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DIY QUILT RULERS FROM PLEXI GLASS

 

Can I tell you how AMAZING my hubby is.

 He is always looking around his garage when he is cleaning it up and thinks before he throws anything away if I can use it. So Hubby came to me and asked me if there was anything I can use when I am quilting with his extra plexi glass.

WELL guess what hubby came up with ;-)



I used a thin permanent marker to do the rules lines

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Comment by Paula on December 2, 2013 at 11:42am

You can use a band saw or table saw. They sell saw special blades for plexiglass at most hardware stores like Lowes, Home Depot or True Value. I had super long ones made for trimming up quilts. I have to butt two mats together on the floor but the long ones are nice for straight edges!
http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/Plastics_Library/How-to-Cut-Plexig...

Comment by Shari Ortega on March 10, 2011 at 5:51pm

make sure the plexiglass you use is thick enough NOT to let your hopping foot jump over it..

check with your machine manufactor to make sure.. if you hit one of these because they are too thin  you can throw everything off.. and possible break a foot or shaft...

My dh made some for me several years ago they work great... just really watch the thickness..

 

Comment by Brenda J. Moore on March 10, 2011 at 3:45pm

This is super. I always save that hard plastic on packaging that is a good size to use as "firm" linings in wallets, etc. and for this purpose too. You just never know what has a new life till you try it!  Geez.....I wonder if we will ever get that chance? LOL :}

Comment by Fawn Cockrum on March 9, 2011 at 9:59am
I'll double check, but I believe my husband used his band saw and then sanded the edges a bit.
Comment by Patricia on March 9, 2011 at 9:57am
Never crossed my mind but wat a great idea
Comment by dee on March 8, 2011 at 3:49pm
opps I apologize I didn't read the comments first before posting my question..
Comment by dee on March 8, 2011 at 3:48pm

Can you please tell us whattype of saw & blade was used to cut the pexi glass.

thanks

Comment by sawsan on March 8, 2011 at 12:07pm
LUCKY U, TWO CLEVER MATCHES EACH OTHER
Comment by Shannon on March 8, 2011 at 11:29am
Oops that's what happens when you send a message by iPhone. Yes that's what I ment
Comment by Kathy on March 8, 2011 at 11:25am
Shannon, do you mean miter saw?

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