Brewer Distributors sent me the new Quilters Select rotary cutting mat and some rulers by Alex Anderson to try. You guys, these tools are AMAZING!
I know what you're thinking. Can these rulers really be any different that all the others out there? Well, let me tell you, they ARE different!
The rulers are made with a finish on the bottom that grips to the fabric. They DO NOT SLIP. Even the long 24 inch ruler stays put when cutting across full yardage. The markings are easy to read and the inch numbers on all four sides of the ruler, start at BOTH ends. This means that no matter how you pick up the ruler you will be able to measure correctly. And with the numbers going in both directions it works great for both left and right hand users.
The markings are easy to read on both dark and light fabrics as seen here.
The mat is double sided with dark and light sides.
The rulers and cutting mat work together quite well. The mat has a finish that is a little bit slick which helps when squaring up blocks. As you can see in this video, the ruler sticks to the fabric and when you rotate the ruler, the fabric rotates with it. You can easily trim a block without repositioning the ruler. This makes for more accurate cutting and can save a lot of time.
Thank you Brewer for letting me try out these fabulous new tools by Alex Anderson. I am smitten and will be collecting all the sizes of these rulers!