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    I was just watching Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day program. She was putting together her American Barns quilt with a checkerboard border. She was using a wonderful strip quilting tool that I love. I've spent a lot of time online looking for it, but can't find it anywhere.

    It was a large sheet with slots 2 1/2 inches apart. You could cut accurate 2 1/2 in strips in just seconds with this ruler, template, cutting tool or whatever it's called. It looked like the measurements were 24x24.

    I found something similar on the Quilt in Day website:
    http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponlin...lay.asp?i=1884
    but I know what Eleanor used was larger because she folded her fabric in half and was able to cut the entire length of fabric and it was also square.

    While I was looking I also found this great resource:
    http://www.softexpressions.com/softw...ndexRulers.php

    I hope someone knows where to find this because it would certainly save a lot of time while ensuring accuracy. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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    I've seen similar items at my Joanns in the same aisle as their cutting mats.

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    This is a very handy tool! I have 3 of them myself. JoAnn's does carry them, wait for the 50% off sale on their quilting items as they are pricy.

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    Wow, you people are fast! Yes, Joann does carry this. It's called

    June Tailor Shape Cut Pro Ruler 20''x23''.

    I've got a coupon and I'm going to pick up this great tool right away!

    Thanks for your help.

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    Sounds like one of the June Taylor rulers. I ordered one from Amazon, then found a smaller one at Walmart the next week. Never thought to look there. She has a nice website with good hoe to use videos as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debd
    Sounds like one of the June Taylor rulers. I ordered one from Amazon, then found a smaller one at Walmart the next week. Never thought to look there. She has a nice website with good hoe to use videos as well.
    I bought this when it was 50% off at Hancock Fabrics. Now I'm not sure how to use it and can't find a tutorial for it. Does anybody know where the tutorial is located? Am really anxious to try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missmabeliowa
    I bought this when it was 50% off at Hancock Fabrics. Now I'm not sure how to use it and can't find a tutorial for it. Does anybody know where the tutorial is located? Am really anxious to try it out.
    Here it is--
    http://www.junetailor.com/videos.htm

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    have one & love it !!!
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    I thought of getting one too! Thanks for the help.

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    they sell one very similar at our wal-mart, but it has slots every half inch, I think it's June Taylors

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    I too have one of the smaller ones. Since I bought mine, I have seen them larger. Yep, at JoAnns with coupon.

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    I have seen them at JoAnn Fabrics..you can use a coupon to save money on it!

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    Fabric Depot has June Taylor items for 50% off.

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    I have all the June Taylor rulers (Shape Cut) and absolutely love them. I find them invaluable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysQuilting
    Quote Originally Posted by missmabeliowa
    I bought this when it was 50% off at Hancock Fabrics. Now I'm not sure how to use it and can't find a tutorial for it. Does anybody know where the tutorial is located? Am really anxious to try it out.
    Here it is--
    http://www.junetailor.com/videos.htm
    Wow..thanks, I have had this ruler for sometime and have never used it...but after watching the video I will...thanks again.

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    Call the quilt in a dy store and ask them what she was using and I'm sure they can tell you . Good luck and happy quilting.

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    I have one but I dont hardly use it. So far I'm pretty accurate with just using the regular rulers. I guess it would be perfect of you hand to make alot of strips at a time. I would never get rid of it tho. I'd probably kick myself in the butt if I did!!

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    http://www.amazon.com/Shape-Cut-Pro-.../dp/B001J9HWIY

    This is a larger one but it is a bit pricey.

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    Bought mine at Hancocks. Or at least it sounds like what you are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiffy
    I was just watching Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day program. She was putting together her American Barns quilt with a checkerboard border. She was using a wonderful strip quilting tool that I love. I've spent a lot of time online looking for it, but can't find it anywhere.

    It was a large sheet with slots 2 1/2 inches apart. You could cut accurate 2 1/2 in strips in just seconds with this ruler, template, cutting tool or whatever it's called. It looked like the measurements were 24x24.

    I found something similar on the Quilt in Day website:
    http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponlin...lay.asp?i=1884
    but I know what Eleanor used was larger because she folded her fabric in half and was able to cut the entire length of fabric and it was also square.

    While I was looking I also found this great resource:
    http://www.softexpressions.com/softw...ndexRulers.php

    I hope someone knows where to find this because it would certainly save a lot of time while ensuring accuracy. Thanks for any help you can give me.
    Don't know where to find it, but let me warn you---------with all the slots in the ruler-------------make darned sure you mark the slots you are going to use.

    I have a 24" ruler with slots. If I'm not real careful,I'll put my blade in the wrong one then cut a piece of material that's less than I need, or more. If you are tignt on your fabric allowance, you can't be wasting a whole strip that isn't teh correct width. Painters tape or something easily removed works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    I have all the June Taylor rulers (Shape Cut) and absolutely love them. I find them invaluable.
    Great for you. I find them outrageously priced and not something I want to spend my money on. We need cat food and toilet paper around here. :D

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    I have the JT Shape Cut Pro and just love it. Yes, it is pricey, but if you cut alot of 2 1/2 inch strips it sure makes it quicker, plus it is accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiffy
    I was just watching Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day program. She was putting together her American Barns quilt with a checkerboard border. She was using a wonderful strip quilting tool that I love. I've spent a lot of time online looking for it, but can't find it anywhere.

    It was a large sheet with slots 2 1/2 inches apart. You could cut accurate 2 1/2 in strips in just seconds with this ruler, template, cutting tool or whatever it's called. It looked like the measurements were 24x24.

    I found something similar on the Quilt in Day website:
    http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponlin...lay.asp?i=1884
    but I know what Eleanor used was larger because she folded her fabric in half and was able to cut the entire length of fabric and it was also square.

    While I was looking I also found this great resource:
    http://www.softexpressions.com/softw...ndexRulers.php

    I hope someone knows where to find this because it would certainly save a lot of time while ensuring accuracy. Thanks for any help you can give me.

    I just purchased it on-line from JoAnn's using a 50% off coupon. I still paid 30 something, but it was worth it to me to be able to cut perfect 2 1/2" strips. I love the June Taylor rulers and have several of them. This ruler is really large and comes in a cardboard container which is great for storing it. I highly recommend getting it.

    I was wasting so much fabric because the regular rulers always slipped on me. It should pay for itself in no time at all (possibly in less than two projects).

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    A few weeks ago I bought one at Joans it was not with the fons & poter sp? it was over by the sewing machines and it works great.

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    I'm so glad I responded to this question because somebody sent the link for the tutorial, I watched it and went right out to my fabric and spent the afternoon using it. I LOVE IT! What a time saver and so accurate in the cutting. Thank you, I'm doing the happy dance. :D

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