Every 1/4 inch there is a groove. The yellow plastic strip can snap into any increment. It creates a ledge.You just tuck the ruler next to the edge of fabric. It stops at your selected measurement.
My first favorite tool, of course, is ElectricQuilt Software! EQ has been top of my list for years. I doubt it will ever play second fiddle. www.electricquilt.com
When I use the guidelines ruler, I only have to look for the cutting line ONCE. Then I just scoot it to the edge of my folded fabric, and cut; scoot and cut; scoot and cut. I especially like that it can guide your cuts to include 1/4 inch increments.
Now on to my new use for this ruler. I was preparing a small quilt for using "self-faced" binding. I don't know if that is the correct term? My piece is already quilted. I planned for the backing fabric to extend around to the front and serve as my binding.
I pinned the backing out of the way. I squared up and trimmed the top and batting even. Now I needed my backing to be trimmed even, with just enough to create a double-fold binding. This is where my guidelines ruler found a new use for me.
I set the yellow lever to 3/4 inch, scooted the lever against the trimmed edge of the quilt top and batting. This made it easy to get a nice edge to serve for the binding.
Now I just have to press the binding over once to meet the quilt edge; fold over again onto the quilt top and stitch down.
TA DA !! Here is my Christmas Rose Wreath table topper, all finished. I see the markings from the Crayola washable markers ---- washed out! Yea.
It is machine quilted with shiny gold rayon thread. I inserted a narrow gold flap between the background and the border.
I hope you all have a blessed Christmas with family and friends and remember the "reason for the season".... no shopping required.