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The Cutting Edge with Pat Sloan

The Cutting Edge with Pat Sloan

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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


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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