Monday, March 17, 2008

Rulers of Engagement

It seems like it took me way too long to really embrace the magic of good rulers. I think it is because I am mostly self-taught that I flailed around so long without a good ruler. What was I thinking?

A couple of weeks ago, I learned the hard way that some plastic rulers melt when you use them with an iron. Whoopsies. But it turned out to be the best thing that ever happened. It made me go down to Purl Soho and pick up a new, amazing ruler. It is as wide as my cutting mat and is designed so it doesn't slide across the fabric, meaning straighter cuts and more control.

Other wonderful features that I never even knew existed were all the different cutting marks. There are one inch and half inch cutting lines, making it cutting easier, more accurate, and uniform. There are also plenty of other small marks on the ruler for lining up patterns and working with a cutting mat. I never knew it could be this good.
What a beauty.