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Thread: Quilts Using 60 degree Rulers

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    There seems to be a lot of confusion about what a 60 degree ruler is/or is used for.
    When I got mine,a clerk wanted to sell me a diamond shape,saying it was what I needed.

    Would like to see quilts made with a 60 degree ruler.

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    The 60 degree rulers I have seen are triangles, not diamonds but I'm sure I haven't seen every ruler that is made! OBW or one block wonders are made with this ruler. Do a search above and type in OBW and you will get many, many results

    I typed in the search feature and this is a list of what I got:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search.jsp?q=obw&u=

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    Ditto ... to my answer is the same as on your other thread ... OBW!

    As AuntPiggyLPN .... 60 degreesx3 gives you an equilateral triangle. Two together gives you a diamond. Six a hexagon.

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    They are beautiful quilts!!
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    The 60 degree rulers I have seen are triangles, not diamonds but I'm sure I haven't seen every ruler that is made! OBW or one block wonders are made with this ruler. Do a search above and type in OBW and you will get many, many results

    I typed in the search feature and this is a list of what I got:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search.jsp?q=obw&u=

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    The 60 degree ruler is more versitile than the diamond ruler since you can make hexagons, OBO, diamonds or 1essalations. There is a really cool table runner that is made from border stripes using the 60 degree ruler at the ends.

    Here is a link to the patter for the table runner -- it was free at one time but no longer.
    http://quiltersobsession.com/easy-st...er-p-3593.html

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    I have just cut out 2 table runners which needed a 60 degree
    triangle. One of my cutting boards was used to make the required triangle out of plastic. My table runners look great. I also used the extra triangles pieces to make a round table ornament which is almost nicer than the runners. LOL
    Dee

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    Depending on what you are doing, you may not need 60 degree rulers ... a lot of the regular rulers and the cutting mats have 60, 45 and other 's marked on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Depending on what you are doing, you may not need 60 degree rulers ... a lot of the regular rulers and the cutting mats have 60, 45 and other 's marked on them
    Agreed. I frequently use these angles on quilts.

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    When making a tumbling block quilt the traditional way, doing the Y seams, you would use a diamond shape to cut the pieces. When you follow Marcy Baker's Not Your Grandmother's Tumbling Blocks which are strip pieced, you use a special type of 60 degree ruler. Hope that makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1
    The 60 degree ruler is more versitile than the diamond ruler since you can make hexagons, OBO, diamonds or 1essalations. There is a really cool table runner that is made from border stripes using the 60 degree ruler at the ends.

    Here is a link to the patter for the table runner -- it was free at one time but no longer.
    http://quiltersobsession.com/easy-st...er-p-3593.html
    cute pattern

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