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Great Tip for HSTs!

When I first got the quilting bug, I bought all kinds of supplies...took a couple of classes that needs special rulers, etc. Got the swivel mats in two sizes. Got this, got that. I'd gotten the 6 1/2" Quilt in a Day ruler and I couldn't remember it's use (squaring up HSTs)! It's not the typical ruler that has inches along the side, so why in the world might I have bought a ruler like this one??? So, I'm sitting here dreading the Mother Goose star blocks because there were eight HSTs in each block and there were 32 blocks!!! Dread, dread, dread...these things never seem to go easy for me. Sigh.

So, I was reading my Yahoo Groups and someone mentioned this ruler as a quick and easy way to square up HSTs! I dug out the ruler (buried under a ton of "had to have" rulers that have specific uses) and you will be amazed at how quickly and easily an HST is do!!!!! Shall I say that again??? Now I know why I'd bought that ruler!!!

Here's a video in case you need a refresher course on why you have that particular ruler buried somewhere:

Here's the start of my Mother Goose star blocks!

I've got the rest almost done! Amazing what you can do with the proper tools, isn't it?


  1. I have that ruler too! Nice to know another use for it.


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