If you suddenly found yourselves jobless would you buy them?
about 15 years ago (and I've been quilting for 40 years) I learned the difference between need and want.
The most valuable lesson I've ever learned.
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My question is do you really need them? I am buying only what I need now and not what I want. I don't think I would use these very much. They look too complicated to me.
Take my word don't bother...use the ones you have.
Life is short, enjoy every second.
I think I must be the only one to think that they are worth trying out. My only concern would be that the screws might not work effectively for as long as you would have the ruler. Do you screw into the plastic or is there a metal sleeve for the ruler to screw into? If you want to try for the same effect of these rulers before purchasing, how about just using tape on the bottom of your ruler to line up with the edge of the fabric as you cut. This might give you an idea of how much you would like the actual ruler. I, too, am a gadget girl and would not hesitate to give one of the rulers a try. (I've cut way too many crooked strips in my life. Anything that would help me improve in this area is worth the money as far as I am concerned!) Let us know what you decide.
I have the 24" Adj strip cutter ruler that I purchases at a quilt show and love it. You can set the edge (bottom piece) to the inches that you want to cut, tighten the little screw and butt it next to the fabric. Saves time looking for the inch line marks each time. Is it worth the money. NO. As I cut most of my stripes on the Accuquilt cutter. Is that worth the money, NO. So, depends on your hobby and money, it can be fun.
The little screw go into a piece of some kind of hard plastic material. You don't tighten the screws real tight, so I think it will last just fine. I haven't used mine that much, but I haven't had any problems so far. I use my Accuquilt cutter for the long strips, then use the Adj. locking ruler to cut into Triangles once I have sewing them together. Unless you are cutting lots of different sizes, you may not even move the adj. screw part.
I don't know if any of you have the o"lipfa ruler. It works about like that except you can move the adj. stop part.
Something else a person can do if you are wanting the adj part stop. Take a ruler that you are using, get double sticky tape and tape a piece of mole for the stop. Then you just butt the ruler to the fabric. The sticky tape is very temp, but it does work.
I have the 24 inch strip ruler, it is very good, my daughter bought for me in Western Australia. One thing though you have to handle them with more care
YOU DON'T NEED THEM!!! (there, did that help?) I'm not one to talk as I, too LOVE gadgets, but they do tend to pile up in my quilting room. Ask yourself one more time "do I really need this?"
I may not want to try these rulers but I'm glad others do. I may change my mind based on their review of them and if the reviews intrigue me I'll buy some and give them a try. I don't buy new quilting items based on my need, that's would be being stingy to myself.
These were invented by an Austrailan and are popular here