Add-an-Eighth ruler

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This ruler has a lip at 1/8 inch from the edge, and is especially useful for mini blocks. It helps you cut the fabric pieces in paper piecing at 1/8 inch from the sewing line, allowing you to position them precisely and reducing the amount of fabric in the seam allowances. This ruler is 6 inch long.

You can find an extensive instruction of the paper piecing technique on the website of Maaike Bakker, where you can also find a lot of paper piecing patterns: The directions are at the bottom of the page: Directions Paper Piecing. You will also find the use of the add-a-quarter ruler here. Or visit for tutorials.