Do you ever find it confusing when you are looking for the correct line on a rotary ruler?
And, some of the rulers have SO MANY lines!!
In the past, I have used a water-soluble marker to remind myself where to cut but I worry about getting the marker on my project.
Instead, I have now started using painter’s masking tape.
It is easy to position, it comes off without leaving a residue and you can’t miss that bright blue color!!!
If I am cutting a 4-inch square, I might place the tape directly on the measuring line…..
….or just behind the line if I am cutting a 1/8th inch increment (3-5/8 in this photo)…..
I still have to do some adjusting to make sure that the ruler is properly lined up but at least I know the general area that I am headed for!!
What tricks do you employ to make your cutting easier???