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PostSubject: EZ angle ruler   Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:54 am

With the quilt I'm working on now, Bonnie from the www.quiltville.com site recommends the EZ angle ruler. I wondered to myself if I REALLY needed another ruler/gadget? I did the math. With piecing by cutting squares, drawing a diagonal line down the middle, sewing 1/4" on each side of the line and then cutting apart I'd be cutting my squares at 2 3/8" for the size units I'm making. If I cut squares then cut them on the diagonal like it is traditionally done..again I cut at 2 3/8". With this ruler I cut the strips at 2". I'm using 80 strips. 80 x .37(3/8")= 29.6 With this ruler I'm saving 29.6" of fabric! Cheesy That adds up! I spent $5.99 for this at Joann's..(didn't have a coupon and wanted to get started). I'd say that's a pretty good investment! I had to keep the instructions setting out until I cut a few strips and got used to knowing how to position it. It has good instructions too.
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PostSubject: Re: EZ angle ruler   Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:10 am

Thats quite a savings, I'm not sure if I'm ready to learn a new way...math and angles and such come hard for me. But for 5.99...and i have coupons I might buy this and give it a try.
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PostSubject: Re: EZ angle ruler   Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:57 am

Chris..the instructions are good. The markings are clear..and it tells you what size strip to cut to get the correct finished sized pieces. I get migraines and when I'm having those days it seems to affect the part of my brain that does math. You don't need to do much in the way of figuring..just cut the strips 1/2" bigger than the FINISHED size of the triangle square units you need. I'm going to store this with the instructions right with it so I'll be able to refer back to it. I did have to keep the instructions with clear pics sitting right out on my table at first to get used to how I was supposed to flip the ruler back and forth. It's not hard to use and it really does save a lot of fabric!
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PostSubject: Re: EZ angle ruler   Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:18 pm

Sounds like a very important ruler to have to do this project! Gotta get one!
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