Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Is Accuracy important to you?

I just finished reading this post on the inaccuracy of quilting rulers and mats. Very interesting. While I'm not a fanatic for 'exact' measurements (I tend to fudge if it's close enough) I do try to be accurate, and I never thought that my rulers might be wrong. Her explanation of why the borders don't always fit perfectly sounds familiar. Hmm... I guess I'll be going home tonight to measure my rulers ....

3 comments:

Nanci said...

Well pretty important. but look at it this way if the ruler is out won't all your cuts be the same and then wouldn't it just work out?
(I'm blonde so it may not make sense lol)
I find that I improve in all aspects of this craft that everything looks so much better.
I did a strippie and cut 300 little strips, sewed them together and was out 1" here and 2 " there, yeah really. I just squared it off, but today if I did that I think I would be so much more accurate.
Apparently practice does make perfect.

jillquilts said...

OH, I try to be accurate, too. And I have decided that by just using my same rulers and being consistent, I will get consistent results. I have gotten a lot better than when I started and my point actually meet more times than not at this point! :)

Dionne said...

Mmmm, makes me re-think a few projects! I wonder, was it me or was it Wright's Easy Angle who was the culprit! Oh well, no worries!
Cheers!
Dionne