In the quilting world, fabric seems to get all the fan-mail.
But what about those quilting rulers sitting over there on your quilting tool shelf? Where’s the love for those guys?
Every now and then we go through our rulers, give them a little polish, and thank them for their awesomeness (WARNING: we have a thing for rulers!).
Surely we’re not the only one who geeks out over a good quilting ruler!
So today, let’s spend just a little time nerding out about some of those amazing quilt rulers!
(We have a list of these rulers with their links at the bottom of this post.)
Let’s start with the basics: the 6 1/2″ square + the 6 1/2″ x 24 1/2″ rectangle.
We use these 2 rulers on every. single. quilt. Enough said.
The Half Rectangle Triangle Quilt Ruler
Now it’s time to start getting fancy! The HRT ruler was one of the first rulers we started to work with when we branched out beyond the world of straight-edge cutting.
So far we’ve created 3 different quilts just by changing up how we use this one quilt ruler.
The V Block Ruler
Have you met Deb Tucker’s V Block Quilt Ruler? Well then you’re in for a fun treat!
If you’ve been following us for the past few months, then you know we’ve been swooning over Deb Tucker’s V Block Ruler.
The V Block ruler is perfect for those of you looking to branch out from squares + rectangles. This ruler creates cute triangles and then it has a nifty trim-down feature that pretty much guarantees squared up V Block squares.
Hexagons are simple, stunning and a fun way to showcase your fabric!
And if you’d like to branch out into the hexi world, click here for our free hexagon quilt tutorial.
Equilateral Triangle Ruler
We’ve made quite a few Triangle Quilts! They’re fan favorites, easy to whip together, and they always turn out great!
And you can get the free step-by-step process we use for our triangle quilt ruler by clicking here.
The Measuring Gauge
Ok, this little ruler is small, yet mighty! The Measuring Gauge helps us verify seam allowances for those times you really need accuracy.
Fons + Porter Fussy Cut Templates
There’s nothing worse than when you’ve accidentally cut your fabric pattern off! That’s where the fussy cut templates serve us so well!
Use one of the various templates to fussy up your fabric, and presto! Your fabric is centered up perfectly!
The Fons + Porter Binding Tool
We use the Fons + Porter Binding Tool on ALL of our quilts! This little guy gives you precise accuracy for closing up your binding ends.
Click here for our quilt binding tutorial and watch the Binding Tool in action!
Add-A-Quarter Ruler – 6″ + 12″
This ruler is our newest addition to our quilt ruler collection!
The add-a-quarter ruler adds 1/4″ to your foundation paper piecing fold so that you can accurately trim your excess fabric.
We love love love this ruler!
In a Nutshell: Quilt Rulers Rule!
So there you have it! We hope you enjoyed this glimpse into our growing quilt ruler collection!
We’d love to add to it! So comment below and tell us: What quilt ruler can you not live without?
Thanks for stopping by!
Jenn + Linda
P.S. Here’s a list with the links to all the rulers we mentioned above.
- 6 ½” Square
- 6 ½” x 24 ½” Rectangle
- Perfect Rectangle Ruler
- Deb Tucker’s V Block Ruler
- 60° Equilateral Triangle Ruler
- Hexagon Templates
- Measuring Gauge
- Fons + Porter Fussy Cut Templates
- Fons + Porter Binding Tool
- Add-A-Quarter 6” + 12” Rulers
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