Monday, January 26, 2015

Jaybird Quilts Super Sidekick Ruler Tutorial by Julie Herman

Today is my 4th and final video in my series of video ruler tutorials! It's for my newest (and largest!) ruler, the Super Sidekick

In this video tutorial, I show you how to cut shapes from fabric strips with the Super Sidekick ruler. Learn how to cut Diamonds, Triangles and Half Triangles. You can cut each shape in eight different sizes using the Super Sidekick ruler. The Super Sidekick ruler is a companion to the Hex N More ruler, also from Jaybird Quilts. I'll show you how to cut shapes for right and left-handed sewists and quilters.

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All shapes are rotary cut from fabric strips.
Cut a strip and then cut the desired shape or shapes from the strip.
A 1/4" seam allowance is included on each shape of all of the rulers.
The Super Sidekick ruler cuts 3 shapes in 8 sizes. The Super Sidekick ruler can be used in place of the Sidekick ruler.

The Jaybird Quilts family of rulers include the Hex N More, Sidekick, Mini Hex N More and Super Sidekick rulers. All Hex N More and Sidekick rulers can work together or alone. The shapes and sizes cut from each ruler can work together to make unique and interesting designs. The Hex N More, Sidekick & Super Sidekick rulers are packaged with full color directions, including cutting and piecing diagrams. 

Jaybird Quilts patterns that use the Super Sidekick ruler include Gravity, Glimmer and Stereo. Most Jaybird Quilts quilt patterns include size options that range from baby, lap, twin, full, up to queen and king size quilts. Patterns for throw pillows and table runners or table toppers are also available. All patterns are full color and include detailed cutting diagrams and templates, directions for assembling blocks and finishing directions.

Quilts featured in this video include Glimmer made with Elizabeth by Tula Pink for Free Spirit and Stereo made with Color Theory by Vanessa Christenson of V and Co for Moda. Both quilts are pieced by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts and are quilted by Angela Walters of Quilting is My Therapy

And if you've ever gotten stuck when trying to align diamond shapes when piecing, here's a link to my tips on how to get unstuck.

If you want to save these videos for a rainy day, be sure to bookmark them in your browser or pin them to your sewing or quilting Pinterest boards.

What do you think of these ruler video tutorials? Did you find them helpful? Tell us all about your favorite ruler or video tutorial in the comments.

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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Unknown said...

I have been wanting to learn how to quilt for a long time now. My grandma was really into quilting, but she was never able to teach me. She passed away and now I want to learn so that I can keep her tradition alive of making quilts for every grandchild on their birthday. I hope that I can learn quickly and it won't take too much time.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Hi there...those rulers sure do make it easy to find and cut the exact size I want! I'm so glad you designed them! I am am"'seasoned " quilter of at least fifteen years and I find I am always learning something new...and that's a great thing!Have a wonderful day.
Hugs Marg.

mascanlon said...

Love the videos!! All so straight forward and great directions and visuals. It really helps using the rulers the first time and builds confidence in building skills...especially if you can't get to a Jaybird class!

Scorpie said...

Just ordered your super sidekick and hex n more ruler this morning. Am anxious to get them in the mail and get started with them.
Your videos are great.