Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Review Comments -

Did a review the other day on the
Quilter’s Rule™- Mini-Square - here -


And got a very nice comment from
Jim at Quilter’s Rule -

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Jim C. Simons jim@quiltersrule.com

Jim C. Simons has left a new comment on your post "LHQ - Review - Ruler - Quilter's Rule (TM) - Mini-...":

Sorry to read you are unhappy with our ruler. You are of course right that it was made for a right handed person. Other folks make things specifically for left handed folks. And some people try to be everything for everybody. Quilter's Rule has satisfied the needs of quilters for over twenty five years. Perhaps you could visit our web site at QuiltersRule.com and find many other product which are not left or right handed. Jim at Quilter's Rule.

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Jim makes some great points -

But - I want to clarify some things -

1. Sorry to read you are unhappy with our ruler. You are of course right that it was made for a right handed person.

I am not “unhappy” with their ruler -

I used that ruler for many, many years -

And “compensated” for its right-handedness -

Like all Left-Handed Quilters

Have to do when they are using right-handed products -

But when it came time to replace it -

I found one that suited me better -

Personal preference -

My opinion only -

2. Other folks make things specifically for left handed folks.

The “Other folks” that Jim refers to -

Sometimes make Left-Handed stuff -

But my experience has been that -

It is usually a Right-Handed person’s idea -

Of what a Left-Handed person wants/needs.

The classic example of that is Left-Handed scissors -

Correct me if I am wrong -

But the LH scissors that I have come across -

Reverse the handles -

But NOT the blades -

They are easier to hold - for a Lefty -

But the blades are BACKWARDS -

If anyone out there knows of a pair of scissors -

That is REALLY Left-Handed -

Please let me know.

3. And some people try to be everything for everybody.

When I read that -

Omnigrid® immediately came to mind -

Their rulers have numbers for both Left and Right-Handed quilters -

And are just too busy and too crowded and too hard for me to read -

Again - my personal opinion -

4. Quilter's Rule has satisfied the needs of quilters for over twenty five years. Perhaps you could visit our web site at QuiltersRule.com and find many other product (sic) which are not left or right handed. Jim at Quilter's Rule.

That is very true.

They have satisfied the needs of quilters for over twenty-five years.

And their web site has many products which are not left or right handed.

But -

My review was on the Quilter’s Rule™- Mini-Square

And my personal experience -

And my personal opinion -

Is that this particular ruler is NOT one that I would recommend to another Left-Handed quilter.

That’s what a review is for -

I think - ;))



Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

3 comments:

  1. First, I would like you to know that I have a pair of truely left handed scissors and guard them with my life. They are made by Wiss but I got them 30+ years ago!

    Now, as to "Jim", all he is doing is trying to protect his product from negative reviews. Thats all there is to it. Keep on telling like it is for us lefties.

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  2. I appreciate the review and your posting their response. You are so right about leftie gadgets that aren't really that great.

    Someday, some leftie should create an entire line of leftie only quilting rulers, mats, scissors, etc., and we should make some righties test them, just to see what the world is
    Iike for us! (Mostly kidding).

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  3. LOL, I came to leave a comment much along the same lines as katie z. I was just thinking that if no-one currently has what you need to carry out your craft with ease...don't get mad..get even....don't put up with our 'righty' stuff...knock on doors, ring on bells and get someone (unless you're financial enough to back it yourself) to produce a line of quilting tools suited to 'leftys'

    Whilst reading your post, the Creative Grids rulers with the sharpening strip along the side came to mind....that was 'invented' by a quilter initially...so don't ever think you can't do it.

    Good luck with your quest to get yourself some left handed love in the quilt tool dept!

    Hugs from a righty who wishes she was ambidextrous so she didn't cut 'cacky handed' sometimes!

    Naomi

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I love reading your comments -
they let me know that I'm not just talking to myself - ;))

FYI - I have always restricted comments to “Registered User” - and I have always moderated my comments - and I will continue to do so. I like to read your comments before I publish them - and I DO publish ALL of them - whether you agree with me or not. The only ones that I DO NOT publish are the “buy-me” and "spam" crap.

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