Fussy Cut Ruler

Creative Grids rulers are my favorite!  I resist buying every ruler on the market, even every Creative Grids ruler because they get expensive.  When I first saw this Fussy Cut ruler, I thought it was interesting.  Often when I’m trying to fussy cut a piece, I’ll try to mark the center of the focus piece, or I’ll use some 1/4″ tape around my ruler so I can see where the center of the focus piece will be.   Last time I was fussy cutting something, I said to myself that I’m going to buy that Creative Grids Fussy Cut ruler next time I saw it and . . that’s what I did.

What a great tool!  You can see where the lines all intersect so you know where the center is.  Do you see all the little drilled holes on the diagonal lines?  They’re the size that a water soluble marker tip will fit into.

A pencil will also fit.  You make a little mark in the holes for the size you want to cut.  I wanted to cut 3-1/2″ squares.

Can you see the dots I made across this strip?

Then line up a ruler with the dots.  I prefer my square.

It was so easy to get all my squares cut with my star perfectly in the center.

The Fussy Cut ruler comes in several sizes.  I got the 8-1/2″ size.  Check with your local quilt shop.  If they don’t have it, I’m betting they’d be happy to get it for you!


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    Denise says

    I don’t have the fussy cut ruler but in looking at my other rulers I use the most – they care Creative Grid too. I like the fact that they have the 1/2″ so that you can measure straight numbers but so often need 2.5 or some other incremment ending in .5 so you can flip it around and easily measure.

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    Judy in Michigan says

    What a great ruler! I will definitely look for it. I love your center block – it is so stunning. You are such an inspiration!

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    We love Creative Grids! I haven’t seen this one, though. We use Eleanor Burns Fussy Cuts a lot. (The we is me and at the shop).

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    Becky R says

    I also love the Creative Grid rulers and now I must have one like this one. I’ll check the sizes it’s available but the 8-1/2″ shounds good.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Darlene S says

    Just how expensive IS this cute, necessary ruler. You know I will have to have one too.

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    I had never heard of such… what a great idea. I will have to ask my LQS if they have them. Thanks for the demo Judy! 😉

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie