Creative Grids Quilting Ruler
Size – 4.5″ x 4.5″
Shape – Square
Designer – Creative Grids
Angle Lines – 45 degree angle marked
increments – 1 inch, 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch
Non-Slip Embedded Gripper – Yes around all edges
Item Number SKU – CGR4
Ships from – The Stitchery Dorset. United Kingdom
This 4-1/2in square ruler from Creative Grids® is the perfect companion for anyone who loves to work with the 5in precuts on the market today.
* Easy to read black and white markings are printed in 1in grids marked in 1/8in and 1/4in increments.
* Use the black numbers printed on white dots and the 1/4in grip sides to cut whole inches.
* Use the Turn-a-Round feature to cut 1/2in increments by following the white numbers on black dots and 1/2in grip sides.
* The 1/4in dashed lines that are printed on two adjoining sides, aid in trimming seam allowances.
* White horizontal and vertical lines are printed on the square to show the center of the ruler. Use these lines to square up blocks based on four-patches, embroidered, and appliques blocks.
* A 45 degree diagonal line makes trimming half-square triangle blocks easy and accurate.
* The ruler slides easily over the fabric until pressure is applied. Then our exclusive grip holds the fabric in place while cutting, eliminating slipping and miss-cuts.
Total Size 4-1/2in x 4-1/2in
Creative Grids Rulers – Designed by quilters – for quilters.
Creative Grids® is the most diverse ruler line in the world. We offer the complete package – a quality product; pattern & book support; and education.
Our trademark grip and accurate markings are why we are the top ruler manufacturer in the industry. Top designers feature our rulers and templates in their books and patterns. And, we offer video tutorials for every product. With over 100 rulers, we have the tool you need to successfully complete your next project.
Fine Black and White Markings
The black and white markings are easy to read when the ruler is placed on both dark and light fabrics.
Follow the numbers in the white circles when cutting whole inches and the numbers in the black circles when cutting half inch increments.
Use the ¼” dashed line along two sides of the ruler to trim seam allowances.
1″ Grid Markings
The squares and rectangles feature 1” black grid lines both horizontally and vertically.
Place the ruler vertically to cut strips. When using the rectangles, sub-cut the strips by turning the ruler horizontally to take advantage of the full length of the ruler.
Non-Slip Embedded Gripper
Creative Grids® unique grip is why these rulers are the best on the market. It’s the secret to cutting fabric with ease and accuracy. The grip slides easily over the fabric while positioning the ruler but stays in place as soon as pressure is applied.
The squares and rectangles feature ¼” grip on two adjoining sides and ½” grip on the opposite two sides to differentiate the Turn-a-Round feature.
The Turn-a-Round Feature is shown on all squares and rectangle rulers.
Use the markings in the white dots (and ¼” grip) to cut whole inches and fractional increments. Turn the ruler around to use the markings in the black dots (and ½” grip). By using the half-inch black circle markings, you have effectively added the seam allowance to your pieces that finish to whole inch sizes.
Our square and rectangle rulers have white horizontal and vertical lines that cross to designate the center of each ruler. Use these markings to square up and trim an appliquéd or embroidered block. Or, center and fussy cut a design or stripe for a sashing or border.
30°, 45°, 60° Angles
Many of the rulers include markings for the most popular angles – 30°, 45° and 60°.
The 45° angles on the rectangle rulers cross on the ¼” line. Use these markings to trim ¼” away from the points of flying geese units or blocks set on point. Or, use these angles to mark cross-hatching or cut mitered corners. Use the 45° angle that begins at each corner to square up half-square triangles.
Creative Grids® uses technology to your advantage.
Need a tutorial on a particular ruler? Scan the QR Code to watch a video demonstration.
All of our rulers are manufactured in the USA. Sheila Waterfield of Leicester, England essentially started Creative Grids® in 1989.
The family owned business at the time involved plastics. She realized that the scraps from the plastics company could be turned into templates for her quilting friends. Soon the Waterfield’s had developed a variety of quilting templates.
Sheila decided to print in black and white so the quilter could distinguish measurements and markings on light and dark fabrics. She then invented the opaque, non-slip grip that sets Creative Grids® rulers apart from all others. When her daughter Rachel Cross took over designing the rulers, the revolutionary Turn-a-Round feature was added.
Overseas Shipping will be dealt with at the checkout, however, if you wish to buy multiple items and are outside of the UK then please do contact us and we will set up a custom order for you with combined postage. Nobody wants to pay more for their postage than is necessary and we are more than happy to accommodate these requests.
Some postage delays are inevitable and are outside of our control, these include delays at Christmas and customs and excise if posting to an address outside of the UK. If you have any queries or require a quotation for expedited shipping then please do feel free to contact us.
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