It is Wednesday and I have decided that every Wednesday will be... Wednesday Wow! I will find something cool to WOW you with! It might be a tip... a tool... another designer... you'll have to check in and see!
Today it is a Tool and a Tip!
This ruler is the Stripology Ruler by Creative Grids.
Of all of my specialty rulers, this is BY FAR my favorite. I use if for all strip cutting... especially if I need to subcut squares or rectangles from those strips. The accuracy is so much better than with a standard ruler. It is a little crazy.
I'm not going to give you a full tutorial here... there are great instructions that come with the ruler. The instructions are also available here.
Instead, I have a tip for you! When I use the ruler I am almost always cutting a lot of squares. Lots and Lots of squares. It makes very short work on this task. LOVE IT!
However, it is easy to use the wrong slot by accident.
I have a tip to help solve that issue... and it is so easy. Plus, it involves office supplies... which I love. I truly LOVE Office Depot.
Ok, back to tip.
I use peel and stick arrows... like the ones they use when you buy a house. You know, the arrow stickers pointing to where to sign your life away.
I line one up at each slot I am going to use across the bottom edge. Since they are peel and stick and peel and stick and... I use them until the stickiness totally dies. That is a lot of times!
You can also use regular sticky notes too... just draw an arrow on it and cut apart into smaller pieces.
Works like a charm! Here I have a larger, in-action shot:
There are 2 additional Stripology rulers available:
This is the Stripology Squared Ruler
This is the Stripology Mini Ruler.
You can find these rulers at your local quilt shop!
Here are a few patterns that the Stripology Ruler would work well with...