Rulers for Pin-Basting

Here’s another great tool for machine quilting – or rather, for pin-basting your quilt in preparation for machine quilting.  Did you know that you can get a 60″ aluminum ruler at hardware stores?

60 in ruler

The long, straight edge helps to make straight borders, and can reach all the way across most lap quilts to ensure a consistent width across the quilt top.


I also like an L-square (not sure if that’s a real term) to get square corners.  This one is 14″x24″, and I would buy a larger one if I could find one:


This T-square would come in handy for basting quilts too:


The T-square and 60″ rulers were priced at about $12 on Home Depot online.  What a great deal!

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