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I have four 6x24" rulers. I use painters blue tape to hold two rulers together when I need one large than my 8-1/2 x 24" ruler, works everytime.
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Thank you ALL for your help!! I'm going to do some experimenting/ checking with what I have... I am not opposed to buying a new mat and mine is starting to show some wear and is slivering on one side.
This board is amazing and I so appreciate the help!!
I would recommend June Tailor's Shape Cut Ruler. It makes cutting strips a breeze.
If I have to make a cut that is larger than my largest ruler, I use two rulers next to each other.
I use the square ruler all the time. Actually, I bought a set when it was on sale at Joann's.
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I recommend the two ruler method - you know your fabric will be on grain.
I know everyone says DO NOT use the mat to measure but I have checked the measurements on my mat and they match the Olfa ruler I use. I even measured all of the lines to see if they were all the same. I'm holding an umbrella over my head as I type this because I know there are quilters who are going to rain on me for this admission (smile).
Four things you can't recover: The stone.....after the throw. The word......after its said. The occasion.....after its missed. The time......after its gone