Make hundreds of Lazy Angle® blocks in 1″ to 6″ finished sizes. Learn the simple technique of cutting and piecing A & B shapes to create a multitude of patterns. This ruler is featured in the book, “Lazy & Lovin’ It” book. Our exclusive embedded gripper dots hold the fabric while cutting when pressure is applied.
Why Use the Lazy Angle® Ruler from Creative Grids?
- Embedded Gripper Dots – Non Slip ruler for precise cuts
- Easy to read black & white markings – Always know where and how far to cut
- Turn-a-Round feature on the rectangular and square rulers – a revolutionary design that assists quilters with accurately cutting fabric with seam allowances included
- Accuracy, Clarity and Non-Slip. No other ruler combines all three features
Learn the simple technique of cutting and piecing “A” and “B” and the design possibilities will “seam” endless.
Use the Lazy Angle ruler to create your own designs or use with Lazy Angle patterns or book.
More Lazy Angle Blocks
After mastering the Lazy Angle® block, try some of the blocks below. They use “A” and “B” pieces and can make more intricate designs. These blocks start with a Lazy Angle® block and add “B” pieces as needed.
Use the Lazy Angle® ruler to cut an “A” from an existing block. Then sew a “B” to the “A” to create a new block.
Make a Lazy Angle block
Match the ruler to the edges of the block
Cut an “A” piece
Add a “B” piece
Note: If you need to cut the block to a Left Face “A”: Remember, Left Face pieces are cut from the wrong side of the fabric. Turn the block over and cut fromthe wrong side.
Two Step Blocks:
1 “A” + 2 “B” pieces
Three Step Blocks:
1 “A” + 3 “B” pieces
Four Step Blocks:
1 “A” + 4 “B” pieces
See the book “Lazy and Lovin It” by Joan Hawley for more information about these blocks.
Understanding The Lazy Angle® Ruler
There are two sets of “A” and “B” cutting guides, ranging in size from 1 1/2″ to 6 1/2″ on the ruler. Each size is shown below in a different color. The 1/4″ seam allowance is included on the ruler. As you can see, both shapes are on both edges.
1/4″ seam allowance is included on the pieces.
Understanding The Pieces
Lazy Angle® blocks are composed of two pieces: “A” and “B”. If the bottom point of the piece faces Right, it’s a “Right Facing” piece. If the bottom point of the piece faces Left, it’s a “Left Facing” piece.
Prepare The Fabric Strips
Cut fabric strips 1/2″ wider than desired finished block size.
Example: Cut 4 1/2″ strips for 4″ finished block size. Cut 6 1/2″ strips for 6″ finished block size. Markings on the ruler are for 1 1/2″ to 6 1/2″ strips.
To Cut Right Face Pieces Only: Use a single layer of fabric, Right Side up.
To Cut Left Face Pieces Only: Use a single layer of fabric, Wrong Side Up.
To Cut Mirror Image Pieces: A right face and left face piece at the same time,fold your fabric in half, wrong sides together, keep fold to the right.
Illustrations are the same for Right Face, Left Face and Mirror Image cuts. Cutting example is for a 4 1/2″ strip. Stack 2 – 4 layers for cutting if you like. Lefties – Arrange fabric and ruler as shown, then rotate 180 degrees and cut.
Cutting For “A”
1. Find marks for 4 1/2″ “A” on angled edge of ruler. Place ruler on top of fabric, match ruler marks to fabric edges. Cut along angled edge of ruler. This makes one “A” piece.
2. Rotate ruler. Find marks for 4 1/2″ “A” on square edge of ruler. Place ruler on top of fabric, match ruler marks to fabric edges. Cut along square edge of ruler. This makes another “A” piece.
Cutting For “B”
1. Find marks for 4 1/2″ “B” on angled edge of ruler. Place ruler on top of fabric, match ruler marks to fabric edges. Cut along angled edge of ruler. This makes one “B” piece.
2. Flip ruler to the back side. Find marks on the back of the ruler for 4 ½” “B” on square edge
of ruler. Place ruler on top of fabric, match ruler marks to fabric edges. Cut along square edge of ruler. This makes another “B” piece.
Note: Because both shapes are on both edges of the ruler, “A” and “B” pieces can be cut in any sequence.
Lay the two pieces next to each other so they form a block as shown. This will ensure you have the
correct pieces needed to complete a block.Left face piecing is a mirror image of the example above.Align the Pieces: Place pieces right sides together, matching lazy angle edges. The “B” piece will stick out over the top and bottom edges of the “A”piece. The bottom point will form a “Bow Tie” withthe point of the “A” piece. When the two pointsof the “Bow Tie” are the same size, sew using a ¼”seam allowance. Open and press. Top edges of“A” and “B” should meet. If not, shift the “B” pieceup or down, adjusting the amount of the Bow Tieoverlap until top edges meet.
Cutting charts are based on strips cut from 40″ wide fabric. The number of pieces listed is the same for left or right face pieces.
Cut for on piece, rotate or flip the ruler, then cut again.
Cut any combination of “A” and “B” pieces from the same strip.
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