Hey Everyone, welcome back to Cool Tool Thursday.

I’m always looking for ways to make my life easier in the studio and the other day I discovered this new cutting system from TrueCut which includes rulers and rotary cutters.

rotary cutter and ruler on a blue cutting mat

The TrueCut ruler & rotary cutter

I brought it home and gave it a whirl.

Features & Benefits of the TrueCut System

The Ruler

1 – The lines are well marked on the clear plastic in black with a grey outline for easy visualization. I wasn’t sure about the open cross area at first as I found the ruler really busy. But then realized that these open areas made it easier to view the edge of the fabric for precise alignment.

The lines on the ruler

Close up of lines

2 –The vertical edges of the ruler have a lip that act as a track for the cutter. The coolest feature I’ve ever seen in a ruler. This means no more wandering rotary cutter and no more wasting fabric. Especially perfect for beginners or quilter’s with arthritis or shaky hands.
The side of the ruler has a lip to act as a track for the cutter

The track edge of the ruler

Unfortunately, these rulers do not have a nonslip back on them so Invisigrip needs to be added to the rulers to make them nonslip.
At present there are 3 or 4 sizes of rulers and I am really hoping they will come out with more as I do really like the track system.

The Rotary Cutter

1 –The HandleMy Perfect Rotary Cutter doesn’t look like all the other cutters you’ve seen and that’s because it’s made with a unique handle to reduce strain on the wrist. The cutting power is directly over the blade with this unique handle design. I have to admit that the strain is less on the hand – I had a sprained finger on my cutting hand and cutting with this cutter was pain free and comfortable. I think it would be perfect for people with arthritis and other hand/joint issues.

the rotary cutter from TrueCut has a 90 degree handle

Uniquely shaped handle on the TrueCut rotary cutter

2 – Safety Guard: with the slide of a button the safety guard is released to expose the blade for use. It’s always a good idea to keep the safety guard engaged when the cutter is not in use.

Convenient sliding button for the blade safety guard

Safety guard release button

 3– Cutter GuideMy Perfect Rotary Cutter has a guide that fits onto the ruler track making for perfect cuts every time. No wandering off the edge of the ruler. Such a brilliant feature and not only perfect for the beginner quilter but also everyone else too!!!
Grooved area on cutter that fits on the track of the ruler

Guide area of cutter that fits on ruler track

Cutter guide placed on ruler track

Cutter on ruler track

4 It can be switched to a left-handed set up.

5 – The blades are easy to switch out and the straight blade can be switched to a pinking blade if needed.

6 – Just remove the guide system and My Perfect Rotary Cutter can be used with any other ruler.

7 – This last feature is so cool – it can be personalized!! The clear cover on the handle is removable and your name can be put in place of the TrueCut emblem. Having your tools marked clearly with your name is always a must when going to class and retreats and TrueCut has made it easy to do so.

spot on handle to personalize your own ruler

Personalized with my name

And finally My Perfect Rotary Cutter is available in three different sizes – 28mm, 45mm and 60 mm.

When I first started quilting way back when I bought all my fabric for my first project and was cutting all the pieces prior to class. Well, I kept arcing the cutter away from the ruler’s edge and wasting fabric. My husband who is an engineer finally said give that thing to me and I’ll cut your pieces so you don’t waste anymore fabric. Now if I had had this cutting system when I first started out, there would not have been any fabric wastage. Even now as a veteran rotary cutter and ruler user I still occasionally wander off the path and now with the TrueCut System I’ll never wonder off the path again.

Happy Quilting!

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