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Thread: 1-l/2" ruler

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    Does anyone know where I can find/order a 1-1/2" ruler? I'm new to quilting and need all the help I can get.

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    Are you needing a square ruler or a longer 1.5 inch ruler? I found my square one at usaus.us, it's meant for squaring up half square triangles but works fine as a square up ruler too.

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    I need a 1-l/2" ruler to cut strips. I know I can mark off larger rulers to 1-l/2 but find I get off the line and cut the width incorrectly. A 1-1/2 approx 18 or 24 would be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Fort
    I need a 1-l/2" ruler to cut strips. I know I can mark off larger rulers to 1-l/2 but find I get off the line and cut the width incorrectly. A 1-1/2 approx 18 or 24 would be perfect.
    I've never seen one that narrow.

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    I haven't seen one that narrow. Use post it notes or painters tape to mark your line on a wider ruler. It helps, especially if you get interrupted or otherwise distracted.

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    Ok, thanks for the input.

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    Also, for cutting strips, the June Tailor Shape Cut ruler is fantastic! I mark my spots with the small post it's and it works great!

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    Get a Shape Cut. That is the easy way to cut narrow strips. You can get it at Joanns, either with a coupon, or when they have rulers 50% off. It is worth the investment.

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    Omnigrid makes a 1 1/2" yardstick, but it is much easier to use a 6x24" ruler. It won't slip as much. I use my yardstick to mark 1 1/2" grids for quilting.

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    I've been told before they don't make them that thin for a reason. You are more apt to slip with the rotary cutter when you don't have the added inches. Good luck finding them. I do think they need to make a 2.5" one tho with all the strip projects out there

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