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After my complete turn to long draw shooting, and.....even longer draw shooting.... I've found that the adjustable chinese ruler for band cutting that I have, is just not long enough. Even my long, regular rulers are not easy to work with, as I cut my bands about 32cm long, and I am going for a 29.5-30.5cm active length, depending on band brand.
Luckily, I came across quilting rulers in AliExpress, ordered one, and now it is the only thing I use! It is long enough to cut full butterfly bands if needed, and it even has lines drawn, making it easy to use it as a template, and avoid the hussle of marking the bands!
Who would have thought that shooting with a long draw would pose a few challenges regarding band cutting!
 

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Which quilting ruler are you using?

I have been searching Aliexpress for rulers and decided on one which was not transparent but was intended to use as a guide when cutting material:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33032733548.html

I will post more info once I receive it.
Like most things from Aliexpress it will take 4-6 weeks to get in the USA.
€ 3,41 45%OFF | DIY Handmade Patchwork Feet Tailor Quilting Tools Acrylic Material 60*15 cm Patchwork Measuring Ruler Seam Sewing Scale Rulers
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/E6NtEYjI
The 45cm long one. It is very useful because it is transparent and you dont have to mark the bands beforehand, saving time. Not to mention that it is way more accurate than pen marks!
 

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I thought about a quilting ruler. I saw them at the store when I bought my self healing mat. I ended up using a 40cm combination square that I already had. I only cut my bands to 25cm but if I decide to go longer, it'll work for a while. I also like that it's steel and doesn't flex.
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I may have to look into a quilting ruler. The more a think about it, the better they seem. Thanks for the links.
I never use a metal ruler anymore, as I find that it tends to dull the rotary cutter faster.
 

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