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Thread: Is anyone familiar with Guidelines for Quilting products???

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    Question Is anyone familiar with Guidelines for Quilting products???

    I received an email from this company which I have never heard of and was intrigued by their products. I went to their website to investigate further. Not sure I understand the need for some of the products, but I was interested in the "scant 1/4 inch seam guide". I was hoping someone here has used their products and can let me know what they think of them.

    http://www.guidelines4quilting.com/P...Catalogue.html

    Thanks in advance.

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    I've not used any of them, but I do know people that have bought the guides that fit on your ruler and your able to change the size of a block without doing any math. In my opinion they are kind of pricey.
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    I bought their 12" ruler several years ago and do not use anything else now. I love the yellow "quideline" on it, which can be adjusted to whatever size strip or block you need. Sure is easier than trying to focus your eyes again after each cut. I do have the other attachments also, but the ruler is my absolute favorite. I believe the website has a turorial on their products also. I highly recommend this ruler.

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    Those products look cool.

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    Have never used any of these products but they do look very interesting. Thanks for the link!!

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    I bought the set of two 12"x6" rulers that could be used individually or connected into a 12"x12" square or a 24"x6" long ruler. The rulers worked well except that the finish on top of them caused so much glare from overhead lights that I couldn't read the markings. I tried different types of lighting, but nothing changed the glare problem. I'm not sure if it was the shiny finish or just my eyes, but I really had a difficult time using them. After they sat in my sewing room untouched for months, I ended up donating them to my guild's "country store" during the quilt show we held last July. I hated to just give them away because they are a little costlier than regular rulers, but they weren't doing me any good just sitting there. I assume that someone bought them and hopefully can use them successfully.
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    I haven't used them but I have seen a demo at quilt shows and thought they would be a really good idea. They are supposed to be more accurate.

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    My first concern is your security on the Internet. How did they get your email address? Why did you open mail from someone you do not know? I do not open mail from senders I do not recognize. I move it to SPAM. It looks like you were lucky this time, but please be more cautious in the future. There are many people on this Board who have had huge problems because of viruses and malware received from innocent looking email.
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    I signed up for a bunch of quilting things so I am sure this is how I got it. I am able to view my emails without opening them. I opened a new address bar and typed in the address, not clicking on the direct link from email. I use a MAC and have never had malware or viruses on my computer.

    Thanks for your concern.


    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning View Post
    My first concern is your security on the Internet. How did they get your email address? Why did you open mail from someone you do not know? I do not open mail from senders I do not recognize. I move it to SPAM. It looks like you were lucky this time, but please be more cautious in the future. There are many people on this Board who have had huge problems because of viruses and malware received from innocent looking email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
    I signed up for a bunch of quilting things so I am sure this is how I got it. I am able to view my emails without opening them. I opened a new address bar and typed in the address, not clicking on the direct link from email. I use a MAC and have never had malware or viruses on my computer.

    Thanks for your concern.
    Thanks for your reply and understanding of my concerns. Obviously, you are very cautious and I applaud that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning View Post
    My first concern is your security on the Internet. How did they get your email address? Why did you open mail from someone you do not know? I do not open mail from senders I do not recognize. I move it to SPAM. It looks like you were lucky this time, but please be more cautious in the future. There are many people on this Board who have had huge problems because of viruses and malware received from innocent looking email.

    This was true some years ago. If you have to worry about email virus and malware you need to update or get rid of the old internet carrier email program. The new email programs like Gmail , you don't get malware or viruses. I rarely get spam and I sign up for everything on facebook and other sites. I like free stuff and signing up for it is the only way to get a lot of it. (just got 6 spools of Aurifil I won on Facebook) Every once and awhile I'll get a email that gmail will alert me that it has been checked and cleaned and I can open it if I want. And online email won't clog up your computer it's stored online.


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    that sounds interesting thanks i will take a look at that
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    Thanks a LOT!!! I didn't know I needed one until you showed it to me. LOL I just ordered one. It looks very interesting and I love the "toys".
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    Which one did you order???

    Quote Originally Posted by buslady View Post
    Thanks a LOT!!! I didn't know I needed one until you showed it to me. LOL I just ordered one. It looks very interesting and I love the "toys".

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    I bought a set of the add on guides for HST and QST's. They're in my drawer and I haven't used them yet. They seemed like a must have item when I bought them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning View Post
    My first concern is your security on the Internet. How did they get your email address? Why did you open mail from someone you do not know? I do not open mail from senders I do not recognize. I move it to SPAM. It looks like you were lucky this time, but please be more cautious in the future. There are many people on this Board who have had huge problems because of viruses and malware received from innocent looking email.
    That was my first thought!
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    I have these rulers but do not like them. Got them last year in Houston but they are flimsy and a little cumbersome to use for me. Each to their own. You never know until you try it.
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    I have two of the 6 x 12 connectible rulers. So far I am very happy with them. I put them together and use the built in guide to set up cutting my strips and sub cuts. They seem to be accurate and I love that I can easily unattach them and pack them to bring to classes but still have a 24" ruler where ever I go.

    At one point I did buy the scant 1/4 inch seam guide. I have it around, but never used it. I don't even know where the instructions are anymore.
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