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Old 08-17-2012, 07:21 AM
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This is the best way I've found also
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I went to the hardware store and bought a metal T-square. You can get really big ones in the lumberyard area, but I settled for one that is about 2'x3'. I think it was $12.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:55 AM
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Thanks for posting this question. Was planning on squaring up a king size quilt today so I can bind it. Good advice from all.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:12 AM
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I also borrow my hubby's tools..............they work great!!
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:32 AM
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Does the chalk wash out from the carpenters chalk tool?
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:21 AM
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WOW you ladies are a wealth of information. I would have never thought of using a T-square...but I will now...LOL
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:21 AM
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Me too. Works great, can slide the large cutting board under it and line it up with the lines on the floor.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:33 AM
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I use my T-square with a 6 x 24 ruler. I put the T-square butted up against the edge of my cutting table which is straight and align with the cutting mat also.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:38 AM
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Ditto on the steel ruler. I have taught my students to use them also.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:12 PM
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I have a 20" square plastic ruler and it works great. I tried the T-square (even put some plastic on the bottom to make it more sticky) but for some reason I kept nicking the blades with the t-square. I don't seem as klutzy with the big plastic ruler.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by hperttula123 View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6k1U6wAqz0 This is how I do mine. I'm afraid to use any ruler other than plastic in case you were to knick the blade of the rotary cuter.
This is how I do mine as well..really very easy once you get the hang of it...
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