Robin M

Clamshell Ruler

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I have a new Gadget Girl Clamshell ruler, but I can't figure out how to use it.  The directions seem quite clear -- make the first row, then make the next row aove it, offset by a half clamshell.  I get that, but on a longarm, we are quilting towards ourselves, so making the next row "on top" of the first one is backwards.

 

So, do I use the ruler upside down?  That would have it parallel to the rollers behind the needle.  That doesn't sound so good.

 

Do I load the quilt sideways?  But then I couldn't do a whole row of clamshells without rolling the quilt several times each row.  That sounds worse.

 

Surely, I am just missing something simple here.

 

Any suggestions appreciated!

 

Robin

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