Repeat Measuring for Strips & Pieces Using the Speed Gauge
The Speed Gauge is an important part of the QuiltCut2 system and very simple to use. Although you can use the lines on the Cutting Mat or a ruler to measure, the Speed Gauge allows you to set a measurement once then cut many pieces. This eliminates most of the measuring time. With the Speed Gauge (included with every QuiltCut2) you can cut identical strips, squares, rectangles, diamonds, equilateral triangles and other shapes quickly and accurately.
Loosen the small thumb screw in the Head and insert one end of the Speed Gauge.
Slide the Speed Gauge to align the desired measurement with the small indicator arrow on the Head. Tighten the thumb screw to a gentle pressure. Do not over tighten the screw or it may bend the Speed Gauge.
With the fabric aligned and the edge trimmed, adjust the Cutting Guide to align the inside edge of the Speed Gauge at the edge of the fabric. This will set the strip width. Cut along the edge of the Cutting Guide for the first strip.
Lift the knob on the Cutting Guide and slide the Head to align the Speed Gauge edge at the cut made in step 4. Note: Cut lines added for clarity.
Cut another strip. Do not remove the strips if you are planning to cut shapes from them. Leaving them undisturbed on the Cutting Mat ensures better accuracy when cutting shapes later.