ADD A QUARTER RULER – 12 INCHES
Add A Quarter Ruler 12 Inch with its specially designed lip, automatically adds the customary 1/4 inch seam allowance to any angle and provides a straight edge for your rotary cutter.
How to use the Add A Quarter Ruler
The Add A Quarter combines the speed of rotary cutting quilt pieces with the accuracy of using templates. Prepare your templates by tracing each pattern piece, on the seam line, onto template plastic or freezer paper. Carefully cut out each template. Remember, you will be cutting out the templates WITHOUT the seam allowance.
Layer fabric on cutting mat - you can stack 4 to 6 layers at a time. Place template on fabric, leaving at least 1/4 inch fabric margin around all sides (more for acute angles). Be sure to line up the marked grain line with the grain of the fabric.
Position Add A Quarter (lip side down) snugly against one edge of template and cut with a rotary cutter. Rotate Add A Quarter around the template, cutting all sides.
For hand piecing, place the clear, 1/4 inch lip of Add A Quarter on outside edge of the fabric piece, using pencil, mark seam line.
When using the Add A Quarter ruler in Foundation Piecing it allows you to use your rotary cutter when foundation piecing to trim excess fabric and provide a straight line for placement of the next fabric piece.