Resources: Rulers & Cutters
The recommendations on this page are for items that I personally use and trust because they make my life easy and they work!
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Creative Grids is the only type of ruler I use because they have fine black lines on them instead of chunky yellow or green lines which I can’t see through no matter how hard I try. The fine black lines allow you good vision to get a very accurate cut each and every time. No guessing. I’ve used these rulers for over ten years and they are a pleasure to use. I have one in every size.
With all these rulers, I need a ruler rack.
Although the Creative Grids rulers are non-slip, I also use this non-slip cling “invisigrip” to ensure that my rulers absolutely don’t move at all when I’m cutting.
My favorite rotary cutter is this Olfa. It has a very comfortable handle and a handy lock button. It doesn’t take much effort to get into the habit of using the lock button after each use of the rotary cutter, and I’m sure I’ve saved a finger or two because of it.
You gotta have spare blades.
I use this sharpener when my blades start to wear. It doesn’t give you a perfect edge, but it does extend the life of your blade significantly.
This is my favorite cutting mat. I like it because it has happy colors (yellow on one side and lime green on the other), but I also like it because it has markings on both sides, so that when you have used up one side you can flip it over and use the other. Brilliant!