. It doesn't have y seams. So many pattern makers develop a pattern Southey can sell all the special rulers, etc. anyway that seems to be my opinion.

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    I do not know if JoAnn's has a ruler 60 degree that you could buy with a coupon. Kcs

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    Do you plan to hand piece or machine piece? I have the ruler it was easier to cut with it instead of using the angle lines on the other rulers.

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    wow, I just went to the website and saw the price on those templates....they are quite expensive. It looks like it takes a regular 60 degree triangle template.....available at JoAnn w/ coupon.....Have you tried amazon or half.com to see if there is a better price somewhere else. Sometimes the original website is more expensive than other sites for same product...Shoppers Rule is another possible source

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    Thanks guys... still deciding what to do. Have to buy a ruler since I do not have one. Will keep you posted.

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