Rulers & Cutters
The recommendations on this page are for items that I personally use and trust because they make my life easy and they work!
Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine
I love my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. I use it mainly for designing and cutting stencils and stamps, as well as other die-cutting projects.
The Silhouette Cameo cutting machine cuts a variety of material including vinyl, paper, cardstock, fabric, and other materials up to 12 inches wide and 10 feet long.
Just like with your scissors, cutting paper dulls the blade and you should keep a separate cutting blade just for fabric. This replacement cutting blade for Silhouette Cameo is exactly the same as the standard cutting blade, except it has a blue casing so you know it should only be used for cutting fabric.
Replacement auto cutting blade for Silhouette Cameo version 3. With the AutoBlade, you don’t have to manually adjust the blade; the machine does it for you
Rulers & Small Cutters
Creative Grids is the only type of ruler I use because they have fine black lines on them instead of chunky yellow or green lines which I can’t see through no matter how hard I try. The fine black lines allow you good vision to get a very accurate cut each and every time. No guessing. I’ve used these rulers for over ten years and they are a pleasure to use. I have one in every size.
Although the Creative Grids rulers are non-slip, I also use this non-slip cling “invisigrip” to ensure that my rulers absolutely don’t move at all when I’m cutting.
My favorite rotary cutter is this Olfa. It has a very comfortable handle and a handy lock button. It doesn’t take much effort to get into the habit of using the lock button after each use of the rotary cutter, and I’m sure I’ve saved a finger or two because of it.