I first discovered the Quick Curve Ruler while surfing Pinterest. I saw this curved 9-patch block and went WOW! After seeing how this simple ruler could quickly give a dynamic twist on traditional blocks, I knew I had to try it.
In our video, we explain how to cut curves for multiple shapes, how to sew this gentle curves and how to use this specialty ruler to square up the blocks prior to assembly.
There are many patterns available for the Quick Curve Ruler and both the ruler and all the patterns are available at Heirloom Creations or www.heirloomcreations.net. See below for a complete gallery of patterns.
There is even a free table runner pattern that comes with the ruler to practice curved cutting, sewing curves and squaring up the curved blocks. Finished size is 14” x 52”. This table runner gave me the confidence to easily tackle the other patterns available from this designer.
Quick Curve Ruler Highlights
- The gentle curve does not require any pins while sewing
- Ruler markings make for simple directions for both cutting and squaring up blocks
- Minimal to no fabric waste when cutting curves from strips
- Most strips start from an 8 1/2” fabric strip
- Multiple curved shapes from one ruler – half moons to lanterns
- Free table runner pattern included with ruler purchase
- These patterns offer larger open areas to highlight machine quilting pattern
- Use solid colors to create “modern” looking quilts
Many patterns designed for the Quick Curve Ruler offer larger open areas that are perfect for highlighting machine quilting patterns. To add a dramatic touch to these quilts have fun with the selected quilting designs. If you are still a beginner machine quilter, practice using the walking foot and straight line stitching to create extra movement across the quilt. Use echo quilting technique to help pop the curved areas.
Turn your quilt into a “modern” quilt by selecting solid looking fabric. Did you know that gray is the new black? We are seeing gray fabrics show up in a ton of quilting patterns! Select clean solid colors to give any project a modern feel. Modern quilts embrace simplicity and minimalism through ease of movement created by quilt blocks. Modern quilts are often inspired by modern art and architecture. Watch for gray and white fabrics used as neutrals.
8 1/2″ Wide Companion Ruler
If you have not already purchased an 8 1/2” x 24” ruler, now is the time. Most of the patterns associated with Quick Curve Ruler start all cuts with an 8 1/2” strip. Personally, this is my ruler of choice. There are so many times blocks, strips and borders are cut 7” or wider. If you only have a 6 1/2” wide ruler, you will need a second ruler to make each cut. Let’s cut down the frustration level and have the correct ruler size in your possession.
Heirloom Creations’ motto is “Making Sewing Easy”. If having a wider ruler makes cutting the wider strips easier, then come pick yours up today or have us ship you one with your Quick Curve Ruler order for no additional shipping charge!
Heirloom Creations … Making Sewing Easy