Monday, 22 January 2018

Handiquilter Ruler of the Month Club - The Ditch Ruler

We received our last ruler in the six month series - the Ditch Ruler
It is about 6in long from straight line to straight line and 2.5in wide. See those little knobs at the end? This is similar to the Versa tool, however it is more rounded and the ruler foot just fits neatly into that. 
Well, what can it do? Obviously stitch in the ditch with those knobs being exactly 1/4in...perfect for alignment. I also like this size of ruler as it just fits your hand, something I have found important to me when working with rulers.

Some samples of the curves on the end
The curves fit exactly into a 5in block , but are also easy to use in a 4 1/2in block to make those continuous line designs. I actually found it easier to use than the slice ruler which was the first ruler in the series. Also discovered that it makes a rather nice wavy line which would be perfect as a spine line for feathers in a more narrow border, like you would have on a table runner.

Very nice ruler!

This is the end of the first Ruler of the month club. Handiquilter already has started the Ruler of the Month Club 2 with another six rulers for the next half year. Each month a new ruler is released (via participating retailers) with an accompanying video on the Handiquilter site. Even if you do not have a Handiquilter machine, it is still great information on how to use rulers in general. I did have a really good look at the second Ruler Club but decided to give that a miss as I do not want to start a ruler collection for the sake of it, but concentrate on the rulers that I will most likely use.

Here is a link to the previous Ruler of the Month Club which shows all of the previous rulers. Also, if you want to see them in action there is a very good video with Jane Hauprich as the guest quilter in Handiquilter Live demonstrating how she used all of those rulers in a sampler of designs. All of those rulers are now available for purchase, I believe.

Karin

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a versatile tool, certainly perfect for in the ditch or straight lines. Thanks for showing the picture of the ruler too. It definitely has the best grid marks, for such a ruler, that I've seen, making it far more versatile.

    Darlene

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