Hex N More and Sidekick Rulers

National Sewing Month 2013

I’m Julie of Jaybird Quilts the designer behind the Hex N More and Sidekick Rulers. Today I’m here to tell you a bit more about my rulers. I released the Hex N More last year and just released the Sidekick one month ago.

The two rulers allow you to rotary cut a variety of shapes from strips for fast & fun quiltmaking. They can work independently or as a pair.

The Hex N More cuts 4 shapes in 4 sizes. Hexagons, Triangles, Half Hexagons and Jewels.

The Sidekick cuts 3 shapes in 4 sizes. Triangles, Half Triangles and Diamonds.

The Sidekick Ruler also has its own hashtag printed directly on the ruler.
Here is a screen shots from Instagram on my iPhone of #SidekickRuler. I love seeing what quilters make with my rulers and patterns & hashtags make it so easy to follow along!

Both rulers come with full color instructions just like my patterns.

Currently I have designed 10 patterns using the Hex N More.

Currently I have designed 3 patterns with the brand new Sidekick Ruler.

I also have a few new patterns in the works that will be released at fall quilt market using the Hex N More and Sidekick Rulers!!

Last year I showed how to cut a Hexagon with the Hex N More. Today I’m going to show you how you can cut Triangles, Half Triangles and Diamonds all from one strip of fabric with the Sidekick Ruler.

1. I started with a 3 1/2″ x WOF strip. Align the Sidekick Ruler as shown and trim fabric on the right to create an angled cut.

2. Rotate fabric strip 180° and align ruler as shown. Cut on right side to get a diamond.

3. Continue working your way down the strip cutting diamonds with no waste.

4. Next up is the Triangle. Flip the ruler towards you and align as shown. Cut to create a triangle.

5. Flip the ruler back up to cut the next triangle. Repeat to cut as many triangles as you need.

6. Last is the Half Triangle. Align the ruler as shown and cut to create a Half Triangle.

7. Rotate the ruler back 180° to continue cutting half triangles.

8. The result is all 3 shapes from one strip. The Sidekick can cut shapes with 1″, 2″, 3″ & 4″ finished heights.

9. To cut left & right half triangles at the same time you will want to start with two layers of fabric wrong sides together.

10. Square off the edge and remove the selvages.

11. Rotate the fabric strip 180°  and align the ruler as shown.

12. Cut along the right side to create and left and right half triangle.

13. The result is that each cut creates mirror image half triangles.

I’m excited to share my new patterns with you soon at Fall International Quilt Market!


We will be giving away a Hex N More Ruler and a Sidekick Ruler to one lucky winner! To enter please leave a comment—tell us which of the Hex N More or Sidekick patterns above is your favorite and why.

You will have until September 30 at midnight to comment. All winners will be randomly selected and announced on Moda…The Cutting Table Blog on October 2. Make sure to visit the blog every day for the opportunity to win each giveaway!

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382 comments on “Hex N More and Sidekick Rulers

  1. DebrafromMD says:

    I love Snacktime. The colors in the pattern are great, but this design would look good in many different fabrics.

  2. Heidi says:

    Absolutely love the Science Fair pattern! It is so fun and looks great in all kinds of colors.

  3. Framma says:

    I like Toes in the Sand. I love anything to do with the beach!

  4. I love the WonTon, I’m not sure why, it just popped out at me and I keep going back to it.

  5. Barbara says:

    I love Science Fair !

  6. JulieQ says:

    Love Giggles – one of the cutest quilts and always makes me smile. All of Julie’s patterns are great!

  7. Margaret says:

    I’m lovin’ the Hex and More ruler. Once I saw a few of the patterns (Rock Candy & Candy Dish in particular), I realized that this ruler is almost essential in a quilter’s collection.

  8. mama dub says:

    Science Fair is a fun quilt. Lots of possibilities with colors. I also like the Candy Dish pillows. So cute!

  9. Karen says:

    The Candy Dish pillow is my favorite. Love the rulers, too. Thanks for sharing.

  10. yorkie mom says:

    Love Northern Lights! I live in Morthern Michigan where they are absolutely beautiful. The quilt/pattern is georgous and would make a great way to allow me to see them daily.

  11. scottylover says:

    I love Rock Candy because it reminds me of my childhood and summer vacations. We always seemed to go somewhere fun that sold rock candy. That was my favorite thing to get because I didn’t get it at home.

    Sandy A

  12. Dorian says:

    I have your hex n more ruler and just love it. Would love to have the Sidekick too. My favorite pattern is Tiny Dancer. I just love how it flows together.

  13. Allison says:

    I love those rulers! So useful! And, because I used to teach science, my favorite pattern is Science Fair.

  14. I love science fair, it reminds me of tetris only with hexagons 🙂

  15. Love your patterns and rulers. I have been looking at the toes in the sand pattern. Thanks for showing how the ruler works. Sandra

  16. Dayle H Los says:

    OH! I want to learn to use these rulers.

  17. sunny5597 says:

    I have to say Rock Candy is my favorite. but I really like the Tiny Dancer also. Thanks for the great tutorial and this awesome giveaway! 🙂

  18. DeborahGun says:

    I love the Science Fair pattern – it is unusual, and the example made up uses architextures 🙂

  19. Bonnie says:

    I love Toes in the Sand – it looks very intriguing to make and it turned out beautiful! I have seen the hex ruler before but did not realize how it worked. Thanks for the tutorial!

  20. Anita says:

    Northern Lights is my favorite, since I come from a part of the world where N.L. brightens up the night sky at winter time.

  21. Melissa says:

    I like how Candy Dish has the two variations with the use of light and dark fabrics.

  22. My favorite Hex-n-More pattern is Snack Time.

    My favorite Sidekick pattern (love love love this one) is Rock Candy. I want to try that one in Christmas colors.

  23. tpott says:

    Rock candy is my favorite, it’s looks like a star radiating outward. Love it!

  24. Regina says:

    I love Toes in the Sand – it really plays with the variety you can create with the Hex-N-More ruler. LOVE this ruler – can’t wait to get the Sidekick!

  25. Tiff Blakey says:

    I have to pick just one? Fine. Science Fair. I like the negative space.

  26. Kay says:

    I love Science Fair, it is simple and stunning at the same time. I also like that you get to see it made up in 2 different colourways. Thanks for an amazing giveaway. Crossing fingers and toes for this one.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  27. Kim says:

    Why do I have to pick just one? They are all so pretty. My choice would be Lotus. I saw Julie’s actual samples recently and love the pattern.

  28. Sheila says:

    I love toes in the sand , just a real fun quilt . These rulers look wonderful and I can see would save a person a lot of time . Thanks for the chance ,

  29. martha says:

    I HAVE ENJOYED Science Fair and Sand In Your Toes is my fave!

  30. Mary says:

    I like Tiny Dancer. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Mary

  31. i love tiny dancer and lotus, and am doing the toes in the sand bom now 🙂

  32. Sandy Smith says:

    I love the patterns. Lots of wish list items!

  33. Hi Julie,
    Toes in the Sand was on display this summer in Sisters, Oregon at their local fabric store. It is a great quilt. But I think if I had to choose it would be Tiny Dancer. You’ve captured so much movement in this design.
    Pam

  34. Toni Stone says:

    I love tiny dancer.

  35. Lisaj says:

    Wow! So much gorgeousness right here! My fav is the Seaside!

  36. northern lights has to be a favorite. Hopefully will be able to start quilt similar to that one

  37. Lisa Marie says:

    I like Northern Lights. It has great movement and is very unique.

  38. Joan H. says:

    I like Rock Candy the most for its lovely colors and interesting pattern.

  39. Elin says:

    Northern Light is my favorite because it is modern and simple and also because also because I live where I can see the northern lights 🙂

  40. Gwen says:

    I like the toes in the sand pattern.
    Love the design and appreciate the
    idea, of showcasing the different
    ways the ruler, could be used. Thank
    you for the chance to win.

  41. Pinspot says:

    I like candy dish, science fair, toes in the sand… They are all pretty great!

  42. Science Fair is my favorite. Like the asymmetry and all the negative space for quilting.

  43. CathyK says:

    I really like Candy Dish! I love the modern feel to it and the design of the pattern! Thank you for the chance!

  44. I’ve not seen either ruler but I can sure see the value of the Sidekick.

  45. JoanG says:

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  46. JoanG says:

    I love these rulers and they really need to be I’m tool box. My favorite pattern is the Candy dish. Love how different it looks when the lights and darks are switched.

  47. Gill says:

    I like Snack time! I love the colours you used and the negative space!

  48. Sew Simply says:

    I love the sidekick ruler! I was thinking of buying one, but winning would be awesome too! Also, seaside is such a fun chevron pattern – would love to make it. 😉

  49. Terri U says:

    Northern Lights. I like that is looks very modern.

  50. JANET says:

    I like the Lotus quilt. Beautiful quilting and piecing.

  51. Melissa says:

    I love your Giggles pattern. It is perfect for making quilts for little ones!

  52. Debra Yates says:

    I just love Rock Candy they are so colorful and pretty. I could see these all over the house on tables, dressers, you name it. They would also be great gifts. Sure hope I win cause I have 2 quilts to make that I need both these rulers for diamonds Hexis and triangles.

  53. I just love giggles!

  54. KatheG says:

    Seaside!!! And love the Sidekick! Thanks for all your talent.

  55. Jacklynn says:

    I like the Lotus pattern – you can highlight one or two large scale prints and the triangles can coordinate to that. I like the large blocks also. Thanks for the give away!

  56. Rachell says:

    I have a hard time deciding between Rock Candy and Snack Time. I love the hexies created with Snack Time–great illusions! And I love stars, and Rock Candy shines. (the quilting is just adorable on the pattern quilt photos, too!)
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  57. Amy says:

    I love science fair and candy dish. thank you for a chance to win. thank you for the tutorial.

  58. I love toes in the sand. . although tiny dancer is a close second. Love how the fabric can play within these designs.

  59. Lynda says:

    Just one? No No No, give me Lotus, tiny dancer and seaside. I am currently doing the toes in the sand BOM and love it, the fabric choices for this from the fat quarter shop are perfect.

  60. SewCalGal says:

    All your designs are absolutely visually stimulating, but Jawbreaker is probably one that I’ve been drooling over for the longest time.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  61. Kathie says:

    Right now, I would have to say “Giggles”. Who wouldn’t want their quilt smiling at the recipient!

  62. Jeanie says:

    I really like the Northern Lights because of it’s bold simplicity. I’d like it in warm colors too, like fire and lightning. Thanks for the giveaways!

  63. Loris says:

    I’m a fan of Toes in the Sand 🙂

  64. Barbe says:

    i love my hex and more ruler, and the new one looks fun too. i’m really liking Toes in the Sand and am building up the fabrics to make the quilt.

  65. Laura Fedewa says:

    I love the Science Fair pattern! So modern and fun!

  66. CindyB says:

    My favorite is Tiny Dancer. The design just dances!

  67. I like Science Fair because of all that interesting negative space. But they all look excellent!

  68. Rosa says:

    All are fabulous.Only one? Science Fair .

  69. My favorite pattern is Candy Dish. When I look at the stars it makes, I think of Christmas. My favorite time of the year!

  70. I love Rock Candy….remind me of my mom who used to make our won candy!

  71. I honestly can not pick just one so here are my top 3…….Jawbreaker, Candy Dish, and Tiny Dancer. The Hex n More ruler is on top of my Christmas list this year. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

  72. Sally says:

    They are all great, but Snack Time is my favorite. It would look great with a variety of fabrics themes. Both rulers are wonderful.

  73. Cindi says:

    My favorite pattern is the Science is Fun? I have the Hex n More ruler but haven’t used it yet. More incentive to try it, thanks.

  74. Gina S. says:

    Rock Candy. I just love the color comb!

  75. Gloria says:

    CandyDishis my favourite pattern- though Wonton is a very close second choice.

  76. Sonia B says:

    I love the new Giggles pattern. Awesome rulers. Thanks for the chance.

  77. I love Rock Candy..I like the colors and absolutely love anything with a black background. Your ruler makes it look so easy. Thank you for sharing.

  78. Beth says:

    Lotus is wonderful–the blocks have great impact, and I can imagine the different “personalities” that different fabrics would bring.

  79. My favorite is Lotus, it has a wonderful secondary pattern.

  80. I’d love to win your amazing rulers! Snack Time is really calling my name. ☺

    Thanks a bunch for a chance to win your awesome giveaway!

  81. M.W. says:

    Snack time and science fair are my favorites.
    Shawn

  82. Linda says:

    I like Science Fair. It’s a fun spin on the traditional Flower Garden.

  83. Susan Smith says:

    My favorite is Snack Time because it looks so happy and fun!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  84. Man! What a tough question!!! I guess if I could only pick one it would be Toes in the Sand. I see it as a BOM and great teaching quilt. I like Northern Lights too because it’s so wonky and has interesting movement. Then there’s Tiny Dancer. I like that one because it has that tessalation feel and I love tessalating designs. Would love to win a set of your rulers to play with :-).

  85. hueisei says:

    I like the Snack Time. So pretty.

  86. Aliceart says:

    Tiny Dancer – I love those dancing dark triangle! Thank you for the chance to win these wonderful rulers!!!

  87. Oh please!!! Northern Lights!

  88. I love Toes in the Sand. The colors in yours plus what seems to be an endless array of possibilities within each of the “toes” are inspiring.

  89. Michele T says:

    I needed these rulers last week…maybe I wouldn’t have wasted 10 FQs 🙁 oh well… Live and learn as they say! Loving all those patterns but my favorite is Giggles!!!

  90. Melissa says:

    I love Rock Candy! I can just picture it made up in Christmas colors and used as a table topper!

  91. I love my hex n more ruler. I made Tiny Dancer for a friend’s new baby, and then used the extra strips left over to make a table runner, using six half hexagons to make each of the three hexagons. Turned out great!

  92. EllenB says:

    I like the intracacy of Toes in the Sand, but it was hard to pick just one favorite!

  93. Heather says:

    Toes in the sand is the coolest pattern. Not only is it modern, but a BOM as well. could try all the different techniques/cuts with the ruler

  94. Rosemary says:

    Rock Candy would be my choice with the SideKick ruler. I love the hex shape and I would make it in bright solids or a Christmas print. Love Tiny Dancers as well. Too many choices! Great giveaway and thanks.

  95. Barbara McD says:

    I am about the most “traditional” person you will probably meet – but I would definitely give “modern quilting” a whirl if I won these rulers!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  96. GrnEyedSpam says:

    Candy Dish is one of my favorite patterns and I would love to make it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  97. Martina says:

    I love tiny dancer. Reminds me of snowflakes.

  98. I like Tiny Dancer the best–love the spinning effect! I can see that I will need to get these rulers–so many possibilities!

  99. Lorraine says:

    Lotus is my favorite….can’t really say why…maybe I’m intrigued with the way the pieces fit together.

  100. Jowyn Jenson says:

    I really like snack time the colours are just so lovely.

  101. All of the patterns are beautiful, but if I had to pick just one it would be Wonton. To be honest, I would like to try them all!

  102. debra says:

    Tiny dancer just popped out as i scrolled thru them, i am not sure if it was the color combo or the design would love to try your new rulers out at this time do not have them thanks fopr the chance to win

  103. These are all such nice patterns it is hard to choose but I keep going back to the Northern Lights as I like that zig zag look and the use of solid colors. Great rulers! Hope my Quilt shop gets them soon.

  104. Marianne says:

    I like Seaside for the movement!

  105. Kathryn says:

    I like Seaside because I like zigzag designs. Love your designs, Julie. Kathie L in Allentown

  106. bluebear says:

    Love Northern Lights – the colors are right up my alley.

  107. Kay says:

    I really like the Jawbreaker pattern as I like anything with hexagons, especially big ones.

  108. phegland says:

    Rock Candy is very striking and Science Fair is just fun. It’s hard to choose between the two looks.

  109. Nancy Angelo says:

    The Wonton, Lotus and Candy Dish pillows are my favorites. I’ve been looking for a quilt that would appeal to my 16 year old granddaughter. I’ve been doing so much with reproduction fabric the past couple years and she is not into history at this point in life.
    I’ve got to get your rulers, I hope I’m the winner.

  110. Carol says:

    My favourite is Rock Candy. The size is very ‘doable’ and would make great gifts. It’s unusual, but I think it would appeal to everyone.

  111. Darlene B says:

    I think the Hex N More ruler is my favorite because I absolutely love the Tasty Table Runner!!

  112. Jean in AZ says:

    Toes in the Sand … my all time favorite design … in PB&J!

  113. Debbie B says:

    I really love Seaside. Diamonds always look like you did a lot of work. Hopefully the ruler makes it easier.

  114. Lisa says:

    I’m torn between Northern Lights and Snack Time. I like the rainbow effect in Northern Lights–and I also like the contrast between white and bright colors in Snack Time.

  115. Melissa says:

    I like Science fair… probably mostly because of the fabrics – but who doesn’t love hexagons? 🙂

  116. Kerry Young says:

    Rock Candy – the colours are great

  117. Scoence Fair! I love that it’s a hexie quilt, but that ot’s not ALL hexies 🙂

  118. Tanya says:

    I love snack time especially the bright fun colours!

  119. Donna Phelps says:

    I have admired both these rulers for some time but I especially LOVE the Sidekick Ruler. It has so many possibilities.My favorite pattern would be Tiny Dancer.

  120. Karen says:

    I have admired the jawbreaker pillow for a while, but candy dish keeps popping up on Pinterest. I also like science fair.

  121. Linda says:

    HELLO,love “Rock Candy” for its shape and beauty and want to make it soon!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

  122. Sewmaggi says:

    Science Fair! I want to make my granddaughter a honey bee quilt and these hexagons would be the BEST!

  123. cbooth says:

    Rock candy is so cute!

  124. JoAnne says:

    “Snack Time” is my favorite pattern, it’s just so cheery!

    By the way, I love your Hex N More ruler! I just used it for making the shapes of the foliage of the trees I’m making for blocks. So handy for so many things. Thank you!

  125. Sandy D says:

    Rock Candy is my favorite. I would do it in the colors shown.They are awesome.

  126. barb says:

    I love them all, but if i have to pick one, it would be lotus. babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

  127. memeenh says:

    I love the pillow jawbreaker and the pretty table runner, Tasty is on my wish list.

  128. Another great ruler. All the patterns are great.

  129. Cathy says:

    I love Rock Candy….I want to make a quilt for my bed with this pattern!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    I have several of your patterns….just need the rulers!! 🙂

  130. Nita says:

    I’d say Science Fair as I haven’t seen anything quite like this – very original, I thought.

  131. Janet M says:

    I think Giggles would be fun to make. I’ve been admiring chevron patterns lately.

  132. Mary K says:

    How can I choose just one? I want to make them all! I like the different options you can do with the rulers. I no longer buy things that are a single use ruler. Good product.

  133. LeAnne says:

    I really like Science Fair because of the asymmetrical look to it, and the hexagons of course.

  134. giggles says:

    I love Giggles. Ya wanna know why? It’s my blogging moniker!

  135. B Greene says:

    I absolutely love Tiny Dancer because of all the movement in the quilt. Really impactful!

  136. Pam says:

    Julie’s patterns are understandable, accurate and clearly written and illustrated. I so appreciate her efforts! And her rulers make it so easy – thanks Julie!

  137. SKM says:

    Love tiny dancer with the non traditional edge!

  138. Nancy says:

    I like the Science Fair because of it abstractness….
    thanks…

  139. JoyceLM says:

    Giggles is my favorite. They look like open books, which I love since I’m a retired librarian. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  140. bairdmtn says:

    Rock Candy, Candy Dish and Giggles are my favorites! Please don’t make me choose my favorite!! I just can’t!

  141. Alli says:

    I love Candy Dish! The star pattern that the little print triangles make is really pretty. 🙂

  142. Northern Lights caught my eye the first time I saw it, and it’s still my favorite; I’d love to make it for ME!

  143. Snack Time is my favourite 🙂 Looks like a fab tool 🙂

  144. I love the Hex N More Ruler! All of the quilts are ADORABLE, but if I had to choose, candy dish is my favorite!

  145. paige says:

    I love tiny dancer. It looks like such a complicated quilt.

  146. I love them all BUT Giggles just makes me smile everytime I say it 🙂

  147. I love them all BUT Giggles just makes me smile :).

  148. Candy Dish simple and elegant pattern.

  149. Miranda P says:

    Whichever ruler will help me make the “Seaside” quilt is the one I would like to own! Thanks for the opportunity and creating rulers to make beautiful projects!

  150. PK Sews says:

    I love your jawbreaker pillow! It provides a great way to showcase leftover bits of cherished fabric in a stylish way. What versatile rulers! Thanks for the giveaway!

  151. Sandy says:

    Next of your patterns I am going to make is Giggles. I can see it in so many other fabrics and color ways, and they’d all look great.

  152. Kim M says:

    I like Science Fair for the asymmetrical, more abstract look. Plus, being an engineer, it speaks to my nerdy side! 🙂

  153. Cecilia says:

    I love Snack Time, because it reminds me of life savers and I love the shape of the rings.

  154. Karen says:

    I haven’t used either ruler, but I have been itching to use the Hex n’ more ruler to make either Candy Dish, Toes in the Sand, or Tiny Dancer for a while now.

  155. sewsezme says:

    I love them all, but Giggles is my favorite, followed closely by Lotus.

  156. nanasharon says:

    I love all the patterns, but especially Science Fair. It brings back good memories of all the science fair projects my youngest had when he was in school. I also appreciate the tutorial, since sometimes I’m not sure I can figure out how to use new rulers. They both seem easy so I can hardly wait to purchase them.

  157. maggie says:

    Love Candy Dish. But Giggles is also a close second.
    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

  158. Kris says:

    I think that Toes in the Sand would make a beautiful quilt, but love them all.

  159. Rock Candy is my favorite so far. But I say that everytime you come out with a pattern. Thank you for the giveaway.

  160. It’s hard to pick a fave with so many outstanding patterns! I’ll pick Science Fair since I’ve always loved hexies. Giggles is a close favorite due to the unusual setting of the diamonds. They are both great modern versions with traditional shapes.

  161. Melanie says:

    I love Sciene Fair…maybe it’s because I’m a chemistry nerd 🙂

  162. BizyStitches says:

    All the projects are wonderful, but when I came to “Giggles” it made me smile. I would love to win and have a blast playing with all the ways to cut fabric. Thanks.

  163. Barbara H says:

    I love Wonton and Rock Candy!

  164. Catherine says:

    Snack Time is my favorite!!!! Love it!!! I can see it in solids, or batiks, and even 30s fabrics!!! So many options that will have so many different looks!

  165. Anne says:

    My favorite pattern is Wonton, love how it shows off the fabrics.
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

  166. Lisa says:

    I like “Toes in the sand” the most of all! I remember when you made it!

  167. Rhonda Davis says:

    I love the Rock Candy pattern…diamonds are a girl’s best friend plus I’m a hexie freak! The bright colors on the black background really pop!

  168. sbsudbury says:

    I love the new giggles pattern because I think it would make a great one for our charity quilt program.

  169. queenopearls says:

    Oh I love the Northern Lights pattern with the Hex and more ruler. So sophisticated and graphic. I adore the Seaside pattern with the Sidekick ruler. The pattern looks like an accordion fold book. How fun is that?
    thanks!
    Christina in Cleveland

  170. Jo says:

    I think Science Fair is my favorite

  171. Lisa Rogers says:

    I love snack time and rock candy. The colors are so vivid and exciting. I would be so excited to win your rulers. They would make cutting so much easier. Thank you for the giveaway.

  172. NancyB85374 says:

    I really like The Lotus pattern. It is so. Different than any other pattern I have seen. It has such movement.
    NancyB in AZ
    Nabrodeur85374@hotmail

  173. I like Science Fair best, both because the name rustles up all kinds of childhood memories, and because I think it would make an exquitite honeycomb/bee quilt, done in yellows and golds and creams.

  174. kristin says:

    Love Science Fair! Its asymmetrical design appeals to me.

  175. Janelle says:

    Science fair is the one that is hitting me today. I think it could make a super cute quilt for my little guy.

  176. Tina Short says:

    Science Fair for me too – it seems to strike a chord with so many of us.
    A great mix of traditional and modern.

  177. Chancy says:

    I love Science Fair cuz I’m a scientist and it reminds me of cyclic hydrocarbon rings.

  178. Nancy says:

    I like Toes in the Sand because it reminds me of vacations in Florida

  179. Allison C says:

    I like snack time. I love hexagon shapes, bright colors, and white so this quilt is perfect!

  180. Karen says:

    I really like Science Fair.

  181. I like Snack Time. Reminds me of fruit loops 🙂

  182. Dianne Giles says:

    I really like the Seaside pattern because it looks like a Concertina! Thanks for the Chance, Dianne

  183. Margaret says:

    I like Snacktime. Love the layoutand all the colors. Makes me think of candy when I am looking at like a bag of gummy bears. Thanks for sharing.

  184. Nana Jo says:

    I have a hard time picking a favorite. I’ve made Chopsticks, Ballerina and am doing Toes in the Sand at a local quilt shop.

  185. Really hard to choose as I like all the patterns. 🙂

    My favorites are Toes In The Sand and Seaside.

    🙂 Linda

  186. Ella says:

    I love Science Fair.

  187. Alicia says:

    I like science fair! Its something scientific I can easily understand!

  188. Cindy says:

    I can’t decide between Rock Candy and Northern Lights. There are others I like too.

  189. Tamie says:

    Tiny Dancer is one of my favorites.

  190. Diane Walli says:

    Love “Toes in the Sand”!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  191. Kathy H says:

    Wonton is my favorite. The more I look at it, the more different shapes I see.

  192. Emily C says:

    I love rock candy. The shape is a complex star. I’m a big star fan. I also love that they are made from little diamonds, so cool. I loved rock candy as a child, so the name doesn’t hurt either =)

  193. Several patterns appeal to me a lot, but if I can only pick one, it’s probably Science Fair.
    Thanks for this article, and for the giveaway.

    dezertsuz at gmail

  194. Kelly says:

    I really like Giggles, but I am fascinated by Rock Candy. I’d love tp try that!

  195. SarahQuilts says:

    I live the science fair pattern. (And I have the ruler, so I should get to work on it!

    Sarah

  196. Donna Baker says:

    Congrats on your new ruler! i love the rock candy table topper it is stunning!

  197. klstitches says:

    I love Science Fair and Lotus – I purchased both of those patterns. I have not yet made them, but can’t wait to do so. I love seeing your booth at the shows, and love to see young people getting into the quilting world! Good Job Julie!

  198. I like the herringbone effect of the Tasty table runner. Very pretty!

  199. SueAnn W says:

    I am in love with the pattern Candy Dish. What can I say I like hexies!

    I have a new computer and am still trying to figure things out….so If I’m lucky enough to win please use skeetersaw@comcast.net to contact me

  200. Nolita says:

    I’ve loved Northern Lights since I first laid eyes on it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  201. bookworm says:

    I love so many of these quilts! Tiny Dancer is one of my faves. Great rulers.

  202. Sally in WA says:

    Jaybird Quilts are one of my fav designers. I love the modern sensibilities. My favorite pattern is Northern Lights…It’s on my quilting bucket list!

  203. Unknown says:

    I love the Snack Time pattern! It seems like a great way to use small quantities of different fabrics.

  204. KT says:

    Look at all those rulers can do!

  205. I’d love to make the Rock Candy topper. I have it saved in my Etsy faves to buy very soon! Winning these would make it a no-brainier. I’ve seen some on Instagram using your hash tag chart (thanks for that!). It made it so easy.

  206. Laura B says:

    I love the “Candy Dish” pillows and how the white/colors are reversed in both. They look completely different from each other!

  207. QuiltRx says:

    It’s hard to pick just one! I think Science Fair is my favorite.

  208. Vicky P says:

    They all look wonderful, guess I would start with giggles. Thanks for sharing.

  209. Ann in NC says:

    The Hex and More ruler is loads of fun to play with! I am anxious to try the sidekick ruler. Since I have made/or making a couple of the hex and more pattersn, I will pick Rock Candy and Giggles for your new ruler! Keep up the good work! Can’t wait to see your new things for market.

  210. Marie Chat says:

    I love ‘Candy Dish’ and how each one is the mirror image of the other. They’d make a great pair of pillows to decorate with! Thanks

  211. Thetamc says:

    Rock Candy caught my eye; thinking of various colorways to include in quilt blocks.

  212. Chiska says:

    Giggles and Seaside are my favorites. Thanks for the chance!

  213. Jennifer says:

    Science Fair is my favorite, it is just striking.

  214. Lesley says:

    Love the Candy Dish Pillow Pattern! Love the shapes and colors you used and would love to win a ruler!

  215. Nancy in IN says:

    I love Tasty as I do table runners. The tools/rulers are exciting to do; they will do so much. Now to learn how. Hope I win one

  216. Debbie says:

    I love Snacktime. All the bright agencies just make me smile!

  217. Jan Baker says:

    My favorite is Candy Dish. I have really been into stars a lot lately and these stars are just perfect.

  218. I really like the Candy Dish pattern. It’s amazing how you can get two totally different looks from just inverting the fabric choices. Thanks for the giveaway!

  219. It’s so hard to choose just one but it’s a tie between Lotus and Tiny Dancer. Have wanted the Hex N More ruler for so long and now want the Sidekick too.

  220. Hmmm… Science Fair? Toes in the Sand? Snack Time? And then there are those adorable Candy Dish pillows! Hard to choose!

  221. Hex N More would be my first choice for ruler. I have your Traffic pattern on my to do list, but see several others here that could hel keep me out of trouble over the winter months.

  222. GranChris says:

    I really like Snack Time or Rock Candy. They are all wonderful!

  223. Shawna says:

    Your patterns are so neat! Really beautiful! My favorite is Rock Candy. I love it because it reminds me of a blooming flower. Thanks for a great giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  224. Rhonda D. says:

    I love Snacktime. It would be a fun
    scrappy quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  225. June D says:

    Really as I was sliding down the screen as each design was displayed I was thinking THAT one was my favorite! Since you asked though for one – I’ll pick Science Fair. It has a lot of space without a design that would be fun to FMQ! Thanks!

  226. I love Tiny Dancer. It’s so funky and original.

  227. Paula says:

    I have two favourites – Northern Lights and Candy time. I really love both.

  228. AmandaA says:

    It’s hard to choose, but I think I like Rock Candy best.

  229. MG Pogue says:

    I love Giggles! Everytime I see it, it makes me smile!
    Yogapogue@zenstar.com ;D

  230. kitty says:

    How can I choose one favorite among so many? Let’s say Toes in the Sand, since I’m working on the Block of the Month right now. Thank you for a chance to win!

  231. Fran says:

    They’re all really wonderful patterns but Seaside is my absolute favourite. Thanks for the chance to win.

  232. El in Oz says:

    I have a copy of Snack Time but also love Toes in the Sand. I think it is the colour use in the sample quilts

  233. babiesdoc says:

    i like snack time
    I love the bright colors
    and the name is too funny

  234. liniecat says:

    Love what youve done with Lotus, both the colourways and the design layout.
    I tried earlier this year to buy a HexnMore online but never did manage to get the link to accept my Paypal and was really disapointed to find nowhere in the Uk that sold them for you either?
    I looked at Knitting & Stitches show in Harrogate, Yorkshire last winter too but was disapointed not to find the HexnMore there.
    If I dont get luckjy this time, I will try again but I know I tried 3 times and the link given from your blog, hadnt allowed me to both order and pay : (
    These look such useful additions to a stitchers life!

  235. llavmc says:

    I love the rock candy pattern. Can’t wait to try out these rulers.

  236. Barb says:

    Tiny Dancer fascinates me! I love the movement the little triangles create.

  237. Ruby Rose says:

    I love rock candy. The colors make it pop out, and the star design is one I like.

  238. Beth in TN says:

    I was immediately drawn to SEASIDE! But all your designs are interesting to me.

  239. memmens says:

    I’d love to make the Toes in the Sand quilt, I’m fascinated by triangles but not yet had the courage to sew with them!
    Thanks for the chance to win

  240. Science Fair is definitely my favorite. Must be because I’m an engineer!

  241. Lee says:

    I love science fair! We are a family of science geeks! thanks!

  242. Candy Dish, Lotus and Tiny Dancer are my favorites! I can’t choose just one.

  243. I love quilting rulers! I am always looking for new tools to make my quilting projects faster and better. These rulers belongn in my collection. My favorite pattern is Snack Time! I love the shapes along with the bright colors off set with white. It is simply stunning!

  244. Dee says:

    Hmmm, Science fair is one of my favs. Lotus is another. Thanks for the giveaway.

  245. David Joos says:

    I love the hex ruler. Makes things look so simple to do! I also love the candy dish pattern.
    Truthfully, I love all the patterns shown. I’m going to have to find time to just play again!

  246. Linda King says:

    I love the Rock Candy your colors in this block is amazing. Thank you for giving me a chance to win.

  247. Unknown says:

    I love giggles it looks fab in those bright colours but I can hear a liberty print version calling to me!

  248. Judith says:

    I love Candy Dish because of the combo of hexie .and triangle…also Science Fair because it is hexie heaven.

  249. diane says:

    I love Tiny Dancer – would look great featuring a collection or as a totally scrappy quilt.

  250. Robbie says:

    Love WonTon. so cute!!

  251. mabear says:

    I like Northern Lights and Jawbreaker

  252. Andrea says:

    I really like the Northern Lights. I love the design and the colors used really makes it POP!

  253. debby says:

    I love Toes in the Sand. It is on my to do list.

  254. Heather A says:

    Tiny Dancer is my favourite because I think it is a good one for featuring favourite fabrics.

  255. Sallie says:

    Wonton because it just looks fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

  256. Beth says:

    My favorite is the Rock Candy because it reminds me of looking in a kaleidescope. ( I hope I spelled that correctly!) Thank you for the chance to win one of these fabulous rulers!

  257. sandra says:

    Luv the new sidekick ruler for cutting diamonds and triangles!

  258. Mary P says:

    I love Science Fair!

  259. KMSC says:

    I love all of your patterns but Rock Candy really stands out for me, perhaps because I love the colors you chose.
    k.castanette@hotmail.com

  260. Donna Joy says:

    The sidekick ruler is my favorite to have so many options for blocks. Love your designs, you have inspired me.

  261. Love all the patterns from these rulers. I thought I had enough rulers, but I see I need more.

  262. Madeleine says:

    I love Tiny Dancer. The edge is so fun, and I love how the tiny triangles pop in the pattern.

  263. Marylou says:

    I have made Lotus and Wonton but really love Tiny Dancer.

  264. mrsquilt says:

    I have been admiring the Tiny Dancer paatern for quit awhile now. It so intersting and would so pretty in greay and yellows!

  265. Lisa E says:

    Love Northern Lights. I think the zig zags and color appeal to me the most.

  266. lvkwilt says:

    I love the Lotus pattern. I actually purchased it for a friend. Would love to win the rulers! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  267. Sue says:

    How ingenious. Thanks to those who make quilting an even better event. Love all the patterns.

  268. I’m keen to make parallelograms also have a thing for hexies.

  269. Michelle says:

    Oh, gosh, I can’t just pick one! LOVE LOTUS, SNACK TIME and TINY DANCER!! Can’t wait to try your new rulers – very cool!

  270. Barb in Mi says:

    My favorite is Snacktime! Thanks so much!

  271. Caroline says:

    Toes in the sand is my favorite, it’s on my list of must makes!

  272. I love the Rock Candy pattern. Stunning! Your rulers are wonderful!

  273. Lynn S says:

    Snack time—I can see little embroidery pictures in the centers…so cute! Neat ruler!!

  274. Marcia says:

    I have loved the Toes In The Sand pattern since I first saw it, in fact, I just ordered it and the Hex n More ruler last week! I could sure use the Sidekick ruler though!

  275. carolann says:

    Love that Jawbreaker pillow! The Tula Pink fabrics are perfect and it just looks so fun to make! carolann427@aol.com

  276. marogez says:

    I love Northern Lights. I have been wanting to do this quilt for sometime. It’s the colors and the zig zagginess that I love. I have gone to the quilt store and I have had the Hex n More ruler in my hand. But I put it back in hopes of getting it for my birthday. 🙂

  277. I love the seaside table runner, I just made one and I love it!! I made my own quilt pattern using the hex n’more and I love how that turned out.

  278. Giggles is my favorite. I think I really need these rulers.

  279. I think that Rock Candy, sewn with holiday colors, would make a lovely tree “skirt” for my mother’s ceramic Christmas tree.

  280. Deb says:

    I seem to be on a pillow kick lately and I am loving these pillows! Jawbreaker caught my eye right away with the hexagons. Love them!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  281. Julie says:

    Love the Candy Dish pillow pattern. I’ve been looking for a small project to start and this is perfect.

  282. Carol says:

    I love all the designs, but if I have to pick a favorite it would have to be Jawbreaker. I’m so into the hex’s right now.

  283. Debbie says:

    I love rock candy.

  284. shawn says:

    I like snacktime.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  285. I love northern lights! They’re all fabulous though and this looks like a fun ruler to play around with! i’m guessing I’d make LOTS of pillows!

  286. I love the candy dish pattern, but there are several here I would like to try. I guess I need more rulers!!!

  287. Karen Dobbs says:

    Tiny Dancer and Candy Dish caught my eye. I like the interest in Tiny Dancer. Would love to try the rulers. Thank you for the giveaway and for your pretty designs.

  288. Jen Lee says:

    So many great patterns, but I particularly love Toes in the Sand.

  289. Susie says:

    Patterns are interesting to look at & ruler looks like it makes it easy. Would love to win.

  290. Hannlib says:

    I love the giggles pattern! Some great ones popping up on instagram

  291. Jennifer says:

    Love your patterns and the rulers! Also love the hash tag right on it!

  292. Chaka says:

    I like Science Fair because it doesn’t have straight edges.

  293. Vicki H says:

    I love the Jawbreaker pattern, it is great in the pillow. Thanks for the giveaway.

  294. deelish10 says:

    I like the sails as it seems to be your newest. I like the choice of color and placement and size. great piece! thanks for the imspiration

  295. Sara says:

    I like that Tasty table runner!

  296. Naomi Raimon says:

    It is hard to choose one as they all have so much visual appeal…I might start out with something small like Candy dish, Jawbreaker, or Rock Candy (is there a theme here?)but sometime I would love to take on Tiny Dancer – I saw one done at my LQS and it is stunning!

  297. Vicky says:

    Snacktime is my favorite but table runners look like fun, alsoCaancu

  298. Judy1522 says:

    Snack Time is my favorite because it looks fun to make with all the different colors.

  299. Betty B says:

    Snack Time – really like the solids.

  300. Beth says:

    I love Northern Lights! It showcases solid fabrics as well as makes the eye roam around the design. Hope to win one of your Sidekick rulers – have already purchased the Hex N More and LOVE it! Bethbin AL

  301. Tammy says:

    I just picked up the Candy Dish pillow pattern this summer and can’t wait to make it. I need to find your rulers somewhere though!!

  302. I like Tiny Dancer the best because it reminds me of pinwheels. Thanks!

  303. Booklogged says:

    That’s a hard choice. I love stars so the Rocky Candy really appeals to me but I also love the movement in Tiny Dancer. I also love Jawbreaker. I haven’t made anything with hexagons so the pillow would be a good beginning piece to try.

  304. sandra says:

    Rock Candy. Looks like a jewel. A whole bed sized quilt in it would be stunning.

  305. I like science fair… not sure why. Maybe because I have a little boy and there don’t seem to be as many patterns for them? Maybe because science is as important as art, and this marries the two in a very light hearted way!

  306. Kathleen says:

    I love the Jawbreaker pattern….I love the hexies and I love pillows…this is a beautiful pillow….thanks for the giveaway..

  307. Hannah says:

    My favorite is science fair! It’s so fresh and different. Love your new sidekick.

  308. MoeWest says:

    I love the movement in the Tiny Dancer pattern!

  309. Helen L says:

    I love Candy Dish, followed by rock candy: can you sense a theme here? Those rulers look fantastic: I’ve been looking at them for the last year!! Thanks for the chance!!

  310. I’m married to a scientist, so of course I have to say Science Fair!!

  311. pam says:

    they are all beautiful
    If I have to pick one, I guess I’ll have to say Giggles. I just like the name

  312. Rock Candy is my favorite.

  313. Love the look of Wonton!

  314. Hard to pick just one, but Science Fair is at the top on my list. Love how it is not symmetrical. You are very creative!

  315. Sandy says:

    I would make Science Fair with my stash of thirties fabrics.

  316. GO STARS! says:

    My favorite patterns are Tiny Dancer and Rock Candy.

  317. Kathy says:

    I have two favorites – science fair and northern lights!

  318. mary says:

    Love Giggles. My Granddaughters will too.

  319. debbowers says:

    The Candy Dish pillow pattern is so cute – love pillows! Your ruler is great!

  320. Diane says:

    I already have Northern Light and the Hex’n More ruler; I can’t wait to start on that one. I want to make Rock Candy also with the new Sidekick ruler

  321. Absolutely love the Science Fair.

    Thanks for the chance!
    🙂

  322. OhioLori says:

    I looooove Snack Time the best…such cheery colors used…and is just fun! Wonton is close second…love the triangles.

  323. Nancy says:

    AWESOME quilt ideas! the instructions make the rulers look so easy to use!

  324. Sarah_L_N says:

    I really like Jawbreaker, I have a thing for hexagons!

  325. Cathy says:

    I love, love, LOVE Candy Dish. You can’t beat hexagons and stars!

  326. I love both tools but I would especially like to make Rock Candy. It’s beautiful and I appreciate anything that helps my hands be creative.

  327. deelish10 says:

    I have your hexi template now and see you have another! would love to win it and start experimenting with it for color and form! wow!

  328. Debbie says:

    I love the toes in the sand pattern. Not your ordinary block shapes- I love to try new patterns. Not always hip to be square 🙂

  329. Science Fair! I love the way the edges are finished!

  330. JulieD says:

    sidekick ruler. I like the different triangles you can cut.

  331. I love them all but rock candy is just wow. would love to win this ruler

  332. Alex Quilter says:

    I actually like them all! These patterns are so modern and cool! My absolute favourit is the Northern Lights Quilt though! The colors are stunning and I love the wonky zig-zags! Great work!

  333. Deb says:

    I like the Tiny Dancer pattern!

  334. I think Science Fair is a favorite. Its one the men in my family can relate to 🙂 I’ve been wanting to get this ruler to make a jewelled pattern for a pillowcase. Hope to get around to that soon. Thanks for the chance to win!

  335. Kate says:

    I think Science Fair is my favorite- love the edges!

  336. tich says:

    I can’t make up my mind between Lotus and Tiny Dancer! Lotus looks exotic and the colours and quilting are fantastic! Tiny Dancer makes me feel happy and no one would believe it was made from half hexagons. It looks too complicated!!

  337. banjo795 says:

    Science Fair!! Why? Because I’m a science geek. I have a background in organic chemistry, and the hexagons remind me of benzene rings.

  338. Just bought the Hex N More ruler, going to use it to make a quilt for my step mom for christmas, would love to have the sidekick as well. Love all the quilts on the website, Beautiful! Great work!

  339. I love the Candy Dish pillows.

  340. sherry says:

    science fair…more modern

  341. Lline says:

    Pick a favorite? Now there’s a challenge. The best I can do is to pick 3. Giggles- I like all the smiles I see. Toes in the Sand- Learning to use the tool and not be bored with the same block over and over. Northern Lights- Patterns that can be pieced with solids and not look pieced are hard to find. Great to find tools that can do more than one thing.

  342. Amber says:

    I love e science fair quilt! And the ruler is awesome! It’s officially on my wish list! 🙂

  343. Cloud 9 says:

    Love the Tine Dancer quilt and the Candy Dish Pillow with the straight line quilting.

  344. ledamewood says:

    Tiny Dancer is probably my favorite. I love the spinning look of the quilt and it makes me think of my tiny granddaughter who loves to spin and dance.

    Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win these rulers.

  345. CarolWTX says:

    Northern Lights! It has such a dramatic effect just like when viewing the Northern Lights.
    Thanks for promoting your products for newbies like me to find!

  346. SewLindaAnn says:

    I like Science Fair the best. Depending on the fabric used, scrappy or not the hexagons would be really fun. Plus, I love the negative space.

  347. Kathy L says:

    Love Rock Candy. Really striking. Thanks for the chance to win.

  348. LivinH20 says:

    I love Northern Lights! The potential color choices and combination of free motion quilting is mind boggling. It has the potential to look like a tiered garden, a mountain range,a troposphere, stratosphere or mesosphere.

  349. June D says:

    Wonderful variety of designs and your directions are very clear too. Since you ask for just one favorite, I’m drawn to Toes in the Sand. I like the variety in the design pieces and the spaces with the alternate blocks – good way to show off some FMQing. Thanks so much for putting my name in the hat for your drawing!

  350. Abbigail says:

    I really like the “Tiny Dancer” pattern! They are all good looking quilts.

  351. linynp says:

    I just love these patterns! Can’t wait to start Toes in the sand and finish up science fair. THe new one giggles is perfect for the birth of the up coming TRIPLETS! (Perfect name for baby quilts as well).

  352. Kathy M says:

    It was really had to select which one I liked best they are all great, but if I have to select one it would be Snack Time. I love the colors it is so cheerful.

  353. Elizabeth says:

    Science fair is my favorite!

  354. Deb G. in VA says:

    I love Snack Time and Rock Candy! I like the designs and how they can be used with any fabric. I would love to win a set of your rulers … thanks for the chance!

  355. Karen says:

    I like the diamonds in the Rock Candy table topper. What can I say? Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!

  356. Sarah says:

    I like the Giggles pattern, it’s simple but would do a great job showing off a wide variety of fabrics and quilting styles.

  357. Carla G says:

    I love all the patterns!!! But one of my favorites is Toes in the Sand. I love how you can change it up by changing the colors or which styles of triangles you use. 🙂

  358. Howdy says:

    Although they are all wonderful patterns – Lotus struck my fancy with the different shapes and fabrics.

  359. Michelle B. says:

    I love giggles….which I bought…I also bought the Hex N’ More….if I was lucky enough to win, I’d give the extra Hex N’ More to my quilting friend who moved to Florida!!! Love these!!

  360. Jeanne Gwin says:

    I love the rock candy, it is lick-a-licious. thanks for a chance to win.

  361. Unknown says:

    Candy Dish and Tasty table runner are my favorite patterns! I’ve wanted a ruler like this for a long time!

  362. Ann says:

    Northern Lights and Toes in the Sand are my favorites. The rulers look so handy.

  363. Jan Baker says:

    I love Toes in the Sand. It was hard to pick out of so many wonderful designs but this is just what I would want to make right now.

  364. DaniQuilts says:

    I like Ties I the Sand because you can show off beautiful fabric and beautiful quilting !

  365. Lynne says:

    I just love the Northern Lights pattern. It just speaks to me 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win.

  366. Debbie P says:

    Such cute patterns and what a great tool!! I like Tiny Dancer, Rock Candy and Candy Dish. Great tutorial Thanks!

  367. kbo says:

    Northern Lights caught my eye right off.

  368. I just made a lot of Rock Candy. Loved the pattern. So much fun, but my mom owns the SideKick Ruler and all the patterns to go with it. It would be nice to have my very own!

  369. suesinger says:

    What a great ruler. It would be a wonderful addition to my collection.

  370. batgirl says:

    Fun and easy to use. Love Rock Candy. Very striking.

  371. auntie says:

    I love Rock Candy! By the way, love the Hex N More ruler — I bought it while traveling at a lovely quilt shop in Morgantown, WV. So happy to see the patterns and even more ideas for how this great tool can be used. Would love to have the sidekick too!

  372. Northern Lights is my favorite because you can get great effects with fabric variations. And it is easy to pt together.

  373. Mary says:

    These ruler/templates look great! I have been bitten with the hexagon bug and would love to try these. I especially like the Tiny Dancer pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  374. Connie says:

    They all look neat but Rock Candy would be fun to make!

  375. Dawn says:

    I really like Toes in the Sand.i have the Sidekick ruler and really need the Hex No More Ruler too.

  376. Carla says:

    I look at that HexNMore and just see so many possibilities….

  377. ShelleyJo says:

    I love candy dish! They are all real pretty!

  378. Peggy says:

    I love the symmetry of Rock Candy and the intrigue of Lotus! Thank you.

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