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Thread: Slotted Rulers

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    Hey everyone, I have a question.

    I have a hard time cutting even strips and squares even when I use a ruler. My eyes tend to skip between those tiny lines, and often my strips and squares are somewhere between 1/16 and 1/4th off every single time. I get it all laid out, and they just don't perfectly line up. I get so frustrated. I use a rotary cutter, a cutting mat and a nice Fons and Porter ruler. So I was looking online for some solutions, and I'm interested in this June Tailor Shape Cut Slotted Ruler. Does anyone else use these? Do they help the straight-lined challenged folks like myself, or are they a waste of money?

    Thanks!
    Kat

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    Super Member gale's Avatar
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    Have it. Love it. And I am cutting-challenge.

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    They definitely work! I have two of them. I love them!

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    I just got one last week and so far love it :thumbup: There are some other topics listed here on it- go into search and type slotted rulers :lol: I have the smaller one 12x12 and will be saving up for the bigger one

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    Have you looked at the Altos quilt cut. It makes really accurate cuts. google the web site and watch the video

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    Ok, thanks so much! Next question (before I click the "Order" button at Joann's), is the one I'm wanting the "Shape Cut Slotted Ruler 12"x12", or is that not the right one for cutting strips? I'd hate to order it and get it and realize I ordered the wrong thing.

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    Feffertim, I haven't looked at that one. I got a giftcard for Joann's for Christmas, and I was going to use it to get my slotted ruler. So if Joann's doesn't have it, I haven't seen it. Lol

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    Super Member feffertim's Avatar
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    The only place you can get it is from the Altos site or at a quilt show, they usually have a booth.

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    I have 2 and love them! It is so easy to line them up and cut. I mark with blue tape the slots I'm supposed to cut at if I'm cutting alot.

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    I love the shape cut ruler by June Taylor...if you can, buy the one that is 12x18...you can make more cuts before you have to use the ruler.
    It is amazing how fast your cutting is with this ruler. I mostly use it after I have cut and sewn strips, and then need to subcut.

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