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Thread: Clearly Perfect Slotted trimmer anyone?

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    Clearly Perfect Slotted trimmer anyone?

    I am considering buying this but the price has held me back. Does anyone here have any experience using it? Do you think it is worth the high(?) price?
    Thanks in advance for any input.
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    I hadn't seen it before, but I watched a video of it being used. I prefer to trim HST's after they're pressed open, when you know how much the seam is going to take up, so I would not use this tool. It was interesting that the person making the video commented that she has never made an HST, but now would never make one without this tool. Huh?

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    here a tutorial i too like to press open before trimming https://youtu.be/gexINKyOzl4
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    I would rather purchase a Bloc Lock one. I have an Eleanor Burns one that works fine for me. Very similar but does not cut off the dog ears.

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    I have been going back and forth about purchasing this but, like you, the high cost holds me back. And I’m not sure if the ruler is any better than what I currently use. I would love to just make one cut - as opposed to 4 which I do with the June Tailor HST ruler - but I hate to waste money if it doesn’t work. Keep us posted what you decide.

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    I also had doubts about this trimmer, but purchased it anyway through Amazon. I just love it. I have never enjoyed making HSTs, too easy for them to get wonky on me. And I really don't like trimming blocks to size, but since this one makes it easy to trim the dog ears and you don't have to use a rotating cutting mat I think I will be using it for HSTs from now on.

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    I watched the June Tailor video above. It was just another gadget that does the same thing as other rulers I already have. I don't see any advantage to it. In fact, I have never seen any advantage to June Tailor things-just more money. I feel the same way about Marti Mitchell rulers. I have recently been taking a Judy Neimeyer class and she recommended a Marti Mitchell ruler for cutting odd angles. I bought it but it certainly was a waste of money. The angles were printed on the foundation paper and a simple ruler worked just fine. Oh well, lesson learned-again!

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    I use the Eleanor Burns ruler for trimming HSTs just as luvstoquilt301 ​does. It works and isn't expensive compared to some others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterpurpledog View Post
    I watched the June Tailor video above. It was just another gadget that does the same thing as other rulers I already have. I don't see any advantage to it. In fact, I have never seen any advantage to June Tailor things-just more money. I feel the same way about Marti Mitchell rulers. I have recently been taking a Judy Neimeyer class and she recommended a Marti Mitchell ruler for cutting odd angles. I bought it but it certainly was a waste of money. The angles were printed on the foundation paper and a simple ruler worked just fine. Oh well, lesson learned-again!
    I guess there is "gadget" for everyone. While I am not a gadget girl, I do love the June Tailor Shape cut ruler. I use it all the time and if I lost it would purchase another. Wish I could say the same for a few other gadgets I have purchased for both sewing and/or kitchen use.

    As for the Slotted Trim Tool, it may be costly but if it makes your sewing more enjoyable, then why not. If you belong to a guild, they will sometimes purchase a product, have several test it, and make a report back to guild members. Just a thought on getting a honest opinion instead of the person trying to sell you one.

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    Sent you a PM about this ruler....please take a look. I have the ruler and it is nice if you are going lots of HSTs.

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    I considered buying one also and hesitated for the same reason. Then lo and behold, I found another ruler in my stash that does the same thing....except trimming the little dog ears. I can trim my own dog ears and save some money.

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    Do not have this trimmer - but I did purchase Tucker Trimmer - love that trimming tool. Her tools are wonderful for achieving perfectly pieced and trimmed blocks. The Tucker Trimmer is one of my most used rulers. Check out her videos.

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    Don't hesitate! Use a Joann coupon.

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    I did buy this as a birthday present from dh to me,, but haven't used it yet. I'm still working on a dead line to get this watermelon quilt done.

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    Joann's doesn't carry it. So,
    I just took a deep breath and ordered one on Amazon. I was so intrigued by it, and will be making a project with lots of HST, it seems that it would be helpful in saving time. The other things that I have had to cut triangles really don't work for me. I'll let you all know what I think about it.

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