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Thread: How to cut a 9 inch strip?? Just use the mat for a guide?

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    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spice View Post
    You can use the 6x24 and the 12 in square. Measure the 9" with the 12 in square and place the long ruler next to it and remove the 12". Be sure to square up the fabric with the long ruler before you start cutting the 9 in strips and check it after each 9" cut. Hope this makes sense to you.
    If you don't have or want to have 2 of the 6"x24" rulers, this is the best way to go.
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    I have four 6x24" rulers. I use painters blue tape to hold two rulers together when I need one large than my 8-1/2 x 24" ruler, works everytime.
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    Thank you ALL for your help!! I'm going to do some experimenting/ checking with what I have... I am not opposed to buying a new mat and mine is starting to show some wear and is slivering on one side.

    This board is amazing and I so appreciate the help!!

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    I would recommend June Tailor's Shape Cut Ruler. It makes cutting strips a breeze.

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    If I have to make a cut that is larger than my largest ruler, I use two rulers next to each other.

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    I use the square ruler all the time. Actually, I bought a set when it was on sale at Joann's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    Or if you want to buy something you can get the June Tailer strip cutter ruler. I love it.

    http://www.junetailor.com/shapecutvideo.htm

    Omgosh!! I wasn't able to watch the videos earlier as I was at work st lunchtime. Those rulers look amazing! I prefer strip quilting for its ease and speed. I put the rulers on my amazon wish list.

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    I recommend the two ruler method - you know your fabric will be on grain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I have four 6x24" rulers. I use painters blue tape to hold two rulers together when I need one large than my 8-1/2 x 24" ruler, works everytime.
    Sounds possible. Interesting idea. Have never thought of doing this.
    I have the Creative Grids 20 1/2 " sq ruler-I think I'd give it a try.
    Or I'd use the lines on the mat.

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    I know everyone says DO NOT use the mat to measure but I have checked the measurements on my mat and they match the Olfa ruler I use. I even measured all of the lines to see if they were all the same. I'm holding an umbrella over my head as I type this because I know there are quilters who are going to rain on me for this admission (smile).
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