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Vendor Spotlight: C&T Publishing Inchie Ruler Tape

Reported by Julie Tiu

Image courtesy of www.ctpub.com

Just when I thought my metal crafting ruler, trusty transparent quilter’s ruler, and tape measure were enough, I was sent some peel-off paper rulers called Inchie Ruler Tape by C&T Publishing. Inspired by Charlotte Warr Andersen’s book “One Line at a Time”, this tape is touted as “easy, accurate guides for quilting, crafting, painting and more”.



One package contains 80 sheets of ruler tape. That is plenty to last through many projects, especially since they are re-positionable. Peel an entire column (11 inches), or cut what you need; it’s easy to take off the backing.

Seriously, Inchie Tape couldn’t have come at a better time. I tested it as a guide on my t-shirt quilt project. No need to mark masking tape by hand! I really like how flexible it is, how it stays adhered to fabric, yet doesn’t leave a residue.


Big stitch hand quilting

On paper, Inchie Tape may behave differently. It is possible that it can stick a little too well to paper. I decided to try stitching a card, except I didn’t think about the tape placement.


It wasn’t too difficult to take it out, just a little prying. I should have split the tape apart, as in the picture below.



Overall, I found the ruler tape easier to use on fabric. It’s a nice tool that any crafter would enjoy using.

Pros:

  • Ten 8″ x 11″ sheets with 8 stickers each… you do the math. Generous amount!
  • Re-positionable adhesive has just enough tack to use over and over on fabric.
  • Flexible with fabric.
  • 1/4″ guidelines are helpful. Easy to cut with backing.

Cons:

  • Might damage paper surfaces, so test first or cut with backing and leave backing in place.

Inchie Ruler Tape can be found online at the C&T Publishing website  for $10.95 plus shipping and handling. Check on availability at your local fabric store.

How would you use peel-off paper rulers in your crafting projects? Share your ideas with us in the comments!

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4 Responses to Vendor Spotlight: C&T Publishing Inchie Ruler Tape

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    Kathy August 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    Well, it sounds like a great and easy idea to make sure papers and trims are straight on my pages (always an issue, even with a ruler), but I’m a little worried that it will tear my paper now.

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    construction_julie August 12, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    Hi, Kathy. It stuck more on thin, tissue-like paper. I did test little spots on cardstock before completely adhering. Hope this helps.

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    Lisa Fulmer August 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    One way to remove a little of the “tack” is to put the strip against some scrap fabric (or against your thigh when you’re wearing jeans like I do, lol) and then peel it off a few times, then it is easier to reposition on papers without tearing. Fun stuff!

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    construction_julie August 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Lisa, great tip! Thanks.