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EASY MEA­SURE­MENTS

The Cre­ative Grids 6½in ruler is fan­tas­tic for trim­ming up blocks 6½in square and un­der.

Use the easy to read black mark­ings, printed on white dots, to trim pieces in 1in in­cre­ments. Or turn the ruler around and use the white mark­ings, printed on black dots, to cut ½in in­cre­ments. In case you need more pre­ci­sion, ev­ery inch has ¼in and 1/8in mark­ings as well. This makes it a dod­dle to cut the cor­rect size, what­ever you’re sewing.

If you’re trim­ming half-square tri­an­gle, or quar­ter square tri­an­gle blocks, it’s easy to line them up, us­ing the 45-de­gree line. Sim­ply place it along the seam line and trim two edges. Ro­tate the block, and re­peat for per­fectly cen­tred blocks.

FUSSY CUT FI­NESSE

Fussy cut­ting 6½in pieces? Sim­ply line up your fab­ric us­ing the white cen­tre marks and trim away! As with all Cre­ative Grid rulers, the grip­pers will eas­ily slide over your fab­ric, then lock in place as you ap­ply pres­sure to the ruler be­fore mak­ing a cut. With the handy ½in and ¼in outer mark­ings too, you've got ev­ery­thing you need to make adding seam al­lowances a breeze!

Now you know the tricks of the trade, it's time to get cut­ting! Head to sewingquar­ter.com to find our picks – get 20% off with code LOVE20. And if you'd like to see the prod­ucts in ac­tion or for more hands-on ad­vice, watch Sewing Quar­ter live or catch up on their YouTube chan­nel

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