Retro Block Border Buddy

(3 customer reviews)


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The Retro Block Border buddy is a rounded square free motion quilting ruler with the outer dimensions measuring at 8″ x 8″ on either side. This ruler is unique because it is 1/4″ acrylic which means it can be used on all longarm/ midarm machines and domestic high shank  machines. Also because not all machines are built alike, if you’re like me, the tiny 1/4″ opening that most inset rulers have, to fit my ruler foot into, simply will not do. So welcome the unique puzzle design that will open into 2 sections and fit around all ruler feet!

Inside we have smaller retro blocks that quilt 3″ , 2″ and 1″. Ruler has 1″ markings all around for ease of use when making intricate designs and 45* angle and 1/4 inch inset lines in the top left corner for adjusting spacing when quilting. Each square has a 1/4″ offset and 45* and 90* markings for alignment purposes. Also round the entire ruler are 1″ spacings.   Be sure to be watch border buddy videos to show you how to get the most out of your ruler here. knowledge is power!

Some sitdown  quilting machines (or domestic sewing machines) shanks are too low to fit the ruler behind the foot and the ankle might hit the ruler, check for clearance before purchasing this ruler for a domestic sewing machine if you’ve never used an inset ruler. it is important that this  ruler can fit underneath the back side of your hopping foot.

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1/4″ thick acrylic template for use on longarm and mid arm machines as well as high shank domestic machines.

Additional Information
Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 0.25 in
Reviews (3)

3 reviews for Retro Block Border Buddy

  1. Michelle Barkley (verified owner)

    Loving my new ruler!! so easy to use, but I love watching the videos to get new ideas. Thanks for making something so easy to use.

  2. Michelle Barkley (verified owner)

    I am so loving this! Have listen to several of the videos about different ways to use and can’t stop using it. So much easier than any other ruler like this. And the ease of getting it around the Long arm foot is amazing. Thank you!

    • Admin_Lauren

      this is fantastic news! I was worried a rounded square might be too niche but I’m super excited to experiment with it more myself. I gave mine to a client as hers broke in the mail because she wanted it as a Christmas gift for her mom and I would be out for a while But I can’t wait to get more in!

  3. DeeDee

    Great product, easy to use. Makes my quilting look like I know what I am doing. Thank you.

    • Admin_Lauren

      lol! thank you for your kind response! I love tools that give me a better outcome than I thought and more controlled.

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