June Tailor REALLY knows her quilting stuff because this ruler is the BOMB!
Here is Siena’s demo~ You take your fabric and line up the selvage with the fold…
Place the ruler on top and line the horizontal ZERO (0) line with the folded/selvage edge.
Take your rotary cutter ( a slightly smaller one)…
…and cut off the edge to square up your fabric by cutting on the vertical ZERO (0). This is the important part…after the edge is cut off, you press on the edge like Siena is doing and this holds everything in place for cutting. By holding down in this way the edge of the ruler butts right up to the fabric…no slipping!
See the white grooves in the ruler(above photo)…this is where your cutter blade goes. Just run your rotary blade in this track…2, 4, 6, 8…Within seconds Siena had her two inch strips..zip, zip, zip! Accurate, with no wavy edges…
Then she showed us how to turn the ruler or the strips to cut out your 2” blocks!! In a flash…DONE!!
That June Tailor is one SMART quilter!! This method is WAY faster than using the GO! cutter!! AND almost ZERO waste! I will NEVER buy another strip die…BUT what I WILL buy is a Shape Cut Plus Ruler…that is if June has any left! I think there is going to be a major run to JoAnn’s today! Thanks Siena…for helping us spend more money!
I should have taken a picture of Jack, Siena’s hubby! Yesterday he had on a T-shirt that said~
Yup…we feel the same way…only we won’t be wearing it! We draw the line! Or rather.. we cut the line…or we will soon!
Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P