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Thread: Using the Slidelock ruler ... wish I'd known!

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    Using the Slidelock ruler ... wish I'd known!

    In the Main category, there has been a busy topic about using the Slidelock "device" for cutting fabric. It is not a ruler! It is used to put pressure ON the ruler or shape Cut. Instead of having to measure your cut from the opposite side, abut the SL against it, then cut against the edge of the SL you can do it all as usual...

    Strange that videos teach to do the "switcheroo" way..

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    When I purchased it, the video said to do it this way.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Glad to hear it AZ Jane! I watched the one from the Slidelock company and it had the other way of doing it. Maybe I should send them this!


    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jane View Post
    When I purchased it, the video said to do it this way.
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    So you're saying the company that makes and markets the ruler is using it the wrong way and demonstrating it the wrong way? You are seriously considering sending them your tutorial that says their way is wrong?

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    It can happen. Read the post from AZ Jane above. Whatever, this method sure makes better sense to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by gale View Post
    So you're saying the company that makes and markets the ruler is using it the wrong way and demonstrating it the wrong way? You are seriously considering sending them your tutorial that says their way is wrong?
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    It might make better sense for you but it doesn't mean the company's way is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale View Post
    It might make better sense for you but it doesn't mean the company's way is wrong.
    Did I say that anywhere? Try it!
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    Yes, in your graphic it says X wrong!

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    Perhaps the person making the product vid is opposite handed? So it is right for them? I've not seen the product but I've seen the curiosity of the problem in other marketing stuff.

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    Opposite handed is not the issue. The OP is saying it's incorrect to put the slidelock directly onto the fabric and the "correct" way to use it is to put it on top of another ruler.

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    Sorry Gale, you are right I did say that - had made it for a friend and I.

    On the original post onMain down the page there is this post by One-by-One and many others are agreeing with putting it on top of a ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale View Post
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    I'm not saying that putting it on a ruler is wrong. But just because people say they prefer to use it that way, it doesn't mean the company's way is wrong. That's all I'm saying. I'm planning to try it on a ruler but I don't have any problem using it the way the video shows anyway.

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    Sorry everybody! I did not mean to suggest the video shown by the Slidelock company is wrong! I made that tute for a friend and myself as (for us) a better way to use the tool. Thanks to Prism99 for the suggestion and the information from One-by-One on the original post in Main.
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