Monday, March 26, 2012

Giveaway & Review: Eleanor Burn's Set In Triangle Ruler

Oh Dear!  I can't believe that I've missed out on Eleanor Burn's Set-In Triangle Ruler as I've been making all these set on point quilts throughout the years. Please tell me this is a brand new ruler so that I don't have to feel like a I've been missing out.

I just work with my standard rulers, my 6x24, my 6x6 and my 12x12.   Then I got the Eleanor Burn's Flying Geese Rulers and those made life easier - and more fun. 

Now I see that could/should be using this Set-In Triangle Ruler.

I could have used it on these blue triangles - instead of cutting my fabric the wrong size, not once but twice!
I  do plan to use it for the next set of  triangles for this quilt.  See how easy and nice that will be?
The markings on the ruler are very easy to read - and there is a 1/4 inch guideline around the edge - so I'll know exactly where to cut!  Thank goodness, I really need that. This really will make triangles more fun. 

It's really large - 15 inches from the tip (top) straight down the middle to the base and 30 inches from bottom tip to bottom tip. It is large enough to measure and easily handle large triangles like the ones on my Lisbeth's Garden queen size quilt. Also, it is made of heavy duty acrylic and is top quality. I really like that about it.
This will be the ruler I will use from now on when making all my set on point quilts.  Also, I was thinking this certainly will be handy for squaring up quilt corners. I've had that problem before, wanting to square up my completed quilt but not having a big enough ruler.  This Set-In Triangle Ruler will also help me when I'm marking my quilts for quilting. How nice is that?    

I think you can all tell I think this is a must have ruler and I'm pretty excited about it!
Thanks Eleanor for providing us with such a wonderful ruler! 

Oh, you want to know about the Give-away?
It consists of the Eleanor Burn's Book "Tales of First Ladies" and this Set-In Triangle Ruler.
Sorry, because of shipping constraints this one will have to be for the USA only. 

To enter, just leave me a comment letting me what other rulers or notion you have found to make life fun.
If you entered the give-away on the previous post, your in! Leave one here and you'll be in for a second time.

Give-away ends April 8th.

Happy Stitching (or Measuring or Cutting),
Nicey Linda


  1. I like quilts set on point and have made a few but have always made a square and then cut on diagonal and hoped it fit. This NEW??? ruler sounds like a winner. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I think this would be a great ruler. I also like Eleanor Burn's square up ruler for HST. I use mine a lot. This is a wonderful give away!!

  3. Second chances are great!~ thank you!! I haven't seen this ruler either, but it sure would be handy to have for finishing tops and toppers! I have the standard rulers too plus a 3.5 inch ruler~ I love it for squaring up block pieces. Thanks for the chance!

  4. Thanks, Linda! I'd love to be in the second time. I am such a sucker for rulers. I have so many. I recently got a 24" by 8.5" one. I love it more than my 6.5" one, because I often need a measurement bigger than the 6.5". I find it much more useful!

  5. This ruler sounds like a must-have. I have a tendency to cut these trinbles wrong each time. One of my favorite new tools is my prairie points tool. I used it for my SAHR quilt!

  6. One of my favorite tools is the Olfa Circle Cutter.

  7. I love my rotating cutting mat. It makes it very easy to cut from small fabric scraps.

  8. I've not seen this ruler before. I use just the basic size rulers. But I do love my 6" square ruler. It's great for small projects and trimming. Thanks for sharing.


  10. i like the little bias square for squaring up small half square triangles! thanx for the chance to win!

  11. Wow, that was a huge pkg and the ruler looks huge! I have a square ruler that is great to square up blocks. Your quilt also looks nice on your bed. :o)

  12. My favorite quilting notion is my credit card! Thanks for the chance!

  13. Having the right tool makes all the difference doesn't it? I bought several marked square rulers in different sizes - they really help when it's time to square up a block. I saw Eleanor's sister give a talk and show quilt from the new book - didn't have my checkbook so wasn't able to get it - would be great if I won in your drawing! Thanks!

  14. I would love to add this ruler to my collection - I have a few favorites, one of them the 4 x 14 size.

  15. I would love this ruler. I use my fons and porter binding tool ruler lots as I like the neat way to finish my binding so you can't see where the final join is.