I flat out LOVE this ruler! It has become my favorite go to scrap ruler. I;m telling you right now, be careful or it will suck you right in! This little beauty is called The Straight Out of Line ruler.
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In its simplest form, place a stack of fabric squares – right sides up – under the appropriate markings on the template up to ten inches. Then cut the angle. Piece these units together to create a rectangle. Trim them all up to the same size size. Since the angled seam doesn’t have to match anything, it is very forgiving – and is the perfect beginning quilt.
In Twirl, Karla sews four of these units together to create the block. And guess what – nothing has to match except the center seam – which is a right angle! And since all of the blocks are trimmed to the same size, it goes together perfectly – and the outside edges of the block are on the straight of grain!
In Against the Rail, she adds a strip of bright red to the blocks – wow! Again, see how the angled seams add movement but nothing has to match?
In Zig, she set the blocks on point for a totally different look! What a fast and easy baby quilt, beach quilt, graduation quilt…..you get the picture!
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In Old Glory, she pieces them in rows. Any fireworks in your future?
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And in Vice Versa she plays with color placement and vertical stripes.
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Look what happens when you cut the squares both vertically AND horizontally – and piece wonky four-patches. The centers are still right angles so they are a piece of cake!
Whirlwind is created with these wonky four-patches and look how the border is a continuation of the blocks achieved by color placement!
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Chain Reaction is pieced with the same four-patches but once again, color placement creates a masterpiece!
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Chains that Bind combine these blocks with solid squares to create a fast and easy version of a Double Irish Chain.
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This Churn Dash combines half-square triangles with these four-patches. Once again, look at her color placement!
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Cut the squares a different way and you can create these beauties:
Fresh Cut creates movement – and once again the block continues into the border…
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Window View takes these same blocks and separates them so they stand alone in their own narrow window pane:
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Seriously – would you have thought that all of these quilts were made with the same tool – that sells for under $20.00???? This tool is a true stashbuster! The quilts go together so quickly that your scraps can be keeping someone warm before the next snowfall – and here, that is coming next week!