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Thread: 1/16th Inch Pattern and need Ruler

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    1/16th Inch Pattern and need Ruler

    I have a pattern and all the measurement cuts are in 16th of an inch. Anyone know if there is a ruler made in 16th of an inch? I would appreciate any/all suggestions or place to purchase, etc.. Thank you.

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    I have never seen one. The times I've needed that measurement I've just guesstimated 1/2 way between the 1/8 inch markings on my rulers. It seemed to work just fine.

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    Ewwww!! Is this a really old pattern by any chance?

    No. None of my quilting rulers show 16ths.

    I'm assuming they are odd 16th's or you'd convert them to eight's or quarters.
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    I've never seen one on a "sewing" type ruler. I have regular rulers and metal tape measures that have the 16th's though.
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    I don't have a 1/16" ruler. However Omnigrid makes a 3x18 and a 4x8" ruler. Both of these are marked for 1/8".

    I did a quilt that was based on 1/16" measurements with some friends. We just estimated the half way mark tween the 1/8" marks. That experience taught us what we never want to do again ... make another quilt with 1/16" incremental measurements.

    Hope this helps.

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    Wow, I can't imagine why the measurements are in 1/16ths! I have an Omnigrip ruler by Omnigrid that has a 3/16th mark but not 1/16th. Can you show us what the quilt pattern is?
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    Most odd. what is the pattern?

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    Creative Grids make rulers with only specialty measures. I have one that measures only in 7/8 measurements. It's great. The lines start at 1 7/8 and go 2 7/8 and so forth. They may have one that starts at 1 1/16 and on up.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoQuilter View Post
    I have never seen one. The times I've needed that measurement I've just guesstimated 1/2 way between the 1/8 inch markings on my rulers. It seemed to work just fine.
    ditto here
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    I can't imagne!!! Am curious to see the pattern. Good luck finding a ruler, have never seen one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    Most odd. what is the pattern?

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    we NEED to see the pattern. I wonder why it requires 1/16" measurements.
    Please show us the pattern. Otherwise we are just talking in the dark without informed information.

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    I've never heard of a pattern calling for a 1/16th measurement. Personally, I think I'd find a different pattern.

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    Try a good carpenter's 12-18-or 24" metal ruler. It should measure in 16ths and 32nds.
    Or try a Drafting ruler that an architect might use in drawing. (sorry about the spelling, my spell check is gone)

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    John Flynn has a pattern, his braided borders, that measures to the 32nd of an inch. He suggested using the outside of the yellow marked line on the ruler for the measure. It was a pain but what a great border when done. I imagine the pattern you're doing must be similar. Stick with it, using the between space between 1/8 and 1/4, for example.

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    can you at least give the name and designer of the pattern. Otherwise we are all just stabbing in the dark about this. That is, unless you need any more information other than where to get the ruler.

    If I were looking I would go on the web sites of the ruler comanies and send emails to them asking if they make such rulers.
    Or better still, contact the designer of the pattern and ask where he/she got the ruler.

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    I searched on "quilting rulers with 1/16" increments" Isn't Google wonderful.
    One company came up that lists rulers with 1/16" increments.
    www.marshamcclosky.com

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    Holice,
    Thank you so very much! I searched and came up with nothing, thank you so much. I already ordered the Feathered Star Ruler.


    As for the pattern, it doesn't have a name and is hand written. It is my Grandmothers pattern, she died in 1967. I was privileged enough to get her quilting/sewing boxes and now that I am retired I am going through all of it in fine detail. One of the quilt tops I have looks like it was made with this pattern and is gorgeous. My Grandfather was a carpenter...I wonder if she used one of his rulers...?

    Thank you everyone! I am a happy girl now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

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    I think this is the ruler you are looking for.

    Omnigrid Omnigrip 2-Inch by 8-Inch Non-Slip Ruler


    http://www.amazon.com/Omnigrid-Omnig.../dp/B000YZ5SQ2

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    If I were you - I would paper piece this little! mystery. I use graph paper a lot for my paper pieced tiny things. Then you can use regular - non sewing rulers - to mark your sewing lines. All I can think of. And good luck!

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    Try hobby craft or art shops. I'm sure that is where I purchased a normal ruler with a metal strip on one edge and marked like an inch foot school ruler. It does have 1/16 on. I bought it for paper cutting and ending up using it for quilting.
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    I don't know a out a ruler but I have just been sewing and I have an1/8 marking on my sewing foot are you sure it is 1/16 and not 1/8. A 1/16 would yonly take 1 or 2 thReads
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    How old is that pattern? Sounds like the creator of the pattern never really wanted any one else to make it and just wanted all the glory.

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    I am so glad to see this question and also some answers. I just found a pattern yesterday on the internet--up to date pattern- and it calls for 1/16 of an inch. Now I an going looking through my husbands woodworking rulers.
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    Was doing a BOM at my LQS at one point where the cutting measurements stated 1/16" increments as well. Shop owner/instructor said the same as everyone else...guestimate between the 1/8" markings.

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