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"Afternoon Delight" was one of Sue Garman's favorite patterns. This wonderfully scrappy quilt is truly a delight to make with its combination of simple appliqué and Double Nine-Patch blocks and modified Shoo Fly blocks. Each month you will work on pieced and appliquéd blocks, and in the final month, you will assemble the blocks and add the outer border. The finished quilt measures approximately 86 1/2" inches square.

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TOPIC: modify quilt ruler

modify quilt ruler 01 Sep 2020 20:32 #149766

thanks = good suggestions. My real problem is the density of markings and I was just hoping to remove some of them. I have since learned of new (non Olfa) rulers that meet my needs. Regards, and thanks.
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modify quilt ruler 01 Sep 2020 17:54 #149763

HelenW wrote:
Santefecindy, I saw your request for ways to modify old ruler lines, I could not find anything online, but I did see where they advertise that new frosted rulers
are easier on older eyes because there is not as much glare from lights on the ruler. I definitely understand not wanting to purchase a bunch of new ones.
Is there a way to get a frosted effect on your current rulers? First things that come to mind the see thru type of stencil template material, or tracing paper, or
parchment paper. Use double stick tape to tape it onto the bottom on the ruler. If you put it on the top you might blur the black lines. Maybe these ideas will
spawn some new ideas in your head. Good Luck. HelenW
I included a screenshot of the place I saw that frosted ruler help aging eyes see the lines better.
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That looks great.
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modify quilt ruler 04 Aug 2020 11:06 #148717

Also you can get a product called grip that makes your rulers grip like Quilter’s select or use washi tape to mark your cutting measurement especially when making several cuts the same size.
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modify quilt ruler 13 Apr 2020 06:59 #147564

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Santefecindy, I saw your request for ways to modify old ruler lines, I could not find anything online, but I did see where they advertise that new frosted rulers
are easier on older eyes because there is not as much glare from lights on the ruler. I definitely understand not wanting to purchase a bunch of new ones.
Is there a way to get a frosted effect on your current rulers? First things that come to mind the see thru type of stencil template material, or tracing paper, or
parchment paper. Use double stick tape to tape it onto the bottom on the ruler. If you put it on the top you might blur the black lines. Maybe these ideas will
spawn some new ideas in your head. Good Luck. HelenW
I included a screenshot of the place I saw that frosted ruler help aging eyes see the lines better.
ScreenShot2020-04-13at4.46.51AM.png
Last Edit: 13 Apr 2020 07:01 by HelenW. Reason: wording
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modify quilt ruler 08 Apr 2020 17:51 #147543

I have some Olfa rulers where the yellow background makes them unusable to my old eyes. In the interest of frugality (I don't want to buy a bunch of new rulers) I would like to remove some of the markings. I tried nail polish remover, alcohol, without luck and am afraid to go further. Has anyone ever done this?
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