Trying to Rock Rulers: Begin at the Beginning

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  1. Roseanne, I think you did a great job with your rulers! Woohoo! I’ve never used rulers with grooves like that, only straight rulers. I’m impressed! 🙂

  2. farmquilter says:

    Oh, dear, bitten by the ruler bug!!! I quilt on a longarm and have a zillion rulers that I love to use!! One hint, if your ruler doesn’t have the straight registration lines to line up on a seam or the edge of your quilt, use blue painters tape – it doesn’t leave residue, re-positions easily but stays where you put it – on the top of the ruler to be your registration line. Even with the etched lines on some of my rulers, they aren’t always where I want/need them to be so I have a roll of painters tape in my quilting room all the time! Your cable looks great…next time I would love to see a double cable 🙂 nothing like a challenge, right? I can’t quilt at all on my DSM and yours looks awesome!!!

    • Roseanne says:

      WOW – thanks for the great suggestions! Painter’s tape – that is a fabulous idea. Ooh, and it that a challenge for a double cable?! HAHA – it never occurred to me to try that but yes, that would have looked great. Hmm, now and thing to figure out how to center two sets of the cable in the allotted space. Thanks so much for the tips!! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Kathryn says:

    Fantastic. I am at this point in time not going to use rulers but you never know. Love how this turned out.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Kathryn,
      I didn’t KNOW I was going to use rulers. HAHA! Our friend Carol took us to a ruler sale, and so I felt compelled to buy some. Now I have to learn to use them . . . and here we are. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Liz W. says:

    Great post, and your cable work looks really beautiful! Good luck on your ruler adventures.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Liz,
      Aww, thanks so much. Plenty of room for improvement but we all know it’s a process or journey. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Vicki in MN says:

    Even though I don’t quilt on my domestic, I still enjoyed your post. Yes rulers with lots of registration lines are helpful, not only straight but on the diagonal too! You are just experiencing the tip of the iceberg!!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Vicki,
      Oh yes, I forgot about diagonal lines. I didn’t need them in this particular setting, but they would definitely be helpful. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Shannon Fleming says:

    All good points you have made. I don’t use rulers much. It’s way too much work!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Shannon,
      HAHA – you may have hit upon the most important point. It may prove to be too much work . . . but we’ll see. ~smile~ Roseanne

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