Originally Posted by Leeann34
After reading the original post I started to wonder how imperfect my rectangles are because I haven't noticed I have an issue with my fiskars cutter. I just measure down 1/8 to 1/4 from the last mat (ex for a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card I cut the mat to 5 1/2 x 4" and I'll get a 1/8" border on all sides when I glue it down. I don't think I'd buy another tool for this.
This is how I do my layers, too. I just size down 1/4" on measurement, which gives you a 1/8" border all around. I usually jot down the measurements on a scrap to remind me, just in case, lol. Remember the carpenter's rule: measure twice, cut once!