Some of you may own or have seen the E-Z Angle ruler. It is a great tool! It allows you to use the same strip for your squares as well as your triangles. What a time saver!
Without this ruler, you have to cut two strips. For example, if you cut your strip 3 1/2" for your squares, you would also have to cut strips 3 7/8" for your triangles.
I don’t know about you, but I hate to cut two different size strips. The E-Z angle ruler makes it possible to use a 3 1/2" strip for both your squares and your triangles. (Of course, you can use it for other size strips as well. The ruler goes from 1" to 4". )
To use the ruler, follow the instructions below:
#1. Decide what size strip you need to cut for your squares and your triangles. I cut my strips 3 1/2". Cut the squares you need to cut.
Next, cut triangles from the same strip, using the ruler:
Notice the ruler is placed along the bottom of the strip with the 3 1/2" line along the top of the strip. Cut along the edge of the ruler.
#2. Rotate the ruler and turn it upside down. Place the ruler on the strip, with the tiny black triangle along the bottom edge of the strip. The 3 1/2" line is along the top edge of the strip.
Cut along edge of ruler.
#3. To cut the next triangle, repeat Step #1.
This ruler is a fast and easy way to cut triangles and squares from the same strip.