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.
1/4″ thick acrylic template for use on longarm and mid arm machines as well as high shank domestic machines.
|8 × 8 × 0.25 in