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Clamshell Ruler

Robin M

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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!



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