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My handy hubby has made a ruler for me that is perfect for Irish chain or Around the World quilts--or anything with a 45 degree angle. It is made with plastic piping and a piece of acrylic. He cut the black plastic pipe to snap over the lower back roller and used epoxy to fasten the acrylic to the bottom of the pipe at a 45 degree angle.

The ruler extends almost to the front roller. The pipe is secure but slides easily left and right along the roller bar. (He made two rulers--one at 45 degrees to the left and one going to the right.) It is very user-friendly and forgiving if the piecing is a little off--you can control it with very little pressure. To adjust the position you pivot the ruler up slightly and slide it. It is also great for crosshatching!

Another good thing is that you don't need to use a base extender with it-- you just sort of walk your fingers down the ruler as you stitch. I will try to get some pics and post them if anybody is interested. Aren't husbands great?!!

Linda Rech

Lovin' my Millennium

Olympia Wa.


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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please post a photo or two. I think I can understand what you are talking about but I am a very visual person so for me a picture is worth a couple thousand words!

thx

Sara


Sara Crocker

My Favorite Sister Quilting

Barrington RI

APQS Millennium ~ \"Betty\"

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WOW! This sounds very simalar to a device I have in development!


Sherry Rogers-Harrison

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Hi everybody----

I'm going to try to post a photo of that diagonal ruler, with the help of my DH. (Wish me luck!) If I'm successful you will see both rulers snapped onto the lower back roller. I tucked a piece of white fabric underneath so you could more easily see the setup. If you have any questions or would like some basic instructions, email me at lindarech@comcast.net .

Happy Holidays!

Linda Rech


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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For Linda Susie--

Sorry, this ruler won't work for you.

I have seen a Gammill product called a GamGuide that might work for you. It has a ruler with a swiveling piece at the end that you place up against your take-up roller. You will need to check it out first --I think the Gammill tables are completely flat when they are loaded, so if your table has a front roller like the metal tables, this probably won't work either. The GamGuide is quite long and you brace it somehow with your hand or arm.

I"ll ask my DH if he can think of a design that will work for you folks with wooden tables. If anybody has a photo of their table, Email it to us.

Thanks for everyone's interest. Again, if anyone wants some detailed plans for the rulers, just ask. I'm trying to see if my handy hubby would make some to sell. If there is any interest in that, let me know.

Happy Stitching!

Linda Rech

Dancing with my Millie!

Olympia, Wa.


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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