Why Quilt Rulers Should Have Fabric Guides

Tape measures and rulers without guides are great for measuring things.

If you just want to know how much fabric you have left...

...then a clear ruler with a bunch of lines makes sense.

But if you are want to cut it into 2 1/2" squares...

...and you want them all to come out the exact same size, your ruler should have a Guide.

If you just want to know how much fabric you have left...

...then a clear ruler with a bunch of lines makes sense.

But if you are want to cut it into 2 1/2" squares...

...and you want them all to come out the exact same size, your ruler should have a Guide.

If you are building a house or making a quilt
where you know what size pieces you need...

Tools to cut wood have guides...

Why shouldn't tools to cut fabric have guides?

...then your tool should have a guide that you can set to accurately cut pieces to the exact size you want.

...then your tool should have a guide that you can set
to accurately cut pieces to the exact size you want.

Lining up by eye on a slippery ruler
makes it challenging to cut accurately.

The built-in Fabric Guide and Grip Strips make it

easy to line up accurately and hold in place for precise cuts.

The Bottom Line

 

It doesn't matter what size pieces you want to cut...

Having a Guide Makes It:

  • Faster
  • More Accurate
  • Accurate pieces are easier to line up and sew together

...for Quilters, the Guidelines Ruler is the right tool for the job.