Friday, 24 November 2017

Handiquilter Ruler of the Month -

This ruler for this month is the Line Grid Ruler
Absolutely LOVE this ruler!

Finally the answer to my inability to do a grid just with a ruler. I have tried to do a grid with a straight ruler many times following the markings on the ruler. Without fail my grid ends up visibly inaccurate...just cannot align the ruler properly, it seems. So I was interested in this ruler and whether it would work better for me.

Definitely does!
I managed this simple grid (placed diagonally across) with relative ease and looking at it, it looks accurately spaced at 1/2in intervals and my lines are very straight. This is a bit exciting. While I will still do my larger grids with the stencil I have, for smaller sections this is ideal. The ruler is larger and you have a good grip on it when doing your lines...really like this one. Will try the different angles which are strategically placed across the ruler for ease of alignment next. 

Karin

2 comments:

  1. Very interesting. Grids are also a challenge for me, unless I do the traditional marking. Do you think this ruler would work well on a traditional domestic sit down machine? If so, I'll definitely pick one up and give it a try.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

    PS - I just received my order of rulers by Gina Perkes, that are on sale at The Quilt Show site. Haven't yet played with them, but I'm looking forward to it.

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  2. Oh, that looks really interesting. Is there any video to see how it works?
    Greetings, Rike

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