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Thread: Doubt on June Tailor Shape Cut ruler

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    What do you do to prevent the V shape on strips cut with June Tailor Shape Cut ruler? :?:

    I know we need to take care when folding the fabric to be cut, but do you have any specific advise?

    TY in advance!

    Sylvia :wink:

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    I press down on the ruler when I cut. especially at the beginning and the ends.

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    you must have a good fold and the ruler even with the fold to prevent the V.

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    Fold carefully make sure u line up the end and cut it straight. I put little dots of sandpaper to keep it from sliding I've also heard u can use hot glue dots from glue guns. Good luck and keep up posted!!

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    When folding your fabric for cutting, hold it up and let fall naturally. Then even up the edge and then make your strips. The "V" is from the fabric not being on grain when cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    When folding your fabric for cutting, hold it up and let fall naturally. Then even up the edge and then make your strips. The "V" is from the fabric not being on grain when cut.
    Denise, usually I take close care on aligning the selvage edges of the fabric, and I thought this would make me fold in the right position (is my English understandable?).

    Very interesting what you said about "let fall naturally"! TY
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    TY all for the advice to press firmly the June ruler!

    Sylvia

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfguimaraes
    TY all for the advice to press firmly the June ruler!

    Sylvia
    BOTH "let the fabric fold naturally" AND press down firmly on the ruler. I rarely have trouble with these two hints.

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    the V is caused from the fold not being straight...on grain- if the fabric is twisted at all you will not get a good cut.
    when folding your fabric it is normal for the salvages to be (off) you can cut them straight after you have a nice straight fold...dont line up the salvage edges to make your fold...the salvages are not straight

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    TY all, my dearest friends! I'll follow both tips!

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    This is the reason I threw mine out four years ago! I could cut straight fabric strips using a 24 inch ruler I got the shape cut ruler cause I thought it would be GREAT! It wasn't and I tossed it! Went back to using a 24 inch ruler instead.

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    I had the v problem using it too. I figured it out to work for me. The black lines on the bottom of the ruler above the slots has to be lined up even on both ends of the fold. If the bottom of the fold is on top or the middle or the bottom of the line on the right side it has to be in the same spot on the left side. When I get the measuring line lined up on the fold at the same spot on the line I then cut the straight edge and then start cutting strips. I don't cut more then two layers or I'll get the V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfguimaraes
    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    When folding your fabric for cutting, hold it up and let fall naturally. Then even up the edge and then make your strips. The "V" is from the fabric not being on grain when cut.
    Denise, usually I take close care on aligning the selvage edges of the fabric, and I thought this would make me fold in the right position (is my English understandable?).

    Very interesting what you said about "let fall naturally"! TY
    :thumbup:
    I found that, especially after washing, my material it is a little wonky. By letting it find its natural fold (when folding selvedge to selvedge), its on the grain (then you can see how much its shrunk LOL). I just even it up and good to go. I've had this ruler for OMG many many years and if it ever broke I'd be running out to get another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    This is the reason I threw mine out four years ago! I could cut straight fabric strips using a 24 inch ruler I got the shape cut ruler cause I thought it would be GREAT! It wasn't and I tossed it! Went back to using a 24 inch ruler instead.
    Lots of people really love it, but I agree with you. I didn't like it at all.

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    I hold the fabric by the folded edge, not the selvages. Let it drape straight - may have to slightly move the fold side-to-side a bit. Selvage edges and edges where fabric was cut from bolt are not usually exactly straight. After finding natural even drape of fabric, I lay it on table, fold again, trim off fabric on left side (I'm left handed) using shape cut to square it up, then cut my strips - I really like my shape cut - & do cut through about 4 layers at a time, pressing firmly. Good luck.

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