Thursday, August 25, 2011

In Love with my Shape Cut Ruler

I've started working on my Cowabunga Florabunda quilt...  it's going to be a KING size quilt/coverlet.  There are a LOT of pieces to be cut and sewn for this size quilt.  So....  I'm using my Shape Cut ruler for the first time...

Moda Bella Solid "Sunshine" (washed out in this photo)

The lines are easy to see and line up with the fabric and the Shape Cut ruler doesn't slip or move on the fabric like my regular ruler tends to do.   Zip, zip, zip, zip...   and you have four strips cut!

Even on the printed fabric, the dark lines are easy to see so you can get the ruler and fabric all lined up...   

 Moda "Hoopla" Blue Floral, zip, zip, zip!   And you have four more strips cut.

Once you have the strips sewn together.... zip, zip, zip, zip!

And your 2-patches are cut and ready to sew into 4-patches...

...with the cute little 4-patch at the seam intersection!

Seventy 4-patches down, 175 left to go!   Thank goodness for the Shape Cut ruler... it's making all the cutting so much easier!

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Disclosure:  I was not paid to endorse this product nor was I given the Shape Cut ruler by anyone (other than my sister) or promised one.  However, the Shape Cut ruler is making life so much easier... especially when I get home from work and cutting fabric precisely is more challenging...  I wanted to share how much fun this ruler is.


  1. I agree. I've been using mine on my Floribunda quilt as well.

  2. I never saw such a ruler but I can see that cutting is a piece of cake now;o)
    greetings Roos

  3. You may have convinced me to give it a try (You were having too much fun cutting - that is my least favorite part of the quilt process!)

  4. Wow, I need one of those! Could you also tell me where I could get some more time, energy and motivation? LOL

    The quilt is going to be gorgeous!

  5. It is a tool I don't have, but it looks like a really handy one. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  6. This is my favorite ruler, too! I LOVE IT!!!

  7. I'm on my second. I've been using them for years. I was exposed to them at a Guild Charity quilt day. The girl who was using hers was having as much fun as you seem to be having. Zip, zip, zip.She ended up cutting fabric for everyone.

    Your fabric choices are great. It will be a super quilt. Selina

  8. I love my Shape Cut Ruler too. I sometimes find myself using the wrong slot so I cover the slots I am not using with a small piece of blue painter's tape and it keeps me from wasting fabric.