That I posted about way-ay-ay-ay back at the beginning of last month, and found here, about the “Stripology Ruler”. I had wanted to wait ‘til I had an opportunity to use it and use it I did in preparation for last Monday’s sew-in. The “strings” needed for the raffle quilt (all posted here) needed to be 1” to 1&3/4” in width and this ruler made it so easy!!! It works equally well with fat quarters (18”x 22” pieces) and WOF (width of fabric/44” wide) running yardage. This piece is 1/4 yd by WOF. Fold it again, bringing the bottom fold up to meet the selvage edge. Lay the ruler over the fabric matching the lower fold with one of the ruler’s solid white lines (horizontally) and the irregular raw edge on the dotted line (vertically). This last is a 1/4” from the first slot and will be cut to straighten the leading edge.
After cutting the first straight edge, determine the width of the needed strips. (This may be the 2&1/2” width used for most bindings). The marked black squares across the bottom are at 2& 1/2” intervals so you would cut those marked slots across your fabric piece resulting in the correct width and without constantly figuring out which slot is the correct measurement.
The star markings are 1& 1/2” apart so the raw/straightened edge of the fabric piece would be moved to that first slot (in this photo it would be the 19& 1/2” mark) and you would cut, using the next ‘star’ marked slot to the left and so on across your piece. The strips would be a consistent 1& 1/2” width.
The 20” width of this ruler (in both directions) makes for quick cutting of a 1/2 (running) yard of fabric for binding strips for a large quilt. Love it!!! The ruler’s non-slip bottom side makes for wonderful stability while cutting!
I can tell that this will be a “go to” piece of quilting “equipment” that will get much use!!!!!! Note:click on any of the above photos to enlarge.
And now………I absolutely must go quilt!!!!!!!