LEFT-HANDED QUILTING - Review - Ruler - Easy Square Jr.
Note - these instructions are written in LEFTISH.
If you are right-handed - just reverse the directions.
Today I want to show you a REALLY cool little ruler -
That Left-Handed Quilters can use - hassle-free - ;))
My kind of ruler!! ;))
But first -
I am in no way affiliated with the manufacturer or supplier of this product - to my knowledge.
I did not get this product for FREE in exchange for a review - aka barter. I paid for it.
I have no intention of slandering or libeling anyone or any product.
I am simply stating my opinions - I could be wrong - you may disagree.
My opinions are based on my experience with this product - your results may vary.
I think that about covers it - if I missed something - let me know.
I am not a lawyer - and I am just trying to cover my a$$. ;)).
I read about this ruler on Bonnie Hunter’s blog - Quiltville's ® Quips & Snips!!
I had seen it before - but already had another brand - so I wasn’t interested -
Until it came time to replace the one I had - and I took another look -
It’s called the
EASY SQUARE JR.
By Sharon Hultgren
Made by EZ Quilting
Antioch, N USA 37013
Made in China
This little ruler is Square - duh! ;))
And measures 6-1/2” -
It has a 1/4” dashed line around the perimeter of the ruler -
So that you can see the 6” square in the middle -
And the 1/4” seam allowance all around the edges -
Where you can get it -
You should check your Local Quilt Shop and your favorite suppliers -
As prices do vary - and some items may be on sale - or not - ;))
Some other sites that may or may not have stuff are -
What I LIKE about this ruler -
The LARGE easy-to-read numbers around the edges -
The fact that the numbers read 1-2-3-4-5-6 from LEFT to RIGHT -
And from TOP to BOTTOM -
What I DON’T like about this ruler -
There are no “grabber” thingys on the bottom side -
So it MAY slip on your fabric -
But that’s not really something that bothers me -
Because I don't usually have that problem -
And there are thingys you can get if you want them -
And besides - as A LEFT-HANDED QUILTER -
The "grabber" thingys usually wind up being on the TOP side anyway -
If I have to "flip" the ruler - ;))
How I use it to Square up a block -
It is perfect if I want to measure or square up my
Orca Bay RED - Extra blocks - to 5-1/2” square -
Just line up the BOTTOM RIGHT corner of the ruler -
At the 5-1/2” lines -
With the BOTTOM RIGHT corner of the block -
Trim UP the LEFT SIDE - of the block -
And ACROSS the TOP -
Turn the block around -
And do it again -
No flipping the ruler OVER - BACK - or SIDEWAYS -
The numbers go in the CORRECT direction -
And are EASY TO READ -
How I use it to cut a 45 degree diagonal -
Line up the 45 degree diagonal line with the edge of a strip -
With both of the 1” line markers at the top of the strip -
Cut along the LEFT side of the ruler -
Perfect 45 degree cut -
But - as A Left-Handed Quilter -
It’s easier for me to start at the “other” end of the strip -
And work my way to the LEFT side -
Would I recommend this ruler?
How’s that for my first review?
I’m not sure of the format -
May change it up a bit -
But I think I covered the basics -
Let me know what you think - OK?
Or if I missed anything. - ;))
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -