It's the last day of March of Tools, so I'll finish up with my cutting tools. First, I love my Fairgate Rulers available from Southstar Supply, which I use constantly with the Fairgate L-square for cutting fabric square. I have the 36", 60" and 72". I use the 36" and 60" the most. I have purchased a metal L-square at Home Depot. My complaint with it is that it is steel, so it is heavier than heck and my magnetic pin cushion gets attracted to it constantly. The Fairgate rulers are aluminum, so nice and light.
I've had people comment on my cutting mat and yes, I love it as well. But, I just noticed they only carry the 12" x 18" and 18" x 24" now. Oh no! Must hunt for big cutting mats (mine is 70" x 48").
I also love my Omnigrid Ruler. It is light, easy to handle and see-through. I use it a lot in conjunction with my Fairgate rulers or alone when cutting small shapes.
And finally, what did I do before I discovered Olfa's rotary cutter? Used a lot of dull scissors, I'm sure. The 45mm with the ergonomic handle is my favorite. I've tried a much more expensive rotary cutter and I didn't like it. When the blade is dull, you just pop in a new one. And since the blade retracts when you let go of the handle, I don't nick myself as much.
And I couldn't let March of Tools end without reminding you that we always offer a 50% discount on tools (up to $20) on jcaroline creative! if your order is at least $50. Enter coupon code "tools" at checkout to receive your discount. Makes some of those tools that are a little expensive, perfectly reasonable!