The latest greatest notions this season seem to be rulers! Sewing Revolution is owned by a couple of creative ladies in Australia – and are very well known on their own continent. And, I’m just glad they decided to start producing rulers in this country so we can ALL benefit from their expertise. That’s right folks, because of the exhorbitant shipping costs, these rulers are being produced in the Midwest! Jobs ARE returning – and I couldn’t be happier!
When I initially looked at this series of rulers, I immediately saw the benefits of these rulers for long-armers and those of you who have embroidery machines! In fact, I loaned them to the girl who quilts the samples for my books, and she could see the potential immediately!
But, then I was designing a flower with five petals – and drafted it the very first time with these rulers. I was hooked – now I want them ALL – and so will you!
The Sewing Revolution 6/8 – Item #SR6-8
The Sewing Revolution 6/8 is a 13″ circle made of poly carbonate. Circles graduate out at 1/4″ intervals from the center point. The circle is divided into 8 equal segments – marked in red – to create 45 degree angles; and into 6 equal segments – marked in blue – to create 60 degree angles.
Repositioning marks – in red and blue – enable further division of the circle. Using these marks, the circle can be divided into 12 and 16 equal segments. A small hole is drilled at the intersection of each line and circle so they can be marked with a fine tip water soluble marker.
This is a multi-purpose tool.
To Draw a Hexagon:
1. Select the size circle required for the hexagon.
2. Place a dot on each blue line around the same circle.
3. Remove ‘The Sewing Revolution(TM)’ and join the dots.
To Draw an Octagon:
1. Select the size circle required for the octagon.
2. Place a dot on each red line around the same circle.
3. Remove the sewing revolution ruler and join the dots.
This ruler can be used to make other shapes including 3; 4; 6; and 8 pointed stars; rectangles, squares, triangles, diamonds, and more….
You will use this ruler again and again. Use it to position machine embroidery designs within all of these shapes and angles.
Machine quilters can use it to mark and position quilting designs.
And, use the Sewing Revolution 6/8 to find the central pivot point when sewing an arc or circle around a particular design – embroidery, lace, or appliqué – using The Circular Sewing Attachment for your sewing machine. Most sewing machine companies have The Circular Sewing Attachment as an optional extra. Instructions are included.
The Sewing Revolution 5/7 – Item #SR5-7
The Sewing Revolution 5/7 is a 13″ circle is divided into 5 equal segments – marked in yellow – to create 72 degree angles; and into 7 equal segments – marked in blue – to create 52 degree angles.
Repositioning marks – in yellow and blue – enable further division of the circle. Using these marks, the circle can be divided into 10 and 14 equal segments. A small hole is drilled at the intersection of each line so they can be marked with a fine tip water soluble marker.
Use this multi-purpose tool to draw pentagons and heptagons.
To draw a five-pointed star, quickly and easily, place a dot on each yellow line on the same size circle. Number these dots from the top clockwise 1 through 5. With a straight ruler, connect these lines to form the star.
To draw a seven-pointed star, place a dot on each blue line on the same size circle. Number these dots from the top clockwise 1 through 7. With a straight ruler, connect these lines to form the star.
The Sewing Revolution Extension Wedge 6/8 – Item #EW6-8
The Sewing Revolution Extension Wedge 5/7 – Item #EW5-7
The extension wedge fits onto the edge of the Sewing Revolution and extends the working area for design placement out to 40 inches in diameter. They are an absolute must have when designing embroidery layouts for tablecloths, quilt centers and larger projects involving multiple embroidery placement.
There are two different types of Extension Wedges one for the 6/8 Sewing Revolution and one for the 5/7 Sewing Revolution. These are not interchangeable between the two types of rulers. The 5/7 Circle Ruler can not be used with the 6/8 Extension Wedge.
The extension wedge features the same drilled holes at the intersections of the circles and lines. By extending the size of the Sewing Revolution 6/8 and 5/7, you can draw circles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, octagons, etc. up to 40 inches. Instructions are included.
Stop by the Checker booth at Market to see a demonstration of these rulers – you won’t know how you lived without them!