Follow the directions exactly, very important to make sure the fabric is placed under the ruler folded so that the grain of the fabric is straight. There are lots of videos showing how to do this. I have cut up to 6 layers, or 3 different fabrics folder in half with little problems, like any cutting a sharp blade is required. I use 2 small 3 lbs dumbbells to hold the ruler in place and have not had an issue with the ruler slipping. The plastic is thicker than I expected based on other reviews. The ruler is a little wobbly when you pick it up and move it around but that is probably due to the many slots in the ruler as much as the type of material.
A quilt I was working on had cuts sized other than 2.5" so it was a bit more difficult to use. However, for cuts in increments of 2.5", this is an invaluable tool.
I think I would have used a stronger plastic due to the size of the ruler. The large size warrants something a bit sturdier.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Very accurate image
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Since the board is so large, I would have liked to see a heavier plastic used. In addition, I had my rotary cutter leave the track and cut on the board.
You must be very careful to achieve perfectly equal strips if you're cutting a particular size. If you don't care if they're exactly even - if you can correct for minor differences when you sew the seams, then it's a very useful tool. That's how I use it and it's much easier than using a straight ruler.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Same
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Decent product but there is room for inaccuracy in cutting
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