Each week I “try” something new. Sometimes it involves a giveaway….sometimes it’s just a new recipe. I invite all of you to link up and share something new that you are trying too.
Today I am trying “The Cutting Edge” rulers. Last fall, I saw a big group of bloggers trying them out and thought, hey, I should try them too. I wrote to the company and asked for a chance.
The rulers came in the mail and I was super excited. I asked for a 6 /2″ x 6 1/2″ along with a 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ ruler. The premise of the ruler is that it is suppose to sharpen your rotary cutting blade as you cut fabric. It has a sharpener edge along the side of the ruler where a rotary cutter runs.
I gave them a try. I wasn’t sure if I would like them as the glass the was frosted. That wasn’t a problem at all. In fact, I loved it! The numbers were easy to read and the lines were easy to use.
First, I tried them with older blades. In a short time….no good. Then I decided that the blades probably had too many nicks and put in new blades.
I tried them for about two weeks and cut out two projects during that time.
My conclusion, I am going back to my old rulers. There is a slight 1/16th of an inch metal sharpener that is embedded in the ruler. I was constantly catching my cutter on the lip of it. A person would think that the lip is so small that I wouldn’t be able to, but I did.
I don’t feel like my blade stayed sharper either.
I am passing the rulers on to someone else, and you can try them. We’ll see if you have the same conclusions I did. I have one 6.5 x 6.5 ruler that is unopened. Plus, I have a 6.5 x 6.5 ruler and a 6.5 x 12.5 ruler that have been opened and used for two weeks that I am giving away. I will pick three separate winners….leave a comment here for a chance to win. If there is a specific size that you want, leave that in the comment too.
So now it’s your turn….what have you tried that was new to you.
Stop back later today and I will reveal the winners of the Country Threads “Back to Charm School” blog hop and of the last week’s “Try it on Tuesday”.