Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hex N More Ruler & New Patterns!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It is time to FINALLY spill the beans!!

For the past year I have been working on developing a ruler!

Introducing...
Hex N More!

What makes this ruler special is that it can cut 4 shapes in 4 sizes!!

The first few samples just arrived at my house!!

The ruler comes with FULL COLOR instructions just like my patterns.
All of the pieces can be cut from strips.



I also have four brand new patterns that use the ruler. 
I'll post more about each one over the next few days!












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When is it all available?

The ruler and patterns will start shipping to shops around 8/8.

I will also have a limited amount of the rulers and the patterns with me at the Long Beach Quilt Festival this weekend! I'll be doing demos of the ruler so stop by to check it out!!



Where is it made?

In the USA!
I could have sourced it out of the country and saved money, but it was important to me to produce it here. All of my patterns are also printed in the USA.



How does it work?

Full color instructions are included with each ruler. In addition I'm working on posting a video tutorial that will show how it is used.


Price
The suggested retail price is $23.95


More Questions?
Leave a comment!


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Thank YOU
To the many people who helped me test the ruler & the patterns. This was a team effort & I could not have done this without you.



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

69 comments:

Brad Herman said...

That looks like an awesome ruler, great work!

Sandy said...

So excited to see this post! A Labor of love for sure! You never cease to amaze me on what you create. I am proud to be part of the team! I applaud you on the time & effort that is dedicated to making sure that your directions are clearly written for even the beginner to understand! SO exciting to finally be able to shout it from the rooftops!!

Teresa Silva said...

Julie, this is very cool. You're so talented. I love the first pattern with the solids. So very cool. I really love all of them it will be hard to choose and that ruler looks easy to use. I'm currently quilting my fast forward quilt. I will send you a picture when I'm done. Next up is Ballerina in Birds and the Bees. Thanks for the wonderful patterns!

CitricSugar said...

Very cool, Julie! You have an engineer's mind when it comes to shapes and construction - so a ruler makes sense... Can't wait to see what you come up with next! Until then, I'll just have to give this one a try. :-)

Joan and Kevin said...

I love it!
It is exactly what I need!
Can't wait to get one!
Congratulations!

mascanlon said...

Yes! So excited to see the big announcement. The quilts are gorgeous and the ruler will be a real addition to everyone's toolbox. You've done all the hard work in the engineering to help quilters of various skill levels make some very complicated looking designs with ease. Congratulations Julie!

Sallie said...

Looks great!

Tina in Boston said...

Wow! Convrats on designing such a great tool! Am happy it could be made in the US ! :)

RenegadeQuilter said...

Awesome!!!! Looking forward to getting my hands on one and playing around.
Thanks for sharing your amazaing talents with the rest of us.

Tiff Blakey said...

Looks like a ruler I'll need to add to collection. I wish the quilt festival was the first weekend in August though, as I will be in SoCal then. Also, I love that you chose to have ruler produced in the USA. We are making a concerted effort to by only USA made in our house whenever possible.

Angela Nash said...

So exciting! That's definately a ruler that will be super useful for so many people. And all those different shapes and sizes on one ruler - cool!! Congratulations!

Karen Burns said...

So....that explains it! :-)
Awesome ruler, and I can't wait to talk to you about it!
I love the first quilt with all the solids...Beautiful quilting too Angela!
Again Julie, you continue to amaze me.
Karen

Cindy said...

Well done!

sandyb said...

Oh my, I just love this ruler - can't wait to be able to order it!!!! Love the pattern's too.

Diane said...

I want that ruler. Where is available?

Denise in PA said...

How exciting! Can't wait to get my hands on this - and some of those patterns!!

giddy99 said...

I'm SO glad you're making them in the US. and I'm in love with the Northern Lights quilts (it sings to me)!

Queenie Believe said...

Congratulations on an awesome achievement!!!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Cecilia said...

congratulations! I will definitely have to check this ruler out. I love your new patterns too!

Auntie Pami said...

Hi Julie, let me know how to order. I'm making samples for a show...LOVE the first one. Lots of space to needle doodle.

piece peace said...

Wow! That is so very cool. I hardly know what to say...thank you maybe?

QuilterB said...

AWESOME! I love this. Now tyo decide which one to start with.

Jamie Lee said...

You are awesome!

Tabatha said...

I live in Canada, where can I order your fabulous ruler, I want one!!

Shannon said...

What a neat ruler! I just wanted to say a huge thank you for NOT outsourcing! Because you have chosen to stick to good 'ol USA, I will for sure be buying from you in the future. :)

sweetbaby said...

Gosh girl, do you ever stop?!! Amazing. A new book, a new ruler, more new patterns, LOVE it!! Congrats and thankyou for keeping us inspired!! Can't wait to try the ruler out (I'm ruler challenged) and the patterns look fabulous!! Love seeing your talents unfold. Hugs, Ruth :)

Jenn said...

How exciting! I'm looking forward to the new ruler and patterns (I love triangles and hexies). And I'm happy to pay a little more for USA-made (my hubs runs a manufacturing plant), so a big thank-you for that!

Mommarock said...

Genius! I'm loving it! Where will it be sold? The patterns are fantastic too, I especially love Candy Dish. Great Work!!

Kathryn Knox said...

Wow!!! You are so smart. Love the rulers and the quilt patterns. Hope you'll be noticing by e-mail when they come in. Again WOW!!!!!!

Bobbie said...

A big APPLAUD to you for manufacturing in the USA!

Chelsea said...

Congratulations Julie that is seriously awesome! Now I just need to get my hands on one!

Kate Brown said...

YAY for the USA! I will definately be getting one it looks fantastic. Congrats on a new product, I hope it is a huge success!

Stephanie Zito said...

Congrats Julie! I absolutely LOVE IT! I'm so excited! I can't wait to get my hands on the ruler and all 4 patterns! This ruler and the patterns are going to be a huge success!

PamKittyMorning said...

Congrats, that looks like a totally awesome ruler. Very clever!

Donna F said...

Wow! I am so getting this ruler. I don't think a ruler has ever excited me this much lol .

Becky M said...

Awesome sauce! You amaze me again Julie! Love these patterns, looks like a great ruler.

Kate said...

It looks great - so clever!

bethanndodd said...

Super cool!
Smiles~Beth

Donna F said...

I shared your page and the news of this great ruler on the Missouri Star quilt forum. I know some folks that would like this.

Penny said...

Julie! How very exciting!!!Genius! I am ready to play with/use your new ruler! Of course, I will have to have 1 ea of your new patterns, also! So fortunate for all that you discovered quilting & now are sharing your amazing talent & creativity with your quilting "buds" & followers!!

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

Hi Julie, We need to talk at Long Beach. I can hardly stand it. This ruler is wonderful! See you there with M&M's LOL

Kim said...

Wow! I love the Wonton pattern. I have never used a ruler before but this one is intriguing! :)

Carol Jordan said...

I was going to order hexagon papers tomorrow! I love rulers and yours looks awesome. Where can we get it ASAP!

Helen said...

I am planning to start on two hexagon quilts (for Christmas) as soon as I can. Would LOVE to get your ruler.

How can I get my hands on one?

Bailey said...

Thank you for the Made in the USA! I rarely comment on things but this makes me proud and happy that this was important to you.

VickiT said...

That looks awesome Julie! Congratulations!!! I really love Northern Lights the most but the others are just beautiful as well.

bee said...

cool ruler! love the Wonton pattern! :)

Alex said...

STRIKE! Genius & Smart & Passionate!

Teje said...

Hi Julie! You have been busy 'behind the curtains'! That ruler looks amazing - all those possibilities in one! And I really love your new patterns! I would love to make every one and your colours are beautiful! x Teje

Paula said...

Can't wait for that ruler and patterns! You are so creative! Thanks for supporting USA!

sarahsstash said...

Love the Norther Lights and Won Ton designs! Congratulations!

Cindy said...

This is exciting!! And I LOVE your new patterns too!

cakegirl said...

Looks like a fun tool and my hat off to you for making it in the USA!

AJ said...

Julie - the ruler and the patterns look really great! It's obvious that a lot of work went into these - wow! I can't wait to get my hands on one (wish I lived closer so I could go to the festival and get one early so I didn't have to wait). I hope you do something special to celebrate!

Sarah said...

This is so awesome Julie! I like the idea for this ruler. I can't wait to buy it. I currently have your Three in a Box Pattern. Love it! Your full of ideas, keep creating!

Bridget B said...

Neat ruler- will be watching for it.

Татьяна said...

a very good . I live in Russia and very sorry that I can not buy it (

Jessica said...

What would be even *better* would be if you called it "Hex No More!" and it were a tool for combatting witchcraft.

Just kidding.

Seriously this looks like an amazing tool and I love these patterns! Can't wait to work with it :)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's such a cool ruler! I'll be looking out for it in the shops. And the patterns look really fun, too.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Wow...that looks like one very useful ruler Julie...great job! I can't wait to see your demo.

Smiles,
Kelly

Annabanana said...

How exciting...can't wait to see more !

SewingKaren22 said...

I love the ruler! I don't own any specialty rulers but I think this will be my first!!!

SewingKaren22 said...

I love the ruler! I don't own any specialty rulers but I think this will be my first!!!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Congratulations! All the quilts are gorgeous but Northern Lights stole my heart! I grew up watching them in Alaska and your quilt is beautiful. What a smart cookie you are to design a ruler! How awesome to also have them made in the USA. Lots of continued success!

Katherine said...

Wow. Your ruler looks fantastic, Julie. What a great idea! I'll be looking to add it to my must have quilting tools.

rachel griffith said...

:D

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Congratulations on your ruler Julie! It looks awesome!

Tricia said...

Congrats!!!

Michigan Loony Loomer said...

Congratulations on your new ruler! And having it American made!!!! Thank you! I would love to order one.