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.

Creative Grids Ruler 6.5″ x 12.5″ (CGR612)

Creative Grids Rulers

Creative Grids Ruler 6.5″ x 24.5″

Creative Grids Rulers

Creative Grids Ruler 4.5″ Square

Creative Grids Rulers

Creative Grids Ruler 6.5″ Square

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Creative Grids Ruler 12.5″ square

Creative Grids Rulers

Quilters Ruler Rack

With all these rulers, I need a ruler rack.

Ruler Rack

Omnigrid Invisible Grip

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.


OLFA 45mm Rotary Cutter

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.

Rotary Cutter

Olfa Rotary Blades

You gotta have spare blades.

Rotary Cutter

Rotary Blade Sharpener

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.

Rotary Cutter Sharpener

Fiskars 18″ x 24″ Cutting Mat

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!

Cutting Mat

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