Tara Semchuk | Bits & Pieces Keepsake Quilting
How can I keep my ruler from slipping when using a rotary cutter?
Q: How can I keep my ruler from slipping when cutting with the rotary cutter?A: Use a “gripper handle” on your ruler, this will keep even pressure on your ruler and keep your fingers away from the edge of the ruler, and it saves time as you do not have to reposition your hands to keep even pressure. You can also place “rubber dots”, which are sold in most of the stores where you bought your ruler. Some of the rulers come with non slip surfaces now, but if not place a few of the dots on the back of the ruler this will keep it from sliding on the fabric. Also make sure you have enough pressure on the ruler as you cut. If you are cutting with a large ruler, place your hand near the bottom, move the cutter to where your hand is, then slide your hand further up the ruler, then cut some more. Always keeping the hand on the ruler ahead of the cutter, this will give you more control on the ruler as you cut.