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Quilt Ruler Connector for Regular Acrylic Rulers

Do More With the Rulers You Already Have

Square Up Your Fabric the Super Easy Way & Make Longer or Wider Rulers When Needed

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Easily Align and Connect Your Rulers

You want the edge you'll be cutting on to be perfectly smooth after connecting your rulers.

The Quilt Ruler Connector has Alignment Tabs and a Lip Edge that make it easy to align and connect rulers that are the same width, so the edge you cut on is perfectly smooth.

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You need a 24" long ruler to cut the full width of fabric but it's always sticking out of the top of a bag if you need to take it to a class.

With the Quilt Ruler Connector you can take two 12” long rulers, that will fit in a small bag or even in the case with your sewing machine, to a class or retreat and then make a 24” long ruler when needed.

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You can also connect them side-by-side to cut wider pieces or even as a corner square to square up your fabric.

Check out: Make a Corner Square to Square Up Your Fabric the Super Easy Way below

1) Slide the Connector up to one edge of the first ruler, so iit's butted up against the black alignment tabs & Lip Edge.

2) Slide the second ruler against the edge of the first ruler and the Lip Edge. Then press down on the Suction Cups.

Note: For best results, make sure the surfaces of the rulers are clean and moisten the suction cups.

The full width of fabric folded once is about 22", so you'll need a 24" ruler to cut strips. Rather than taking a too-big-to-fit 24" ruler to a class or retreat, you can take two 6"x12" rulers and connect them end-to-end.

After cutting the strips, you can take the rulers apart and use one 12" ruler to cut the strips into squares.

It will be much easier to get accurate results if you first Slip-Proof your rulers with Grip Strips.

Sometimes a 3-Foot Ruler is Just What You Need

It’s ideal to have a 3-foot long ruler to cut bias binding strips. But carrying or storing a ruler that long would be a major hassle.

Just connect your 12” and 24” rulers end-to-end, and you'll be able to cut on the diagonal across the full width of fabric folded once to cut bias binding strips.

You can even connect two 24" rulers end-to-end to make a 4-foot ruler to square up the edges of a large quilt.

With just two 6"x12" rulers and a connector, you can cut pieces up to 12" wide.

The example below shows cutting a 9½" square.

Whatever measurement you line up to on the second ruler, the entire width you'll be cutting will be that measurement plus the 6" of the first ruler.

To cut wider pieces from the full width of fabric folded once, you could connect two 24" rulers side-by-side or connect a 12" & 24" ruler as shown below.

This will work as long as the fabric is accurately squared up to start with. Check out the section below: "Make a Corner Square to Square Up Your Fabric the Super Easy Way".

Square Up Fabric or Quilt Top the Super Easy Way:

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1) Slide the Connector up to one edge of your 12" ruler, so iit's butted up against the black alignment tabs & Lip Edge.  

2) Slide your 24" ruler against the edge of your 12" ruler & the edge of the Connector. Then press down on the suction cups.

3) Align a line on your 12” ruler with the folded edge.

4) Hold your 24" ruler in place, and grab the end of your 12" ruler & pull up to remove it and the Connector together.

5) Your 24" ruler will be aligned with the grain line of the fabric as you trim off the raw edge.

6) The newly squared up edge will be on the same side of the fabric that you'll start cutting strips from in the next step.

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A big right angle Is just what you need:

Make a corner square with your 12" & 24" long rulers.

If you have two 24" long rulers, you can make an even bigger corner square.

You'll have to cut around the 2" Lip Edge on the Connector.

Check out the Multi-Width Connector to make a corner square using rulers of different widths.

Then, slide the rulers up, keeping the edge aligned, until you can cut the unfinished portion.

Did You Know...

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Alignment Tabs Catch the Ruler's Edge from Either Direction

Suction Cups & Handle:

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If You Need the Suction Cups to Hold Longer, Get Them Wet

If the surface of your ruler is clean & free from scratches

Suction cups work by creating a vacuum when you press them down. They will stay attached until air leaks in.

That's why you want to make sure your ruler is clean and free of scratches so it can create a tight seal.

If you put a drop of water on them, the water will keep air from leaking in until it completely evaporates. With a drop of water on them they can hold for several days.

3-Pack of Replacement Suction Cups with Locking Tops

3 Repacement Suction Cups: $2.99

To Replace a Worn or Damaged Suction Cup

Replacement Handle for Your Connector

Repacement Handle: $0.99

Angle the Handle, so you can push the hook on one side through the loop on top of the Connector. Then straighten the Handle as you push the hook on the other side through.

You'll have to twist it a little, but do the same thing to hook it in on the other end.