You are rotary cutting and only have a 3" strip of fabric left. You need to cut one more 2 1/2" strip and then it happens, your ruler slips and you have mis-cut the strip and can't use it! Well this has happened to me, even when I am trying to be so careful and precise. Oh I just want to scream, especially since the fabric is no longer available :(.
I want to share with you a product by the Grace Company called "TrueGrips". They look like those notebook paper hole reinforcements you used in high school. They are a very thin plastic that you peel off and stick on the back of your rulers. They work great and really do help keep the ruler from slipping. It never hurts to have a little reinforcement when rotary cutting!
Until the next post Happy Quilting!