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I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband Bill, 3 sons, 2 dogs,, 2 horses-now 1, bottle calves and Chicks. I love to Quilt. I enjoy Horses,Gardening, Flowers, Archery, Camping, Fishing, Bottle Calves and all things with animals. I started sewing when I was 8 for 4-H, and have sewed off and on since. I discovered how fun quilting was over 7 years ago. I still sew on a Kenmore that was a graduation gift in 1981. I have a New Kenmore 385.19, and a Viking 400, a Singer Treadle, a Featherweight. and a Viking Ruby. In February 2010 I purchased an APQS Longarm , and Love everyone of them. I taught my 1st paper-piecing class, it was such a blast!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fan tastic quilt with the 60 degree ruler/regular ruler

Here are the directions in how I cut my triangles for the "Fan"tastics table topper. You can either use a regular ruler that has the 60 degree marking or a 60 degree ruler.(Picture A)
These first two pictures are of using the regular ruler with the 60 degree marking. After sewing your four strips together you place your ruler as shown to make your first cut.You're putting your 60 degree marking at the top edge of your 4 piece Fabric strip and then make the cut. Then you flip your ruler over so the 60 degree marking will be on the bottom of your fabric as in "picture B". (You are getting two different color triangles out of one strip set)
(Picture B)

This next set of pictures is using the 60 degree Ruler. After you have made your 4 piece strip set lay your 60 degree ruler as shown in "picture C" Putting your point on the edge of fabric. Then you flip your ruler over where the point faces the opposite dirction as in "Picture D". You continue on flipping and cutting your angles for all your strip pieces.
Then comes the "FUN" part of arranging them until you find that "just right" for you design.
(Picture C)

(Picture D)
I hope this hasn't confused anyone, and that it helps in cutting with the regular ruler and the 60 degree.
You could do bigger strips, instead of 1 1/2" use 2" or 3" or even smaller.
The possibilities are endless!!
Have FUN!

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