Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Grace True Cut Rotory Cutter and Ruler

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Evergreen, Colorado
    Posts
    17
    Has anyone tried the Grace Rotory Cutter and Ruler? Have you tried the rotory blade sharpener? It seems like a good idea. Information appreciated

  2. #2
    Super Member hobbykat1955's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    2,635
    Haven't but heard from friends not to waste your money on the shapener...

  3. #3
    Super Member feffertim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lake Elsinore, California
    Posts
    2,399
    Blog Entries
    14
    I heard the same thing about the sharpener. Don't bother

  4. #4
    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,683
    Tried the ruler and cutter at the Houston show and found I didn't like them.

    I much prefer my Alto's QuiltCut2 for cutting.

    ali

  5. #5
    Super Member feffertim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lake Elsinore, California
    Posts
    2,399
    Blog Entries
    14
    I just bought a quilt cut 2, can't wait for it to arrive.

  6. #6
    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,683
    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim
    I just bought a quilt cut 2, can't wait for it to arrive.
    I just know you will love it like I do mine. It does the angles so well. Funny thing: when I first got it I kept a rotary ruler nearby to check the distances. After a bit I finally stopped doing that. It does its job well.

    ali

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Evergreen, Colorado
    Posts
    17
    I have heard of the quiltcut2. Did some research and will look at it at my local show. How much cutting do you do? I don't know if the cost justifies the use for me.
    Do you sharpen blades? Haven't had much luck with sharpeners.

  8. #8
    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,683
    Quote Originally Posted by LCKnaff
    I have heard of the quiltcut2. Did some research and will look at it at my local show. How much cutting do you do? I don't know if the cost justifies the use for me.
    Do you sharpen blades? Haven't had much luck with sharpeners.
    The Alto's is just a measuring system where you can select the various angles to cut. You use your own rotary cutter: Martelli, Olfa, Fiskars, or whatever. It holds the fabric secure while I don't have to worry about my ruler slipping or my hands shaking, as it takes only one pressure point to hold it in place. Once set on a size I can quickly cut strips and pieces quicker than I would be able to do with the standard rotary ruler and cutter. Setting the size is extremely easy too. Since I do have arthritis in my hands it helps me keep on quilting ... the Alto's and my trusty Pfaffs.

    ali

  9. #9
    tts
    tts is offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3
    I obtained the electric rotary blade sharpender as well as the manual balde sharpener. Do not waste your money on the electric sharpener as it dulls your blades worse then what they were before you started. I was very disappointed with both sharpenders, especially the electric sharpender.

  10. #10
    Senior Member lonestardreams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    404
    I have the Grace Tru cut blade sharpener and do use and like it. It is not a round sharpener but a long tool that you slide the blade in- back and forth. It will not sharpen a dull blade but used before you start cutting for the day, it will put a sharp edge on your blade. It is not electric.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.