My Favorite Birthday Present EVER!- by Bev Hilton

A Perfect Miter Every Time Present
Using the Quarter-Inch Marking Point
on Crafty Bev's
FussyCut 3in1™ and Big Sister Tools

Sharing, or "Do unto Others" - by Bev Hilton

Bev's Semi-Annual Sewing Studio Revamp - by Bev Hilton

Creativity, Comfort Zones and Order
- by Bev Hilton

Using a Center-finding Ruler
- by Rick Hilton


Attic Antics
A Quilt Top Project
Using the FussyCut
3in1 tool
- by Bev Hilton

- by Rick Hilton


Attic Antics
A Quilt Top Project
Using the FussyCut
3in1 tool
- by Bev Hilton


Sewing & Quilting Guilds, National

American Sewing Guild
(national website)

Sewing & Craft Alliance

International Quilt Study Center & Museum (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Studio Art Quilt Associates

American Quilter's Society

Quilters Club of America

Sewing & Quilting Guilds, North Central Florida

American Sewing Guild Ocala (FL) Chapter

American Sewing Guild Central West Coast Florida (Nature Coast) Chapter

Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild

Tree City Quilters' Guild

Studio Art Quilt Associates Florida Blog

Florida Quilt Network

Sunshine State Quilters

Friends of
Crafty Bev

Quilt University

Ami Simms

Marjie McWilliams' Dyeing Studio

Maya Schonenberger,
Fiber Artist

Margaret Moorehead

Fabric Decollage by Debbie Jones

Ben Fox,

Quilt Shows

Broward Quilt
Expo 2011

Jacksonville (FL)

thoreau quote

FussyCut 3in1 Video


Using a Center-Finding Ruler

by Rick Hilton

A center-finding ruler has "0" in the middle, with a "1" on either side of it. The numbers go out from the center.

center-finding ruler
Zero marks the center of the black strip.

In the example shown above, we need to locate the center of this strip of black cloth, so we put the same number on each edge. In this case it's 1 3/8 on each side. Now "0" marks the center.

I used a center-finding ruler often when I was designing plaques. You had to know exactly where to put a medallion on a piece of wood. The center-finding ruler made it easy - just put the same number on each edge and the "0" is the center.

Bev uses it sort of backwards from that. She'll say she wants a certain element or motif to be the center of a block. She'll put that element at "0" and measure out from there, and mark the size of the block with the element in the center.

Here the dot was put at Zero, to make it the center of a block.

Once you get accustomed to using a center-finding ruler you'll agree that it's one of the handiest tools around, along with the FussyCut 3in1.



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