In last week’s newsletter, we had reported news of the new rulers we had ordered, and how we had been waiting for them to arrive. Sullivans, The Cutting Edge, rulers arrived yesterday afternoon and guess who opened one and began a test drive? I couldn’t wait! I tore off the wrappings, added a Safety Shield and I was in business…or so I thought As it turns out, the Diamond Powder Sharpening Edge is on only the right side of the ruler. Being left handed, not only was I was a bit disappointed, I had to hurry and remove the safety shield before the glue set, plant it on the right side, and hope it would stick. As a left-hander operating in a right handed world, this was just one more hurdle to scale. Actually, I really don’t have any complaints about the rulers. I read upside down quite well, thank you very much. We “lefties” are really quite clever.
I do like the sizes of these rulers. I opened a long one, 6.5″ x 24.5.” I also have 6.5″ x 18.5″ and 6.5″ x 12.5.” Before we bring the 6.5″ or the 12.5″ squares in, I will check to see if the sharpening edge is on two sides or only one. We often actually use the square rulers to “square up” blocks. (What a concept.) If the sharpening edge is on only one side, I think the squares we already carry, or that you already own, will work adequately. If the sharpening edge is on two sides (one side and the top or bottom edges,) we will stock these squares as well.
I do like the idea of sharpening the blade of my rotary cutter as I cut. Whether I use a 28mm, 45mm, or 60mm blade, the sharpening edge of The Cutting Edge Ruler will keep my blade sharper longer. For your information, there is no dust or residue left on your fabric or the cutting mat from the sharpening edge.