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Help - what Tri-Recs ruler set do I want??

Old 08-08-2014, 10:40 AM
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Default Help - what Tri-Recs ruler set do I want??

I am trying to get the Tri-Recs rulers to make a triangle in a square like the attachment.

I've used the Tri-Recs ruler set before to do these, but they were borrowed from a friend (who now lives 2,000 miles away). I'd like to get my own. Will this link on Amazon have both of the triangles that I need?? The picture is what I want, but the description says "Includes one 6 by 6-3/4 by 6-3/4 triangle with 1/4 seam allowance built in and one 6-1/2 by 3 by 6-inch rectangle with 1/4 seam allowance built in"

http://www.amazon.com/Wrights-1-Inch.../dp/B000AXVP4M
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:16 AM
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Yes, the tri-recs rulers always come in a set of two. You cut one large triangle for the center of the triangle-in-a-square and cut two of the smaller triangles for the outsides. Remember to always cut a left and right pair of small triangles. Also, if you want to make diamonds, cut your fabric into strips, then fold them in half lengthwise; place the bottom of the large triangle on the fold, and cut. You will then need four of the outside triangles to complete your rectangle-shaped diamond block. The diamonds in the outside border were made this way with the tri-recs rulers.

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:19 AM
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Ooh, diamonds, that's a great idea. And a beautiful quilt. At first I thought the page was loading slow

So even though the description says "rectangle", this should be the right set?
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The set that I got is EZ Quilting designed by Darlene Zimmerman & Joy Hoffman. http://www.simplicity.com/c-938-quil...esize=99999999 You need to scroll down the page a bit.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by RainyBC View Post
The set that I got is EZ Quilting designed by Darlene Zimmerman & Joy Hoffman. http://www.simplicity.com/c-938-quil...esize=99999999 You need to scroll down the page a bit.
Yeah, that's the set I want. What I'm trying to figure out is if what's listed on Amazon includes both of the triangle rulers since it references a rectangle.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:46 AM
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Lucy, go back and read the ad, it says 2 piece. Should be what you want.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:07 PM
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I bought mine from Amazon. That set is what you want.
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I got my from Quilt House called TRI TOOL by Darlene Zimmerman & Joy Hoffman. Yes, there should always be two pieces. Bought mine over 2 decades ago.
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The one on Amazon is exactly like the one I have. You will have fun with it, but watch a video or two to make sure you are using it correctly. There are several good videos out there.
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I always wondered about the tri rec triangles, as what to do with them... Diamonds that's magic.. Maybe I'll purchase them for Xmas gift.. Thanks! I've seen them everywhere, Amazon, etsy.com, ebay.com all quilt shop online have them.. Eleanor burns..
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