How is the RuleSteady Used?
I've tried clear dots, sandpaper and other substances to keep my rulers from moving around, but nothing works quite as well as the RuleSteady. The plastic dots can make rulers uneven and sandpaper obscures ruler lines. The RuleSteady doesn't affect the ruler at all -- except to keep it in place.
Advantages of the RuleSteady
Not a problem with RuleSteady -- you barely have to touch it to keep the rotary ruler in place. It's definitely easy on your fingers, arm and back.
Another plus -- your non-cutting hand rests on a wooden handle midway between the sides of the tool. At no time do your fingers get anywhere near the path of the rotary cutter.
Cutting Strips and Individual Patches
The RuleSteady makes it very easy to cut an accurate path along a specific line, such as stripes and the edges of border prints.
I wondered at first if the tool would be as helpful for cutting patchwork shapes from strips. I don't always use it for that because I don't have as much problem with slippage -- but it definitely works as well for patches as it does for long fabric strips.
RuleSteady Sizes & Prices
At the time of this review, the RuleSteady was direct shipped from Australia.
I really like the RuleSteady. If your strips are always accurate, you'll have less fabric waste, and who doesn't want to save money on fabric?
- The manufacturer changed its RuleSteady, making it a bit more compact and even easier to use.
- RuleSteady is manufactured in Australia, but available in the United States from Shiisa Quilts