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From: heartland
Date: 02-23-2006, 06:40 PM (1 of 3)
How do you square up a 16 1/2 inch block when the largest square ruler you have it 12 inches?
User: heartland
Member since: 05-23-2001
Total posts: 88
From: HeyJudee
Date: 02-23-2006, 07:11 PM (2 of 3)
Do you have a 6x24" ruler? If you do, you can align one side at the 10 1/2 inch mark on the square then butt the ruler up against the opposite side of the square. Basically using 10 1/2 of square + 6 of ruler = 16 1/2. Cut along the ruler to square up that side. Continue doing this for each of the other 3 sides.

Hope you understand my explanation...
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User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
From: Bama
Date: 02-24-2006, 08:48 PM (3 of 3)
You can also use the grid on your cutting mat.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
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