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Cool Stuff to help you create Quilts of Illusion

 

 

60 Degree  Diamond Cutter Ruler

 60° Diamond Cutter Ruler

You've asked for it and here it is!  Many of you have asked for a tool that would allow you to cut 60° diamonds in different sizes. I've been working on it for many months and it is finally ready!

With the 60° Diamond cutter ruler, you can rotary cut diamonds from 1" to 4".  Use for Split Diamonds too!  If you have taken the class Patchwork Illusions or More Patchwork Illusions, this is for you.  Use the ruler for Optical Illusions quilts, tumbling blocks and other traditional 60° blocks.

Includes complete instructions for strip cutting, size changes and includes free pattern!  Click here to view the 60°Diamond Cutter Ruler. 


Click here for a helpful step-by-step guide for using the Karen Comb's 60° Diamond Cutter Ruler

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Value Viewer

 

 The newly designed Value Viewer!  Become an expert at fabric selection - instantly!

This is the value tool I use whenever I select fabrics for a quilt.  Place the tool up to your eye and look through it.  This "removes" much of the color of the fabrics and you can see the value of the fabric.  This tool helps you determine whether your fabrics are light, medium or dark.

Why red and green?  Red does not work on red fabrics and green does not work on green fabrics, thus, you need both colors.  Overlap the tools and look through both of them to view your fabrics.  This allows you to look at any color or any textured fabric and determine it's value.   

(To order Karen's Value Viewer, click here. )

 

 

  

 


60 degree diamond rotary templates

 

 

These rotary templates are used in Karen's Online classes, many of her patterns and in the Patchwork Illusions/ More Patchwork Illusions techniques.

(templates only, no instructions)

 

 

 


Reducing Lens

Reducing Lens

 

 

Stand close to a quilt and this lens will show you how it will look when viewed from a distance. A must have item!! I use it to check out my quilts as I am putting them on my design wall. I also use it to check out fabric before I cut it into a quilt.

 

 

 

 

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