Monday, April 25, 2016

Shape Cut Ruler

A few years ago, I bought the Shape Cut Ruler taking advantage of JoAnn's 50% off quilting notions sale.

There's a great video tutorial at the June Tailor website, and you can see it HERE.

So why is this tool so great? Most of the cutting I do consists of geometric shapes. I love using charms, and this tool is amazing at making charms. I am also impressed that cutting with this tool is so much more accurate then just using a regular rotary ruler.

Sixteen charms made in no time. And there is no loading of a machine, plates, dies or anything special. Plus a lot less waste.

When I need to make my binding strips, I just take the folded fabric

fold it again

line up the ruler
make the first cut on zero

find the 2 1/2" line and cut every 2 1/2"

and wa-la!! I have my perfectly cut strips

easy peasy!

No machine to lug around, no dies to deal with. And the price is soooo affordable.

I bought the 12" x 12" ruler because that was the largest size that my JoAnn's carried. However if I could find the Shape Cut Pro like Staci has at a reasonable price, I would love to use that one too. Can you imagine how quickly you could make sashings??? The video tutorial shows how to make other shapes as well.

So if you like to cut strips, charms, layer cakes and even Half square triangles, it might be worth your while to check out this great tool. I was so amazed at how quickly and simply I was able to cut a whole lot of fabric :-)

Happy Quilting!


Shannon said...

I have both the shape cut ruler and the pro and I just love them! With the pro, I can cut 8 2.5' strips or squares so fast. You really should get one, it's a great tool! I use the little one to cut sizes that aren't 2.5 or 5, usually 1.5, 2, or 4.5".

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I really do need to use mine. I did pull it out (someone needed it for cutting ties for a fleece blanket). Thanks for the video. I didn't know about all the other cuts it made.

Jacqueline said...

One of my favorite tools too.

Pamela said...

I love mine as well, really speeds up cutting time when you have to make a ton strips!

QuiltShopGal said...

Great post. I too love my Shape Cut, but silly me, I had never thought about cross cuts. I tend to use it for cutting strips. I'll definitely start using it for other cuts, as it really is easy to use. I've found many quilters think a strip die for a die cutting machine is what they need, but I think in the long run the Shape Cut is faster and much more reasonably priced too!


margaret said...

this is a new ruler to me sounds like magic off to check it out at amazon

Kathy H said...

I love this ruler too. When they wear out, I have gotten new ones as I really need it to cut those accurate shapes.