“Corner Pop” Giveaway WINNER !!!

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The winner of The Corner POP™ Template from Studio 180 – 9 1/2″ Square Design Ruler offered by Linda from AbbiMays.com is the commenter on this post is…..

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Thanks to all who participated – you never know what the next giveaway will offer but you can be sure that it will bring another winner some quilt therapy!

 


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    “Corner Pop” Giveaway Extended for ONE MORE DAY!

    I took my blog-cation during Holy Week and completely forgot about our “Corner Pop” giveaway sponsored by AbbiMays.com!  SO, I have extended the deadline for comments for ONE MORE DAY – today, Wednesday April 8th at 11:59 pm CST.  This is it!  One lucky winner will be chosen to win this fantabulous ruler, chosen from the comments on THIS BLOG POST.

    Here’s the prize again:

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    The Corner POP™ Template from Studio 180 – 9 1/2″ Square Design Ruler

    Good luck and may the best quilter win!


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      It’s Another Giveaway!

      Quilt Therapy’s March giveaway comes to us from one of my most favorite online quilt shops everAbbiMays.com!  Here’s what Linda is giving away to one lucky Quilt Therapy winner this month:

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      The Corner POP™ Template from Studio 180 – 9 1/2″ Square Design Ruler

      For more information about this great ruler and the rules for submitting your entry, please visit here.  I hope YOU win!


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        It’s Another Giveaway Monday!

        Quilt Therapy’s March giveaway comes to us from one of my most favorite online quilt shops everAbbiMays.com!  Here’s what Linda is giving away to one lucky Quilt Therapy winner this month:

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        The Corner POP™ Template from Studio 180 – 9 1/2″ Square Design Ruler

        Finally, a tool and technique that will give you high success adding fabric corners to basic shapes. For years we’ve been layering small squares on big squares, marking & stitching on a diagonal line, then hoping everything lines up when we fold the small corner section back into place. If you’ve tried it, you know the pitfalls: too big, too short, too crooked and way too wasteful. No more. With your new Corner Pop™ tool, you will be able to trim rather than mark, add an over-sized replacement triangle and then square everything to a perfect size. In 22 different sizes – whole, half and quarter inches. Increased success without undue stress for every level of quilter. What’s not to love!

        Details

        •  Item # DT16
        • Ruler Size – approx. 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″
        • Sizes available on tool – 22 options from 3/4″ finished corners to 6″ finished corners in quarter inch increments
        • Step by step illustrated instructions
        • Instructions for left hand cutting and trimming
        • Fine lines for higher accuracy

        Here are the rules for this amazing giveaway:

        1. Comment on this blog post with just ONE WORD of how the ruler may change your quilting,
        2. Sign up for BOMquilts.com’s eNewsletter (if you’ve already subscribed, no need to do it again!) and confirm your subscription,
        3. The giveaway starts immediately and ends on April 8, 2015 at 11:59 pm CST,
        4. Only US mailing addresses accepted for entries,
        5. Anyone who comments more than once will be disqualified.

        Ready, set, GO!!!


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          Let’s Talk About the Quilt Ruler-Splosion!

          When I started quilting 30+ years ago, there was no such thing as using a quilt ruler, rotary cutter and mat.  At least not that I recall.  I learned to quilt using templates.  Lots and lots of templates traced onto fabric and cut apart with a good pair of sewing scissors.  I made my first Lone Star quilt within a year of learning how to quilt, just by using templates.  I wouldn’t say it was pretty, especially if you looked at it close enough…but, my brother loved it and that is what makes a quilter’s heart go pitter-patter.  A quilt that is loved and is used is the best kind!

          I certainly cannot recall when the rotary cutters, quilt rulers and mats made their appearance for quilters but I do recall MY first quilt ruler – and I recall it because I’ve bought a half-dozen of them over the years!  I still USE the very first quilt ruler I ever purchased all those years ago.  It’s nothing special, lightweight plastic and easy to accidentally cut if you don’t pay very close attention to where your rotary cutter is cutting.  🙂

          My first quilt ruler was a Dritz Quilting See-Through Drafting Ruler.  When I looked it up with a search engine, I giggled because it not only showed up at sewing places such as Joann’s but it also showed up at Sears!

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          Dritz Quilting See-Through Drafting Ruler

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          After a while, some better crafted quilt rulers came on the market.  The new rulers were still just straight rulers, though they varied in the color of the lines, the size and the markings on the rulers.  I think this is the second quilt ruler that I purchased:

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          Omnigrip Neon Quilter’s Ruler-8-1/2″x24″

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          But WOWSER, in the last five (at least) years, there’s been a quilt ruler-splosion!!!  I cannot believe the number of quilt rulers that have cropped up lately!  There are numerous quilt pattern books that require a special ruler all over the place -from proprietary usage to universal usage!  There are professional and amateur quilters who have designed their own rulers, to be used with their own patterns or with other patterns.  And there are professionals who have designed their own special quilt rulers, who have gone on to sign the rights away to a larger company to distribute them for the designer.

          I believe I now possess the following quilt rulers beyond the two that I mentioned above:

          • Omnigrid Quilting Square Ruler 12.5″ x 12.5″
          • Omnigrid Quilting Ruler 6″ X 12″
          • Omnigrid Right Triangle-Up To 8″
          • Omnigrid Quilting Grid Ruler 6.5″ X 6.5″ Diagonal
          • EZ Quilting Easy Rule Jr. Acrylic Ruler 3 1/2″ x 9 1/2″

          Not a whole lot but they fulfill all of my quilting needs perfectly.

          Besides these basic shaped rulers, I have noticed something else about the new quilt ruler-splosion…many of them have truly created templates into rulers.  We’ve come full circle from when I learned to quilt 30+ years ago to today.  Templates are fabulous and I would recommend any new quilter learn to quilt the more difficult way (with templates) than staring anew with a quilt ruler, rotary cutter and mat.  They will learn the true basics of quilting and then increase their quilt knowledge through independent study (aka trial and error) or by taking quilt classes.

          The quilt ruler-splosion doesn’t seem to be stopped anytime soon, but make the most it while it lasts!


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