Gosh, these special Wednesday’s roll around quickly, don’t they. Yea for us!
Our topic this week is: favorite brand of rulers, and why?
Mine favorite brand for basic cutting for quilts (I haven’t made clothes in years and years, this is much more fun) is Olfa Rulers, and they have been my favorites for well over a decade. First great feature, is they are ‘frosted’, that means you can see the measuring lines when using them on light fabrics and the best part is seeing the measuring lines on dark fabrics (this is the ‘why’). There are fewer lines on the Olfa rulers, so they are much easier to see which lines to use to line up and be accurate. I also like that they are just black and white, no colors involved. My favorite sizes: 4 1/2″ square up, 6 1/2″ square up, 6″ x 12″, 9 1/2″ square up, 12 1/2″ square up, 6″ x 24″ and the ever so handy 1 1/4″ x 12 1/2″.
There are a ‘lot’ of speciality rulers out there, some people love ‘tool time’ for every use, for others, less is more. These days there is something for everyone, aren’t we lucky.
This week is our friend Lisa Bongean’s great block “Winneconne Star’. This block sewed up easily for me this week.
You can find Lisa’s block directions on her Blog: https://lisabongean.com/
I’ll show you how I pressed the block I made, a little tricky to even out the seams with pressing, so I also clipped and pressed, and ended up pressing some open to distribute any bulk.
Here is my block:
Be sure and check our other friends blocks for their tips this week, maybe Betsy will reveal where she is this week, the picture I saw made me wish I was there too!
Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/
Lastly, but not least, the link to the permanent page, with all the blocks and links:
Now – Let’s Go Sew!