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    Power Poster dkabasketlady's Avatar
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    Everyone has already listed the rulers I use the most!

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    Super Member Luv Quilts and Cats's Avatar
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    I like the 6 1/2 inch ruler too. I also love my 6 2/1 inch by 24 inch too!

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    i mostly use my 6x24 and my 9 1/2 square up ruler, those two i could not do without

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    One other thing to consider is sticking with the same brand - as the way the rulers are marked can make the inches appear to measure differently. I learned that the hard way on my first quilt project - and after reading Harriet Hargrave's description of rulers in the Quilter's Academy it suddenly made sense.

    Cheers, K

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    the rulers mentioned so far are great rulers, I love mine

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    I also love my 3 x 18 and 4 x 14, off the top of my head I think that is the length.

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    I did just order the June Tailor Shape and Cut Plus ruler from their website. Cutting strips accurately always drives me crazy, so this tool will be wonderful for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    I love the June Taylor Shape Cut Ruler, the biggest you can afford the better!

    It cuts strips, squares, triangles and diamonds so easily in mass quanities. Kind of like chain stitching.

    My teacher at my quilt shop had me use it on my borders and I loved it so much I went out and bought 2.

    Here is a demo of the product:
    http://www.junetailor.com/shapecutvideo.htm
    This is my absolute favorite!!! Had it for years and don't know what I would do without it. I also love my little 1x6 use it all the time. Then there's my 48" t-square (stole from DH) that I use to cut borders with (just try to take this one back). All my others basically sit in envy!! :lol: :lol: Use me, is it my turn yet? :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeysnana
    Just getting back into quilting I need to buy rulers. I have a 12 1/2" square one and a 6 x 24 ruler. What rulers do you have and use regularly and consider essential?
    I'm a serious ruler and acrylic template piggy (oink, oink) so I won't bother telling you about most of them. The ones I use most often and can't live without are the two sizes you have (2 each of those), a 6-1/2" x 12-1/2", a 9-1/2" square, a 20-1/2" square, + a 48'' x 2'' one. I generally buy big pieces of fabric (many yards) and I have a long, wide cutting table & mat; by placing the rulers strategically, I can get the fabric straight, flat, and am able to cut a lot of length & width without needing to move the fabric.

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    I have a ton of rulers but my favorites are the 6 1/2" square & the 6 1/2" x 24". Use them the most. Also have a 12 1/2" square for squaring up bigger blocks. If I would of known this when I first started quilting I could of saved alot of money! LOL

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