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!
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