Let’s talk tools here…quilting tools!
Siena introduced us to this ruler during an impromptu demonstration at Clubhouse Quilting last January! After her demo we all promptly ordered one from JoAnn’s online store!
You can see Siena’s full tutorial on how to use this ruler HERE!!
Do you see how you just place your 45cm rotary ruler in the slots and cut…done!
This year I did not get out my GO! cutter once to cut strips…the June Tailor was faster! She was easier to get out, there was no setting up and there was NO fabric wastage!! AND she is cheaper to buy…WAY cheaper than buying one strip die cutter from Acuquilt!! I paid about $23 for my ruler (she was on sale) and let me tell you…it was the best $23 that I have ever spent!
One tip though…if you order one, go for the 18” or bigger. You get more cuts per placement and it’s less fiddling!! This size makes it easier to handle a bigger piece of fabric…and it’s just better…This ruler cuts MORE than just strips…she cuts blocks as well, simply by turning the ruler. Her only flaw is that she only cuts in 1/2” increments…so if you need 2 7/8” strips…she can’t cut it!
On the whole…she is a real trouper!! I use her all the time! Of course she comes with me down south…I store her in the flat cardboard box that she arrived in.
As you-know-who would say… “She’s a good thing!!”
What about YOU?? What was your best tool for 2013?? We quilters REALLY want to know!! Come on SPILL…
Tomorrow I’m writing about what MY worse tool for 2013 was…can you guess what that might be??
Have a WONDERFUL New Year and all the very BEST for 2014!
Hugs all around!!~P