I’ve skipped a couple of weeks of blogging about my favorite tools so here are all of my previous posts so far if you want to catch up:
Today I wanted to mention acrylic rulers as a whole. I have tons of them and use them for all different purposes.
In addition to the workhorse 6″ x 12″ ruler which I use for cutting most of the pieces of my quilt, I like big square rulers and longer rulers to help block the corners of my quilts.
I use smaller square rulers for trimming small blocks and strips. The largest ruler I could find, an 8 1/2″ x 24″ ruler is great for cutting longer border strips and trimming the sides of a quilt before applying the binding.
I don’t carry any of the larger rulers because they are too hard to ship but I guess I can start stocking up on the smaller ones. My favorite specialty ruler set is called Tri-Recs. You can make awesome triangle blocks and half-square and half-rectangle blocks from them.
I used Tri-Recs when I designed one of my first quilt patterns, many years ago (and yes, it’s still waiting for me to put it in a professionally published format. For now, you can get a free version on my website).
Do you have a favorite ruler you’d like to share? I’m always on the lookout for nifty new tools!