Now is a great time to introduce everyone to the Stripology rulers. There are now two versions – Stripology #CGRGE1 and Stripology Squared #CGRGE2. Both feature the exclusive grip that holds the fabric in place while cutting – which eliminates slipping and mis-cuts and special markings for the most popular cuts. Follow the squares to cut 2 1/2 inch strips and the stars to cut 1 1/2 inch strips – no math required!
The original Stripology is larger and perfect for cutting fat quarters or fabric folded right from the bolt. It features a marked 10 inch square – perfect for sub-cutting layer cakes. Stripology Squared has all of the features you love in the original Stripology ruler, and it makes ‘squaring up’ a breeze! The smaller size is easier to manipulate and is more portable so it is the perfect choice when traveling to classes and retreats.
Stripology Squared includes markings to square up half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, and blocks up to 12 inch. And, since the slots are longer to accommodate larger blocks, it is the perfect choice for cutting wider fabrics.
Both rulers are a great choice for quilters who are experiencing weakening in their hands due to carpal tunnel issues, arthritis, etc. The weight of the ruler itself is enough to hold it in place – no additional pressure is required!
The perfect demo? The Cut Loose Press™ pattern – Wingman #CLPGER008. It uses six different 1/3 yard cuts plus a background so it is easy to kit – and even easier to demo since the whole quilt is made from strip sets – cut to size with the Stripology Squared tool. One of the advantages of the tool? It absorbs the seams so there is no teetering like you experience with traditional rulers so the strips are the perfect width every time.
This pattern is a simpler version of one that appears in Stripology Squared #GE-512 and is featured on the back cover – a companion book to both rulers.
Once you demonstrate Wingman – and see how easy Gudrun’s techniques are, everyone will want the book! Check out www.checkerdist.com to see all of Gudrun’s designs marketed under GE Designs. Since almost everything features strips, they are great companions for the ruler!