I’ve just been cutting rather a lot of strips all the same size to make a mini Bargello and I thought it might be helpful if I showed you how I manage to remember to place the ruler in the right place each time. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve miscut because I haven’t been paying attention properly! This little trick helps enormously.

It’s really simple – find a post-it note or something similar.Write the measurement (double check it is the right one!) on it and stick it to the ruler in line with the measurement on the ruler. In this case it is 1 1/2 inches, so fairly simple you’d think, but I managed to cut two strips at 1 3/4 before I used the post-it. It really comes into its own though when you are trying to cut those pesky little eighths.

It peels off again easily without leaving any sticky residue as well.