How to Use a Quilt Ruler

Follow these four simple steps on how to use a quilt ruler.

Steps:

1. Find the 45-degree line on the ruler and mark it with a sticky note.

2. Line up the 45-degree line with the straight edge of the fabric.

3. Move the straight edge to the end point of the fabric and cut to make your initial 45-degree cut.

4. Then, keeping the 45-degree line on the straight edge of the fabric and the straight measurements lined up with the initial angle, move the ruler to the desired strip width and cut.

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