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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?

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    Kat

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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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    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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    There are a couple of them. One cuts every 1/4 inch and another cuts every 1/2 inch. There is also one that cuts the width of fabric but it is 62.99 on the Joann site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim
    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.
    This is the one I have. I absolutely love it!!
    It is in half inch increments. Really saves a lot of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H
    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim
    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.
    This is the one I have. I absolutely love it!!
    It is in half inch increments. Really saves a lot of time.
    Definitely get this one!!

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    love mine too use it every time!

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    I have used the 1/2 spaced ruler for several years and just bought the one with 1/4 inch spacing this past weekend. They are wonderful as long as you keep your cutter upright and don't push against the ruler.

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    You can use a Sharpie marker to mark the slots that you want to cut in then just take an alcohol swab and wipe the ink off when you're done. I just lay the Sharpie on it's side and swipe over the slots. I use blue, red or green, not the black because you can still see through them.

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    I have one and love it, I always use it for cutting strips and they come out great.

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    I have a slotted ruler. It is in increments of 1/2". I love it! It really saves me a lot of time. I had a lot of strip cutting for my bargello I am working on and it really saved me time.

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    I am on my third. I use it for every quilt I am making!!!!

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    I have the June Taylor 12x18". I got it at Joann's with a 40 or 50% off coupon. i love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubblegum1286
    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.
    They do make them bigger. Do you need one large enough to cut the WOF? You may want to get a larger size :D:D:D

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    I didn't know what you ladies were talking about so I went looking. I found this if it helps those new users of this ruler like me :)

    http://www.junetailor.com/videos.htm

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    I have to and think they're great - and fast - and accurate

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    Have the june taylor with 1/2 increments,loveit! pab

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    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.
    Great idea since I often cut in the wrong slot. Plus you have to add when using this ruler. I still like it though! l

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