How to use your quilting ruler to cut 60 degree triangles – video tutorial

If you don’t have a 60 degree triangle ruler and your square or rectangular ruler has 60 degree markings, why not learn how to use it to cut 60 degree triangles?

How to use your quilting ruler

Watch this short video demonstrating how to use your regular ruler as well as the lines on your cutting mat.

If you like hexagon quilts, you may like my Hexagonal Dream quilt.

It’s a quick and easy quilt aimed at the confident beginner.

Size: 60″ x 59 1/2″.

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  1. I enjoy your videos, but for this one I must comment….First off, never do a cross over with your hands while rotary cutting. It is dangerous. I am sure you did it that way just for the video, so let’s rind viewers not to cut this way….Secondly if you want to preserve your mat, use only your ruler. If you keep cutting on the same measurement line, the mat will develop grooves that won’t self heal….and grooves mean dull rotary cutter blades… Just my two cents worth. Great tutorial.

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