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Thread: R U a new quilter or one that hates doing the Math? Look at this!

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    R U a new quilter or one that hates doing the Math? Look at this!

    I was looking for a 10 1/2" square ruler but ran into this website and just had to share it. I thinks it's pretty cool for those who aren't so sure of themselves when it comes to the math part of things and it's also good for those of us in a hurry not wanting to let the math part slow us down. Check it out for yourself and see what you think.

    http://www.guidelines4quilting.com/

    Have a great day!
    Sue

    PS if you know where I can find a 10 1/2 " square ruler (other then the "Omnigrip") please let me know, thanks!

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    seems rather complicated to me, but it was fun to watch ;-)
    Goes to show we all approach things differently. I love that aspect of quilting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    seems rather complicated to me, but it was fun to watch ;-)
    Goes to show we all approach things differently. I love that aspect of quilting!
    I do to but I've read on some of the pages here where different ones wouldn't tackle projects because of their inability to figure out the math, that's why I put this here. Hopefully it will get them stared and from there they can feel more successful and maybe try doing the figuring on their own.

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    I have a couple of rulers, but discovered if you are using it as a template, you can go to Lowes, and they will cut plexiglass for free.. You pay for the piece, and they will cut it to what ever size you want.. I think I paid less than $10 for a bunch of different sizes.. They work perfectly.. but they don't have the markings..

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    I thought this looked great. Bought the system. Used it a couple of times, but found it awkward and not necessarily fool proof. It is in my tool chest and I will probably try it again, but don't know if it will ever be my favorite.

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    seesaw2mch , I googled " 10 1/2 inch square ruler " and there is a few pages of info. Might try there.
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    Thanks for posting. It looks like it works, very clever, but I am always checking on my measurements (measure 3 times cut once!) and I think the 'net out' approach that ruler system uses would make it hard for me to check myself. The only time I have had trouble is measuring a long piece of fabric and having to put two rulers together and making sure I didn't have one ruler with full-inch and one with half-inch - but I double check that with a tape measure before I cut.

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    IMHO, why JUST 10.5 ruler? I use my 15"...I think it's 15 all the time. Rulers I grab most freq are the 6.5, 9.5, and the HUGE one. Not to mention the 6*12 and 6*24.
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    Interesting gadget - wonder if it comes with a carrying case to keep all the pieces/parts in? (I tend to misplace things)

    As I've become more proficient, I think I use fewer 'gadgets' - It seems like more of a bother to find them than to 'make do' with what is handy.

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    Well, this is nice, but i happen to have an architect for a son, and he has acess to a lazer cutter, (i know a lot of people do not) I call in my sizes to him and he puts it on his laptop and viola, i have all the sizes i want, lucky, i know, this will also put the markings on it that i want, well i need to get something out of that expensive education.
    But i do know people that use this company and they say it is well worth the money, so all i can say is try it, you never know till you do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noiseynana View Post
    seesaw2mch , I googled " 10 1/2 inch square ruler " and there is a few pages of info. Might try there.
    yea I did that but most are the omnigrip and I don't like those because the marking are so confusing. I'm just being lazy on this project I'm doing but I think I will just free hand cut as I normally do. I can't see paying the extra money for a one time use.

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    Hmm, interesting! Wonder how much it costs?
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    I saw this and was on their email list for a while. I think regular rulers and templates will work. It's a matter of learning to use your ruler and cutter, not so much a "system".
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    Quote Originally Posted by seasaw2mch View Post
    I do to but I've read on some of the pages here where different ones wouldn't tackle projects because of their inability to figure out the math, that's why I put this here. Hopefully it will get them stared and from there they can feel more successful and maybe try doing the figuring on their own.
    I have dyscalculia so this will come in much-o handy for me. Thanks!
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    I have this ruler and have had it a long time. I wasn't all that happy with the results or the hook on pieces. Easier just to look on a chart for hst/qst sizes to cut. Just my opinion.
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    Thank You so much for sharing that site. I am so excited to purchase my new tools.

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    PS if you know where I can find a 10 1/2 " square ruler (other then the "Omnigrip") please let me know, thanks![/QUOTE]

    A glass shop can cut plexiglass for you - stress accuracy and they're not good for curves
    My glass shop closed, then I read on the Board about Lowe's.
    Not all locations have the machine to do it
    If they have the machine, you buy a 24" square of plexiglass and they will cut it.
    Make sure to ask them to have the machine cut in both directions (you'll get smoother edges)
    For $24 I got two 8 1/2" squares, a 7" and 7 1/2" plus 2 others I can't remember.
    The extra piece turned out to be 3" x 9" and I've actually used it.

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