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Thread: Can't find a special ruler

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    I'm not even sure there is one available but.......I bought the pattern shown in the latest Connecting Threads catalogue. It's the American Wave Wall Hanging.... Been wanting to do it a long time, but the cuts are not something I want to do with scissors. do you know if they have a ruler out there that is in that particular shape?????

    (Call me lazy, but I HATE cutting with scissors!) :mrgreen:

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    can you call Connecting Threads and ask if there is a special ruler to use

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    I could swear I saw one at Joanns

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    can you call Connecting Threads and ask if there is a special ruler to use
    I figured if they didn't have it in the catalogue nor online at their website, that they probably didn't have one.

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    Have you received the pattern yet? Is there a pattern within the pattern that gives you the template for the cutting? You could make your own with template plastic and a Dream Seamer (TM) to mark the 1/4" seam lines.

    Dream Seamers are a tiny brass disk with a hole in the center. From the hole to the edge is 1/4". You put a pencil point in the hole, place the seamer against the edge of the template, and draw around the template. Joanne's used to have them, may still.

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    The description indicates it is made from a "single template" which sounds like there is no ruler that is used to cut. Perhaps there is instruction for making a template. I read a lot about folks who have taken a design to a place like Lowe's and having templates cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Have you received the pattern yet? Is there a pattern within the pattern that gives you the template for the cutting? You could make your own with template plastic and a Dream Seamer (TM) to mark the 1/4" seam lines.

    Dream Seamers are a tiny brass disk with a hole in the center. From the hole to the edge is 1/4". You put a pencil point in the hole, place the seamer against the edge of the template, and draw around the template. Joanne's used to have them, may still.

    Jan in VA
    I had never heard of that!!!! I'll look into it. - thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    The description indicates it is made from a "single template" which sounds like there is no ruler that is used to cut. Perhaps there is instruction for making a template. I read a lot about folks who have taken a design to a place like Lowe's and having templates cut.
    thanks -- I'm going to look into this, too

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    it takes practice, but you can use one of the small rotary cutters for cutting around small or curvey templates, etc.

    i prefer the 18mm.

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    I recently bought this ruler. I think it might work for the quilt you want to make.

    http://www.equilter.com/cgi-bin/webc...52109368456.83

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    Yes, there is a thick plastic ruler that I have seen sold at Joannes, similar to the one available for dresden plates or diamonds.

    This is not what I think I saw a few years ago but is close...

    http://www.joann.com:80/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=xprd1130692

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    Bought this same kit. I do not usually get kits but could not resist. Have not even opened it yet so have no idea about ruler but will be watching posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    Bought this same kit. I do not usually get kits but could not resist. Have not even opened it yet so have no idea about ruler but will be watching posts.
    I was too late for the kit!!!! But got the pattern for $1.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    it takes practice, but you can use one of the small rotary cutters for cutting around small or curvey templates, etc.

    i prefer the 18mm.
    There's that P word again!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    I recently bought this ruler. I think it might work for the quilt you want to make.

    http://www.equilter.com/cgi-bin/webc...52109368456.83
    I've been thinking about getting one similar to that for my longarm. Hmmmmmm
    I'll give it a try...thanks

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    You will need a special ruler to help with curved piecing. My suggestion is also call Connecting Threads, they probably can help out. Good Luck and don't forget the pics when you finish!
    Stephanie :>

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    I got my CT book and I know there is a curved ruler to do this. I have seen them. However I read the article on this particular pattern and they don't offer it. Try Joann's and see if they sell it. I think it was a quilt shop that sold it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    Bought this same kit. I do not usually get kits but could not resist. Have not even opened it yet so have no idea about ruler but will be watching posts.
    I was too late for the kit!!!! But got the pattern for $1.99
    Me, too. I only got the pattern by download. Have already picked out materials from my stash...

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    I just got finished looking at Fons & Porters website, they have the wavy ruler you need for this project. Now I know where to pick it up from too. Go for it!!!
    Stephanie

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    just looked at the pattern description of the pattern in the catalog and it said that it is made of "one single template"

    I would imagine that it will be in the pattern

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsylvstr
    just looked at the pattern description of the pattern in the catalog and it said that it is made of "one single template"

    I would imagine that it will be in the pattern
    It is a paper pattern and they ask you to make a plastic template.

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    I ordered this kit inMarch, on the last page on the instructions there is a outline of the template which includes the 1/4 inch seam allowance. I have finished the project, now doing the binding. I wasn't good sewing the curves together so I sewed the together like raw edge app. Look good. When I quilted it I followed the wavy seams. Good Luck.

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    Do you have a url to see the kit? I think I've seen about any kind of ruler there is.

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    ????? I don't understand why you put a tutorial on here when I'm asking for a ruler?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsylvstr
    just looked at the pattern description of the pattern in the catalog and it said that it is made of "one single template"

    I would imagine that it will be in the pattern
    I HAVE the pattern......it IS in the pattern...I want a RULER - not a pattern

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