The Cutting Edge with Pat Sloan

National Sewing Month 2013

Hi I’m Moda Designer Pat Sloan and I’m EXCITED share some ‘Ruler Talk’ with you.
I think it might be fair to say you can’t quilt without a ruler. Well you can, but the days of scissors and cardboard templates are behind us (Thank goodness!)

When I was contacted by Sullivan’s USA and asked if I’d be interested in working on a revolutionary new ruler .. well I said “YES”!  That started a lively year of designing and product testing that resulted in a ruler that is a game changer.

The right side of the ruler has a sharpener embedded in the edge. Every time you use the ruler you ‘sharpen’ your blade, just like when you use a knife sharpener.

My part in the process was to develop the unique grid system.
I asked for 3 colors on my ruler (yeah!).
The black lines are ‘whole number’ 1,2,3,4…. and they are the 1/4″ increments
The red are always ‘half way’ 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5…..
The white are the 1/8″.. well you know what those are!

For the Squares I created this Unique “Set in” line system to help you square up blocks. The straight rulers are set up differently (which you can see on the videos below)

You will ‘Tuck’ your block into the corner. Here I’m working on a 3.5″ square.

Once you have it tucked in, not under but next to, the red line, you can trim to a perfect 3.5″ square!

Below are three videos I made sharing all the features and sizes the ruler comes in.

The over view

DEMOS

Demo 1

Demo 2

Ask your favorite quilt shop to contact United Notions to order Sullivan’s Cutting Edge rulers for you!

Pat Sloan
Answer to some of the Questions
1- At this time Sullivans does not have a left handed ruler
2- The quilt behind Pat is her pattern called “Stitched”. Ask your favorite store to order it!

“I will be giving away one of my rulers to one lucky winner!
To enter please leave a comment with why you would like to try out this ruler.
You will have until September 30th at midnight to comment. All winners will be randomly selected and announced on Moda…The Cutting Table Blog on October 2nd.
Make sure to visit the blog every day for the opportunity to win each giveaway!”
 

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479 thoughts on “The Cutting Edge with Pat Sloan

  1. I would love to have one of these rulers. I am left-handed and cutting is always a challenge for me. Anything that makes it easier is a great thing for me. Thanks. Patsy

  2. I like the grid you created – maybe fewer cutting mistakes by cutting 2/1/4 rather than 2 1/2! Plus the fact that it will make my blades go further is a plus. Thanks for the giveaway

  3. This is quite the ruler. It sharpens your blade while you are cutting. Just awesome. Gotta win. Gotta have it. Thanks for the chance to win. Every quilter will definitely want this ruler. Quite unique. Definitely.

    Sandi Timmons

  4. Sharpen as you go is a brilliant idea Pat! Your three colors will make things much easy for those of us with older eyes! Thanks for the give away!

  5. Love that ‘tuck in’ feature on the square up ruler! I’ve been wondering about these rulers, and since my old ones need replacing shortly, will be looking at these, for sure!

  6. I would love to try this new ruler because of the ease in finding the 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 inch markings! I find that clever! I like the fact that the ruler is clear, as well.

  7. The colored markings on your rulers is a great idea…I would love to try one…I am all for anything to make cutting easier! And the bonus is you are getting your blade sharpened at the same time. What’s not to like?

  8. I love the idea of the built in sharpener and also for some reason i tend to slice of the corners of my rulers with the blades and I think this edging will stop that.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Shawn

  9. I’d love to get one of these for my mother who goes through blades really quickly as she doesn’t have a lot strength and needs very sharp blades all the time. This ruler could be a life safer for her (not to mention a money saver!). Love those red lines too. Wonderful.
    sunshdws at yahoo dot com

  10. I’d like to try the rulers because my blades seem to get dull so quickly and leave ‘holidays’ where they don’t cut. And the red lines look like a wonderful idea!!!

  11. What an awesome ruler!! I have been thinking about getting a blade sharpener. This ruler would be fantastic because it would mean I wouldn’t have to drag out the sharpener. I could be sharpening every time I cut. That is just fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  12. For years I’ve been looking for just the right ruler. I have dozens. This one looks as close to perfect as possible and I’ll definitely try it. Oh how I’d love to get rid of some of these rulers!

  13. I’m a ruler junkie and make tons of quilts every year. That ruler is awesome and the sharpening edge sounds wonderful just what I need. Thanks for the great giveaway. Judi

  14. OMG — it is so about time. I save my “old” dull rotary blades to use on paper — now it seems, I always have at least 10 paper blades and lucky if I have an extra blade to make it through my latest project. Would SOOOO love to have this ruler!!

  15. I have admired Pat Sloan for a long time, and I would love to try out a product she recommends. Sharpening the blade while you cut is a wonderful concept.

  16. Your 3-color marking system sounds like it would be easy for someone like me with beginning cataracts who has trouble identifying the various marking on other rulers. Can’t wait to see this at my lqs to test it! Thank you. kathleen dot lutz at doh dot state dot nj dot us

  17. Oh this is a GREAT idea for a ruler. I have to have one for so many reasons. I tend to wear out my rotary cutters so fast, I have even dropped one right after I replaced the blade and got a knick on it. The cutting lines on the square up are wonderful too!!

  18. I would love to try this ruler for pre-cut strips and charms – those little pinked edges drive me crazy when I’m trying to line them up. It looks like this ruler will really help with that!

  19. I’m dealing with Keratoconus, a corneal disease, which mostly causes focus issues and double lines. I need something with bold lines to help me cut accurately. I’m willing to try anything!

  20. I would love to try the Sullivan’s Edge ruler – what an innovation! I love Pat’s method of ensuring that you’re cutting correctly with the color coded system. Way to go, Pat. If I try this ruler maybe my squares will all be cut to size perfectly plus my cutter will be sharpened in the process. What a bonus! Thank you for the chance to win.

  21. Why do I want to try out this ruler? Because I have some very dull blades and if these blades can be sharpened by cutting material then I say WHAHOO!! Yes, this is awesome!!!

  22. What a great idea! I’m always running out of blades and having the ability to lengthen the life of a blade would be amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. I would love a ruler that aharpens my rotary blade. I like the idea of putting the line next to the fabric as that is my tendancy anyway.

  24. Blades are expensive..so is fabric, any ruler that helps me be more precise with my cutting and that helps keep my blade sharp is one that I will use.

  25. I love the look of this ruler, finally one that I of aging eyes can see without guessing, do I put it on the line, beside the line,etc….? It looks like this one will do all the work, just line up a “color”. Great

  26. This is the best invention since the wheel! LOL I am notorious for wearing out my blades since I apparently apply a lot of pressure when I rotary cut! Sometimes I take a bite out my corners. Every ruler I own have nipped corners!

  27. I would love to have this ruler. Dull rotary blades cause skipping for me. I try to get the most mileage out of a blade, but it is never enough. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Ohh, who wouldn’t want this ruler! I love how easily and accurately a sharp blade cuts. If this ruler helps keep blades sharp, I want one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. I would love to try it because I always have trouble seeing where the corner is when I am squaring up my blocks. This looks like it would make that a lot easier!

    Thanks!
    Sandy A

  30. This is the first I have heard of this ruler. I would love to try it out. Love the sharpening idea for sure. But the easy color coded markings would be a godsend to me. Thank you so much for a chance to enter to win one of these. I am sure everyone learns about these they will sell like hot cakes

  31. I love the idea of the three-color differentiation on the grid. I have been cutting a lot of squares in the /8th end of things, and it can be so confusing to see all of those little lines! (That sounds ridiculous, but it’s true.) Having different colors would keep me oriented and prevent mis-cuts.

  32. What do you mean “like to try out this ruler”? I would LOVE to try out United Notions’ Sullivan’s Cutting Edge rulers. I can only imagine what I will do with all the time I will save by not having to sharpen my blades separately. So many quilts are swimming in my head saying….”You could make me!”
    Kristy soardkgatfusedotnet

  33. At the rate one could potentially go through rotary blades, I know I would love to have a ruler that could sharpen the blades rather than having to replace as often.I could really save some money.

  34. I would love to try out this ruler. The system of lines is very visible, and I am guilty of not replacing my rotary cutter blades often enough. Sharpening while cutting would be wonderful!

  35. I’d love these rulers just because I’m so bad at changing my blades! And a non slip ruler would also be great: I can’t count how many cuts I’ve made where the ruler has slipped!! Thanks for the chance to win one!! 🙂

  36. This is a brilliant ruler! Great features that would really help with accurate cutting & your rotary cutter stays sharp as well – talk about a win-win! Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. I’d love to try out the Sullivans rulers. It looks like they are the best of all situations: good sizes, great markings, easy viewing, sharpens your blade every cut!

  38. Well…blades are expensive and since I have gotten back into quilting I found that I am running through blades like water. This looks like the answer. I love the markings on the rulers too.

  39. Wow. Looks like a great ruler. no matter how i try, my cust are very seldom totally “square”. this looks like it would help a lot. Thanks so much for sharing

  40. The markings are great, less chance of cutting mistakes and sharpens rotary cutter blades. It just doesnt get any better. babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

  41. I am thinking that the 3 different colors on the ruler will make it a lot eaiser to “cut” sharp and purfect with out resorting to putting tape on the rulers

  42. What’s not to like!? The different colors for the lines is especially useful – in addition to that built-in sharpener. I would love to have several of these.

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  43. I’d like it because the red/black/white lines save time in lining it up, and because I’d like to have the sharpening edge so that my rotary blades would last longer

  44. I like the different color markings and the message for the bias line- no more searching for it. I would love to win one of the rulers! Thank you!

  45. I think this ruler will be the best of two worlds. I have M.S. and the start of Macular Degeneration, the different colored lines will be a plus for those of us with eye problems and keeping our blades sharp at the same time is truly a great thing. Blades are expensive!

  46. Great idea that each color is a different measurement and to have a ruler also sharpen your rotary blade is an added plus. I’ve never seen them before, I’d love to try it. Thank you.

  47. I would love to win a ruler. Like the concept of three different colors at the three increments and the bonus of sharpening the rotary blade as you cut your fabric.

  48. Dear Pat and Moda,
    I love these rulers I already have several a 61/2 square ruler, 81/2x 41/2 ruler and a 121/2 square ruler as well and they all meet my needs sew perfectly! So therefore I don’t mind if I don’t win! But I wanted to share some comments with you all. It is fantastic ruler and helps with perfect cutting everytime. The sharpening device is also great and sharpens your blade perfectly. It certainly has given me more confidence in cutting by defining the cutting line with the black and red lines. You won’t be making a mistake if you buy any of these rulers. Julie Beard Adelaide Australia.

  49. Wow, this looks like an awesome ruler, love the sharpener and also the grids are well defined and easier to align, would love to get one of these 🙂

  50. what a brilliant idea! Looks like the numbers & lines are easily visible on a variety of colored fabrics – and all around good product I would say!

  51. I would love to try out this ruler because I use my blades until they’re so dull, I have to cut everything three times to catch all missed spots. I’ve got plenty of spare blades; I’m just to lazy to change them!

  52. These rulers look great! I have one of probably every brand out there and they’re all missing “something”. These seem to have it all! Enjoyed the videos but the last two seem to be the same video.

  53. Love these new rulers. Love the tuck it in feature, very clear markings,that helps with my accuracy and or course the blade sharpener. I am another one that just leaves that blade in until I am forcing it and I wear down the edges of my favorite rulers and the they are not accurate any more.

  54. Love these new rulers. Love the tuck it in feature, very clear markings,that helps with my accuracy and or course the blade sharpener. I am another one that just leaves that blade in until I am forcing it and I wear down the edges of my favorite rulers and the they are not accurate any more.

  55. Love these new rulers. Love the tuck it in feature, very clear markings,that helps with my accuracy and or course the blade sharpener. I am another one that just leaves that blade in until I am forcing it and I wear down the edges of my favorite rulers and the they are not accurate any more.

  56. Yay – another brilliant solution – love the edging on these rulers and the bonus of sharpening. Simply brilliant! Thanks for the chance to win … and I will keep an eye out at my LQS as well!

  57. White and black and red marks. Hurray!! Thank-you so much. I hate all my yellow rulers, can’t see the marks. Not that fond of some of my others where the marks are “pale.” I’m old, I don’t see well. The sharpen part is an added bonus. Oh yes that frosted stuff is just a pain to see through in my book.

  58. I’ve heard of these, and even seen some in a quilt shop not long ago. It’s a REALLY great idea, and I’ve love the chance to win one. Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

  59. Oh! This ruler looks super! I absolutely love the new edge treatment. I have a tendency to want to cut the RULER trying to be so accurate. With this, maybe I won’t accidentally slice the edge 🙂

  60. These rulers are the bomb. As having to replace blades, any quilter would love to have one of these rulers. Just imagine using all the rulers how long your blade would last. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    The mats are great as well. Love the markings on each side.

  61. I would like a 6 x 24 inch ruler with a sharpening edge because I just paid $38 for a power rotary blade sharpener and it doesn’t work! I am a senior citizen on social security income and I cannot afford that kind of investment for something that does not work.

  62. Pat – looks like a great idea. I’ve thought about what a good thing it would be if my ruler actually sharpened my blade! Thanks for a great ruler!

  63. I would love to own one of these rulers!! I have not been quilting that long and have a problem of cutting on my rulers. I have no idea how I keep doing this but I am sure with your ruler I will have an “edge” on cutting…no pun intended!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the ruler, I hope I am the lucky one!!! 😉

  64. I would like to try one of your rulers because I go through so many blades with my Gingher rotary cutter. I thought the blades would stay sharp longer than the others because their scissors are great, but they don’t.

  65. It would be great to sharpen my blades while cutting! I also love that the lines for the divisions are below the actual lines. That will make squaring up half square triangle blocks easier. Thanks, Pat, for that great idea!

  66. As I get older, my eyes are not as sharp, and I really appreciate different color lines on the rulers. Easier to see, and easy to use!!

  67. Why would I like to use these rulers…the 3 color system (it shows up so nicely), the grid, the binding reminder. The biggest decision is which one to try first. I like all of them but I’d definitely will have to buy the yard stick first. No more problems cutting fleece or home dec and squaring up the quilts will be a LOT easier. Great job!!!! And thanks for the giveaway.

  68. I would love to win a ruler that sharpens my rotary cutter because I am not always great at changing my blades. I also struggle with getting my longer cuts straight.

  69. I’d love to try out these rulers- how wonderful to sharpen blades at the same time! Less money on blades, more money for fabric 😉

  70. I would love this ruler. It’s easy to read and will also sharpen by blade at the same time. I’m ready to try something new!

  71. I would love to try this ruler. I love the markings and really love the self sharpening edge. Hopefully I can buy less blades-or at least use a sharp one all the time!

  72. These rulers are awesome ! I love the idea of sharpening the rotary cutter with every cut !!! The different color markings will aid in NOT making a mistake when cutting the right size. Also the marking to use the 45 degree line for bias is great ! It is easy to tell these were designed by a quilter !! I would love to own ALL of these !!:)

  73. Pat, I love the three colour system you used for the measurements. I have cut the wrong size several times because my current ruler isn’t an EDGE RULER!

    Thanks for helping to creative such a wonderful tool!

  74. Not only does it sharpen your rotary blade but I am assuming it also protects the ruler itself from damage………..say if your husband is like mine and uses your precious quilt rulers to measure/cut tiles and sheetrock???? Pretty soon my rulers are a bit wonky for some reason grrrrrrrrr

  75. There is nothing finer than a good ruler and a sharp blade. Pat is a genius!!
    Hoping I win because I really like PAT SLOAN> I am the one who sent her the Seaside Rose basket.
    XOXOXO Subee in Indiana

  76. This is a great ruler. I like all of its features, especially the “tuck in” marking. It would be so much easier to line up the fabric along the red lines than using the thin, hard to see lines on the rulers I’m currently using.

  77. What a wonderful idea! I use so many blades.. it would so great to re-use a few. I hate that our world has become such a throw-a-way society, time to go back to old ways and reuse.

  78. I am a visual learner, so I like the colors on these rulers! Nice degreed angle markings also! Nice variety of sizes too!
    THANKS for a great giveway!

  79. Way to go, Pat. New rulers are always exciting. At first I figured there was no way you would convince me to consider your rulers as I am “married” to my favorite ruler with a no-skid surface. So imagine my delight when I hear yours has that essential feature as well.

    It’s so nice to see a ruler designed by someone who understands the needs of “seasoned” eyes. The added benefit of keeping a rottary blade sharp longer is simply the icing on the cake!

  80. It’s a no brainer as to why I would love to win one of the Edge rulers. I’d always have a sharp rotary blade! What could be better? Wish me luck!

  81. I would like to win one of these super awesome new rulers because I pretty much love everything about it! And to invent a ruler that actually sharpens your rotary blade instead of dulling it, well I would call that pure genius!

  82. Would love to try these new rulers just be nice to have a sharp blade
    all the time, and the colors are nice also. Like to win but if I don’t I will have to go get me one and try it,,,, Libby -Good luck to me…

  83. Wow, I just saw this new ruler and couldn’t believe it! How revolutionary. My blades will last soooo much longer, and with the price of replacements, that’s a good thing. So how about picking me to receive this fabulous ruler?

  84. As I get older (how did that happen?), I have a more difficult time seeing the ruler lines. Your color code system for the rulers is great, I know I would be able to cut accurately with these rulers.

  85. Absolutely love the colors for different common measures!! big plus with that!!. In this economy it is nice to have tools that do more!! great measuring, and sharpens blades hooray 🙂

  86. I am saving my nickels and dimes for one of these rulers! I am new to quilting and rotary cutting. I find I am always a little off on my squares. I think this will make the difference. And want this ruler more because I am so cheap. I am using a nicked blade because most if it cuts pretty well. SELF SHARPENING… Pretty Awsome!

  87. Very Cool Pat Sloan you are a real innovator for sure! Sharpen and cut at the same time Holy Moly Macoroli that is the best! I would love to give one of these rulers a try. I find cutting the quilt a labor of love…the only thing I like more is pressing…I know that makes me sound goofy but I just love the feel of the freshly pressed pieces as they come together into blocks then a quilt! Thanks for sharing this great new product with us ;o) Janet Swann

  88. Wow, these are great new rulers! I love the unique grid system with the three colors to identify with. The “Set In” line system for squaring up the blocks and the non skid backing to help keep the ruler from slipping, I need all the help I can get. I would love to win one of these new rulers.

  89. I recently bought a new ruler my rulers are going bye bye every time I get a new coupon of find the right sale. most are nicked and have tape residue and or just can’t see the lines right anymore. In any case I read reviews on the “true Edge” this is not that ruler? right? ty Carylanne in TX

  90. I will definetly ask my quilt store to get this ruler in stock, can you order on line? Love the idea of also sharpening your blade, so cool……….I’ll bet it was hard to do something different on a ruler that hasn’t been done before, but it looks like you did……..Thanks
    Karla in Louisiana

  91. I would love to try this ruler! The biggest attraction is the blade-sharpening edge. I have actually damaged blades with the edge of my current rulers, by not paying as close attention as I should have and have ended up nicking the edge of the ruler which caused a bad spot on my blade. Plus, the cost of blades is pretty high, so having a built in sharpener would be a great way to extend the life of the blade and its value.

  92. I always seem to have trouble squaring up my blocks. Face it, cutting is my most difficult thing to do. I have such trouble with accuracy. Have tried several different brands of rulers, and still problem persists. It would be nice to have my blade sharpened while I cut. Maybe I would get more practice in.

  93. Love the markings on these rulers. I always worry about cutting exactly to measure, and what a bonus of sharpening the blades! Hope to win!!! Thanks.

  94. Sharpening your blade while you cut saves time and should cut better. And the markings on the ruler should make it easier to cut too. Would like to try these features out!!!

  95. This looks like a fabulous ruler – love the idea of sharpening your cutter each time you use the ruler. And I love the clear markings for squaring up your blocks.

  96. This ruler looks absolutely wonderful. With my failing eyesight, the 3 different colors would be very helpful! And saving money on rotary cutter blades is also a big PLUS! Hoping to win!

  97. I would love to have any of the rulers but the yard stick one would be wonderful. No more pushing 2 rulers together to cut longer fabric.

  98. I would love to try this new ruler. The fine lines are perfect; that has always been a prerequisite of mine. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  99. Love the 3 colour system and also the fact that it sharpens as you cut. Also squaring up looks so easy as well. The best part is the yard long one such a blessing when you are squaring up the quilts…would love to have this one!!!!

  100. Wow, I’ve joked about this concept, but now to see a rotary cutter ruler, ROCKS! I love the color choices as well, and to have 3 different, well, that too ROCKS!

  101. I like the 3 color marking system. At my age, I need all the help I can get when cutting fabric.
    I have to admit, I don’t change my rotary blades as often as I should. It sounds like a great idea to sharpen them as you cut.

  102. Now this is absolutely awesome!! I live in a rural area, and it is 18 miles from the nearest place where I could get new blades and there is only 1 shop, but she closes at 6pm. If I had one of these rulers I wouldn’t have to worry about getting new blades as much, because they would stay sharper. I would ask why didn’t someone come up with this sooner, but I know the answer. This would not be good for the companies who make the blades, but really great for the company who makes the rulers….and totally awesome for those of us who would be lucky enough to own one of these!!

  103. I’m always changing blades and worried about disposing them, this is the perfect solution!!!! hanks for the opportunity in the giveaway.

  104. It makes sense to me to have your rotary cutter blade to be constantly sharpened. Not only will it cut better, it will be easier on the person doing the cutting. I would love to try them out. Great design for the grid too.

  105. The tri color design with placement areas would make EVERYTHING more accurate. Every minute counts and this would be very helpful. So glad to see that it is available.

    Sandy

  106. Well I would love to win this ruler! I am just learning to quilt and I do not have many rulers yet and don’t have anything like this! Why not learn on the best right? :-). It may make learning less frustrating. I love the clear and easy to read grid! Some rulers out there have way to many measurement on the grid and make them a little overwhelming to a newbie.

    Paige Gonzalez

  107. Oh JoY!!! I would love this ruler because I am bad at sharpening or changing my blades so this would help me with that and because I would like to use it! Hehe…thank you!

  108. I would definitely love to try out this ruler. First the idea of a ruler that would sharpen my rotary cutter blade at the same time I am using it sounds amazing. Also I think having 3 different colors for the measurements is great and I also really like the “Set in” line system to help square up blocks. All around this looks like one of the best quilting rulers I have ever seen and I would love to try it out.

  109. I would love to win this ruler. I do the cutting for our church’s charity quilting group and to have a ruler that sharpens as I cut would be a dream.

  110. Wow I fell in love with this ruler immediately and it would be such an honour to win this specialy being designed by my favourite quilting personality

  111. I would love to use one – I’m always in a quarndry; do I cut with the fabric on the inside or outside of the marking line (plus can I remember to do them all the same). This takes the guessing out plus it sharpens blade too – wonderful; if I’m not lucky enough to win one I will definitely be asking Santa to put one in my stocking 🙂

  112. Wow! A ruler with the markings we all want and blade-sharpening, too! What more could we ask. I’ll be looking for this for my sewing room right away.

  113. A ruler with a sharpener WOW!! What a concept!! I bet it also eliminates another problem with those plastic rulers, the nicking that happens. I will be on the lookout for these.

  114. Wow! I really love sewing gadgets and this ruler that sharpens the rotary blade as you cute…well now that is downright revolutionary! Thank you very much! and Congratulations!!!
    hugz
    Pam

  115. This ruler will help save on those pesky “missed” cuts with a dull blade. Plus blades are expensive and I like the fact you might not have to purchase quite as often.
    sue

  116. have been sewer and quilter for many years but have only recently understood the benefit of having (and using) multiple rulers! Your design for Sullivans incorporates so many of the tasks that simplify our quilting and make for an accurate block! All this and it sharpens our rotary blade too! Fantastic design Pat! I can’t wait to have one.

  117. Wow! What a fabulous idea! It seems like such a waste to replace a blade when it has one little nick in it. This would really extend the life of those blades! I’ll be looking for them!

  118. Love the 1/8″ markings and the three colors. The blade sharpener is a great plus. I’ll be looking for these at my local shops. Thanks for the giveaway!

  119. I’d like to give this a try because when I’m cutting up scrapes for dog beds to donate – I dull my blades to the extreme.

  120. Pat, I’ve noticed that you have been in the quilting business for many years but don’t seem to look a day over 30! I can only assume that you started when you were 3 years old.

    I love the sharpening feature on the rulers and nearly hyperventilated when I saw that you don’t have to cover up the numbers when cutting on the cutting mats! Whoot, whoot!!

    Kim Lundstrom
    lundstromkim63@aol.com

  121. I am constantly changing rotary blades…what a bonus to be able to sharpen as you cut! I especially like the 3 colors on the markings of tge ruler! With my eyesight I sometimes struggle!

  122. I am a ruler freak! So I just must try this out, especially if it sharpens my blade! I mean, come on who doesn’t love a sharp new blade? That’s like Heaven itself..

  123. Ohh, I need one of these in my home!! Love the clear acrylic with the bright markings on top of the fact that it sharpens as you cut….what a way to save on blades…genius!!

  124. I love the idea of 3 different colors. It would make measuring so much easier. Also, to be able to sharpen your blade while you are cutting your fabric is awesome!!

  125. Finally, a ruler that helps give perfect cut squares. Being able to sharpen your blade at the same time, a fabulous bonus! Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to win this wonderful ruler.

  126. I love the square up option of this ruler. I never know if I should be right on a line, right past it or right before it.

    I like the sharpening feature very much.

    And the different color marks are a great idea also. Thanks so much for thinking of all of us!

  127. Thanks for a fun giveaway. I would love to win this ruler especially if it sharpens my blade and keeps my cutter working happily for longer.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  128. Excited to try these rulers. Hope they are available in lots of
    sizes. Some of my rulers need to be replaced and these would be perfect to fit that bill. What a great idea!

  129. I would live to win ths ruler because I use the ginger cutter and the blades have not only increased in price but they are never on sale. A ruler that keeps them sharp is just what I need

  130. I have been looking for one to try, but no one in town carries them and the shipping to order one is as much as the ruler in many cases. I would love to win one so I can try it. I have read about them several times in the past on Pat’s blog and on her chat pages, but cannot find one locally.

  131. This appears to be a ruler that makes sense: lots of features (I especially like having it sharpen the blade without having to buy a new rotary cutter), easy to read lines to help me in cutting lengths and squaring up blocks. And all of this on ONE ruler!
    Thanks for all of the features!

  132. Wow! A ruler that sharpens too. What a great idea. The markings on the ruler makes measuring so much easier. Less time to measure and more time to sew and quilt. A winner any way you look at it. I have to get one.

  133. I use my rotary cutter so much I dull a lot of blades. This is my answer. I’ll have to look for mine as I have not used it. At least I do remember hearing about these rulers at my LQS.

  134. This looks awesome. I HATE to change my rotary cutter. It never goes back to the way I originally got it. It feels like I go through the blades too much. Thanks for the chance to win!

  135. I think it would be cool to be sharpening your blade while I was cutting- there is nothing that is more annoying than trying to cut with a dull blade.
    Thanks for the chance to win one of these rulers.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

  136. I like the three different color line. It seems like it would make it a lot easier to locate the ones you want. I also like the idea of sharpening my rotary cutter blade when I cut, because I hang on to my blades as long as possible!

  137. Very nice ruler. Love the coloured lines and to sharpen your blade as you work would be great. Blades don’t last long enough as it is. It will be something I will have to check into.

  138. I like the 3 colors and that they aren’t the bright neon colors like on so many rulers. With rotary blades being so expensive, anything to help them last longer is a huge plus!

  139. Thank goodness yall came up with a ruler I can SEE! And it sharpens your balde at the same time – Win!Win!
    jan@sewandsowfarm

  140. What a handy device! As a broke college student with an expensive quilt hobby (hmm…maybe that’s why I’m broke?), I hate having to buy new rotary blades when I could be spending that money on fabric! I also love the three-color scheme, how helpful!

  141. Great Idea. I love the idea of larger numbers, and sharpen my cutter too. For those of us with less than perfect vision, larger numbers are fantastic!

  142. What a wonderful idea! I tend to dull my blades very quickly by nicking the plastic of my rules (still a newbie here, but I’m getting better) so this ruler would be a perfect addition to my tools!!

    Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  143. The sharpening edge is unique, but I am more interested in the red 1/2 mark lines. Very clear and easy to see as it seems a lot of things are cut at the half line. Genius.

  144. I’d love to try this! It looks less confusing than my normal ruler (yes I admit, the ruler lines confuse me!) and I love the sharpening feature. Thanks

  145. I’d love to win this ruler for two reasons. Who wouldn’t want to win a ruler that helps keep your rotary blade sharp all the time?! Hello! And two, the color grid you developed for the measurements is awesome! Way to go Pat. So maybe this little number will be on my cutting table soon?!! Thanks!

  146. I would really like one of these rulers and will have to find the 6.5 by 24.5 since my other 6 inch ruler just cracked(it was really old). I wonder do the blades wear down so they have to be replaced more often or do blades last longer because they stay sharp?

  147. I am a gadget person, I like to try new things. But I am also frugal so before I buy I want to know more. Thanks for your instructing, I appreciate your comments.

  148. This ruler would be fantastic to use. My blades always seem to need sharpening way sooner than I think so to be able to sharpen while cutting would be absolutely terrific!!

  149. What a great idea – love the sharpener, the 1/8″ marks (I need them all the time) and the red square up marks. Awesome! I need all the help I can get when it comes to cutting – my mind wanders and before I know it I’ve cut something wrong!

  150. I’d like to have one of the rulers because I’m constantly cutting, and constantly sending my blades off to be resharpened by a friend. This would really cut down on that. I also like the idea of WHERE to place the ruler to get the accurate cut.

    dezertsuz at gmail

  151. The rulers look awesome! I would LOVE to win one of these rulers!I’m a ruler junkie. cutting AND sharpening at the same time wow how great is that will have more money for fabric to buy hope i win!

  152. I had read about this ruler somewhere, and thought “What a great idea!” I’d love to win one. I’m surprised at how fast the blades on the rotary cutter need changing.

  153. I am lucky enough to have one of these rulers and it is awesome. Would love to win another one, but will be happy for anyone who does. The noise can be a little disconcerting, but when you think “it’s sharpening my blade” you’ll grow to love that noise and wish all of your rulers made it.

  154. I have a stack of old blades that could be put to good use again!

    Don’t know why I never throw them out… maybe I was waiting for this!

  155. Wow!! Your ruler is awesome!! Finally a ruler that allows perfect precision when cutting with easy to see lines and it has a bonus edge for keeping the blades at top, sharp performance!! This is defintely a must have!

  156. I love rulers of all shapes and sizes and of course a nice sharp rotary blade to go with them. These rulers are such a great idea, and I’d love to try them!

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