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Sewing, Quilting & Needle Arts: What are you making - almost Winter 2011??, 1 by siliolegma

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siliolegma wrote:
Hi Linda, The ruler I have is 10 degrees. It is 1 inch at the top and 5 inches at the bottom. It is
22 1/2 inches long. Walt made me an extension which makes it a total of 5 3/4 " across the bottom and 27 1/2 inches long. The longer size made it possible to make the entire cut without moving the ruler as I wanted 60 " tree skirts. Mine does include seam allowances

I made 9 strip sets, consisting of 9 strips of fabric 2 3/4 x width of fabric. For each strip set move the colors down one row, bringing the bottom color to the top. Cut 4 wedges from each strip set. There will be enough to make 2- 60" tree skirts. The inch lines going across are important as they help to keep the ruler lined up correctly with the fabric.

If you place the ruler bottom next to the previous cut, you will make an equal # of strips going in the opposite direction. They were narrower at the top so I removed the top 2 rows. These strips then made a 24" table top skirt.

The original strip sets seem like a lot of work but since you can end up with 4 tree skirts, 2 large and 2 table top it doesn't seem so bad.

Photo is of the original ruler without the extension. I would make the ruler the larger size to begin with as it is easier to manage.

This message was edited Nov 29, 2011 10:23 AM

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