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Thread: 1/4 measuring tool

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    Junior Member ssuzz's Avatar
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    I'm looking for a tool ..looks like a half inch button with one hole in the middle. You stick a pencil in the hole and run it along
    the edge of somthing and it makes a mark at 1/4 inch..Saw one at a meeting ,been searching for one for a long time.
    Hope somone has some info....ssuzz

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    The description reminds me of spirograph!

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    I have one...but I don't have any idea where it is right now...
    Hope someone else will have it...
    I works great to add seam allowance to a pattern

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    I have one. I think I ordered it from either Nancy's Notions or Keepsake Quilting. I don't think I've ever used it. It's easier to take a ruler and mark another 1/4 inch line.

    sassy granny

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    I have one and I think I know where it is! If i find it you're welcome to it!

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    wow that would be great I do a lot of curves , not so easy to just mark with a ruler ssuzz

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    Is it like a small copper washer with a hole in the middle.
    They are great for adding seam allowance to odd shaped pieces when using a template. They were (and may still be) available in 1/8", 1/4" and some larger sizes.

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    It's called the Quilter's Wonder Wheel:
    http://www.dritz.com/brands/showcase...p?ITEM_NUM=C94

    It costs just a couple of bucks (or less).

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    it amazes me .just ask a question and up pops an answer
    ssuzz

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    If you take two pencils and rubber band them next to each other you will get two pencil lines that are 1/4" apart. You can trace around curves or straight line. Works great and it cheap and available.
    Hope this helps.

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    I learn more stuff on this board! Who knew??

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    I have one also, somewhere. It was given to me last year at the quilt fest in Houston. I will look for it as I have never used it. If I find it I will let you know.

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    This is so odd my mom just showed me one on Saturday and asked if I had ever heard of or seen such a thing, I said no. And here comes a thread asking about them. looked like it would easily get lost it is so tiny and more work than a ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmrenno
    If you take two pencils and rubber band them next to each other you will get two pencil lines that are 1/4" apart. You can trace around curves or straight line. Works great and it cheap and available.
    Hope this helps.
    HA...just had to TEST this..yep, two #2 pencils taped together made a perfect 1/4" allowance..go figure!

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    Thanks for the help. got one in a box of stuff at a yrad sale and don't know what it was for. cool learned something to day.

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    I have tried the 2 pencil thing . If you shave a bit off the pencils you get pretty close to 1/4 inch but it changes depending on how sharp your pencils are.. ssuzz

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    wouldn't a washer the right size work?
    I will have to go search out hubby's workshop and try it out!

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