The Edge – Blog Hop

Posted on September 28th, by Amy in give away. 499 comments

Hi friends!  I was excited to be invited to participate in this blog hop hosted by Pat Sloan – Thanks Pat!Edge Bloghop with Pat SloanI’ll tell you about the rulers, but first I thought I would share one of my first quilts.  This is a little 27″ square quilt that I made for Emmalie when she was a baby.  It was the perfect size for stroller time and a nursing cover too -

Emmalie's Baby QuiltYou can see, that I folded the fabric to the front to bind it.  At this point I had a large cutting mat, but only a small 6″ ruler for cutting strips…I had the hardest time getting straight strips!  I didn’t know any better, I’ve added a few rulers to my collection since, but the little one is still a favorite for crosscutting.  I had read enough to know that strip piecing was handy, especially with 1 1/2″ strips/squares, but I wasn’t about to take on anything larger than a baby quilt!  This little quilt is often used still for stuffed animals and baby dolls.

Do you have a favorite size ruler?

My favorite for general cutting is 6 1/2″ x 24″ – that way I only need one fold in my fabric.

Sullivans RulersThese Cutting Edge rulers are really neat.  They have a sharpening edge on one side, so as you cut, you also sharpen your blade on your rotary cutter!  (Why didn’t I think of that!)  It’s not as quiet as usual, but you know that you are keeping your rotary cutter straight, and sharpening your blade as you cut!  I think my favorite part – was the lack of slipping!  The ruler stayed where I needed it, with just one hand…instead of my entire arm.  Do you do that too?  It can be challenging to get a straight cut when it slips.  I’ve learned to make do with what I have, but not anymore!  Testing the ruler fun and a pleasure – Thanks again Pat!

You can read more about the rulers on Sullivan’s website, they are available for purchase in Pat’s shop, or I Have A Notion.

To win a set of rulers – comment on each of the posts participating in the blog hop!

September 27 – Pat Sloan & I Have A Notion

September 28 – Here! & Canton Village Quilt Works

September 29 – Jaybird Quilts & Crazy Mom Quilts

September 30 - The Happy ZombieMrs. Schmenkman  Quilts & Pam Kitty Morning

October 1 – La Vie En Rosie Minick & Simpson & Naptime Quilter

October 2 – Quilting Gallery & Pat Sloan

Finally, Pat asked that we share a recipe with you!  I have one dinner that is requested above all else – Alfredo with chicken and broccoli.  My kids all eat it, Joe and I enjoy it and there’s always left overs for lunch or another dinner if you play it right!

Alfredo with Broccoli & Chicken


2-3 broccoli crowns, just the florets
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
2 Cups milk
1/2 Cup parmesan cheese – I use the best quality possible, it makes a difference.
1/3 Cup ricotta cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 lb of pasta – fetticcine is traditional, I like to use mini-penne so I don’t have to cut it on the kids’ plates.
2-3 chicken breasts, cut into bite size chunks

To make the most of my time I have worked out my little system –

First – wash and cut the broccoli and get it steaming over medium heat.

Second – get water boiling for pasta (most pasta takes twice as long to cook here at altitude)

Third – cook the chicken in olive oil – be sure to season well – salt & pepper/garlic, or whatever you like.

Fourth – once the chicken is cooked through I transfer it to a large casserole dish with a lid and put it in the oven on warm. As other bits finish I add it to the dish! That way it doesn’t have to finish at the same time – that stresses me out.

Fifth – Start the sauce! Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour, and cook it for a quick minute while stirring. Gradually add milk, whisking to blend. Cook for about 15 minutes or until it starts to thicken – you need to stir/whisk constantly. Next stir in your cheeses, salt and pepper, and cook until the cheeses melt. Taste, and remember it’s going over pasta, I usually add a touch more salt.

Usually while the sauce is cooking the broccoli and pasta finish, and I have added them to the dish in the oven. When the sauce has finished I pour it over the top and stir to combine! I love this dinner with a salad, but love that I already have veggies in the mix for my kiddos.

I hope you try it and enjoy it! Let me know what you think.


Just to be clear – You must leave a comment on all of the posts to be eligible to win the set of rulers.  I will update my post each day if you come back here to keep hopping!

Good Luck~


499 thoughts on “The Edge – Blog Hop

  1. How fun. I might be the first or the second depending how long I take in writing this :-) but boy is that recipe enticing. I love, love, love alfredo sauce. I also love new rulers! I think probably my 6 x 24 inch ruler is used the most but then comes the 6 x 12. I also have a 6 1/2 inch square ruler which I have mangaged to shave the edge off so it might be perfect timing for Cutting Edge rulers! Happy Blog Hopping Everyone!

  2. This Blog Hop is a great idea – I just found you all and I put this event in my sidebar
    You definitely have some beautiful Blogs and talented people involved :)

  3. The non-slip feature would be excellent in addition to the sharpening. I go through some contortions to keep the plain jane ruler from slipping away from the cutting blade. Going to give the recipe a try, thanks!

  4. Wow- I did not know that the rulers sharpened the rotary cutters blade every time you use it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. My favorite ruler is also the 6.5 x 24. It seems it is the one I get the most use of. I could really use a ruler that does not slip. Your recipes look yummy.

  6. Blade sharpening rulers–what a great idea! And non-slip too? Now there’s no excuse for crooked cuts!

  7. Yum on the salad! I live this idea of hopping with a possible prize at the end! Thanks again for the one week one thing! I always work better under the gun.

  8. Food on every blog and a chance to win some clever and great rulers. Great idea! My rulers are old and in sad shape. These look like a terrific addition to any quilter’s tool box.

  9. I’m new at the whole piece quilts I’m alittle nervous to even start I have pieces cut out but have yet to start. U inspire me to give it a try what can it hurt.

  10. It always tickles me to find another Amy in the quilting world! Love your first quilt! Such a happy one for a your daughter. I’m sure she treasures it.

    My current favorite ruler is one that is 24 x 8 1/2 inches. It can cross cut fabric in 6 1/2 squares, which comes in very handy.

  11. I will definitely try that recipe, it sounds good. My favorite size rulers are the 6×24 and the 3×18 and the 6 inch square. Those are the ones I always have out.

  12. I would love to win one of the new rulers. My first quilt teacher explained all about rulers. I think my favorite is the 6 x 6. I can square my blocks up to the correct size and they don’t look so wonky. Receipe looks yummy.

  13. My favorite ruler is my 6.5 x 24. I need a new one and have been putting it off. I have sliced a little of my edge off in the middle. These rulers look awesome. Your alfredo recipe sound wonderful. I’m going to have to give it a try too.

  14. I love my 6×24, but it does slip and I do curse at it occasionally! I can’t wait to try these new rulers, I tend to put off replacing my rotary blades and I don’t like my little sharpener unit – doesn’t seem very effective. And I *hate* actually changing the blades!
    Thanks for the recipe, we all need a new chicken recipe periodically don’t we?

  15. I love my 6X24 ruler too but i have used some shorter ones that I have come to appreciate too. Your quilt is cute and I love that it is still used and loved! My first quilt was an Irish Chain too!

  16. I’m with you on only folding fabric once. Less chance of those wobbly strips. Thanks for the recipe- looks yummy :)

  17. Congratulations on your book, exciting news.
    Your first quilt is wonderful, I love the nice bright colors. My first quilt was given away as a gift, I know it’s still alive and well, but I really can’t remember much about it. I take lots of pictures now.

  18. awwwwwww your first quilt was sweet … and i cannot wait to try the recipy and a chance to win the rulers

  19. Your recipe sounds delish – even though it’s only me and my husband at home now, we get the occasional weekend visit from our kids. I know they’d all love this. And I would really love a dual purpose ruler – one that doesn’t slip as I’m cutting, and sharpens my blade as i cut! perfect!
    Susan in western NC

  20. What a SWEET quilt… and only a 6″ square… wow that would have been tough cutting!!! Ok this dinner i my kind of meal.. I’m going to try it this week!! Thank you SO MUCH for joining me!!!

  21. MMMM….that salad looks so good. I love fruit on salad, along with nuts and maybe some bleu cheese. I like it with a vinegarette dressing or poppy seed dressing. You’re making me hungry! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Love your first quilt. When I started quilting I wanted complicated looking quilts. I’ve since learned simple is better and FINISHED is best!


  23. These rulers seem to be really great! Would love to have them, because I don´t have a lot of rulers.
    Love your Ninepatch Quilt! It´s really cute!

  24. I really adore your baby quilt. The colors are amazing. Maybe it is that I love yellow.
    The recipes are a fun touch. You all are doing a great job in making this hop fun.

  25. Don’t you just love beginning projects. It show us a quilting beginning and a special time that inspired us to create. Thanks for the recipe too.

  26. Looks like a great recipe to try and LOVE your first little quilt…so cheerful!

    My favourite ruler is my 8 1/2″ x 24″ ruler….seriously LOVE that one even for cutting 1 1/2″ strips.

    Jacqui in Canada

  27. Great recipe! My husband is a def. pasta lover so I’m going to put this on my menu in the next couple of weeks to try. Thanks for taking part in this blog hop/give away. Your “first quilt” is just adorable. I love all the bright, happy colors!

  28. I think your first quilt is precious. My first quilt was teeny tiny log cabin – with the idea that we would learn precision also. But my first bed quilt was an Irish Chain – it’s a great pattern! Your recipe sounds yummy and yes, I will try it. I like the penne pasta also, but don’t have any little ones to cut any ways. Thanks, Amy!!

  29. Thanks for the recipe, Amy. I loved seeing your first quilt and the ‘short’ ruler story. These new rulers *sound* fabulous. You’re the second one to comment on the sound. The no slip would be great – especially when you get to the very end of that 24 inch strip and then there’s the little wobble that ruins the cut! Thanks for participating in Pat’s hop! HOPe to win!!

  30. My favorite size ruler is 8 1/2″ x 24″. I went to the extra width to help with slipping (more surface area). I can’t wait to try one of these rulers. I hope I’m the winner. hehe.

    Sound like a good recipe to try. Thanks for the preparations advice.

  31. Love that little quilt! It’s darling! I don’t have a favorite ruler yet. The one I use the most is 5″x18″ and I am hoping to get a larger one soon. Thank you for the recipe. That sounds like something my family would love!

  32. My favorite ruler has to be my 3″ x 18″, with the 6″ x 24″ running a close second. A beautiful little quilt you made…love the colors!

  33. The chicken broccoli recipe use to be a favorite when my sons were little, alas my daughter is allergic to the dairy and me to the wheat. Still it is very yummy.
    Thanks for sharing your first quilt. It helps to see that not everyone knows what they were doing when they started out. :0)

  34. My favorite ruler is the 6 1/2 X 12 1/2 although the 24in runs a close second! I think the rulers sound so cool, why is it we keep use dull blades whne it makes the job so much easier to have a sharp edge?

  35. Thank you for the recipie, I think my family would enjoy that. Looking forward to getting one of those rulers. My favorite ruler is 6″ X 6″.

  36. Your first quilt is a beauty – nothing to be ashamed of – you certainly began with the knack!! Recipe is great too – looks like I have a plan for dinner tonight. Thanks for the opportunity to win those awesome rulers!

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  38. That recipe looks absolutely wonderful! I’m definitely going to try this very soon. My favorite ruler is 8 1/2 x 24. I use it all the time!

  39. Thanks for sharing your “First Quilt” story and a recipe! The more I hear about the rulers, the more I want to try them!

  40. I have the 6 1/2 x 24″ ruler. I purchased it at Rosanne booth at the MN State Fair. I have used it, liked it and now want a smaller one also. Thank you for the chance to enter the contest. The recipe looks like one I will try.

  41. I didn’t know there was a sharpening mechanism on the rulers??!!!!! How clever of them:):)

    Alfredo is one of my my go to fave recipes!! The salad looks deli sh!!!

    Hopping on…

  42. The rulers sound great. I especially like that they won’t slip around. Thanks for the yummy-sounding recipe. I’m sure I will be trying it soon.

  43. Your receipe looks good. I would love to have a new ruler to use and sharpens the blade too. I heading over to the site to look at them.

  44. I love your first quilt. Isn’t funnny everyone’s first quilt stories. I love mine. OMG! That broccoli chicken alfredo looks amazing. I think I need to make that for dinner.

  45. I *only* have a 6×24, and it works pretty well, but oh, my gosh, wouldn’t it be NICE to have such an arsenal of tools!! Just think of the possibilities! Joining you from IHAN – absolutely LOVE this! Beautiful quilt!! Looks pretty ambitious for a first try, too!! Thanks for sharing!

  46. I have a 6×18 inch ruler that I have borrowed from a Grandma and I love it. It has little grippers on it so it doesn’t move! It would be nice to have my own rulers to use so I’m really excited about this. And that recipe looks delicious!

  47. Wow–I am really excited to try the new rulers—my favorite size ruler is the little six inch square one—how would we get by without them….I will try your recipe–sounds so good….

  48. Love that little quilt … so cheerful! I just have a couple rulers, but my most helpful is my 6″x24″ … though sometimes I wish it were even longer LOL! Thanks for the recipe, too … sounds delish … and love that salad, it’s one of my faves!

  49. Love your quilt, how fantastic is that for a first quilt! I am definitely adding that recipe to my dinner list this week, sounds yum!!

  50. I think my favourite ruler is the 6.5 x 24m but then again I do have a soft spot for a little 4 x 4. The rulers look great, thanks for the giveaway.
    Cheers Gloria

  51. What a cute baby quilt!! So nice that it’s still being enjoyed today by little ones.

    My favorite ruler is 6″ x 24″ (or is it 18″?) Not too big to take to classes.

    Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

  52. My favorite size ruler is 5 x 24, but would love 6 1/2 x 24. Guess I didn’t know they made that size. Your receipe sounds wonderful.

  53. Wow ; rulers that sharpen as you cut AND dinner recipes ! Your salad looks so good ! this is fun ! thanks for the chance to win and participation !

  54. The recipe looks and sounds delish. May try it this week. We love pasta anyway. Thanks. Happy Quilting!

  55. Don’t feel bad about your turned over binding. My first binding was a stripped piece tube! Oh my goodness! This is one time I am sooo happy, my computer crashed and lost those pics! hee hee.

    What a wonderful quilt anyways. Thanks for the recipes. I know what’s for dinner tonight. :-)

  56. I love your first quilt, it’s so sweet. Thanks for sharing a recipe for one of my favorite dishes!

  57. Well, I’ve not found the right alfredo recipe yet, but this one with the ricotta might make all the difference! I find mine a bit dry and just not very flavorful…I think the ricotta must add to the moistness of the dish. As soon as I think to buy broccoli, I’m giving this recipe a try! Thanks.
    Don’t the rulers sound like a great idea! Sharpening our blade every time we use it? That will certainly appeal to quilters who go through too many of those blades in my opinion.
    thanks for the opportunity.
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

  58. The spinich salad and strawberries look fabulous- perhaps I should eat my yogurt breakfast…… can’t have too many rulers right?

  59. Thank You for the recipe. I was wondering what to have for dinner tonight… I would love to have a set of the sharpening ruler’s..
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  60. Your little “first” quilt is darling. Hope you save it for a future granddaughter (it will happen sooner than you think possible!)

  61. That looks like a yummy recipe…I’ll have to try it! Thanks for the chance to win a set of rulers, too!

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  63. Self-sharpening rulers are such a great idea! Would love to win them and try them out! And, I’ll have to try your Brocoli/Chicken recipe–I think my family would enjoy it!

  64. Your recipe sounds awesome and I really like your “first quilt” so bright and cheerful. Thanks for the chance to win the rulers.


  65. My rulers always slip. That is my biggest problem. Nice to know there are rulers that can help with that.

  66. I would love the chicken and broccoli dish, but hubby is so picky I don’t think he would eat it, you know the type meat and potatos man..and corn….Your first quilt is cute, mine was a disaster..I can’t believe how many people still have their first quilt…mine is long gone.

  67. I am going to try the recipe this week. Sounds wonderful! Thanks! And also thanks for the chance to win the givaway!

  68. I sure would love all of those rulers. The sharpening is a great bonus. The ruler that I use the most is the 6 x 12. Small enough to handle comfortably and big enough to cut most sizes.

  69. The rulers are an incredible device. I hate having to spend the extra money on new blades for my cutters–cuts into the money squirlled away for fabric! Also the fact that they do not slip is amazing! I would love to win them! Thanks for hosting this give away, Sharonj.

  70. my current rulers have seen better days as they’ve been used so much that the markings are worn off, and lets not even bring up the 6×24 ruler that was snapped in half while inside my suitcase . . .

  71. Amy, Thank you for sharing your cute little quilt. It is most definitely the right size for lots of things and so cheery. Our firsts are always interesting down the years. Quilting has changed so much for the better! Am really looking forward to trying your recipe.

  72. I am really enjoying the online blog hop! I’m finding such wonderful new blogs to follow.

    The rulers look terrific.

  73. thanks for the blog hop participation
    that recipe looks fantastic I have copied and emailed to myself
    might try it tonight

  74. Hi Amy,
    I actually thought your first blanket was cute and loved the pasta recipe. It actually doesn’t look like it has as much fat as most recipes. It’s a must try! Hope I win the rulers. I really-really-really need them!

  75. I am always so amazed when I see such small squares. I’m still trying to conquer 4″ ones. Lol. I am going to work on a stip pieced quilt with 2 1/2 ” squares soon! AS to my favorite ruler- the first one I could afford was a 6″ x 12″ & I was in heaven as I has been trying to cut & measure by either using a tape measure or making a template- somehow the squares were never right that way. Right now I love a small ruler 1″ x 12″ I using it to square off blocks, but I do it sitting down with a lap mat. Works really well. Happy Blog Hop! Thnaks for sharing!

  76. Thanks so much for hosting the hop. This is my first. Love your recipe and have copied it down.
    I would love the rulers. My rulers are very slippery. I always have a little uneven cutting going on. I enjoyed your blog and will visit often.
    Thanks again,

  77. Cute quilt, love the ideas on the rulers (and the non-slip!) and the recipe sounds delish. I make something similar, but like the idea of ricotta instead of cream. Wonder if it’s less fat? Hmm, have to try it. Thanks.

  78. I missed this yesterday, oh well i will post today. nice yummy looking dinner and I love the idea behind these rules, Emmalies quilt is really nice.

  79. enjouyed your blog and the story of your first quilt – brought back great memories of the first quilts I made with my aunts – it was a small doll quilts string pieced from their flower sack scrapes – I sill have it today (45 year later).

  80. We love Alfredo sauce at this house! It makes everything taste better. Love the new rulers. Can’t wait to get one, or more!

  81. The ruler I use the most is 6 1/2 x 12 but I would like to get a 6 1/2 x 24 for just one fold in the fabric…sounds great!! The alfredo recipe sounds really yummy…will try it!!

  82. What could be better together – quilting with new rulers and new recipes. Just add chocolate and you have a match made in heaven.

  83. What%20could%20be%20better%20together%20-%20quilting%20with%20new%20rulers%20and%20new%20recipes.%20Just%20add%20chocolate%20and%20you%20have%20a%20match%20made%20in%20heaven.

  84. OK – something happened while trying to post my comment. Forget all the weird symbols. I was just trying to say I love the recipes and the new rulers. Just add chocolate and it would be beyond perfect.

  85. Hi Amy! I enjoy your blog and pictures. I’m so glad that Pat’s Blog Hop help me to find your site! Have a nice day! Györgyi

  86. Your first quilt is charming, and I’m sure it’s treasured! I started quilting in the age of cardboard templates. My first projects had 5/8 inch seams, cuz I didn’t know any better!
    Thank you for the recipe…it’s looks good!

  87. Your first quilt is so colorful and bright. I love it and the recipe sounds great. My girls love a good white sauce recipe.

  88. That recipe looks delicious. I think my husband would even eat it. LOL I started out doing my bindings by wrapping around from the back too. Your little first quilt is pretty and well loved. I hope I win the rulers, but who doesn’t? LOL Winona

  89. Your first quilt is charming, and I’m sure it’s treasured! I started quilting in the age of cardboard templates. My first projects had 5/8 inch seams, cuz I didn’t know any better!
    Thank you for the recipe…it’s looks good!

  90. I think your first quilt is pretty darn cute -a lot more anbitious than most firt ones. The casserole looks great too-just right for cooler weather. Thanks for the blog!

  91. I so need a new long ruler. Mine has fallen a few times from my cutting table. Love the dinner recipe.

  92. Thanks for the great recipe!

    My favorite ruler is the 6 x 24. I can cut most things with it. I also use my 15″ square ruler a lot – sometimes as a portable table to lay my quilt blocks on to move them to the sewing machine.


  93. My favorite ruler is the 6×12. It is versatile and easy to move around and long enough for most cuts except the WOF cuts. Thank you for this fun Hop. Take care and God bless, Cory

  94. I am here for day two of the this great giveaway. My favorite ruler is 61/2″ x 12″, because I tend to be cutting small pieces of fabric. I am copying the recipe and just might make it tonight, it sounds delicious!

  95. Great post. I have a similar broccoli pasta with a light tomato sauce. Instead of steaming the broccoli, it gets thrown in with the penne to boil for the last 3 minutes of cooking. Saves one more pot.

  96. The rulers sound wonderful!
    The recipe does too, but I’m afraid me and only 2 of my kids would eat it…that’s half of us. The others would either go without or I’d have to make something else…ah, the joys of motherhood and a picky husband!

  97. Thanks for sharing one of your first quilts! Isn’t it so funny to think back on the silly things we did when we were first learning to quilt? I hand wound my bobbin because I didn’t know that there was a way to wind it on my machine!!! LOL We’ve come a long way baby!

  98. Well, you have my admiration. Making Irish Chain blocks is NOT one of my favorite things. *S* Or maybe you never did that after the first time.

  99. My favorite ruler for cutting strips is the 6″ x 24″ but I have been wanting to buy an 8 1/2″ x 24″ lately and haven’t done it yet. Hopefully I’ll win this whole lovely set of rulers!!! They look amazing!

  100. First quilts, food and a great prize!!! What a great, fun Hop!! Alfredo with Broccoli & Chicken for dinner tonight!! YUMMY!!

  101. Thanks for the yummy recipe and the chance to with the rulers. I must say, the binding idea was very creative, and it worked.

  102. Not sure I would show my first quilt, wonky does not describe it. LOL Would love a set of the new rulers.

  103. Hi Amy! I think my favorite size ruler is 4″ x 12″. I’d really like to try these new rulers, too. They sound very handy! Thanks for being a part of the Hop. Thankful~Threads ~Kathleen

  104. This is so much fun, this blog-hopping. I love seeing everyone’s “first quilts”. As I commented over at IHAN, we learn so much from where we’ve come. And thanks for the Alfredo…dinner tonight is solved! Best, always…

  105. Thanks for the recipe! It looks like something my kids might all eat!
    The rulers look great, too–especially if they don’t slip!

  106. I can’t wait to get a ruler like this! 6 1/2″ x 24″ is also my favorite size.

    Amy in KY

  107. The recipe looks yummy. I’ll have to substitute for the broccoli. My DH has broccoliphobia. Cool rulers. Would love to win.

  108. Thanks for the chance to win those rulers. The sound fabulous! The recipe looks really good. May actually have to cook this one.

  109. These rulers sound awesome. Hoping to win but ready to buy if I don’t. :-) Your broccoli chicken dish looks yummy. I make a similar dish and add slivered almonds to it. I’m going to have to make this as I love chicken and broccoli.

  110. These rulers are ideal for a beginner quilter like myself. And your recipe sounds perfect for my son. He loves this stuff but I have never made it homemade. Thanks so much!

  111. (I forgot to add my name)

    These rulers are ideal for a beginner quilter like myself. And your recipe sounds perfect for my son. He loves this stuff but I have never made it homemade. Thanks so much!

  112. I would love to win those rulers! You asked about a favorite size? Well, I have ONE ruler, and it is an Omnigrid 3×18. I taped 3 little pieces of sandpaper on the back to keep it from slipping and it seems to help. I REALLY need those rulers. And the recipe looks yummy!



  113. Self-binding is still perfectly acceptable! Maybe not in a show, but for a quick gift that will be well-used. Chicken Alfredo is one of my go-to recipes, too. No broccoli, though–I don’t care for it. Thanks for the recipe!

  114. I love the quilt…what great colors. Also will be making the recipe for my husband…he loves broccoli.



  115. I would never still be quilting if I had to do it all with templates. And rulers that sharpen at the same time? Genius! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy R (Galesburg, IL)

  116. Love the recipe. I was thinking of some kind of chicken recipe for tonight. Now I have one. Thanks for the chance to win the rulers. I love the idea of the blog hop.

  117. I along with everyone else would find the rulers very useful. My favourite ruler size is the 6 1/2″ by 24″. I will definitely try the chicken recipe. Well off I must go to play in my sewing room.

  118. Thanks for sharing in the giveway. I will have to try your chicken alfredo receipe, but without the broccoli – I don’t like broccoli. Your story was interesting about your first quilt. I have learned a lot over the years and sometimes wonder why I ever stuck with making quilts, but now I am so glad I did! My favorite is a 6 1/2″ x 24″ too. I use it all the time!

  119. Really nice post! Your recipe sounds great so I’ll just have to try it of course! Don’t those rulers sound awesome? Can’t wait to try them!

  120. Recipe sounds great. I love the hints in the instructions! I’m getting more excited about the rulers each day!

  121. Can’t wait to try those rulers. It would be so much better for my hands & arms if I didn’t have to put so much pressure on the rulers so they don’t slip. Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try it.

  122. Weren’t you the lucky one to try the new rulers. Thank you for the recipe. Just have to defrost the chicken. Have added your site to my favorites.

  123. I think these rulers are so great. I hope to win. In the meanwhile your recipe looks so good. Thanks for posting it.

  124. thanks for the dinner idea, I need new inspirations. I LOVE the colors of your first quilt! I am so glad you were on this blog hop, I had to reset my computer, so I lost all my “favorites” so I looked for you but it took a while!

  125. OHMY! Your recipe sounds delicious. I’m trying that one for sure. This blog is so much fun and the rulers are a great giveaway! Thanks for a chance.

  126. I use my 3.5×18″ ruler alot! What a fabulous giveaway. I can’t believe it sharpens blades while you cut…brilliant!

  127. So glad the word is getting out about what looks like a great product. I hope my local shop decides to carry it. Kathie L in Allentown

  128. You’re first quilt has held up well. My first quilt was “stolen” by my GREAT niece who loves sleeping with it. I need to get a photo of it :)

  129. I would love to have a ruler that doesn’t slip! I’m pretty new to quilting and only have one ruler, it’s 12″x4″ and it’s hard to get straight cuts when you have to fold your fabric several times.

  130. Hi Amy My favorite size ruler is also the 61/2″x 24″. That is
    the one that would do the most sharpening in my quilt world!
    Your first quilt looks alot like my first 10 or so, as I didn’t
    dare venture to anything more difficult. Your chicken alfredo
    will be tried at our house. thanks

  131. The ricotta cheese sounds like the perfect addition to your alfredo recipe; I can taste it now.
    A whole set of special rulers? This would be a treat to win. Thanks for participating in this Blog Giveaway with Pat Sloan.

  132. my favorite ruler is the 6 x 24. I love being able to cut an entire width of fabric without folding. But I have a smaller one that I keep bymachine with a small mat for the quick cuts while i’m sewing. I am not in sewing room, but I think it may be 6 x 10?

    Thanks for the recipe. It is my husbands favorite meal and I don’t have a good recipe. He orders it out ususally

  133. That recipe looks yummy! I may have to give that a go this week. If I can get my lazy behind to the grocery store for supplies!=)Those rulers look pretty awesome! My favorite ruler has always been my 12×12. It was the very first ruler I ever bought and it seems to be the one that gets used the most.

  134. The rulers look and “sound” wonderful. I do not like it that rotary blades are rather pricey and anything to extend the life of them sounds AWESOME!

    My 14-yr-old doesn’t care much for salads, but she does like spinach and strawberries. Yum! Yours looks yummy!

  135. This blog hopping is dangerous to my waist line. I had plans for pumpkin bread when I discovered apple pie made like a pizza and now Alfredo with broccoli and chicken. Perhaps if I add a salad it will all be good. This blog hopping is fun. Happy quilting and blogging!

  136. My favorite ruler is the 6″ x 12″–I can do most things with it, have other sizes too, but find this is the one I use most. Thanks for sharing the Chicken and Broccoli recipe, I copied it to my recipe file and will try it soon. Joan

  137. Thanks, Amy for the review on the rulers! I love the concept. Interesting that the sound of cutting fabric is different. Thanks, too for sharing your first quilt. Glad it’s still being loved. Take care!

  138. Thanks Amy for sharing the review on the new rulers! Interesting that the sound of cutting fabric is different with these rulers! Thanks too for sharing your first quilt and the recipe. Take care!

  139. Nice quilt, love the colors you used. You can’t go wrong with an Irish chain. The recipe look to be delicioul.

  140. Those rulers sound perfect! I sometimes have trouble with rulers slipping and sharpening your rotary blade while cutting is a great idea.

  141. Hi Amy. I’m glad to be able to participate by the Sullivans Edge Rulers and also happy to know all of you. I love this recipe but in my kitchen I like to put a little touch of garlic.Kisses fro Buenos Aires-Argentina. Lily

  142. Thank you for participating in the ruler blog hop. Yours is one of the first blogs that I started reading and your recipe sounds great!

  143. My favorite size ruler is 6X24. Your first quilt is so nice and colorful! What a happy looking quilt.

  144. You can never have too many rulers- especially since I have to share them with my daughters. Thanks for the chance to win.

  145. What a cute quilt and it is still stylish! The more I read about the Cutting Edge Rulers, the more I’m wanting them! Even if I don’t win the prize!! And thanks for your Alfredo recipe, with cooler weather it sounds like a nice, healthy supper treat! Happy blog hopping!

  146. Your alfredo recipe looks yummy. I have never made it myself as I thought it would be hard to get the sauce right. I think your recipe might work for me. Thanks.

  147. Your first quilt is really cute!!
    Thanks for your input on Pat’s new rulers. They sound great and I am hoping to win some…….otherwise, just may have to buy them!

  148. I did the same thing on my first binding, glad I found an easier way to to it. My favorite ruler is the 18″x6″. It just seems easier to maneuver yet gets the job done for most cuts.
    Thanks for the recipe and being part of the blog hop. Hope I win the rulers.

  149. The rulers sound like they would be great to have. I think my favorite sized ruler is my 8.5 x 24 … it’s great for cutting larger strips.

  150. Hi Amy,
    Oh your dinner recipe looks so yummy!!
    My favourite size ruler used to be the same one you like, the 6 x 24. It is MIA with all the moves over the last 4 years, but the one that I have and is showing its use well is a 6 inch square. It has a bit of a ‘curve’ to the straight edge now, but it has served me well for squaring up blocks and cutting up some of those scraps LOL.
    Thank you for sharing your first quilt with us, and your generosity!

  151. Enjoy your site. Very cute Little quilt. It’s the little things that say “HOME” Pasta looks delicious. I am going to give it a whirl! Love Alfredo pasta. Enjoying the blog hop:o)

  152. This is like dinner and a …blog! Better than a movie; you can keep following the threads you like.

  153. I would love to have a ruler that doesn’t slip. I can’t wait to try one of these rulers. Thanks for the recipe. It sounds yummy!

  154. What a cute quilt…I haven’t tried little blocks. I’m working on a Disappearing Nine Patch. Thanks for the great recipie. I’m going to try it this week.

  155. I love your little quilt…it is so colourful. I used to like the 9.5″ ruler the best but since I bought the 6.5×12 ruler that’s now my new favourite. It’s just the right size to square up blocks and handles so easily. And I’d love to get some of the new Edge rulers.

  156. I love your 1st quilt because it’s totally practical to do something small as beginner. Unlike my case back in 2003, I was asked to do a sampler quilt and I didn’t actually complete the quilt top as of today. LOL

  157. I%20love%20your%201st%20quilt%20because%20it’s%20totally%20practical%20%20to%20do%20something%20small%20as%20beginner.%20Unlike%20my%20case%20back%20in%202003%2C%20I%20was%20asked%20to%20do%20a%20sampler%20quilt%20%20and%20I%20didn’t%20actually%20complete%20the%20quilt%20top%20as%20of%20today.%20LOL

  158. I would love to entered in your giveaway. Those rulers looks like they are what every quilter needs. your receipe looks great also. Thanks

  159. Amy, Thanks for the recipe. That salad looks very yummy! One of my favorite things about your blog is the way you introduce us to other great crafters and their blogs! I also love to look at all your creations! The rulers look wonderful, and what quilter couldn’t use them all.

  160. Thanks for joining in on the fun. This is my first visit here, but I will be back. I’ve got to try your recipe.

  161. Yes, I have a terrible time keeping the ruler from slipping! I am in awe of people who seem able to take a swipe with the cutter and everything stays in place. The size ruler I use most frequently is the 8 1/2″ by 12″. It seems to cover most of my needs, once the longer pieces are cut.

  162. I think your recipe sounds delicious but how do you get your kids to eat broccoli? No matter how I disguise it, my family won’t eat broccoli! I think these new rulers sound great, I’d love to try them.

  163. Wow, that little quilt has held it’s color really well. At least I assume it has been washed many times!

  164. Thanks Amy, I would love to have a set of rulers to help keep my blade sharpened. Your recipe looks delish and the salad looks really yummy too.

  165. Thanks for sharing your first quilt experience! The 6.5 x 24 inch ruler is my fave too.

    The Alfredo recipe looks awesome yummy too!

  166. That recipe sounds so good! I’ll try it as soon as I get some cheese in the house. I must get my hands on these rulers! I go thru so many rotary blades.

  167. It is great to see everyone’s newbie quilt. I’m amazed at the 6″ ruler story. Six inches seems so tiny now!Thank you for your time and efforts into the blog hop. Recipe looks yummy too!

  168. Hi Amy!

    I love alfredo sauce but have never been brave enough to try making myself. This sounds like something I could do. Do you like turnips? I make au gratin turnips using the same sauce recipe only use cheddar cheese. My kids thought it was home made au gratin potatoes. These are the same kids that thought homemade cookies were chips ahoy zapped in the micro wave.

    My favorite ruler is the 6 1/2 x 12 1/2. I store my fabric on “fabric organizers” and both allow me to cut my fabric without unrolling the yards I tend to buy. I do have to make sure I put it on the card straight to begin with. I think these rulers sound great if they work. I’m sure going to try one.

  169. Lovely recipe, Amy! I like to use different pasta shapes too.

    I brought my backing to the front for my first quilt too! It is really common on antique quilts. I’m not sure when a separate binding became popular.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  170. I share your pain with cutting fabric straight,I’m so looking forward to trying the new Cutting Edge rulers., thanks for the chance to win, Brenda in Utah…

  171. That would be so neat, those rulers look wonderful. I saw them demo’d in Phoenix at our Shop Hop.

  172. That alfredo looks to die for. As a matter of fact, last time I had alfredo I had a heart attack 2 days later! Maybe alfredo is just a distant memory for me now…but it looks fabulous!

  173. My favorite size is also the 6.5 x 24 ;) I’ve had mine from the very beginning and it’s lines have rubbed off over the years… I could so use a replacement and one of these I believe is JUST the one! Sharpener on the side is Brilliant!

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  174. My favorite size is also the 6.5 x 24 ;) I’ve had mine from the very beginning and it’s lines have rubbed off over the years… I could so use a replacement and one of these I believe is JUST the one! Sharpener on the side is Brilliant!

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  175. This is so much fun and the recipe sounds yummy, I love that your salad had strawberries in it, on of my favorite out of the ordinary ingredients in salads

  176. Love that your quilt is still loved – even if it is by dolls and soft toys:) The colours still look so fresh against the white don’t they. My most used ruler is the 6 x 24 which for some reason is also the one I most frequently misplace – considering it’s size this always surprises me!!! Ciao

  177. my favorite is my 6.5 X 24 for most cuts, but I love making half-square triangles with my triangle ruler

  178. Thanks for taking part in the ruler give-away! My daughter & I would love your recipe, but my DH hates broccoli, so I couldn’t make it if he’s eating… it still looks yummy! Thanks so much!

  179. What a cute first quilt. My first was flying geese that wasn’t quite right but surely loved. Please enter my name in the giveaway.

  180. I really don’t have a favorite ruler…….I luv all rulers, I even have duplicates of some. I would love to win Pat’s set of rulers. Thanks for the chance…..and thanks for the recipe. I will be making this dish for sure…….sounds delicious!!!

  181. Recipes sound yummy and defintiely going to give them a try!
    My motto is “One can never have enough rulers” I thinkl I collect them, like I collect fabric! I seem to always reach for the Creative Grids and I always use two rulers when cutting fabric strips.

  182. i am pretty sure with this many ladies going to the “hop” my chances are slim, but it is so much fun to read about your quilts and the recipes look amazing.

  183. My favorite is the 6 1/2″ x 24. And what a wonderful giveaway this is. Isn’t it awesome when someone comes up with such an incredible idea that your rotary cutter blade can be sharpened as your cutting your fabric? Too cool! dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  184. Isn’t it funny what we discover after making a few quilts. My first has tiny stitches b/c I was a cross-stitcher and made one stitch at a time instead of a running stitch (but the back is UGLY).

  185. The 6.5 by 24 is my favorite ruler too. Mmmm, broccoli and chicken, a favorite combo of mine too.

  186. Your baby quilt is lovely…especially made with a 6″ ruler! My fav ruler is the 6 x 12″ one…I have lots of others but that is the one I consistently use!

  187. I really love the colors in your quilt, especially the back. So pretty.

    And that recipe is going to be worked into my menus over the next few weeks or so. It looks wonderful. You surely can’t go wrong when cheese is involved, right? LOL

    Thank you for the recipe.

  188. I love your first quilt. Happy colors
    Thanks for the recipe it sounds wondeful, I really will give it a try.

  189. My favorite is the 6.5 x 24″ too but the 6.5″ square comes in as a close second for the smaller fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway, the rulers look great!

  190. I would love to win the set of Sullivan’s rulers — they look absolutely great! And I want to try your recipe — it sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe and the opportunity to win rulers!

  191. Thank you for your recipe for Alfredo Chicken with Broccoli recipe. This is my all time favorite dish. I am excited about the debut of the rulers, and they appear to be the best invention since the rotary cutter. Hooray! I would love to own these.

  192. Yummy recipe! Thanks for the chance to win the rulers–they sound like a great idea.
    Karen in Breezy Point

  193. I am certain that these rulers would love a home in my sewing room. Thanks for the chance to win them.

  194. Loved your baby quilt, I also used to turn my bindings to the front before I learned the correct way. :) That salad looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing your blog, I really enjoyed it!

  195. I relate to ruler cutting of your first quilt, I have soooo been there! I was nodding my head in agreement about laying my arm down on the ruler as I cut. Enough now about the old style rulers, these new ‘cutting-edge’ rulers sound like beyonf the bomb! I want them :)

  196. Thanks for the recipe….I usually just buy a jar of alfredo sauce but now will attempt the real thing. I love your blog and have had it as a regular to look at all the time.

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  198. I think I missed this blog or didn’t understand the rules in the beginning. Would love Pat’s rulers!

  199. That recipe looks wonderful. I can’t wait to try it.
    These rulers have to be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
    Cutting blades are so expensive and don’t stay sharp long.
    This is a fun hop. Love all the first time quilts.

  200. That recipe looks wonderful. I can’t wait to try it.
    These rulers have to be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
    Cutting blades are so expensive and don’t stay sharp long.
    This is a fun hop. Love all the first time quilts.

  201. Those rulers are really neat! Love the sharpening edge on them. Thanks for the chance to win. Your recipe looks super yummy too!

  202. A person can never have enough rulers or tools. :) I use the 6 X 24 the most, the 6 X 12 and 12.5 X 12.5 are close seconds!

  203. That broccoli chicken dish looks and sounds delish! The rulers look like a vast improvement over what has been available. Would love to win them!

  204. Great receipe and to the spinach salad I add blueberries and Jalapeno and lime almonds with a raspberry vinegarette. Yum

  205. Yummy cant wait to try that pasta alfredo!!! Yummy.The rulers sound very cool; esp the non slip part!!!!

  206. It has been so much fun visiting all of your blogs! Loving the recipes! And I’m sure I will love the new rulers also…

  207. Thanks for the chance to try out the rulers! I use a 5″x24″ ruler now – it’s my only one!

  208. Worried my first post won’t count because I used a different email address than all the other pages so I am posting again. Don’t want to mess up an opportunity to win something this fabulous!

  209. The recipe looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing it. I do need to get a longer ruler. What fun to win all of these!

  210. That looks really yummy. I like the 24 inch ruler. I started off with a tiny mat and ruler too! When I learned about larger mats and rulers it was so much easier. So no slipping?? I would love a ruler like that!

  211. The ruler I use most is the 12 1/2″ ruler because that’s my favorite size block. The chicken and brocolli looks so good and you have a good blog.

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  213. I love your quilts. Now I just need to get my kids to eat pasta…they love broccoli!

    kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

  214. Wonderful work! I also can’t believe you can get your kids to eat the broccoli and the chicken! My girls would pick out the noodles, so it must be a go-to recipe I’ll have to try :) Thanks!

  215. I would just LOVE a set of those “Edge Sharpening Rulers”! Please enter me. My favorite rulers…two…the same size you mentioned and then there is a square I love not sure off hand but think it’s 7 or 8 inches square great for cutting 3-1/2″ and 5″ squares that I frequently find myself cutting.

  216. I love your first quilt , it’s colorful ! I want to try to chicken & brocolli receipe, sound good ! I also would love a set of rulers !I think I am a follower .if not i will add you .

  217. thanks for sharing in this blog hop I am updating my user id for this fot a user error trying again

  218. I am amazed tat your first quilt is a great little quilt. A lot of corners to meet.

  219. Love the blog hop, great quilts and the recipes all look yummy! And I love Pat’s rulers too!

  220. That quilt is adorable! I love the look of the Irish chain quilts! So bright and cheery!

    I’m definitely going to have a go at your recipe! Yum! I LOVE alfredo!!

  221. Thanks for hosting the blog hop and also for having your One Thing, One Week Challenges.

  222. amending my previous comment so my name is the same on all the posts. I have too many identities. Thanks again for the recipe!

  223. Goodness, you all have posted the most wonderful recipes! Can’t wait to try them! My favorite is the 6.5 x 12.5. That’s the first one I grab when I get to my cutting table.

  224. Hi Amy,

    Playing a little catch-up today because of the long list of things that didn’t get done during the week. In fact, I wonder if I got any of them done? Yesterday, I finally got ready to move out of the house about three. Vehicle wouldn’t start. Cranked like crazy, but no firing. Called AAA, fearing the worst, as battery is less than a year old. Waited until 4:30 for AAA guy to get there, and when he did, he hooked up all kinds of clamps and wires and meters, and at the end of it all, said my battery was bad, and to high-tail (where does that phrase come from) out to Sears and get a free new battery.

    So I did, with only one stop — at our great artisan bakery, where they only make raisin bread on weekends, and they ALWAYS have pecan bars. Had to get two bars, just because it was that kind of day. Parked at the far end of their little parking lot and left the van running while I ran in (muttering under my breath (please, somebody steal this thing). Got to Sears, waited over an hour to have somebody even look at it (they had three or four guys standing around writing orders, but only one tech on duty (smart, huh?). Well, after their repeat of the performance of the AAA guy, they said my battery was just fine; that it was a connection in the harness that was loose and they couldn’t tighten it because they didn’t have the right TOOLS.

    You can tell they need a quilter in there (maybe Pat could clone herself one more time) to keep them organized. Or if all of the quilters are busy, they at least need to hire a woman.

    Thanks for listening to me whine (even if you skipped reading the whole post


  225. Hi Amy,

    Your alfredo recipe looks absolutely delicious- I do love broccoli, cheese and chicken together.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this very interesting set of rulers- they look they would be great for improving accuracy.

  226. Thanks for sharing your first quilt. The blog hop has been a lot of fun. The rulers sound wonderfu.

  227. Very excited about the new rulers. Today at my BOM meeting at our local quilt shop, the owner had some and they look wonderful. The lines are so readable. Love the recipes and seeing everyone’s first quilt.

  228. Mmmmmm another great recipe to try out…I can tell I’ll be piling on even more weight to go with the heaps that I already have, when I try out all these fantastic recipes…..yummmmmmm. Hugs Naomi

  229. Just learned today about the blog hop! I’ve got a lot of catching up to do! Your recipe sounds so good! I love broccoli and chicken, and add alfredo and I know it’s going to be yummy!

  230. Hmm, I’m curious how the rulers sharpen your cutter. I guess it just needs an edge of a material harder than the blade?

    Looks like a very lovely set, I hope I’m not too late to enter into the contest. :)

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