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Looking for a ruler

Lilian

Re: Looking for a ruler
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2021, 19:40:22 PM »
Here this is it  :)
Willing but not always able :)

Alexp

Re: Looking for a ruler
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2021, 19:40:48 PM »
If you tape two standard pencils together they usually draw about 3/8 apart. Easier for curves than a rule too.

WendyW

Re: Looking for a ruler
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2021, 20:04:57 PM »
This is a vinyl tape made for putting on your quilting rulers. You use it to highlight the measurement you are using. Removes easily when you are done with that project.


Lilian

Re: Looking for a ruler
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2021, 20:12:03 PM »
This is a vinyl tape made for putting on your quilting rulers. You use it to highlight the measurement you are using. Removes easily when you are done with that project.

That's a good idea  :)
Willing but not always able :)

CraftyIrish

Re: Looking for a ruler
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2021, 21:01:55 PM »
Thank you all for all the great ideas.

@Lilian & @Ellabella
I seen one of them ones on amazon and bought it.
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Marniesews

Re: Looking for a ruler
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2021, 03:09:52 AM »
That's a great price @CraftyIrish  :) -- canny and crafty!

Sew Easy make some good tools and are always good value. I got grading rulers several years ago but nowhere near that price. One in metric (Clover 50cm) and one in imperial (Collins 18"). It took me ages to get hold of the latter but I've got pattern drafting books that use both systems so it's easier than converting all the time.
Trying to coax myself back into making rather than just looking and dreaming!

Lilian

Re: Looking for a ruler
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2021, 09:36:00 AM »
Thank you all for all the great ideas.

@Lilian & @Ellabella
I seen one of them ones on amazon and bought it.

It is only flimsy not one you would run a rotary cutter along. Purely for measuring and drawing circles and curves.
Willing but not always able :)

CraftyIrish

Re: Looking for a ruler
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2021, 09:56:13 AM »
It is only flimsy not one you would run a rotary cutter along. Purely for measuring and drawing circles and curves.
Yeah I read all the reviews on it but thats all I want it for is to measure with and the circle  thing is a bonus.
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CraftyIrish

Re: Looking for a ruler
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2021, 12:10:06 PM »
Used the ruler on the skirt lining I'm doing and I love it it makes marking so much faster.
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Lilian

Re: Looking for a ruler
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2021, 12:26:03 PM »
Glad you are pleased with it @CraftyIrish I always have mine to hand  :)
Willing but not always able :)

BrendaP

Re: Looking for a ruler
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2021, 12:50:51 PM »
If you tape two standard pencils together they usually draw about 3/8 apart. Easier for curves than a rule too.

@Alexp  No!
Two standard hexagonal pencils taped together produce line 1/4 inch apart.
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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