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 comments on “The Cutting Edge with Pat Sloan

  1. Jacqueline says:

    I love the look of the rulers and what a bonus if you can sharpen your blade at the same time. I will watch for these at my LQS.

  2. joanold says:

    I wonder if they do a left-hand version?

  3. Kathy Mc says:

    Nice quilt in the picture. Can you give me the name of the pattern?

  4. Alicia says:

    We like these rulers!

  5. I have seen these rulers on line but not in any stores and didn’t know anyone who had one – I wondered if they really worked.

  6. Interesting! What a great idea!!

  7. thank you for the 3 color markings, especially the white 1/8″ marks — phew, no more guessing!
    and I love your square-up rulers.

  8. Looks awesome! What a great idea.

  9. Patsy Hudson says:

    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

  10. Kathryn says:

    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

  11. Laurel says:

    Great markings on that ruler. I like the different color lines for different increments.

  12. Diane says:

    I am lazy with changing blades…this would really help with my cutting!

  13. Tamie says:

    I love the three color system. I think that might help to “look” at the right line!

  14. Sandra says:

    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

  15. Margaret says:

    Wow I need that ruler. It seems that I am always having to change my blade after a few cuts. This would change my life. Thanks for sharing

  16. I never seem to have extra rotary blades when I need them. The idea behind this ruler is brilliant!

  17. Karen says:

    It would be great to not wear out the blade so often. I want to try this ruler.

  18. Vicki H says:

    I would love to have this ruler. Sharpen blades as we cut is awesome.

  19. Jacklynn says:

    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!

  20. Sharpening the rotary blades has always been a problem for me. I always seem to let them go to lng. This is aboon to guilting. I really want one!

  21. nancy b. says:

    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!

  22. D says:

    My cutting abilities would be greatly improved if I owned this new ruler!

  23. Jean Mac says:

    Love this idea and it would be so nice to have a sharp blade.

  24. Sheryle A says:

    Gives “Measure twice and cut once” a whole new meaning. Thanks for all the thoughtful markings. I would love to own one.

  25. I do so much cutting and the idea of a ruler that sharpens my blade, awesome!! Would love to try these out!!

  26. Linda says:

    Hi,this new ruler sounds great! I’d love the sharpening feature! Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

  27. CathyK says:

    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.

  28. Karen says:

    Finally, distinct markings in colors! I cant wait and will definitely start looking for these in the stores.

  29. Vicky P says:

    This would be a ruler I would use a lot. Love the idea of sharpening the blade as you use it. Thanks for sharing.

  30. marie says:

    Would love to win as I tend to use my blade until it no longer cuts without lots of skipped places.

  31. This ruler looks like something I’d like to try – I really like the three color grid, and saving money by not buying new blades all the time would be a real plus.

  32. Gunilla.B says:

    I should like to get one ruler because I can save on the blade!

  33. Dyann Cox says:

    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?

  34. shawn says:

    That ruler sounds great with the sharpener on it, thanks for the chance.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  35. Sally says:

    I’d love to try out this ruler. A sharpener on the edge–how cool is that? Love the coloured lines too!

  36. M.W. says:

    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

  37. Very interesting and a great new tool. As I’m getting older and so are the eyes, the new red line would be very helpful. Would very much like to try this.

  38. Libby says:

    I love the different colors ~ that would make me make less errors ~ and the love the part of sharpening my rotary cutter as I work ~ Win…Win….Situation!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    senoraresources@msn.com

  39. Susan Smith says:

    I would love to try these! I’m always replacing dull blades and that costs a fortune! A ruler that sharpens my blade? Yes, please!

  40. Sherryl says:

    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

  41. Mary says:

    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!!!

  42. I would love to try out this ruler !!! I am a rulerholic love to try new and old rulers out! You never know what is going to work for you! LOL!!!

  43. Beth says:

    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.

  44. These are the absolute best rulers. I use mine all the time and would really like to have another size.

    Thank you Pat and Sullivan and Moda.

  45. CarolAnn says:

    Great Idea! Nice ruler.

  46. Robbie says:

    I love the 3 color lines and the fact that I can sharpen my blade at the same time!! I need these rulers!!

  47. 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!

  48. Judi says:

    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

  49. Barbe says:

    i really like these rulers, everything is easy to see, (older eyes need more help lol). the red lines are a great idea.

  50. IRedS says:

    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!!

  51. Patty says:

    That sounds like a great ruler to have. I can save money on new blades.

  52. Nancy says:

    These rulers are brilliant ! Great markings and love the the sharpener edge.
    thanks for the giveaway

  53. Gill says:

    I’d love to try this ruler because I’ve never seen one before!!

  54. Marianne says:

    What a great idea. Why didn’t I think of that! Rotary blades are expensive so I’d love to try anything that makes them last longer.

  55. tropicslady says:

    Lovin’ the fact that this ruler sharpens my rotary cutter blade, and those 1/8″ ruler marks – wow!

  56. Melanie says:

    I love this idea! Perfect for squaring up half square triangles.

  57. Mary says:

    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.

  58. Kathy Sue says:

    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

  59. Sonia B says:

    I totally need sharper blades. I’d love to try. Thanks for the chance.

  60. 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!!

  61. bevjmo says:

    I’m all about having a sharp blade and I love the different colors on your rulers! Such a smart idea!

  62. Julia says:

    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!

  63. Wonderful idea, I could use this as much as many others.
    Teaching the offspring to use a rotary cutter is a joy to behold.

  64. Unknown says:

    I would love to try this ruler – I’m a gadget freak!

  65. This is the perfect idea~ I can’t believe no one has made a sharpening ruler yet!

  66. teachpany says:

    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!

  67. Sewbig says:

    These rulers look like they would be easy to read with the three colors. Also, the sharpening edge is a great idea.

  68. Qltr89 says:

    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.

  69. Emily says:

    What a clever idea! I’d love to try one of those out sometime. Thanks for the chance to win!

  70. elively says:

    Great. Idea! Would love to give its try!

  71. Great idea! I’d like to try it for potential use (or even sale) in my own shop.

  72. mrsquilt says:

    Love the idea of sharpening while cutting and the 3 colors of lines is great!

  73. Pam Walton says:

    Wow, finally a well planned ruler that does “everything”, I love it!

  74. rrjane011749 says:

    This is a wonderful idea–I hate to have to stop and sharpen my rotary blades!

  75. Michele T says:

    I would love to try out this new ruler!! Not only are the markings very visible but my rotary blade gets sharpened with each cut… Awesome!!!

  76. Kim says:

    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!!!

  77. Kathy says:

    The ruler looks really neat. I would love one that sharpens as you cut. What a great idea. Thank you…

  78. Susan P says:

    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.

  79. WOW!! These look like they would be easy to read. I like the red markings for squaring up your block. Thanks for sharing…

  80. Barb says:

    Well, I am getting older–sigh, and my eyesight isn’t what it used to be. Those red lines should help me with accuracy.

  81. Stacy says:

    Oh my gosh! A dream come true! Thanks for letting us all know about this wonderful ruler. I need one now!

  82. Bev says:

    Wow, That’s a ruler I could REALLY use!

  83. Debbie says:

    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.

  84. Missy Shay says:

    This ruler looks awesome! What a great way to sharpen your blade while you cut and measure!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

  85. Kerry Young says:

    For some one who hates changing blades this is a godsend.

  86. Some very practical features. Would love to try it.

  87. Karen says:

    I like the idea of sharpening the blade while cutting. That is what I like about this ruler. Thanks for the chance to win!

  88. Tina A says:

    I love the idea of three line colors! That will be so much easier on our eyes. Many thanks!

  89. Rubyd says:

    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.

  90. Rachelle says:

    I’d like to try out this ruler as my sharpeners are not all that satisfactory and I’m hoping this will be better.

  91. janie says:

    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

  92. susan says:

    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!

  93. Jagels says:

    I need this ruler!!! I love that it sharpens the rotary cutter blade while you cut and the three color lines. REvoluntionary!

  94. Judith says:

    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.

  95. Janarama says:

    If this ruler will save blades, count me in. Love the 3 color markings.

  96. This would be a fantastic money saver…money to spend on more patterns and fabric! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  97. PK Sews says:

    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!

  98. scottylover says:

    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

  99. Mary Ann says:

    Two reasons: It would be wonderful to always have a sharp blade, and this looks like a great way to square up blocks! Thank you.

  100. Bailey says:

    This ruler has everything I look for and need on a consistent basis!

  101. Jennifer says:

    Ah, this ruler would simplify so much!

  102. DeborahGun says:

    I would love to try this ruler because I can only get my blades from overseas and they cost me a fortune!

  103. Karen says:

    The sharpening edge is genius! I would love to try one out.

  104. Tammy says:

    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

  105. Beth says:

    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.

  106. Barb in Mi says:

    I always get nicks in my blades and it sounds like your ruler could help that issue.
    Thanks so much!

  107. I need one of these rulers—I always procrastinate and wait to change my blade waaaay past it’s cutting life and then I wonder why I tortured myself using such a dull blade!

  108. Kristy says:

    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

  109. Donna Phelps says:

    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.

  110. ledamewood says:

    The sharpening aspect is the big draw, but I love the idea of the red lines at the half inch marks.

  111. Cathy in AK says:

    I love how the lines are marked very clearly!

  112. Gina says:

    Love the idea of the sharpener! Anything to not be buying blades over and over sounds great!

    His,
    Gina

  113. Margy Mc says:

    I would LOVE to try this tool. Looks as if it is designed to be both easy on the eyes (nicely marked) AND easy on the pocketbook (sharpening)

  114. Melissa says:

    I would love to try out this ruler! It looks like it will make squaring up a breeze, and who wouldn’t want to keep their blades sharp?

  115. Pinspot says:

    Wow, this is brillianT1 I hate paying for blades all the time, they get expensive!

  116. Liberata says:

    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!

  117. I love the look of the rulers and what a bonus to have yor blade sharpened each time you use the ruler.

  118. Helen L says:

    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!! 🙂

  119. Anita says:

    A ruler that sharpens your rotary cotter blade is just ingenious!

  120. I love the ruler it looks awesome!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  121. Ruby Rose says:

    A ruler with different color lines would be great. Add the bonus of sharpen rotary blades. I would love to have one.

  122. Ruth says:

    It would be awesome to have a ruler that sharpens the blades! I would love to win this.

  123. Sheila says:

    Oh I would love to own this ruler , those lines in different Colors would be so helpful . Thanks for the chance.

  124. sew&sew says:

    What a great idea. I kinda feel guilty when I dispose of my dull blades but this ruler would help for sure.

  125. Fran says:

    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.

  126. I’m terrible at changing my blades often enough – this would help so much!

  127. paulette says:

    My rotary blade is ALWAYS in motion hence it is ALWAYS dull!! I would love to give this ruler a test drive!! Thanks for the chance!
    Paulette

  128. Charlene S says:

    Why? Because this ruler is a win-win ruler. I get accurate squares and sharp blade. Win-Win!

  129. Sally K says:

    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!

  130. Kris says:

    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.

  131. I love that it will sharpen your rotary cutter. Plus it will be so easy to square up blocks. The accuracy will be wonderful!

  132. Jean says:

    I’m smitten with the tuck it in to cut perfect squares feature. NICE!

  133. Bonnie58 says:

    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

  134. Dawn Stout says:

    I have wondered if they really work… Love the three color idea, I considered buying one just for the red….my favorite color!!!

  135. barb says:

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

  136. Pat L says:

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these rulers. I would like to win one so I could save money on rotary blades.

  137. Rebecca says:

    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

  138. AngieT says:

    Buying fewer blades means buying more fabric. 🙂

  139. Melanie says:

    Love the idea of different colored markings!

  140. Kay in NJ says:

    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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  141. trillium says:

    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

  142. Bev says:

    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!

  143. Leezer says:

    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!

  144. tpott says:

    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.

  145. GO STARS! says:

    What a great idea! And with a metal edge the ruler won’t get chipped either. Can’t wait for these to get to my LQS

  146. I would love to try this kind of ruler. Cutting is not my favorite thing and this looks like it would improve my results. Thanks!

  147. So ingenious. Can’t wait to start replacing the old ones

  148. Very well thought out to cover so many issues, love the 3 color system and really love the ruler sharpening. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  149. WPBMOMMY1 says:

    Great concept! Easy to see grid and sharpens your blade when you cut?? I love it!

  150. Stevii says:

    I’m not as sharp as I use to be, so maybe I need this ruler

  151. Cece says:

    The varied colors are great and a built in sharpener is ingenius. Thanks for the opportunity to participate!

  152. I like the look of those rulers. I would love to use one for cutting out my christmas quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

  153. Heide says:

    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.

  154. Tiff Blakey says:

    What an ingenious design. I’d love to try it.

  155. Martina says:

    Just think this is awesome. My rotary blade always needs sharpening.

  156. Julie Beard says:

    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.

  157. Lise says:

    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 🙂

  158. Gayle says:

    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!

  159. Nora says:

    wow! That looks too good to be true.I need all the help I can get with cutting fabric.

  160. LeAnne says:

    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!

  161. I have thrown away so many knicked blades, this would be great! I also like the lines on the ruler, easy to see.

  162. 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.

  163. Babareeba says:

    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.

  164. Babareeba says:

    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.

  165. Babareeba says:

    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.

  166. Judy M says:

    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!

  167. GranChris says:

    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.

  168. Shauna says:

    It seems like my blade is always going dull, so this would be a perfect solution!!! Thanks for the chance

  169. what a great way to extend the life of the blades. I hate cutting with a dull blade and this would really help!!!

  170. I would love to try this ruler to make cutting easier!

  171. vivoaks says:

    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!!

  172. brownj6610 says:

    Hoping I win one to try.

  173. Michele says:

    I’d love to win one. That way I could try it for free.

  174. Robosew says:

    Great ruler. I love the bold markings and now the rotary cutter remains sharp also!

  175. anyadahab says:

    I love the dark red line. It would really stand out against the fabric below.

  176. HeyJudee says:

    OH…I have two of the rulers but don’t have a square. I want a square as I love the red lines for squaring up. Hope I win one.

  177. Love your three-color grid system..and being able to sharpen my blade while cutting….great ideas!!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway 🙂

  178. The color grid system is great. The large yard stick ruler is a dream come true. thank you Sullivan’s and Pat for bringing this ruler to quilters everywhere.
    Wishing you a great day.

  179. Since I go thru so many blades, why not try these rulers, anything to help the dull blade syndrome

  180. Water Lilly says:

    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 🙂

  181. 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.

  182. Emily Hinkel says:

    Pat,
    Love your radio show and it always makes me want to check out your site and all people quilt site! I would love this revolutionary new ruler-count me in!

  183. Cindy says:

    What could be better than cutting AND sharpening!

  184. BETTY RHOADS says:

    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.

  185. Ruth Ann says:

    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!

  186. Gay Ferland says:

    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!!! 😉

  187. Nancy Angelo says:

    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.

  188. bookworm says:

    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!

  189. Pat K says:

    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!!

  190. Patti says:

    I’m a ruler junkie. I always have to have the newest thing! I love the idea of the blade sharpener!

  191. Sherrye says:

    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.

  192. Cindy says:

    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.

  193. Marsha says:

    I think it’s a great idea to sharpen your rotary cutter while using it to cut fabric…. thanks!

  194. Nupur says:

    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 😉

  195. Karen Dobbs says:

    The rulers look awesome! I like the markings and the idea of sharpening my rotary blade every time I cut. I would LOVE to try them! Thank you!

  196. Diana says:

    What great rulers, can use a new one as I tend to cut the edge as I’m cutting. Would love to try them. Thanks for the giveaway.

  197. Bobbie says:

    I would LOVE to win one of these rulers! I go through so many blades, the idea of sharpening them while I work just boggles my mind!

  198. Jane M. says:

    Would love a ruler like this. Awesome.

  199. herky907 says:

    Looks great, good tools are so important.

  200. beth says:

    Wow – what will you think of next! I’d love to try these

  201. herky907 says:

    Looks great, good tools are so important.

  202. Flo says:

    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!

  203. Gina says:

    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!

  204. Sharon says:

    How cool!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  205. Would LOVE this ruler! My blades are always getting dull and I’m too lazy to change them. When I do I realize I really should sooner!

    lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com

  206. Mary Colgin says:

    I am always game for trying a new quilting tool!!! and this seems like a great money saver!!!

  207. msmargie2 says:

    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 !!:)

  208. Grami says:

    I would love to use one of these rulers. Having something to help blades last longer is a bonus!

  209. donjoaken says:

    Love the idea of the blade sharpening and the the three colors for the for the grid markings….would love to have one

  210. Joan says:

    I need a new ruler and would love to try this!! Plus, my hubbie often helps cut and I think he would like this too.

  211. Alberta says:

    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!

  212. stacysews says:

    OOOh, sharpens as you cut? I NEED this – mostly because I seem to run out of blades when I need them and never seem to have them on hand!

  213. I would love to win the ruler! It would be so great to sharpen the blade as you’re cutting. And the red lines at the half inch marks are brilliant!

    tstanulis@mac.com

  214. Safeer says:

    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

  215. I would love to have this new ruler I love anything that has to do with quilting.

  216. I looked at those rulers at the fabric store today and wished I had one would love to win.

  217. Roe says:

    I love the color system, and the added bonus of a sharpener!

  218. Unknown says:

    The new rulers look great. I would love to give them a test drive.

  219. SubeeSews says:

    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

  220. Dianne H. says:

    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.

  221. Maribeth says:

    I love that you can square up blocks with these rulers. Very cool!

  222. I am so glad that someone/Pat came up with this NEW ruler idea for us quilters, the cutting edge that sharpens and the different colors on the ruler that will make it much easier to see what a quilter can use, A VERY USEFUL TOOL so KUDO’S TO YOU PAT for helping in the making of this ruler!
    Linda J
    LJeterpudd@aol.com
    VA

  223. cynthia says:

    oh wow what a very unique ruler, love the idea that i can sharpen my blade while cutting – that makes cutting so much better! great job Pat.

  224. Kris says:

    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.

  225. Janny Wanny says:

    Interesting concept and I like the different colors to track measurements.

  226. Barb D says:

    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!

  227. Barb D says:

    I’m a visual learner, so LIKE the different colors marking these rulers! You have a nice variety of sizes!
    THANKS 4 a nice Giveway!

  228. Terje says:

    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!

  229. Rosa says:

    Looks awesome!

  230. Wilma says:

    Love your blog, and really feel this ruler would be handy for sharpening, and squaring up. I’m always ready to try something new.

  231. Nana Jo says:

    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!

  232. Doris says:

    Sounds like a really neat concept, and I’m always game for trying new rulers that can improve the job!

  233. Unknown says:

    What an amazing invention , well done Pat . I am not fond of the ruler i have now as it does not start with 1/4′ verry anoying <3 this one

  234. Dorothy says:

    It would be awesome to have one of these rulers in my collection.

  235. BrendaLou says:

    Would love to try out the rulers!

  236. Trish says:

    Awesome!! I love the different colors and that the block is set inside the lines instead of under!!!

  237. Tanya says:

    Fabulous, I’d love one. The idea of sharpening the blade as you cut is wonderful. Pick me and I.ll share it with my friends.

  238. A project by Moda and Pat must be good. I would love to win a ruler and see how this innovation works. I can only imagine how cool this would be. What a great idea!

  239. Stacey says:

    Anything that prolongs your blade is great!!!!

  240. Patricia says:

    I would love to multitask with this ruler! I can sharpen my blade and cut accurate squares and lines all at the same time! AWESOME!

  241. kbo says:

    I too like to try new products and the sharpening aspect is REALLY is great!

  242. Debbie says:

    Would love to win this and use it because it sharpens the blade as you cut! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  243. These rulers are taking multi tasking to a whole new level, cutting and sharpening my blade at the same time. Would love to win one!

  244. Linda says:

    I would love to use this ruler to help me have accurate cutting on my next quilt. They look so cool!

  245. Wow – so much time would be saved when cutting because the line markers are so clear. Plus you can sharpen while cutting. Great features!

  246. Sonya says:

    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!

  247. Nancy D. says:

    I love that it sharpens but also the markings are greatness. Very clearly marked to square anything.

  248. Love to be on the “cutting edge” of any new technology … especially when it relates to quilting!! Hope to win!! Linda

  249. What a great idea! I would love this ruler because it would mean less time buying or hunting for rotary blades and more time making “quilty” loveliness.

  250. Libby says:

    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…

  251. Mom2four says:

    I’d love to have this ruler! I love the clear markings and the blade sharpening!

  252. B Thompson says:

    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?

  253. pojeda says:

    I would love a ruler like this one! Sounds awesome!!!

  254. ljeanne says:

    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.

  255. Girltwin64 says:

    Wow these rulers sound terrific!! Leave it to the professionals to creat an awesome product!! Thanks!! Can’t wait to try one!! Or 2 or 3!!

  256. barefootT says:

    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 🙂

  257. kantuckee says:

    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!

  258. I have used these rulers when visiting my daughter….I love them!

  259. How great it would be to not have to manually sharpen blades or replace them.

  260. craftytammie says:

    Anything to help me be more accurate! I love the three colors on the ruler, makes so much sense!

  261. Jean says:

    I’m always on the lookout for a new tool or ruler. This one looks like one to try.

  262. Kelly O. says:

    blades can be expensive–any way to save on that is a game changer! I do love the coloured lines on this ruler–what a terrific idea!

  263. emma626 says:

    Wow, what great, easy to read rulers!
    Would love to try one,

  264. sewmonkey says:

    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

  265. With the high price of blades it would be great to have one of these rulers. Thanks for the giveaway.

  266. mabear says:

    I’d like to win before I buy for my shop. It looks like a great ruler.

  267. B Greene says:

    I hate dull rotary blades, so this is such a promising idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

  268. Barb Bee says:

    to keep the blades sharp helps accuracy!! Thank you for your progressive ideas!!

  269. Sher7753 says:

    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.

  270. Carylanne says:

    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

  271. Nonni says:

    Anything that makes the cutting process easier and incorporates the sharpening process into it has got to be a winner!!

  272. Karla says:

    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

  273. 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.

  274. Super great idea, Pat!! Would love one of these little baby’s in my collection to use!!

  275. You are so lucky to get to see your ideas come to life! Great idea, btw!. Thanks for offering one as a prize. Love your information, and I walk with you, when I can! lol

  276. I really don’t need a new ruler, but I do need one that sharpens as I cut…wow what a great idea!

  277. 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.

  278. lefuntz says:

    Love the look. Would the sharpener still work if you flipped it over? That might work for lefties.

  279. Cassie says:

    I would really be interested in the markings…I tend to be very picky about my accuracy. Thanks for the opportunity!

  280. I’ve got one and I love it!

  281. Wow!,, How Awesome is that !!!

  282. Janice says:

    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.

  283. Would love to win one! Sharpens my blade and has easy to read markings? Count me IN!

  284. Regina says:

    I would like to try the ruler to see if the blades actually last longer. It looks like a good idea if it works.

  285. Heartsdesire says:

    This ruler looks awesome. I like the fact that it sharpens your blade while you are cutting fabric.

  286. Nanette says:

    I just love this, there is nothing more irritating than a dull rotary cutter.

  287. Craftygal says:

    Ingenious!!! Thank you!

  288. Trudy says:

    I work in a quilt shop and would LOVE to have one of these rulers to test out and convince the shop owner to purchase some!

  289. Tami C says:

    I would love to win one of these rulers! I guess lefties can just read the ruler upside down. We’re sort of used to that!

  290. laurie says:

    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!!!

  291. sewsew says:

    These rulers sound awesome! Would love the chance to win one and give it a try Thanks.

  292. Aileen says:

    WHAT A WELL PUT TOGETHER RULER!
    I would love to win this ruler especially the Yardstick!!! Awesome

  293. LisaP says:

    OMG … This is BRILLIANT!! I sooooooo need one of these rulers!! 🙂

  294. 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.

  295. Carin says:

    I would love to win this ruler to try out, I am forever getting dull blades on my rotary cutter. Carin

  296. Beth Buning says:

    I love the square up feature! Super easy!

  297. Susan says:

    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!

  298. Laine says:

    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.

  299. Nancy S. says:

    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.

  300. I would love to try this new ruler. It would be nice to find the 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 inch markings easier!
    Thanks Pat

  301. 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!!!!

  302. Connie says:

    What an awesome idea! Sharpen and cut at the same time!

  303. WYO Di says:

    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!

  304. KatieQ says:

    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.

  305. wow it really sharpensas you cut? that alone is worth a try. I love the idea of the 3 colors

  306. Unknown says:

    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!!

  307. Deb R says:

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

  308. vickievanphd says:

    I would love to try this out. Those darn blades get expensive any way to save a little is a good thing 🙂 More to spend on FABRIC!!!!
    Thanks
    vickie

  309. I love rulers thanks for giveaway

  310. JANET says:

    That is a great idea! Would love to win one. Thank you for the chance to win.

  311. I would love to try a ruler that also sharpens my blades at the same time.

  312. tobeqsvt says:

    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.

  313. simply sandy says:

    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

  314. paigeg says:

    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

  315. jane greiner says:

    Would love this ruler

  316. Leka Akel says:

    Good idea! I keep forgetting to change the blade gets dull.

  317. Charlotte says:

    Would love to try te blade sharpening feature!

  318. Pauline says:

    I like the sharpening aspect of the ruler as well as the fact that the rulers are 1/2″ extra width eg 6-1/2 X 24-1/2″

  319. Kate says:

    Since I use my cutter every day and go thru so many blades, this sounds like a great idea!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  320. Tilda H says:

    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!

  321. Judy1522 says:

    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.

  322. JaneGardner says:

    Looks awesome! What a great idea.

  323. I love the 3 color markings.

  324. MEG BAIER says:

    absolut great!!! the idea of sharpening while you cut is GENIAL!!! i’ d love to have that!!
    XOX
    meg

  325. Cat says:

    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.

  326. Pamela says:

    I’m really a ruler fanatic – and this one looks great! Would love to be able to try it out!

  327. MarLizMic says:

    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

  328. CieAngel says:

    Would love to try a ruler that sharpens my blade as I think this will really help in cutting strips. Thank you for the chance to win.

  329. Melanie K says:

    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 🙂

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  331. Diana says:

    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.

  332. Kerri Hunter says:

    I would love this ruler what a great idea to sharpen your blade as you go

  333. dquilterguy says:

    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.

  334. creativedawn says:

    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

  335. Quiltbirdie says:

    Great looking ruler. Love the color-coding. I’d like to have one because, obviously, the 12 rulers I have already are not nearly enough!

  336. sue says:

    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

  337. 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.

  338. Lori says:

    Awesome rulers! Love the quilt behind Pat’s picture as well–thanks for the details and the chance to win a great prize!

  339. DonnaP says:

    I have to admit I would love to try this because I am tired of cutting into my ruler – sharpening it would be so much nicer.

  340. I feel like I barely get my blade changed and it is already dull! What a most clever AND innovative idea~I’m in! Susan

  341. I feel like I barely get my blade changed and it is already dull! What a most clever AND innovative idea~I’m in! Susan

  342. Julie says:

    I’m a gadget girl and would love to try this. Thanks Pat and MODA.

  343. KatheG says:

    Interesting and neat ruler – would love to win this. Thanks.

  344. Lisa says:

    Wow – I love the 3 colors and love the sharpening blade part! I would love to try this! quiltwoman0@gmail.com 🙂

  345. 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!

  346. SharO says:

    wow , this looks like the best of the best in rulers.

  347. Pat says:

    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!

  348. pjc says:

    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.

  349. Kathy Boice says:

    This is a great ruler. Right size and the added feature of a cutter sharpener!

  350. I love the red line! Makes so much sense! And a built-in sharpener is icing on the cake!
    Terrific ideas.
    Kathleen

  351. Melissa says:

    I’d like to try that out with cutting squares. I can be contacted through my blog at http://www.missourimel.com. Thanks!

  352. 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

  353. Pam in Texas says:

    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!

  354. Sherry says:

    I love the idea that my blades would be sharpened with each cut and the three colors is a super idea.

  355. Wow, a ruler that sharpens your blade. I hope it doesn’t leave any metal particles in the fabric!

    Would love to check it out. Will have to ask my LQS about it.

  356. Terri Mosier says:

    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..

  357. Nancy says:

    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!!

  358. Donna W says:

    These rulers look wonderful. Thanks for the videos showing them. And, would love to own one.

  359. Niki says:

    Would love love love to try this out because those blades are so darn expensive!!!! : )

  360. Marg says:

    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!!

  361. I would like it to sharpen my blades. I just hate throwing all those blades away.

  362. EllenB says:

    The sharpening edge would be great, but I’m interested in the different colored lines that would be a big help.

  363. Kaye M says:

    I’m intrigued by the concept of a ruler that sharpens my cutter blade! That would be perfect for me because I hate changing blades! tkmattson@hotmail.com

  364. 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.

  365. Diane Parker says:

    What a genius invention!!! Hats off to you and love the sharpening aspect. Please throw my name in for a chance to win! 🙂

  366. Irc says:

    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!

  367. Kay says:

    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

  368. tammik says:

    looks like a dream!!

  369. This would be great! The markings look so much better than my current rulers. Thanks!!

  370. dolphinlady says:

    What an incredible innovation! I would love to have one of these rulers. Well, actually I would like to replace all my rulers with these.

  371. I love trying new techniques and new RULERS! And this one looks great!

  372. Deb says:

    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!

  373. What a concept! I am so cheap, I hate to change blades too often! Thought about ordering a blade sharpener, but this is really two tools in one. LOVE THE RED LINES….

  374. Fantastic idea cut and sharpen at the same time. No more dull blades!!

  375. Crystallace says:

    This is an awesome idea! I always get a dull spot on my rotary cutter and have to go over the cut 2 or 3 times to get it done. Great invention!

  376. Fiesta says:

    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

  377. Wanda says:

    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.

  378. Pat I think the markings are genius! I recently thought I need a new 6 1/2″ ruler this would make a great addition to my rulers!

  379. Unknown says:

    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!

  380. Cecilia says:

    I would like to try this ruler and see if it really does keep my rotary blade sharp.

  381. gerbear61 says:

    What an awesome ruler! Looks so helpful!

  382. Lisa Rogers says:

    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.

  383. Nancy in IN says:

    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.

  384. Laura B says:

    cool! this sounds like a great product

  385. This ruler seems very versatile. Extremely clever.

  386. lovetostitch says:

    I was able to purchase a couple of these rulers already and would like to add some more!! They are great!

  387. Karrie S says:

    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!

  388. SueAnn W says:

    My sister has this ruler and cutting tool. She loves hers. So I know I need one too!

    skeetersaw@comcast.net

  389. That is fantastic. How wonderful to be able to sharpen your blade while cutting fabric! Must have.

  390. Anna McCurdy says:

    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

  391. Debbie says:

    I would like this ruler because I need all the help I can get! LOL

  392. I think I HAVE to have every new gadget for sewing/quilting…But, this seems like one I would use a LOT!. Thanks for the offer to give one away

  393. I like the idea of the tucked in red lines. Plus the sharpener!

  394. Gwen says:

    The rulers look interesting, would be
    fun to try.

  395. Renee says:

    Seriously? The question should be “Who WOULDN’T want one of these?”

  396. shawn says:

    I would love to win the rulers, they are awesome.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  397. csstexas says:

    Imagine never having a dull blade!

  398. Ann in NC says:

    I am interested in anything I can do to improve my cutting accuracy.

  399. BizyStitches says:

    I would love to try these out, mainly because I love learning new and better ways in sewing and quilting.

  400. Deb says:

    I would love to win and try this ruler out because I have NO specialty rulers….this would be great!

  401. banjo795 says:

    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!

  402. What a great concept. What will they think of next. This would be a great help to all quilters.

  403. Lynn H says:

    I would love one of these rulers! Seems like you’ve thought of everything!

  404. It seems like my rotary cutter blade is dull so I would love to try this ruler.

  405. mary mahoo says:

    What a bonus to sharpen your blade with every cut!

  406. 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.

  407. Jo says:

    How great is that I sure would go thru less blades!

  408. WandaM says:

    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!

  409. jan says:

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

  410. I would love to try this ruler. Does it shorten the life of the blade, by sharpening so much?

  411. Sue says:

    I am so excited for all these new tools that help so much! This one is awesome.

  412. Joan H. says:

    What wonderful, helpful ideas all in one ruler. I always seem to need a sharper blade in my rotary cutter.

  413. bluebear says:

    My blades don’t seem to stay sharp very long so sharpening at the same time seems like a great idea!

  414. Potpourri says:

    Goodness what innovation. I would love this ruler.
    Congratulations.

  415. phegland says:

    Wow, lots of great features! Like a ruler on steroids.

  416. Heather says:

    I’m left handed and would be interested in seeing how it works out

  417. Ann says:

    This is a genius idea! A ruler that sharpens your blade as you cut? Brilliant!

  418. My blades are always dull, would love trying the sharpener.

  419. Violet says:

    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!

  420. Joanne says:

    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!

  421. Kathy H says:

    I would like to try the ruler to see if my rotary blades would leave fewer nicks. And the markings look so much clearer.

  422. Heather B says:

    I’m horrible at changing my blades, this sounds amazing!!

  423. 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!

  424. Gloria says:

    Attractive, easy to read rulers and what a bonus if you can sharpen your blade at the same time.

  425. Lisa says:

    This ruler looks like it would be very user-friendly for this visually-impaired, old lady! Can’t wait to try it out!

  426. Karen says:

    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.

  427. I would love to win this – it would save me money on blades!!

  428. lisa cox says:

    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

  429. Linda V says:

    I would LOVE one of these rulers! Mine need updating. Love the videos!

  430. Squaring up is always tricky so a ruler that makes it easy is tops in my book. Great idea to add a sharpener in there too!

  431. Marie Chat says:

    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!

  432. Double edged sword, so to speak :-). I’d love to give the rulers a try, I’m sure a sharper blade won’t hurt quite as much when I slip 😉

  433. How great would it be to have your cutter sharpen itself while you cut? Would love to add this ruler to my collection!

  434. Andrea says:

    I never have to sharpen my rulers again. WOW!!!

  435. Chermoose says:

    I think this is just the coolest thing….sharpening while cutting….wow! Yes, I would like to try it out.

  436. Jennifer says:

    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?

  437. Mom C says:

    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.

  438. I would love to try it, because I hate changing blades and they would last longer.
    Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!!

  439. java diva says:

    That is the coolest ruler!!!

  440. Booklogged says:

    I have a larger size of this ruler and love it. The 6 1/2″ would be great to add to my collection because I use so many 6″ units and squares.

  441. MoeWest says:

    A ruler that keeps the rotary blade sharp is a great thing!

  442. jayne says:

    Looks very interesting!

    I however, need a leftie :}
    jayne

  443. No more dull blades? Color me there.

  444. Sharon Nez says:

    I love that it’s self sharpening. Awesome!

  445. Sandy says:

    Looking forward to saving money by not buying rotary blades as often. Cool concept.

  446. Kathy says:

    What’s not to love about a ruler that will also sharpen my rotary blades?!

  447. Victoria M. says:

    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!!

  448. debbowers says:

    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!

  449. Susan says:

    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

  450. What a great idea to sharpen while you cut! and love the 1/2″ marking in red. Thanks Pat!

  451. I really admire a good tool, and this one looks amazing. Sharpen my blade as I cut? Thoughtful grids that make my squares more accurate? I love it all.

  452. Debbie says:

    I would love one of these rulers because they are clear and easy to read the measurements.

  453. JulieD says:

    I love the idea of sharpening with every cut!

  454. 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!

  455. I love this ruler because of the bold red line for easy measuring of 1/2″ sized blocks! Plus being able to sharpen your blades with very cut is a true benefit!

  456. Kate says:

    I go thru so many blades since I do so much cutting- would love to try this ruler!

  457. ~Kris~ says:

    I would love to have a sharpening ruler. Seems like a great idea and great way to lengthen blade life.

  458. Karen says:

    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.

  459. Jan says:

    I would love to win a ruler because I am so frustrated with my dull blades.
    Awesome idea to have a sharpener on the edge.

  460. ledamewood says:

    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.

  461. Rose says:

    Quilting is not cheap and in particular the rotary cutting blades. Any product that can save money is awesome.

  462. Kathy M says:

    I love Pat Sloan and listen to her podcasts. If she promotes it – it must be a great product to have.

  463. Love the markings on the ruler, easy to read. Bonus to sharpen my blade as I cut, bravo!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and the chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  464. Great ruler, I like all the things about it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  465. Carla G says:

    I’d be interested in my blades staying sharp! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  466. Howdy says:

    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!

  467. Jeanne Gwin says:

    Interesting for sure. Thanks

  468. Marca says:

    I love the idea of sharpening your blade as you use it. Using three colors is also a great idea.

  469. DaniQuilts says:

    Could it really be true? To always have a sharp cutting edge? Count me in – I would love a chance to try this out!

  470. Lynne says:

    I like the color coded grid system. Thanks for the chance to win.

  471. Debbie P says:

    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!

  472. kbo says:

    Because my rotary cutters would never have a dull edge.

  473. batgirl says:

    I love the fact that it sharpens the blade, The measurements are awesome too.

  474. auntie says:

    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!

  475. Carla says:

    My rulers get a work out, so I know my cutters do too. Would be great to sharpen while I cut.

  476. Peggy says:

    The markings look clear and easy to use and I love the whole sharpener idea! brilliant! Thanks.

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