July 7, 2011

4th of July Fireworks Blog Hop, Day 4

I apologize - I sort of spaced and missed posting yesterday (it's Thursday already???)  I hope you had a chance to stop by Lisa's blog to see her cute potholders!

Today, be sure you visit these 2 blogs.
Quilter's Window - Denise, http://www.quilterswindow.com/blog/
A Quilting Life - Sherri, http://www.aquiltinglife.com

I took pictures of my quarter square triangles while I was making my flag quilt, but forgot to post them.   I see that Sherri from A Quilting Life has posted some great pictures, and is much more thorough with her explanation.

There is one thing I wanted to address.  I had a commenter ask me how the Fit to be Quarter ruler compares to a tool she already has, the Precision Trimmer 6.  I also own the PT6 and the PT3.  The difference is - MORE OPTIONS!

The Precision Trimmer 6 allows you to trim quarter square triangle blocks for finished measurements in 1-inch increments from 1" to 6".

The Fit to be Quarter ruler allows you to trim units in 1/4-inch increments for finished units up to 9".   Need to make a 6-3/4 inch quarter square triangle?  This is the tool for you!

Also, check out Monique's blog today for a demonstration of how to make combination units that I see all the time in sampler blocks.  Now Monique has given me a very cool and accurate option for making them, too.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Lisa, for explaining the difference between PT6 and FTBQ rulers. I do appreciate it. The FTBQ ruler would be a more handy one to have. Have read Monique and Sherri's posts, there is so much to learn with quilting, but a thoroughly enjoyable journey.