What is the best size quilting ruler to use?
Ideally, you should buy one that is the same size as the blocks in your project. So if your project is making 9″ finished blocks, you should get an 9.5″ Square-up ruler. If you don’t know what size your project calls for, a 9.5″ square ruler is a good one to start off with.
How do I choose a quilt ruler?
To check your blocks and trim away any excess, square rulers are best. If you make quilts with large blocks, invest first in a 12.5 or 15.5″ square ruler. You can use a large ruler to square up and trim your smaller blocks, but some quilters like to keep an 8.5″ or 6.5″ square ruler on hand as well.
What is the largest quilting ruler?
This 12-1/2 x 24-1/2-inch rectangle ruler is a whopper – it’s the largest rectangle on the market. We call this one THE BIG EASY. This ruler is the perfect choice for home dec projects, trimming quilts, marking cross-hatching, and cutting borders.
What is a quilting ruler used for?
Quilting Rulers are necessary to use with a rotary cutter. A Ruler with easy to see markings makes accurate cutting possible. Quilting Rulers are often specialized for trimming blocks or cutting specific shapes.
Can you use a free motion foot with a ruler?
The ruler foot is designed to enable quilters using a domestic/home sewing machine to quilt with rulers and templates to create designs usually reserved for longarm machines. Think of the ruler as a helper that, when combined with the ruler foot, allows you to quilt certain shapes perfectly.
What is a quilting square?
Square: smaller pieces of fabric that are sewn together to make a larger, square piece of fabric. In this case, we will be sewing together 9 small blocks to make one large square. A quilt top is made up of these blocks sewn together.