My sister-in-law, Carolyn, aka One-Block-Wonder-Woman and I both have purchased the Jodi Barrows “Square in a Square” ruler and book. (Since we live on opposite sides of the country, we don’t share our tools, but DO share what we love in terms of information with each other).
I’ve posted in the past about using Option 3 to make several hundred flying geese https://stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/small-projects/ . I have great plans for using many of the other options in the future.
Recently, Carolyn has used her Square in A Square to make many of the “options” for which you can use this ruler. She wrote a great blog post last week, and I would encourage you to take a look – I have a tool for that too
WHY do you need this ruler? If you have never used the ruler or don’t know what it is, take a look at some of the videos on You Tube that Jodi had published – Jodi Barrows You Tube Video
Many times we buy specialty rulers that only do I thing. This one has LOTS of uses. And, you work from strips and squares , not with triangles which can be problematic because of bias.
If you purchase the ruler, do your self a BIG favor and purchase the companion book. Honestly, to use the ruler to it’s full function the book is an ABSOLUTE necessity. It is full of information, techniques. You will be much happier if you do. If you purchase directly from Jodi’s website, http://squareinasquare.com/Pattern-BooksPatterns_c_12.html , then she gets a greater share of the profit, vs purchasing through another retailer. (I like to support these designers by purchasing directly!) (Same thing with Bonnie Hunter & Pat Sloan books/tools)
Disclaimer – Nobody is paying me a dime for sharing this info! I love this ruler!!!
So, my quilting friends – put this on your Christmas Wish List….give the family a link to the tool on Jodi’s website, and enjoy making square in a square blocks, and flying geese and all those other blocks that in the past might have been a struggle. Having the “right tool” in your inventory that is so multi-functional is like having one of those screwdrivers with 42 tips and a flashlight!
What is your “favorite tool” in your quilt room?