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Thread: Folded Corner Clipper ruler

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    Folded Corner Clipper ruler

    I was sorting through my rulers and found this one. I don't remember using it so I thought I'd try it out. Wow. This is wonderful for HSTs. I put two 2 1/2" squares together, put the ruler on it made one cut. I had a perfect 2 1/2" Hst and one 2" hst. No lines to draw, no 7/8" added. Works to add corner to square to make square in a square perfectly. It's simple and inexpensive compared to a lot of the other speciality rulers. I'm keeping this little jewel out of the drawer.

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    you cut it with the triangles folded together right? Eleanor Burns always did that. for some reason i press them first so cut and flip and cut again. oh well.

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    No I put the ruler on the bottom and side of the two squares together.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjD3AKiSyPw
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    I never saw that ruler before.....neat

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    Sounds like a good one to have.
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    ah. I will just use my regular ruler. fast enough for me.

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    hmmm--think someone just gave me that one with a bundle of rulers she found at a thrift shop--I'll have to check it out.

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    That one looks like a winner. My HSTs are okay, but my snowballs get off track too easily.

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    Thank you for posting that. I have the ruler and have never used it. Now I can.

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    I have this ruler I bought for a class a few years ago. I remember we made flying geese using it. It was my first time making a whole flying geese quilt and all my geese were perfect. I never thought about using it for HST or other shapes, it's always been my flying geese ruler. LOL It now has prime real estate on my peg board.

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    Onebyone, this is very timely. We've just remodeled a room in our new home for my sewing room. After a very fast and unexpected work relocation across the country, my sewing room was the last to get unpacked. It's been over a year since I've seen some of my stuff. I have that exact ruler - still in the packaging just like your picture above. I wondered, "Hmm, wonder where I got this and what it does." I then put it in its place. I have not thought about it I found it last week. Thanks for the post and the youtube video. I can't wait to use it!
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    I just bought this ruler after seeing it at a quilt retreat demo a couple of weeks ago. I've left it out of my ruler rack so that I'll be sure to use it.
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    I remember buying one of those.....wonder where it is???

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    Thanks for posting about this!

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    I have this from 2 different places--one is Fons & Porter and the one you have. Love them--especially on points to match them up without that dog eared business to cut off. I also use it to cut across binding strips before sewing them together. Wouldn't be without it.
    Last edited by MarleneC; 08-12-2017 at 02:18 PM.

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    I also use it to cut across binding strips before sewing them together. Wouldn't be without it.
    I used it today to join binding strips. What a time saver.
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    I went straight to Amazon and purchased the ruler...the video is great...and I found another video showing 2 rulers, one being the EZ Angle that Bonnie Hunter uses so often (and it's use keeps escaping me) and the other this corner clipper...good video showing how to use both. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-FtVsfNUKg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    No I put the ruler on the bottom and side of the two squares together.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjD3AKiSyPw
    Really neat! Definitely marked this for future reference.

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    To join binding using this ruler watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16N0SUFlV-k
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    I have always hated doing half square triangles. I would avoid them at all cost. Mine never turned out quite right. Then I saw a demo for this ruler. I didn't buy it then because I thought the price was just too much. I thought about this ruler for several weeks. I watched all the demos on line and really liked them. Jackpot---I finally found the ruler on line---the price was the same as the one I'd seen. I should have saved myself a lot of grief by getting the first one I saw. The good news is I LOVE IT. I found it very easy and accurate. Winner, winner chicken dinner. It certainly has my vote for "Worth it".

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    Oh I love little gadgets and these kind of rulers qualify for my gadget needs! I shall be on the look out. I have a ton of rulers I have never used , this inspires me to try a few of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by leighway View Post
    I went straight to Amazon and purchased the ruler...the video is great...and I found another video showing 2 rulers, one being the EZ Angle that Bonnie Hunter uses so often (and it's use keeps escaping me) and the other this corner clipper...good video showing how to use both. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-FtVsfNUKg
    Thanks for this link. I have the EZ Angle ruler but haven't used it and now I see how helpful it can be for snowball blocks! I tend to use them a lot as filler blocks.

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