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.
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.
You know how much more it hurts to be stepped on by
someone in high-heels than flat tennis shoes.
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.