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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    if so opinions on them? are they worth it or is it easier to mark 1/4 seams with a regular ruler by turning it?

    http://www.amazon.com/Fons-Porter-Qu...626743&sr=8-22

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    Mine's from Threads of Time and not a F&P but I LOVE it. You can mark on either side or just use it like a regular ruler then sew on both sides of the line. I just like the UN-bulkiness of it.

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    I use mine all the time.

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    I own 3 or 4 and have never used any of them

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    I LOVE MINE!!!! Seriously, it's the ONLY way I would have survived making that bumble bee quilt (and most of my boomerang blocks too!)

    I lay it down so the center line connects the points, then draw down both sides (without moving the ruler).

    Presto! Sew on both drawn lines, cut down the middle - happy girl with no stress!

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    I've had mine (Omni guid) for 3 years. When doing 1/2sq triangles are very helpful. Also when hand piecing I pull out the small one to ck my seams.
    :thumbup:

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    I have one but never use it any more - my fingers are too big to use it smoothly and I can do the same thing with my other rulers just as easily, or use my presser foot to mark my quarter inch for sewing

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb
    I have one but never use it any more - my fingers are too big to use it smoothly and I can do the same thing with my other rulers just as easily, or use my presser foot to mark my quarter inch for sewing
    that's what I do - draw a line and use the presser foot for the seam allowance; my Jem Gold and Platinum both have an extra piece on the foot to keep you at 1/4". The Bernina has a 1/4" foot.

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    use 'em, luv 'em

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    I had one and gave it away. did not use it that much

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    I use it all the time.

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    I made a wall-hanging that was all HST's and I used these. They make it so much easier than using my regular rulers. I love gadgets, most of them never get used. These I use all the time.

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    I have one very similar, have missed placed it and waiting and hoping it shows up soon. I love mine, use it all the time for HTS

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I own 3 or 4 and have never used any of them
    get them out you will love it, I do.

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    I thought I had to have one too. It was the Fons & Porter one. I used it for awhile but don't use it much anymore.

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    I have several (including the one in the link) but never use them anymore. I had the original Angler and now have the Clearly Perfect Angles tool and those are soooo much easier than marking the squares!

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    I wouldn't use one of those, but I couldn't live without my Add-A-Quarter Ruler. I use it for everything!!!

    http://www.amazon.com/Designs-Quarte...5&sr=1-1-spell

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    I have one (not the brand shown) and find it most useful.

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    I do use my "Quick Quarter" for making HST's with.

    http://www.amazon.com/Quilters-Rule-...8666100&sr=1-2

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    I have them and love using them!

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    Yes but they are not F and P.

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    I have those but haven't used them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skothing
    I've had mine (Omni guid) for 3 years. When doing 1/2sq triangles are very helpful. Also when hand piecing I pull out the small one to ck my seams.
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    Ditto, I do the same thing; i.e., pull out the small one all the time to measure something. Quick and easy.

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    okay well the quilt I am making for ds is all hsq's. Same blocks as the quilt I made for other ds but a different layout. I think I will get one of these to make it easier. It took me forever to do the other ones.

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    Don't have it and would never use it as I would draw a line throught the center and then sew on both sides using the little black edge on my quarter inch foot.

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