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Thread: Traingle ruler that will work with OBW: where?

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    Hi guys,

    I'm about to start on my OBW soon...I know I can use any 60 degree ruler for this but, would really like a 60 degree equalaterial triangle ruler...I ordered one offline and it had the flat tip instead of the pointed ( totally bummed)
    I've searched joanns-hobby lobby etc and couldnt find one)...
    Does anyone knjow where I could order one offline?...Thanks bunches for any help

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    No idea about offline, but I ordered mine at Overstock.com. It was only about $8. Hope you find one soon!!

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    Thanks craftyone, Do you happen to know what brand it was? To narrow down my search..

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    I use Kaye Woods' Star Maker 6. I believe it is pointed on top but has a line showing you where the tip needs to be clipped. I got mine at her booth in Paducah one year but it should be on her website, too.

    Just curious, but why do you need the tip?

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    Cause after extensive research (lil laugh) ..I read that having the tip helped you line up your hexagons better.

    By the way, how do you like your Star Maker 6?...When I first started quilting/researching quilting ...I had seen a vid of kay woods making her tumbling blocks quilt...I fell in love with it...I ordered the pattern and whatever ruler it took to make it....
    I just searched all my stuff to see if it was the star maker 6...And couldnt find it anywhere grrr.. But, I do believe that was the one...I've yet to try it...I didn't find much on this site when searching Kaye woods..

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    Mine is a "Quilter's Rule" fabric gripping 6" equilateral 60 degree ruler. Their website is www.quiltersrule.com. Like I said in my earlier post, I found this for about $8 on Overstock.com. Hope this helps!

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    Actually, having that blunt end might make sewing these easier :D:D:D

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    really amma?... kewl, now I have to go reread where to place the blunt tip etc lol...Thanks guys..

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    You will still probably have the tip when you cut. How wide is the ruler you bought? If you are following the book, your strips are 3.75 inches. Most rulers (triangles) have horizontal lines on them so that you can align it with different size strips. If your ruler is taller (wider?) than 3.75 inches, then you will line it up and when you cut, you will still have your points, which are indeed needed when piecing the triangles.

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    the points on the triangles make it much easier to align your pieces. the star maker 6 works but doesn't have a 3 3/4 mark so i just measure down to were it would be and put a piece of masking take on to mark it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtisticDesign
    Cause after extensive research (lil laugh) ..I read that having the tip helped you line up your hexagons better.

    By the way, how do you like your Star Maker 6?...When I first started quilting/researching quilting ...I had seen a vid of kay woods making her tumbling blocks quilt...I fell in love with it...I ordered the pattern and whatever ruler it took to make it....
    I just searched all my stuff to see if it was the star maker 6...And couldnt find it anywhere grrr.. But, I do believe that was the one...I've yet to try it...I didn't find much on this site when searching Kaye woods..
    Problem number 1 is it is Kaye Wood-----no s.... Her site is:

    http://www.kayewood.com/kwtv.html

    Her rulers are here:

    http://www.kayewood.com/category/Rul..._Templates/c68

    Also the lack of tip keeps the bulk down in the very center and it makes it easier to line things up.

    She is the best kept secret. If you have her 3 Starmaker rulers you won't need anybody else's rulers. These 3 rulers cover every angle that a quilter uses except the wedge ones. I will figure out a way to use them on the Spiral table runner yet!

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    Great info guys, thanks so much...

    And I'm so glad you said that about Kaye Wood, coyotequilts.. I really did like her site, her vids and her rulers looked really " user friendly"... I will definitely test out the one I have soon and add the other Starmakers to my soon to get list..Now if only her pattern and or CD is that easy to use/watch lol.thanks again

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    I also agree, the blunt tip does make it a lot easier and looks nicer without all those big bumps.

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    [quote=CoyoteQuilts]
    Quote Originally Posted by ArtisticDesign
    Cause after extensive research (lil laugh) ..I read that having the tip helped you line up your hexagons better.

    Also the lack of tip keeps the bulk down in the very center and it makes it easier to line things up.

    While this is true for stars, it isn't true for the OBW's. You need those points to align the triangles, and it doesn't add to the bulk. I've made at least 4 of them. The first one I cut off about half the tips before I realized how much harder that made it to line things up. Just my NTBHO. You could ask k3n and Katrine, they are the queens of OBW's, but I'm pretty sure they will tell you not to cut off the points for your OBW.

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    I also have made some and found it much easier without the tip. I have tried both rulers (couldn't find one of them in a pile of fabric for awhile lol). It just goes to show that everyone is different even though we all have talent. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    While this is true for stars, it isn't true for the OBW's. You need those points to align the triangles, and it doesn't add to the bulk. I've made at least 4 of them. The first one I cut off about half the tips before I realized how much harder that made it to line things up. Just my NTBHO. You could ask k3n and Katrine, they are the queens of OBW's, but I'm pretty sure they will tell you not to cut off the points for your OBW.
    So totally true. This isn't HST work.

    AD, whatever you do, don't trim off the tips of the triangles for an OBW. You will want all of them on, for lining up the triangles and later the strips. It's fun making an OBW, and a ton more fun when the assembly goes smoothly and you can focus on playing with your design. :thumbup:

    Re rulers, for OBW I use a clearview triangle super 60 ruler and really like it.

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    [quote=salmonsweet]
    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Re rulers, for OBW I use a clearview triangle super 60 ruler and really like it.
    Hey Salmon, May I ask, here did you purchase your clearview ruler? Thanks

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    Thank you, Sharon, for the Kaye Wood (no s) link. I was in a hurry and didn't look it up.

    ArtisticDesign--I love the Star Maker 6. I was hand piecing a Grandmother's Flower Garden at the time and using Kay's method of cutting the hexagons so was specifically looking for her booth that year. I also want the Star Maker 8 but don't have a project in mind yet but when I do--her ruler will be the one I buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtisticDesign

    Hey Salmon, May I ask, here did you purchase your clearview ruler? Thanks
    Uh well, I'm in the UK so not sure how much my shopping info will help you! :) I bought mine online, from cottonpatch.co.uk. If you google "clearview triangle super 60" you should be able to find US online shops that sell it. But I thought you said you wanted offline sources, so...

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    Well darn, I have a pretty big bucket list and now I think my Starmaker/tumbling blocks project just jumped above my Betty Boop quilt Ha!( if I can find the darn thing lol)....Thanks so much for your input ladies

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    Salmonsweet, If I could find one locally..I'd be all over it... But yes, purchasing online is not a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtisticDesign
    Salmonsweet, If I could find one locally..I'd be all over it... But yes, purchasing online is not a problem
    I know how you feel. I'd love the shop that sells all the stuff I come up with wanting to play around with! No such thing near me unfortunately... I'm probably just not mainstream enough :roll: :lol:

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    I just Googled the Clearview Super60 ruler that I used for my OBW and thought it worked great. I got it at my LQS.

    http://www.thefind.com/crafts/info-s...-view-triangle

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    Sweeet you guys, thank you so much for all the links! I'm really excited about starting on the OBW...Soon as I finish up the promised christmas present -quilt/wallhanging.

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