Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Cutting Edge-- A Review--and Giveaway!

The Cutting Edge rulers are a new product designed by my friend Pat Sloan and the good people at Sullivan's.  Pat is a very well known pattern and fabric designer, and has written countless books for Leisure Arts.  She is amazing and I have no idea how she can do it all, but seriously she does.  On top of all of that, she is really fun and a great lady.  When she asked me to do a blog review on her new rulers, of course I agreed.  Then I met Mark from Sullivan's and he and I got along famously, so I knew this would be a fun product to try out.  Sullivan's is known for their sewing furniture and cutting tables, but they are really moving forward into the spotlight with some of their revolutionary new products like the Cutting Edge Rulers.  Did you know that Sullivan's makes embroidery floss?  I didn't.  They have a great embroidery floss that comes in 454 colorfast, tangle free, colors and is made from Egyptian cotton.  They also make needles, pins, cutting implements, mats and other great sewing and quilting items.


The Cutting edge Ruler is an acrylic ruler that has a 650 grit Diamond Carbide edge that is bonded to the ruler.  What you really want to know is will the sharpener edge come off at some point?  The answer is no, that is highly unlikely even for the most used ruler.  I asked Mark about that. I got a very technical answer, but no it won't come off.  The sharpener edge is there for good.


To answer a few more questions:

  1. Is the edge of the ruler sharp?  No it is actually very smooth. 
  2. Does the edge of the ruler stick out a lot to make it awkward to cut with? No.  
  3. Does it really sharpen your blade?   Yes!  The cutting edge literally sharpens your rotary blade as you cut fabric.  
  4. Will it remove the nicks in my blade from running over pins with my rotary cutter?  The answer to that is, maybe.  That will depend more on the depth of the nick in your blade.  If it is really deep, it may not completely fix the nick, but it will definitely help make it less pronounced and smooth it some.  If it is just a tiny nick, it probably will smooth it out like it did for some of mine.
  5. Will the sharpener become less effective over time?  No.  Because of the extremely tough substance that makes the Diamond Carbide edge, it should always be as effective in sharpening and cutting as the day you brought it home.
  6. Do they carry my favorite size of ruler?  For the most part, YES!  They have 10 of the most popular sizes of rulers in the edge.  They have the following sizes:  4.5" square, 6.5" square, 9.5" square, 12.5" square, 16.5" square, 6.5" x 24.5" rectangle, 6.5" x 18" rectangle, and the "Yardstick" 4.5" x 37".
  7. Why is the ruler frosted?  This is to help keep it from slipping.  When you press down on the ruler and the frosted side is on your fabric, it won't slide around like the shiny acrylic rulers do. This means no more sandpaper dots, or double stick tape on your rulers. Yay!
  8. What's with the dots?  The dots are registration marks to make it easier to see what measurement you are cutting at.  I found this very helpful.
  9. Why is it in red and black and white?  This makes the rulers actually very easy to read and to find the correct cutting line.  It is so much easier than just black, or black and yellow is to see on other rulers. 
Why should I buy another ruler?  Read on my friends and I hope you will find that answer.  (but also your regular acrylic rulers edge does wear down and can get a curvy edge in the middle if you use it a lot- this one won't, and you will always have straight cut fabric and sharp blades.)  Yay!


So now your main questions have been answered.  I was a little skeptical because it just didn't seem possible that a ruler could sharpen my blades while I cut fabric.  Talk about a time saver!  Two birds, one stone.  You get the idea.  My true opinion is that I really found this ruler to everything it claims to be.  


The Pros---It sharpened my blades (all of which were terribly dull on purpose), it helps you get a straight, crisp cut easily and effectively, and it was easy to use.  I would even venture to say it saved me time overall in cutting because it was so easy to see the large numbers and registration dots on the ruler.  The lines are easy to see and to read, which kept me from searching for the right place to cut.  The way the rulers are designed was perfect for me.  You can see that the inch lines in red on the square easily, so squaring up a block is such a breeze.  On the long ruler, the black lines from the sharpener edge are the one inch mark, and the red lines are the half inch mark.  So simple. The frosting makes it slip less.  It pulled some of the small nicks out of my blades, which was unexpected.  Not all, but the tiny ones are gone.  It was easy to use right from the start- there is no learning curve or lip to line up, or strange markings to get used to.   I also found that if I sharpen one side of the blade, then turn the blade over in the cutter and sharpen the opposite side, it makes the blade almost brand new.


The Cons----The overall cost of these rulers is a little more (about $25 for the 6.5" x 24.5" size and $18 for the 12.5" square) than the acrylic rulers that most quilters use.  However; keep in mind the cost in savings by not purchasing new blades as frequently, and the rotary blade sharpeners on the market now cost more than one of these rulers.  I have seen some rotary blade sharpeners run anywhere from $30-$65.  I'm no expert, but at least with the Cutting Edge you get a ruler too!  Another downside is that the frosting on the ruler is a bit heavy.  If your cutting mat is dark green it can be hard to see darker fabrics through the ruler.  I found that the fabric and green cutting mat blended together through the frosting making it hard to see where to line up the fabric. I did try the ruler on several cutting mats, and the dark green is the only color that was challenging.  Blue, grey, pink, yellow, white were all fine to see the fabric.   There is a sort of gritty sound when you are first cutting with a dull blade.  After about five passes, it is about the same as any other ruler.  I got used to it really fast.


Bottom Line-- The good definitely outweighs the bad.  This ruler is a winner.  Even though I could change back to my standard ruler that I normally use, I haven't.  I think that says a lot.  I always go back to my stand-by's if I don't love a product.  I think this one is my new love.  


The giveaway rules:  Leave a comment about why you need a Cutting Edge Ruler. There will be two winners each of whom will get their choice of size of one Cutting Edge Ruler from Sullivan's.  Cool huh! That's it easy!  But if you love this review, post about it on your blog, Tweet about it, Facebook about it and then come back here and let me know in a comment.  The kids who do that extra bit will be entered to win a separate prize for a quilt kit for my Swing Dance pattern.  Three winners total-- one winner for the kit, two winners for the rulers.  (the kit is in black and white and pink, not in the colors shown on the cover)
Giveaway ends on President's Day Monday Feb 21st at 9 PM MST.  


Be sure to leave your email address if your Blogger account is not enabled with your email address showing in your profile.  Otherwise I can't reach you and will have to choose someone else.   


Can't wait for a giveaway?  You can get your rulers HERE  or at Pat's site HERE  or at my friend Kelly's site HERE

169 comments:

Andria said...

I would love to not have to buy new blades so often! andria{dot}carnell{at}gmail{dot}com

Phyllis said...

Blades can be so expensive. It would be great to have a ruler that helped extend the life of my blades. Cool!

Diane N said...

It would be great to have a ruler that sharpened my blade at the same time!

Martina said...

Oh I would love to have a new ruler because mine just broke apart when falling down from my ironboard. And this one really sounds to be a great one!Thanks so much for the chance!

A.J. Dub. said...

It would be really nice not to have to buy blades so frequently. One less tool expense if more for the fabric budget!

A.J. Dub. said...

I blogged about the ruler review here:
http://harriethomemakerstrikesagain.blogspot.com/2011/02/intriguing-quilting-ruler-and-theyre.html

Tamara said...

I would love to win, my ruler is so worn... i can't see the ruler marks anymore and anything to keep from having to buy blades so often is a winner to me!

moshiecreations said...

Wow these look fabulous! It would be nice to buy less rotary blades...

robin said...

Nice giveaway! I think I need one of these because I'm having a little problem with my ruler slipping as I cut...

LiahonaGirl said...

What a great idea! A ruler that actually sharpens the rotary cutter blades. I love it. Can anyone really have too many rulers? I know I need a need some that are more slip-proof and easier to read.

Quiltingdaisy said...

Blades just dull way too fast but I keep using them which is very stressful on many levels.

Pamela said...

I really need a new ruler because my old favorite has developed rounded edges and a crack in the corner! No better way to replace it than with one of these - I'll bet it will be my new favorite!

Marilyn W said...

I need this ruler because...I've been looking for my rotary blade sharpener and can't FIND it!!! This would solve ALL my problems. :):):)

Marilyn
marilynjw1971 (at) gmail (dot) com

MARIKA said...

Fewer blades would be very good shopping .I say thank you for the opportunity very much I would like to gain it I cannot be shopping .for everybody good luck but for me a lot:)))

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I hate changing the blades! I'm afraiddddddd, very afraiddddd....smile.

Billie in TX

Tracy said...

I'm new to using these rulers, but mine is already getting sliced up, which requires a change of the blades....etc. But this seems like an amazing ruler. :) I can't wait to bring it up at my LQS. :)

patticakes said...

I have been intrigued by these rulers and would love to give them a try - thanks for the giveaway!

Petit Design Co. said...

I would love a new ruler. Everyone around here borrows my quilting rulers and they are all chipped or cracked :)

I wonder if the carbide edge makes it easier to avoid climbing over the ruler with the rotary cutter which I have been known to do on occasion.

Petit Design Co. said...

I added your giveaway on my Quilty Giveaways blog:
http://quiltygiveaways.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-14th-february-20th-giveaways.html

badlandsquilts said...

I would so love to win these rulers, I have been looking at them lately. The 24" ruler I have now is probably almost 15 years old and is taped together so it needs to be replaced! Thanks for all the good information...it is nice to have feedback from another quilter before you make a purchase like this. (and thanks for the giveaway!)

Lee Ann said...

I've been hearing about these rulers; but, I'm still a little skeptical. I would so love to win one to try out and if I like, I would buy more! Thanks for the chance to win.

Quiltjane said...

My 24" ruler us crumbling away and my blades are dull. Thank you for the giveaway.

Martha said...

I would LOVE to try one of these new rulers because quite frankly, I have trouble cutting with a rotary cutter. The ruler slips and slides even with dots, tape, or spray on the underside.

holly p said...

I would love one of these because my blades get dull so fast and I don't have a fabric store in town to buy new ones at! I have to drive 1.5 hours just to find a JoAnn's!

Ginger said...

What a brilliant idea! I'd love not to have to buy new blades soon.
anetemso @ gmail . com

Ginger said...

I shared this on FB! anetemso @ gmail . com

Meg said...

Honestly? My favorite ruler is worn down on one end, and has sandpaper strips on the back. I'd love to have one that was not only accurate (!) and non-slip, but would also keep my rotary cutter nice and sharp!!

Victoria said...

I have been wondering ow these rulers would work and now I have answers. Thanks. I need one because a replacement blades for my favorite cutting tool is ten dollars. Amazing tool but expensive to replace.

sheddy said...

My rulers are all so old, I know I'd benefit by new ones. Sharpening my blade would be a real plus.

Connecticut Chronichols said...

I love the thought of not having to replace blades as often. That leaves more money for fabric and patterns.
Sue

liberal sprinkles said...

Hi, what a great giveaway. I would so love one of these rulers because I'm hopeless at measuring and cutting, even with a rotary cutter. This sounds like it'd be easier to use!

liberal sprinkles said...

Hi I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/liberalsprinkle/status/38358621410705408

Jenna Z said...

Oh man! I need this so bad! I am SO TIRED of my clear ruler knicking my blade and making it skip threads! Annoying!

tko said...

wow...sounds like a miracle ruler! I'd love to win..My current ruler has a triangle chip out of the end....I have to work around that.

Jenna Z said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/corgipants/status/38363885337575424

Stray Stitches said...

Rotary blades cost a fortune and would more the offset the purchase price of one of these great rulers.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I think I need one of these so my blades don't wear out as fast! Also, the numbers are wearing off my favorite ruler!
Thanks for the chance to win:)

Penny said...

Of course I need the Cutting Edge ruler. I don't have a 12.5" square ruler and one with a blade sharpener will surely come in handy! Plus, I can stop throwing away my dull blades ! I think it will be my new love too! Thanks for the chance :)

Marcia W. said...

My mother and I both cut fabrics with a rotary cutter and sometimes have weakness in our hands/wrists = nicks on ruler and blade. It would be helpful to have a self sharpening cutting edge ruler so our cuts are clean and reduce blade consumption. Thanks fot the giveaway.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi I am thinking the same as most of the other ladies, that a ruler thay ACTUALLY sharpens the blade of my rotary cutter- WOW. saving there for a start. Also marking the rulers with the different colours would be most helpful!
sandangels1945@hotmail.com

Lee said...

I would love to have this ruler - it seems like it would be easier on my hands (arthritis) Thanks for the chance to win.

Sherri said...

What a great review...I appreciate you listing the pros and the cons...all in all it sounds amazing...I use my rotary cutter LOTS, so this would be wonderful to keep me from replacing blades so often!

free indeed said...

Thanks for your review. I just ordered myself the 9.5 square ruler two days ago and can't wait to try it. Would love to win maybe the 4.5x9. I am hoping these rulers will help to eek out a little more life from my blades. I'm the type that puts up with skipping and dull blades to save money and then wants to kick myself for waiting so long when I finally get a new blade it and glide through my projects! All that frustration for so little really!!! So here's hoping I get good results too!
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

SewLindaAnn said...

I want one because I would love to save some money on blades. They are really expensive, and I've nicked a ruler or 2 and ruined both in the process. Never heard of Sullivan's, I'll have to check them out.

Shelley Vogel said...

Blades are so expensive! I also need a new ruler so this would be great timing. I am a firm believer in quality over quantity and this seems like a no brainer. What a great product.

SewLindaAnn said...

I left a comment about your review and giveaway on Facebook with a link to this page. It really sounds like a great product, definitely on my wish list.

ferne said...

I have been wanting to give this ruler a try. Most of my rulers are needing to be replaced and I was already considering replacing with this ruler at least my most used 6 1/2" X 18" one. I enjoyed your post especially with the pros and cons!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I need to win because my rulers are old and I simply cannot afford to buy new ones and if I cannot afford new rulers can you imagine what my blades look like? Or can you imagine how many times I have to run over the fabric to cut my fabirc?

Quilter in the Gap said...

I shared your give away on FB

Shannon said...

I would love this ruler for the easier read lines and the slip proof back. The sharpener is a plus. Thank you for the give away!

Genevieve P said...

I'd like one b/c my blades all skip, but I'm so cheap I won't buy new ones--I just go over it again!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I need this ruler because my blades are so dull and the nearest quilt shop where I can buy a replacement is nearly 30 miles away!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I just tweeted about your giveaway!

Ellen said...

What a brilliant idea! Maintenance while creating. I love it. I'd love to win too! Thanks for your review - its always nice to hear from someone who's really used a product.

manybooks said...

These rulers look like such a fantaastic idea! I never remember to change my blade, then I cut and I cut and after a while I get frustrated because it isn't cutting well or strainght.... but do i remember to change my blade? No. I just keep being frustrated, usually until someone else, like my daughter or my friend Julie is crafting with me and goes to cut. Julie will say, Uh, Linda? Do you mind if I chcange the blade in this thing? Oy... THE CUTTING EDGE rulers would make my life easier!

peggy w said...

I am just getting into quilting, so any new rulers would be great. These look like great rulers. I would love to try them. Thanks for the giveaway and for designing a great ruler. mdwelectric@comcast.net

Melissa said...

I just broke my 6.5 x24.5 inch ruler, and if I should have to get a new one, I think it should be one that sharpens my cutter! Thanks for the chance!

Melissa said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/ArdeasNest.

My coworker's daughter is learning to quilt and I bet she'd love that quilt in pink, black, and white!

Sherrill said...

WOW! These rulers sound AWESOME. In addition to the blade sharpening, the no slip aspect makes it even more a "MUST HAVE"! LOL Thanks for the most helpful review AND for the giveaway!!

Jolee said...

This looks like such a nice one! And I LOVE the sizes they offer....need one for smaller quilts. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Carol H. said...

I need a ruler that sharpens my rotary cutter because I am always forgetting where I put the replacement blades! (I do not, however, misplace my rulers!)

SewCalGal said...

I'd love to win this ruler. I'm just lazy about changing my rotary blade and always get frustrated when I'm at a quilt retreat and forgot to bring extra blades. This ruler seems to be perfect for me.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

ByTheSea said...

Oh goodness I need one because I live so far away from everything and I am lazy.. .lol and I would post it on my FB page and my blog.. :)

Laurie in Maine said...

I confess I'm in the skeptically optimistic crowd - but would love to give the ruler a try! Suffered Sticker Shock when I bought my last blade and then dropped the damn thing after just a few uses. grrr

RoteSchnegge said...

I'm just changing from sewing in cm to sewing in inch - so it would be great to win an inch-rulder ... ;-)

Peach Rainbow said...

I am a beginner with no basic quilting tools so this would be great for someone like me :D
Thanks for the chance!

Peach Rainbow said...

Tweeted here;
http://twitter.com/#!/thepeachrainbow/status/38568268860100608

Helle said...

I need a new long ruler because my old one just broke last week; and if it even sharpens the blades it sounds perfect! Thanks for the chance!

Irina said...

I'd love a ruler that lasts and makes my blades last too! It would be great to win one of this, thanks for the chance!

Mommarock said...

I just can't be buying blades all that often.. they aren't cheap! If there is something out there to make them last longer... WHOOO HOOOO!! Smart cookies!!

Anita said...

Ok, you did say to tell you why I "need" vs. "want" this ruler... I love sewing and quilting but I'm also a single mom working part time and going to school full time. What money I can spare I would love to be able to spend on fabric rather than blades for my cutter which seem to be getting more expensive each time I turn around! This ruler sounds like it would be heaven sent. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Anita said...

I've posted your review/give away in my side bar. You can see it here...http://lifeviaserendipity.blogspot.com/

Natasha said...

I need this ruler as I forget to change the blade often...I think I have changed it 3 times in 4 years...This would definately help.

Tracy said...

I linked back to this giveaway on Facebook. :)

annmarie said...

I need a new 6x18 inch ruler as it is my favorite & mine is so full of nicks I don't use it much anymore. Pat & Sullivan's sure had a good idea with this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

annmarie said...

I posted on facebook about the rulers so hopefully all my quilty friends will enter too.

robin said...

I blogged about your giveaway at: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-at-fresh-cut-quilts.html

robin said...

I Tweeted about your giveaway @birdie00000

jennifer said...

I need one cause my blade's getting dull;( Thanks for chance

kbgood2 said...

Thanks to annmarie I saw this giveaway and posted it to facebook page thank you.

Staci said...

If I won this ruler, I would give it to my sister in law, who is a new quilter. She desperately needs a better ruler and this one looks like a real winner!

Needled Mom said...

I have actually been considering this ruler because my 6x12 ruler is in bad shape. It was wonderful to read the reviews of it.

Kathy H said...

I would love to have this ruler because all mine are getting old and some have even been shaved a bit by the rotary cutter. THose old blades could be sharpened also. Thanks for the chance to win.

deserae said...

I need this new ruler to keep my blades sharp!!! Thanks for the chance!

James-Linda said...

HOW NEAT! YES, I NEED THIS FOR KEEPING MY BLADES SHARP+FOR IMPROVED ACCURACY! THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

pixie13 said...

I need this because a ruler that keeps my blades sharp means I won't have to buy new blades as often which means more money for fabric :)

pixie13 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pixie13sweeps/status/38638535787556864

Jacqueline said...

Why I need a new ruler... I have an almost two year old that sat on mine. It was a wee bit old. And it broke. =/ So either way, Im going to have to replace mine. Thank you for the review and thank you for the giveaway!

Michele said...

What a great review! I just heard about these rulers this week. Why do I need one of these rulers? I'm a very new quilter, and don't have many supplies at this point, so this would be a great addition to my growing collection of tools. Thanks for sharing!

Mimi said...

Awesome review! All my questions are answered and I am totally convinced that I need one of these rulers in my studio. I'm the girl who has to have a pencil sharpened all the time, and it goes the same with my rotary cutting blade. Thanks for the chance!

Linda E in AZ said...

I cut a LOT of fabric, esp for our community sewing, and it is quite expensive to keep buying new 60mm blades!! These rulers sound quite interesting, so I'd love to try one.
thanks!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

My ruler is old and it fell recently on the floor. Needless to say that a bit is now missing.Besides wining a new ruler it would be fantastic not to buy so many substitute blades for my rotary cuter.Thanks for the chance

Alina said...

This is definitely the ruler that I need. I just had an accident the other day by using my regular rotary ruler to fold some fabric, yes, to fold, not to cut. And the rotary ruler cut my hand!! Yes, again, the ruler, not the cutter that cut my hand. How weird could it be, but it happened! I am desperately needing a new ruler. Hope that I will win and thanks for the chance!

Jacqueline said...

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Stormy Days said...

I'm fascinated by this ruler. I would love to try it out. How many times can you sharpen your blade before you need to replace the blade? Thanks so much for the review.

Sallie said...

I would love to have a blade-sharpening ruler! Thanks for the chance!

Sallie said...

I blogged about your Cutting Edge Ruler review & giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2011/02/fresh-cut-quilts-has-cutting-edge-ruler.html

Kelsey said...

I need one of these rulers because rotary blades are expensive, but having a dull blade can affect the accuracy of my cuts, so it is a lot of money saved!

Jen Allyson said...

I need this ruler because I am just about to start my first quilt and I have NO supplies!

Kathleen C. said...

These rulers sound wonderful, a boon to any quilter. I'd love to use them to sharpen my blade, but also to always get a good clean cut--I tend to use my blades too long, when they should be replaced. I also like the idea of the color of the rulers. Thanks very much.

Gene Black said...

I need this because I love to cut and sometimes forget to change the blade.

Carla said...

I would love to try one of these rulers... I had heard about them on my sewing group, but hadn't seen them - thanks for a great review. :)

Back in the Woods said...

This is the first time I've heard of the Cutting Edge Ruler, sew winning it would be a wonderful experience especially if it sharpens the blade..What a neat invention

4dreamsr said...

Oh how I need a new ruler. My corner is no longer exactly square. This would be a fantastic thing to win.

MoeWest said...

I don't have a lot of rulers, so I would love to win these. Thanks for the giveaway.

MoeWest said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/MoeWest/status/38831242963189760

MoeWest said...

I shared this giveaway on FB.

quiltzyx said...

These rulers sound like a brilliant idea! Who couldn't use one to help save $$ on rotary blades?

Thanks for the chance....

Katie said...

What a great idea! I would love to be able to sharpen my blades!

Amy said...

Would love to have the ruler to help cut my scraps! Have gone through 2 blades already and only 1/4 way through the scrap pile. This would be great!

maeve315@msn.com said...

I would definitely love to try out one of these rulers. I hate the slipping and having to lean hard on the ruler to keep it in line. Very interesting info - thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Joy said...

I have been thinking about getting some of these rulers but wasn't sure if they were as great as advertised. Since you answered some of the very questions I had, I'm now convinced they are - thanks for the review! And thanks for the chance to win one!

Joanne said...

I would love a ruler that doesn't slip - one that sharpens a rotary cutter blade at the same time would be a huge bonus!♥

Judy C said...

well I just bought new rotary blades, now I need these to help save my new blades. Thanks for the chance and the review.

VickiT said...

I've wanted some of these rulers since I first saw them. Other than the savings alone on buying new blades I would love one because I have been known to cut into my rulers. oops. Not so good for the ruler OR the blades. The edge on these would mean no damage to the ruler if I were to do that.

vburr at charter dot net

Nancy L said...

:) I also have a tendency to cut into rulers or go the other way and not be on edge. Everything sounds so wonderful with this ruler. This is sooo exciting and so mind blowing.

Anne said...

Nice Giveaway! I would love to win because my old ruler snaped/cracked in a few different places. I didn't realize there were some that also sharpened my blade! Now I'm really crossing my fingers!
annemolino at hotmail dot com

Anne said...

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Anne said...

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Liz said...

I'd love to win because it seems like I go through a new blade every few times I cut fabric!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Kimberly R. said...

Would love to try - new blades are expensive!!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

The Hungry Crafter said...

I would love to win because I am SO BAD at really knowing when I need to change my blade! I just don't know! Wouldn't this solve that problem nicely? ;) Thanks for the chance and the great review.

Kim said...

Extent the life of my blades! wow I'd love to have one of these rulers....thanks so much for the chance to win.

Happy Sewing

Anya said...

These would be great for my blades. Their extra cost is worth it! Thanks for the chance!

marth225 said...

Me - Me - Me - I would love one of these rulers - I will definately have to buy one

ladybug said...

Facebooked about it!

ladybug said...

My O'Lipfa ruler just isn't cutting it anymore! The "Lip" broke off long ago, and it's suffering from overuse - I'm getting that "wave" in the middle of it! I would love to have a new long ruler! and if it sharpens blades??? WOW!

marth225 said...

I copied some of you info and put on my blog. I love listening to the music on your blog.

http://averagequilter.blogspot.com/

Wanda said...

I need a Cutting Edge Ruler because it sharpens rotary cutters. I must spend a fortune on blades, and this would certainly cut down on that cost and allow me to have more money to spend on fabric. I put in a new blade before starting on a new project and by the time I finished cutting the fabric and the flannel for the bag project and a mystery quilt I could tell my blade was already getting dull. By the time I finished the bag, and did the last cutting through the layers to even out the edges I was having to cut through twice just to get through the layers. The Cutting Edge Ruler would certainly help my blades last longer.

IrishApples said...

I have linked your post to my blog.

Sheila said...

Thanks for such a great review...I learned so much about the product. And, to be honest, I didn't even know that I could sharpen my rotary blades at all, so thanks for that!!

Rhonda P. said...

OMG! Great giveaway! I need new rulers so badly. One that will sharpen my blade is definitely a plus!!

james and bess said...

what a great review! thank you for including pros & cons. :) i could use one of these rulers because i think my 6.5 x 18 ruler is getting that curve in the middle!! ugh!

great giveaway!

bess :)

Rhonda P. said...

Just posted about your review on my blog.
www.patchesandpieces.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Why do I need one? The lines are wearing off my ruler. :( AND, it's almost time for me to buy a new pack of blades! Thank you for the opportunity to win and for taking the time to post the review.

JJ said...

I have thought that ruler would be nice to have and your blog just made up my mind for me. I will have to get me one. Thanks

deborah said...

I need a square ruler (does that even make sense?!?), and this would be my choice! I am always needing a new blade for my rotary cutter, and this would save money.

deborah said...

I shared on Facebook

SubeeSews said...

I have been watching these rulers. Tghey are calling to me but I have a large investment in anothor ruler line ( as in I own the entire collection). I have always been told not to mix ruler brands when cutting.
But this seems such a CLEVER idea. I wonder why it took so long!
I have two other $$$ sharpeners and they are terrible to use and the results are not the best.
I would love to give these a try.
Http://www.subeesews.blogspot.com

AMKreations said...

I would love this ruler, simply because I'm on a tight budget and not having to buy blades would mean saving money! That's a plus!

Thank you!

Dayna said...

Who wouldn't want a ruler that sharpens their blades? It's a no brainer!

Lyn said...

Wow I would love to have one of the rulers. They look like such a wonderful idea. Thanks,
Lyn

SarahVee said...

I need to replace my 6 inch square ruler. It definitely is wearing out and curving. I think these rulers are a great idea, especially to be able to extend the life of your blades. Thanks for the chance.

sarah said...

The timing for this giveaway could not be better. My one-year-old broke my long acrylic ruler into four pieces just minutes ago while I sat at my sewing machine. Frustrated, I hopped on facebook for a minute, and a friend had posted the link to your blog and giveaway. I'll cross my fingers...

Lue-Anne said...

It seems like I am always having to purchase or sharpen blades since I share all my quilting supplies with my two daughters. 7yrs and 13 yrs. But it pays off since we all have quilts in the local quilt show March 5 & 6. I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

Lue-Anne said...

I have also posted a link on my facebook page for the entry for the quilt kit. The Black White and Pink sounds so cute. Thanks.

Jen said...

Thanks for the review! I would love to have one of these rulers to sharpen my blade! I am the Queen of not changing my blade! I know it's bad, and I don't know why I put it off, I just do!

Regina said...

Since I have worn the markings off my most used ruler - I am in the market for a new one - and one that sharpens my blades at the same time would be a double bonus!

Linda B said...

This ruler looks awesome. I just finished a quilt and some of the cuts seemed a bit off. Maybe that's because the edge of my ruler is worn. I never thought about it. I need this ruler to keep my cutter sharp and edges straight!!
lindab1232@sfcn.org

GerryART said...

Okay, I admit that I've saved every old rotary blade I've every had.
Wouldn't this miracle ruler be just the thing to recover some of these old blades.
I'd dearly love to win.
Hugs,
Gerry

GerryART said...

I've shared this on my FB.

Hugs,
Gerry

Davis Ohana said...

Seriously? It sharpens your blades? I would really like to see this feature. My rulers take a beating and anything to cut the costs of replacing blades would be wonderful!

thanks,
Rhonda

quilteronavon said...

As I have begun to teach my granddaughter to cut with a ruler and a rotary blade, I believe this would be an excellent tool for her to use. Having better lines and the advantages of the ruler not slipping for her 9 year old hands would be great. It looks like a super ruler

ytsmom said...

I would live to win this ruler because it seems like every time I change my blade, I end up dropping my rotary cutter and getting a ding in it right away. I really dislike the skips and raggedy cuts that this causes!

Ruthie said...

I would love to win and I would give it as a door prize at our guild retreat. I tried to get one donated, but no luck there.

Janet said...

I really need a new 6 x 24 ruler and have been putting off buying one. I'd love to win this one and if I liked it--I would buy some other sizes too. I've quilted for a long time and I really need a couple new rulers.

Lisa said...

I'd love this ruler! Mostly because I love free stuff and new quilt gadgets...

Bonnie said...

I would really like to try this new ruler. It would sure help on buying new blades. Like the sizes it comes in.

Deb said...

I could definitely use any ruler that would help me get my pieces cut evenly and look nice. I'd love to give these rulers a try!

butterflyangels said...

WHY?? Goodness I have many reasons. Can't ever find the new blades in my studio, my old ruler has almost no lines left to see, and I'm cutting for 10 quilts right now, so I'm going through blades left and right!!!

Nanbon44 said...

I am so tired of cutting fabric with a dull cutter... this would help alot..

Anonymous said...

It would be great to not try cutting with a dull blade. It sure would save a lot of time and money.
Julie
jaaverill@aol.com

Brenda said...

I so need a new ruler but they are expensive. I have had mine since I was in my late 20's and I just turned 50 on Sunday. Time for a new ruler I think. This one looks like you can really see the lines.

kc said...

We live in an RV, so all my tools have to do at least double duty = we just don't have a lot of room for extras. In fact, we have no spare blades for the rotary cutters, so a ruler/sharpener would be just the thing to make my day!!

Connie said...

i just purchased my fourth basic long ruler to go across my cutting board! i need on eof these so i wont have to replace rulers as often AND can preserve my rotary blade! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Pam in Texas said...

This is such a great idea!!! I need one because I am constantly running out of blades for my rotary cutter. This would help extend the life of the blade! Thank you for the giveaway!

ainhoa said...

It would be really nice not to have to buy blades so frequently, they are so expensive.

Girltwin64 said...

How cool! I love hearing abotu new quilting things. I am one of hte queen of gadgets! LOL Good luck everyone!!!!!

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