I am so excited to be blogging at Moda…the Cutting Table! They asked if I would talk about one of my rulers. I said: of course, I would LOVE to! So, I decided to blog about my latest ruler, Fit to be Quarter 6.5 & Companion.
This is one of my favorite rulers because not only does it square up quarter square triangles, it can be used to square up 1/2 square triangles, combination units and a variety of different flip corners.
So, here we go!
Quarter Square Triangles:
I actually designed this ruler to trim quarter square triangles but as you will see, it does much more.
First, line up the diagonal line from top right to bottom left. Next, line up the other diagonal line that goes from top left to bottom right on the size that you are trimming the piece to. In this sample, it would be 4″.
Rotate the piece and line up the cut edge exactly on the 4″ line of the ruler.
First, line up the diagonal line that goes from the top left to the bottom right on the size that you want to trim to. For example, 4 1/2″. Also, line up the box that the square fits in which is half the size that you are trimming to, in this case 2 1/4″ Trim.
Rotate, line up the piece on 4 1/2″ and trim.
This is where the Companion ruler comes in. You need both rulers to do flip corners.
First, cut the size of piece that you want for your main piece. For example, 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. You also need to cut a triangle cut from a square, diagonally once. In this example 3 1/4″. Don’t worry all measurements for all the pieces are included in the instructions.
Using the Companion, line up the 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece on the ruler with the end hanging out, as shown. Trim the excess piece.
For the mirror image, do the other side as shown or put wrong sides together and trim two at once.
Sew the triangle cut from a square onto the piece. Lay your ruler so that the 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ lines on the ruler are on your piece and the 2 1/2″ diagonal line is along the seam. Trim.
Do the same for the mirror image.
You can also do flip corners on a square as follows:
Start with the size of square you need. In this case 4 1/2″. Using the Companion ruler, cut off the top two edges.
Sew on the triangles cut from the squares
On the Fit to be Quarter 6.5 ruler, line up 4 1/2″ on your piece . Trim the two sides.
Rotate and trim the last side.
You can leave it as is or you can repeat this to make a square in a square using flip corners.
Four different flip corners units.
The more I work with this ruler, the more uses I can find. Hope you enjoyed learning about the Fit to be Quarter 6.5 & Companion!
Also, all my rulers come with instructions for piecing the various units, what sizes to cut your pieces and a free pattern.
I will be giving away one of my set of my rulers to one lucky winner!
To enter please leave a comment about what your favorite notion is.
You will have until September 30th at midnight to comment. All winners will be randomly selected and announced on Moda…The Cutting Table Blog on October 2nd.
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