One hundred sewing and embroidery tips and tricks - #7
Ever get confused while cutting numerous strips of different widths? I seem to lose the line on my ruler and end up with a mixed bag of skewed sizes and strips that slipped. Now I make a point to place sticky notes along the line I'm using for my specific measurement. It's easy to move the paper and stick it along different lines on the ruler for goof proof strip cutting.
I have a couple favorite rullers that have all black lines that are hard to see, especially on darker fabrics. Here is a close up view of sticky notes coming to my rescue!
By the way, it helps to have no slip grips on the bottom side of rotary cutting rulers. These TrueGrips from the Grace Company fit their own specialty rulers and all others too. These little circles are clear and very flat. They increase safety and make all your cutting more accurate.
I hope these little tips have been helpful. Soon I'll have all my strips cut and ready to sew so I can share them with you in a future post!
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