When I want to cut longer lengths of fabric I Bluetack a tape measure to my kitchen counter. It enables me to move my cutting board to the required measurement for borders etc. The only problem I have is Bob, he has discovered the Bluetack and chewed the end of the tape to get at it. (I don't knew what he thinks it is ) He has been driving me nuts, every time I go to sew something he is back there. Ahhhhh. This week I had a light bulb moment and I have finally fixed his little game. I placed his dish of buttons and beads over the end of the tape measure and leave it there until I want to cut some fabric.
Now we are both happy lol