Here you see my 15”squareOmnigrid Ruler. 84409
(I’m a non-denominational ruler lover! I joke that I have every ruler known toman. I try lots of the new ones, and chosethe ones I want by whoever has the size I need.) Anyway, you can see here how I added extra blacklines that I found helpful. I drew indiagonals and half-way lines in both directions with my Identi Pen (11867) on the frontof the ruler. I also filled in thecorner ¼” where the 1” marks come together. That way it’s easy to find my startingspot. (I do this with all my rulers.) Here I was cutting a 13” x 8”piece, so I put the black mark in the upper right hand corner, having the part covered with the ruler a little larger than 13” x 8”. Then I trimmed the right sideand across the top. (You lefties areused to turning things around, so you can probably see how to reverse this. My left handed husband has been known to say, “The right half of the brain controls the left half of the body. This means that only left handed people are in their right mind.”)
I put the marked ¼” inthe opposite corner, and lined up the two edges with the exact size I need. Here the 13” line is along the top of the fabric and the8” line is along the right side. Then I turnedmy mat around (I have a smaller mat on top of my cuttingtable mat, so it’s easy to turn it,) and I trimmed the last two sides.
So here’s my Suzi, waiting for Candice! She was so easy to make!! As for Candice, I got my instructions and nowhave all my pieces cut and interfaced where needed, but still have to finish quiltingmy Christmas Ribbons to display at the quilt show first. Try to be patient now, sweet Candice, I’ll be withyou as soon as I can!
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