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crazystitcher1956 Posted: Tue, Jan 1 2013 4:02 PM

I noticed a tool that fascinated me the other day. I know I saw it on this site. It was a ruler that had an open area in which you could cut your log cabin strips easily. Does anyone know where I can buy this wonderful ruler? I am a new quilter and would like anything that would help me do things better and faster. Thank you in advance for your help.

I was looking at a quilt kit and it offered a CD which gave some instruction on how to do the cutting of the strips. The woman in the show-and-tell used the ruler.

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Nana replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 5:50 PM

It was probably a June Tailor Shape Cut ruler.  It is 12 in square with slits every 1/2 in to cut thru.  It is great for cutting strips and squares as well.  I bought mine at JoAnn's but alot of fabric shops have them.   I also think I saw them online at Connecting Threads.

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MNnancy replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 9:41 PM

Nana, did you know June Tailor makes one that is 18 inches long?  I'd like to get one of those at some point.


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Marie replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 9:56 PM

Nancy I bought the 18" recently on sale.  Don't remember where or how much but it was a good price.  Joanne's probably over the holidays.

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Nana replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 10:12 PM

I have seen the 18 in ones but I haven't been willing to pay the price they were asking....LOL

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Marge P replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 11:24 PM

Nana - with the size quilts you make, you would love the 18" one.  I have both but generally use the larger one most of the time.  It is a great ruler.

The item I have sticker shock over is the revolving cutting mat by Olfa - would love the large one but haven't talked myself into it.........yet!

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Hi crazystitcher, it is nice to meet you. Looks like you got your question answered. I have the shape cutter and really like it and I love Log cabins, I hope you will post pictures when you get your done.

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MNnancy replied on Wed, Jan 2 2013 10:51 AM

Marge P:
The item I have sticker shock over is the revolving cutting mat by Olfa - would love the large one but haven't talked myself into it.........yet!

I love that cutting mat!  Joann's has it on sale right now, 40% off.  http://www.joann.com/olfa-spinning-rotary-mat-17-x17-/prd791790/  

You could use a 50% or 60% coupon when it's not on sale for an even better deal!


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Nana replied on Wed, Jan 2 2013 10:59 AM

I got my revolving mat from Connecting Threads when they were having a big sale on notions.  They can be found at reasonable prices you just have to hunt for them.

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Bandmama replied on Wed, Jan 2 2013 11:06 AM

Oh my goodness I'm so glad you asked this question.  I recently bought tons of fabric to make a log cabin quilt and the book, Log Cabin ABCs by Marti Michell.  She references rulers that she sells and I wanted to check in here first before buying one!

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Ginny replied on Wed, Jan 2 2013 1:03 PM

That's what I did --got it at 50% off during a Joann's sale.  I love it. Really a big help when doing my dissappearing four patch quilt.   Ginny

 

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