Sometimes our essential tools turn into a collection of their own! Such is the case with rulers. I feature this basic piece of equipment in the Week 46 edition of the Sew Much Fun Tour. Presenting the Ruler Quilt Block:
My ruler is a paper pieced block, accented with some decorative stitching. Download the pattern and instructions in my shop. This is a free block for the duration of the Sew Much Fun Blog Tour, which runs through July 2022.
Feel free to embellish the block further with a classic quote, such as “Measure Twice, Cut Once” as shown in the sample diagram.
Making a Ruler Quilt Block
A yellow fabric is the classic choice for the ruler, although today you can find them in all sorts of fun, neon colors! For the square-in-a-square design, I went back to the Tula Pink Handmade collection that I featured in the Fabric Pull Card Trick block.
This time, I chose the fabrics with cutting tools and rulers. The square-in-a-square design is completed quickly with paper piecing.
If you need some foundation paper piecing tips, please watch my video tutorials on YouTube.
How many rulers are in your toolkit? My essentials are the 24” for cutting yardage, and the 6-½” square for smaller pieces.
I can’t wait to see your Ruler Quilt Block! Be sure to visit the home page for the Sew Much Fun Tour to collect all the blocks.