You’ll find the square ruler to be one of the workhorses in your sewing room. Not only is it excellent for squaring up your patchwork blocks after you have pieced them, but it also makes a great template for pillow tops and square quilt designs such as Diamond in the Square or Shoofly.
Q: Why should I try OLFA Quilt Rulers?
A: Simple, OLFA’s are the only rulers that have the frosted advantage. This is the frosted acrylic surface with black numbers and grid lines that provide excellent clarity on both light and dark colored fabrics. OLFA Quilt Rulers are the result of taking quilters recommendations and implementing them into a specific product. OLFA Quilt Rulers have easy to read numbers and grid lines. They feature markings for right and left-handed use, and their unique angle cutting grid design (patent pending) helps you easily make 30-degree, 45-degree, 60-degree, and 90-degree cuts all from the same center point.
Q: I purchased an OLFA Quilt Ruler and want to know why it is difficult to see through.
A: OLFA Quilt Rulers have a transparent protective sheet over the front to prevent damage during shipping. This sheet should be removed before using to maximize the “frosted advantage” of OLFA’s Quilt Rulers.
Q: After using my ruler on a quilting project, it looks like the “frost” is coming off. What am I doing wrong?
A: You are not doing anything wrong. Similar to a fingerprint left on a mirror or window, fingerprints show up on the rulers. Simply use a dry cloth and wipe off the back of the ruler, and you will notice the ruler looks the same as the day it was purchased.
Q: When I use a decorative edge blade, I sometimes “chew” up my ruler, what can I do?
A: When cutting up against a ruler with a decorative edge blade, the normal practice is to use it the same way you do with a straight edge blade. The key to using a decorative edge blade and ruler together is to line your ruler up against the edge - but not press into the ruler like you do with a straight edge. Then, when you begin cutting - cut slowly. If you are using a ruler, you want a precise cut, and going slowly will ensure blade control and precise cuts.