The adjustable Fabric Guides are PERMANENT. Unlike disposable tape or post-it-notes, you never have to throw them away, and they never leave sticky residue on your ruler
It's like using a food processer instead of
just a knife to chop vegetables:
Because the fabric butts right up against the edge of the guides, it's faster and more accurate than anyone can possibly cut when lining up by eye.
The best way to set the Fabric Guides is to move it back and forth with your fingers underneath the ruler as shown above. That way you can feel as it passes over the lines underneath the ruler. When you get to the measurement line you want, wiggle the guide a little and press up until you feel it lock fully up into the measurement line. Then rotate the Locking Lever down to lock it in place.
The edges of the Built-in Fabric Guides always end up at the very center
of the line you set them to, ensuring an accurate cut every time.
Keeping your ruler from slipping can wear anyone out
but for those with ailments like arthritis, it's even more difficult.
Strips work a lot better than other methods:
Guidelines' Grip Strips are clear and easily slide
over the fabric, so you can make little adjustments
But when you are ready to make
the cut, you get more grip with less effort because it all gets concentrated into the
narrow strips right on the edges of the ruler.
Just imagine if you got stepped on by someone in high heels, it would hurt you a lot. But if they were gym shoes, not so much.
On all other rulers, the pressure you put just goes straight down under your hand. Putting a vinyl sheet under an acrylic ruler helps, but it really only increases the gripping force right where your hand is.
That's why when you run the cutter past your hand, they still tend to slip which is why we do the finger walk.
No nicking the edge of the Guidelines Ruler's edge with a rotary cutter's blade or No Chipping its corners guaranteed. Made of Polycarbonate, the Guidelines Ruler
is 25 times stronger than acrylic rulers.