Which Quilter Supplies Can Save You Time? Try the June Tailor Shape Cut Ruler!

January 25, 2013 Is there one quilting tool from your vast collection of quilter supplies that you couldn't live without...yes, I have one, my June Tailor Shape Cut Plus.  Since this is one of my most used quilting tools, I have managed to wear out a couple of them already.  I have two sizes of the rulers: 6" x 12"  &  12" x 18 " and both cut in 1/2" increments. I use both of them, but it seems the 12" x 18" Shape Cut Plus gets the most work out. [caption id="attachment_13937" align="alignleft" width="300"] "Click on image" to see video demo[/caption]   If you have never used a Shape Cut Plus ruler or seen how many ways you can use them, I recommend checking them out and adding to your quilter supplies.  The main reason I use the Shape Cut Plus is to save time cutting strips.  When you use a regular ruler you cut a strip of fabric, move the ruler and cut another strip and so on.  With the Shape Cut Plus you can cut multiple strips without moving the ruler.  I usually cut my binding strips to 2 1/2", with the Shape Cut Plus and can cut seven strips without moving it once.  If I want to cut 2 1/2" squares, just leave the strips in place, lift the Shape Cut Plus, rotate it 90 degrees  and locate the bottom "0" line to square it with the strips. Now you are set to make the 2 1/2" squares  by cutting every 2 1/2 ". The Basic Shape Cut Ruler is 12" x 12" and great for squaring up half square triangles.  By lining up your half square triangle pieces with the 45 degree line, you can trim up two sides. This process can be done to trim all 3-sides of the half-square triangle. The Shape Cut Plus can also cut diamond shapes by laying it over the strip of fabric and locate on the 45 or 60 degree lines to cut multiple diamonds in nothing flat. Octagons can also be cut easily. Think about adding this ruler to your collection of quilter supplies. I'm sure you won't regret investing in quilter supplies that help you save time in your cutting.  QuiltAddict.com currently has special pricing on both of these  great rulers from now thru Feb. 28th: 12" x 12" Shape Cut is 33% OFF @$27.59  and the  12" x 18" Shape Cut PLus is 32% OFF @ $32.29. Two other Shape Cut Rulers are also available and don't forget everyday Free Shipping on orders over $75.00. We welcome your comments, which can be created by using the "Leave a Reply" box below. A new feature is the ability for you to attach photos to your comments. To attach a photo:  1.) At bottom of  "Leave a Reply" box, click on "Browse" or "Choose File".  2.) Find your photo in your computer's photo or document files.  3.) Double click on your photo file to attach it to your comment.  4.) The file name will be in the "Browse" or  "Choose File" window, although photo is not visible in Comment yet.  5.) Click "Submit Comment" to attach photo and complete Comment. Thanks for visiting us at QuiltAddict.com where quilting is……………..A Great Habit.