June Tailor Shape Cut question

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Hi

I have been watching Eleanor Burns and noticed she used a ruler with
slots in it to cut strips. I looked on her website and it is a June
Tailor Shape Cut, but there is a Shape Cut and Shape Cut Plus, which
is larger (12x18) as opposed to 12x12, and has slots every 1/4 inch
rather than every 1/2 inch.  The price differential is about 10
dollars.  My question is, does anyone have one of either ruler, and do
you like it, and which do you think is better.  I got some money for
Christmas, and am trying to stretch it as far as possible for quilting
goodies.

Thanks
Heidi

Re: June Tailor Shape Cut question
 My question is, does anyone have one of either ruler, and do
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I have the 1/2" one and it is so-so.  I consider it wasted money
frankly......it is just as easy to cut with a regular ruler.

Sorry for the bad news..........

Happy shopping!

Lenore



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ditto
I have one but have only used it once briefly when it first
arrived years ago.  Even my classes continue to cut with
regular rulers in preference.  YMMV


If you really want to spend on a tool to help with cutting,
I did get one new gadget last year that I really like  -

a Gypsy Gripper
http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Shopper_id=301812301351473018&Store_id=430&page_id=23&Item_ID=1321
or
http://tinyurl.com/2cagfc
(here from Planet Patchwork  NAYY).  This thing (I was gonna
say "This sucker"     lol) really STICKS, and the handle is
very comfortable.  I bought it with one of my students in
mind (she had hand grip problems) but I would use this
myself for any really serious cutting sessions.

When I can't decide what to get with a gift voucher I stock
up on (maybe unusual) threads or blades for my rotary
cutter.  I already have every cutting template known to the
quilting universe     lol     and realistically, many of
them will never be used.

--

Cheryl & the Cats in OZ
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I have used one for almost 4 years now and I love mine. I use it every
chance I can. I like the fact that you can line up the ruler over the
fabric you can cut several strips before having to move on and line up
everything again. It speeds up the process. I am not the world's
greatest rotary cutter so this helped my acuracy immensely.
Donna inNWONtario

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I have the 1/2" one and it is so-so.  I consider it wasted money
frankly......it is just as easy to cut with a regular ruler.

Sorry for the bad news..........

Happy shopping!

Lenore


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I have used one for almost 4 years now and I love mine. I use it every
chance I can. I like the fact that you can line up the ruler over the
fabric you can cut several strips before having to move on and line up
everything again. It speeds up the process. I am not the world's
greatest rotary cutter so this helped my acuracy immensely.<br>
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Re: June Tailor Shape Cut question
I have the one with the 1/2" slots & when I remember to use it, I'm really
glad I have it - however, if I had known there was one with 1/4" slots, I
would have bought it, so I'll be on the lookout for it now.  To me, it makes
cutting strips much faster.  You don't have to keep lifting up &
repositioning your ruler.  I will be interested to see other's comments,
since Lenore & I have opposing viewpoints about it:)  I think I got mine at
TSWLTH with a coupon, so if you have a JoAnns nearby, try to buy it there.
NAYY

Pauline
Northern California


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Re: June Tailor Shape Cut question
I concur. I used one at a retreat/quilt camp and those of us who were
there all agreed it was even worth paying full price for it. I have
seen them at Wal-Mart. Better to use that 40/50% off coupon at TSWLTH.
I have one of my own now!
Bonnie, in Middletown, VA


On Fri, 11 Jan 2008 04:55:18 GMT, "Pauline"

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Re: June Tailor Shape Cut question
I have the JT Shape Cut in two sizes:
12" by 12" cutting at 1/2" intervals
12" wide by 6" high at 1/4" intervals

I use both. The first gets lots of use. The second one, not so much because
it allows smaller area to cut. I DO use it for sub cutting narrower strips.
I would buy this in a wider size, if available. I would definitely replace
the larger one if it wore out. Of course, in either case, I want to get it
on sale, with a generous coupon!  ;)

NAYY, just my opinion.
Pat in Virginia



Re: June Tailor Shape Cut question
I have one, prefer to use my ruler.  Getting the blade into the slot takes
more time than running the blade along a ruler, IMHO!

Donna in Idaho

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Re: June Tailor Shape Cut question
I have had one for 4 or 5 years now. I forget to use it.When I do it is
quite good,but I manage nicely without!
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Estelle UK
 Gallagher one one at btinternet.com

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Re: June Tailor Shape Cut question
I'm with Donna.  Getting the blade into the slot slows me down.  If you go
too fast, you can ding a blade and they cost too much to be careless.  Polly

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Re: June Tailor Shape Cut question
I find the Shape Cutter very handy when cutting multiple strips from
the same fabric.

One thing to remember, if you use Shape Cutter for some fabric in a
quilt, you should use it for ALL.  Switching back and forth from ruler
to Shape Cutter will result in strips of varying widths.  Not a huge
difference in each strip, but can result in a large cumulative
error.

p.s.  As a matter of fact, just the way you use a ruler can result in
differing strips.  Use the markings on the ruler or use the markings
on the mat to line up the ruler?  Pick one, test your results and
stick with what works for you!

joan

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I am happy with mine, altho I resisted buying one for years.  And I
have a friend I taught to quilt who has trouble cutting because of
shaky hands.  We found she could accurately cut her own strips using
this product.
hugs Memere Neets

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