As I learn how to quilt, I have been thinking of the repetitive steps and ways to improve the process. Reduce time frames.
Here’s one of my ideas.
Introducing my new Star Ruler.
I got tired of picking up my ruler to measure the distance between the points. Sometimes I used my large ruler, sometimes the smaller one. The markings on both are different. And I didn’t want to permanently “mark” on them.
So… I created this. I am calling it my Star Ruler. Don’t know if anyone else has thought of it. I didn’t see any mention of it in any of the instructions for making this quilted star. And I found several pattern instructions on the net. That said, I am claiming ownership of this ruler and naming it, Donna’s Star Ruler.
Here it is.
At a glance I can see if my points are spaced correctly. And can make adjustments as needed. So simple. But has saved me so much time.
How did I make it?
I used one of the hundreds of VHS hard plastic covers no longer in use at my house. I cut along the spine.
Perfectly aligned tips.
I am working on other time reducers. More on them later. Still trying them out.
Go here to see my other tips on making a folded quilted star.