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Friday, July 20, 2012
LHQ - Review - Ruler - O'LIPFA (R) Lip Edge Ruler - 5 x 24
LEFT-HANDED QUILTING - Review - O'LIPFA® Lip Edge Ruler - 5"x24"
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 use this particular ruler quite often -
But I haven’t done a proper REVIEW yet -
It is a VERY handy ruler -
It’s called the -
O’LIPFA® LIP EDGE RULER
Model 11111 - 5” x 24”
Made by O’Lipfa - www.olipfa.com
Made in the USA
It comes in an 18" length -
But I personally prefer the longer - 24" - one -
Just my personal preference - ;))
The bottom of the ruler has two sets of numbers -
I use the bottom row - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
And sometimes put stickers on the other numbers -
To cover them up - if they get in my way - ;))
The lines are easy to see -
Solid lines on the half-inch marks -
Thinner solid lines on the quarter-inch marks -
And dashes on the eighth-inch marks -
NOTE - this is similar to the Omnigrid -
But somehow - not nearly as “cluttered” to me -
Just my opinion - I could be wrong - ;))
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 - ;))
Or you can check Amazon - here -
Some other sites that may or may not have stuff are -
What I LIKE about this ruler -
I like that it has a lip at the top edge -
That hooks on the end of the cutting mat -
Kinda like a “T-square” -
Line up the ruler markings with the mat -
And it won’t slip -
What I DON’T like about this ruler -
Nothing comes to mind - ;))
How I use it to Straighten an edge -
Fold the fabric with the bulk of it to the LEFT -
Line up the ruler -
Hooking the lip edge -
And cut along the LEFT edge -
How I use it to cut a 45-degree diagonal -
At the bottom of the ruler -
It has markings for 45-degree lines -
And 60-degree lines -
Going in BOTH directions -
We LEFTIES can use the ones -
That go from the BOTTOM LEFT CORNER -
To the TOP RIGHT -
To use the 45-degree line -
Starting at the RIGHT end of your strip -
Line up the bottom of your strip -
Along the 45-degree line of the ruler -
And cut along the LEFT side -
Same goes for the 60-degree line -
Just use the 60-degree line - ;))
Would I recommend this ruler to another Left-Handed Quilter?
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -
P.S. BOB has a fun idea - check it out - here - ;))