This week's assignment is rulers.
Here's why. Several weeks before my trip to Maryland I was getting things prepared to go. I started early. I made the blocks we were told we could make in advance. I gathered my strips and strings for both classes. I gathered the required rulers. I told Sharon I had an extra ruler she could use because she didn't have one of them.
Fast forward to packing for the trip. I stashed the rulers in various pockets of my machine rolly-tote. I couldn't find an extra ruler for Sharon. Thursday's class did not take the Easy Angle ruler but I noticed I couldn't seem to find it. Friday's class did take it. And I was repacking everything and still couldn't find it. Go figure! Friday I was unpacking and put my hand into a side zippered compartment and nearly scraped my fingers on the missing ruler. Except, it is an older version of the ruler although it has most everything I needed to cut the pieces. I just had to verify the correct lines to use. See the little blue one? That's what I used. But the middle black one would have been easier to see the correct cutting lines except I had remembered I owned it nor could I find it.
Yesterday when sewing I found the middle Easy Angle ruler. Newer and a little bigger. Plus I have an Easy Angle II that is an even bigger version and doesn't even have the sizes needed for the class. Luckily I found one that Sharon could use by chatting with FCQ members on Facebook.
There's the back story. I have no idea what rulers I have and where they are! I'm going to list all my rulers on my computer. I was all set to buy a new Companion Ruler for the class because I couldn't find mine. But, JoAnns was out of them. The very next day I found mine. It would serve me well to actually keep an inventory of my rulers, preferably on my phone so it is always with me!
Because I have such a large cutting table I have two ruler racks on it. One looks like this:
Yep, it's pretty much empty. I need to restock it with my rulers so they are easy to reach. (I broke one of my rulers in transit to the class so I will be buying myself a new 6" x 12" ruler one of these days. )
I have two additional wall mounted ruler holders. They too need to be refilled. (Where do you suppose I've put all the rulers that used to be in these?) I know I've got some of Deb Tucker's rulers out because I'm taking a class in May so the rulers are not in their normal spots. (by the way, the circles are nested and are great for drawing circles but I can't really cut against them and they are too thin to use with the long arm. But I love having them!)
Happy Quilting All!