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

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    I used this method before I bought the June Tailor Shape Up ruler. Borrow the 12" ruler, fold your fabric twice, make the first 9" cut the turn the strip and make the second cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    I used this method before I bought the June Tailor Shape Up ruler. Borrow the 12" ruler, fold your fabric twice, make the first 9" cut the turn the strip and make the second cut.
    Thank you!!

    I feel so silly, but never though to fold my fabric twice until I watched a you tube video yesterday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce888 View Post
    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).
    Thanks for the suggestion- your quilt in your avatar is gorgeous so you certainly know what you're doing!!

    No rain here, just sunshine!! I am NOT the quilting police!

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    Most of the quilts I make, the measurements need to be consistant so which ever way I start measuring, I continue throughout the quilt.

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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
    I think I need one of these too! She makes it look so easy...

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    I definitely would measure my mat and if it is true - use it.

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    My sister told me about going to her local Lowes store and having them cut her the size squares, rectangles etc. from the plexiglass they have in the store. Very inexpensive to do. However, you must stress how important it is that they be perfectly square. One drawback is they don't have the lines for measuring. Whatever size you need, just be sure you add the seam allowance. Hope this helps.

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    I love my strip cut ruler!

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    Once you get your measurement with your smaller ruler, you can butt a longer construction level up against it to use as your straight edge, or a yard stick...or any other clean straight edge just so you have the longer length for the cut. DH gave me an AWESOME heavy duty straight edge- it's either 48" or 60" long...not sure where he got it...but it's perfect for longer cuts. Also snagged his metal construction square, which also comes in very handy.
    The straight edge is heavy enough that it doesn't require a lot of pressure to hold it steady to make the long cut.
    Last edited by Teeler; 04-25-2013 at 10:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
    I think I need one of these too! She makes it look so easy...
    WOW! Is that SLICK!

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