Has this ever happened to you? You’re going along, cutting all your fabric pieces & then suddenly your ruler has shifted & you realized you’ve made a crooked cut like this?
I’ve tried the sandpaper dots on the backs of rulers, but I don’t like them on “regular rulers” as I feel their opaqueness prevents me from accuracy.
I’ve tried the plastic dots, but I felt they lifted the ruler too high & sometimes the ruler would shift.
I’ve tried the plastic sheets you place to the back, but they were difficult for me to afix them (think of a bad duct tape experience….)
So when I found this technique! I couldn’t believe how wonderfully simple it was!
Take a 2″x2″ or so piece of non-adhesive plastic shelving liner:
And place it under your ruler:
I love this because:
1. Since it’s not permanent, it doesn’t interfere with any markings on the ruler
2. I can use 1 for several rulers instead of buying enough for every ruler
So you can’t go to a show like MQS & not come home with goodies. It’s not right.
I actually got quite a lot this time, mostly because during the past year I kept saying “dang, if I only had….” Then I’d go look at it online & balk at the shipping costs. So I decided to take advantage of the vendor mall & the Shopping Frenzy specials this year!
So here’s what I got:
DeLoa Jones books (Scrap Quilt Patterns, Feathers & Borders)
Trillium House Designs “Pocket Guides to Freehanding” books by Darlene Epp
Pam Clark books (Basic 8, Borders & Triangles)
Pam Clark grid stencils
Pounce Powder, blue
Set of Circle templates
Set of Oval templates
Cross Hatch ruler
S shape ruler
DeLoa’s Boomerang, 10″
Purple fat quarters
Pattern for an e-reader w/ 2 fat quarters
I would go into more detail about these goodies, but I’m keeping this short because I just finished a customer quilt & now I want to do a little playing with these goodies!