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Thread: Ruler

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    Yesterday I was in a JO-ANN shop looking for a ruler.
    I saw a June Tailor "Shape Cut Slotted Ruler" . Wasn't sure if it would be helpful.

    Has anyone experience with this ruler ?

    I already own June Tailor ruler in 4 different sizes and I'm very happy with them.

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    I use the Shape Cut a lot. It's very handy to cut strips. But sometimes I get the dreaded V cutting strips using it but when cutting squares it doesn't matter about the V.

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    I have one because I thought it would be wonderful. So far I haven't used it! Looking forward to hearing what others have to say.

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    Have one and love it, BUT (isn't there always a but?) do all of your cutting with it. This ruler more than others will cut just shy of the width wanted.

    To help relive this problem I hold the ruler right next to the slot I am cutting. (Please be very, very careful that the tip of your finger is not over the slot----ouch!) If you watch the slot when you cut you will notice that the ruler moves a little each way next to the cutter. It's hard to explain unless you use one. I think it happens if you don't hold your cutter straight up and down. I tilt my cutter a little at times.

    The 'v' in the center of the fabric isn't from the ruler you use, just the way you fold the fabric. After pressing I hold my fabric by the first fold and 'shake' it. Lay it on the table and fold again lining up first fold with salvage edge. This has stopped most of my 'v's'....

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    This is my main tool for cutting. Absolutely love it. I've had it for many years, it is sooo easy to cut up a group of blocks. Slice one way, pick it up/turn it and line it up and slice the other. Done!! Once you start using it you'll wonder what you did with out it.

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    Here's a video link showing how to use the ruler. There are several videos to watch. I love, love mine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdugcEccsDQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrowe
    Here's a video link showing how to use the ruler. There are several videos to watch. I love, love mine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdugcEccsDQ
    Thanks! Great videos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrowe
    Here's a video link showing how to use the ruler. There are several videos to watch. I love, love mine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdugcEccsDQ

    Thank you very much for the video, it was very helpful , I think with my next coupon I'll buy the ruler. :-D

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    I just tried mine out after reading this thread and watching the video. LOVE IT!!

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    I love mine, so fast, but I just had a duh moment, I didn't know you could make the squares. Duh!!!!!!!!

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    I have had mine for a long time and use it constantly for strips and squares. I would be lost without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrowe
    Here's a video link showing how to use the ruler. There are several videos to watch. I love, love mine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdugcEccsDQ
    Okay, I never even thought of getting this but after watching this video, I need one!! Argh.

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    I use it to square up blocks, it's perfect for that.

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    I have one and love it. There are two sizes -- 12" and 18". If I'd known about the 18" when I bought the 12", I would have definitely bought the larger one.

    They have also come out with one that is gridded for 2-1/2" strips. Great for making your own jelly rolls and for cutting binding. I haven't gotten that one yet (it's a little pricey, even with a 40% JoAnn's coupon).

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    I use mine all the time - it's so fast and accurate.

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    I seem to be the only one who bought the ruler and absolutely hated it. I think it's too flimsy. I haven't been happy with any of the June Tailor products.

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    thanks for the video

    Quote Originally Posted by rrowe
    Here's a video link showing how to use the ruler. There are several videos to watch. I love, love mine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdugcEccsDQ

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    I have one of those rulers, I love it! I used it to cut the fringe for the no sew fleece blankets.

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