New Sewing Notions Super-sized 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge by Nancy Zieman



Welcome the newest member of the family: Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge. One of my most popular notions, the 6″ original 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge, now has a big brother. The new tool can accurately mark up to 11″ in length.


New Sewing Notions Super-sized 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge by Nancy Zieman



The super-sized sliding gauge is as easy to use as the original gauge. Use it for sewing, quilting, home décor, and long-arm quilting projects. The slide locks into place allowing you to accurately mark projects.

Let me demonstrate a few of my favorite uses for this larger sliding gauge. Watch the demonstration of the original tool online, here.

Make Perfect Circles

Use the eye at the end of the gauge to mark the center of a circle.

  • Lay fabric on a cardboard or foamboard surface.
Note from Nancy: A large ironing board surface may also be used.
  • Add a push pin to the eye to anchor the center.
  • Slide the gauge to the desired circle’s radius.
  • Trace.


New Sewing Notions Super-sized 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge by Nancy Zieman



Mark a Straight Edge

Use the larger gauge to create precise straight edges of any distance.

New Sewing Notions Super-sized 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge by Nancy Zieman



Determine Grainlines

Grainline is important in apparel construction. It determines the stretch and drape of a garment. Make sure your next pattern is set on the straight of grain using the Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge.


New Sewing Notions Super-sized 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge by Nancy Zieman



Hems and Home Décor

When projects need a wide hem, use the Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge. The gauge lets you make long marks, equidistant across your project’s extra wide edge. This application is wonderful for curtain and drapery sewing. You’ll also find the gauge useful when creating a flanged-edge on a throw pillow.


New Sewing Notions Super-sized 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge by Nancy Zieman



Trim Placement

Mark the edge of your next project with the larger sliding gauge to determine trim and decorative stitch placement. The two straight edges work together to create perfectly parallel lines.

New Sewing Notions Super-sized 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge by Nancy Zieman



Watch Sewing With Nancy online and watch Nancy’s 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge demonstration here:

Leave a comment sharing which 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge application you’d try first. One winner will be randomly selected.


New Sewing Notions Super-sized 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge by Nancy Zieman



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