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Thread: Square Up Ruler

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    Senior Member patti p's Avatar
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    Square Up Ruler

    Good Morning all my Quilting Friends i know i should have been doing this all along and i do for the most part if a block looks wonky to me. but i really want to make this project I"m working on nice a square. i do have some nice rulers but they are a little confusing as to where i place to insure i get the right measurements.. so i am wondering what is YOUR favorite Square up Ruler you like and Why.
    Patti P
    Enjoy the creative process

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    Super Member sweet's Avatar
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    I have almost worn out my 12.5 " Quilt In A Day square up ruler. It does go on sale on occasion. I like the ease of using it and certainly would buy it again.

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    Super Member EasyPeezy's Avatar
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    I use Creative Grid rulers. Depending what I'm squaring up, sometimes I use the
    12" square and sometimes I use a 6" x 24" and a 8" x 24" side by side. I like the
    Creative Grids because it's clear and don't have all those yellow marks which
    make it more difficult to see. No matter what ruler you use you will have to get
    used to it. At first I wasn't sure if I liked the Creative Grids...I found them a little
    confusing but because they were easier to see I kept using them until I got the
    hang of it. Just have to double check how you place your rulers because they
    1/2"...1 1/2"....2 1/2" on one side and 1"...2"...3" on the other side.
    The Creative Grid is also non-slippery which is another plus for me.

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    Super Member Bree123's Avatar
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    I don't know if I'd call it my "favorite", but they're inexpensive & readily available -- Omnigrid/Omnigrip. If I had the money, I'd get Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Square-Up Ruler. I've seen fellow guild members who have that & it looks very nice. Gets you to just about any size you need, but at $75 I'm not likely to be buying it anytime soon.

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    Power Poster PaperPrincess's Avatar
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    I recently got an Olfa Frosted ruler. Not a lot of confusing markings, easy to see thru and doesn't seem to slip.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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    I love Creative Grids' rulers, too. I used to be an Omni only girl but those rulers are so helpful in improving accuracy.

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    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
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    I also have the quilt in a day 12 1/2" square ruler. I love it. It has a line going down the middle from one corner to the other that you use to place it. Wonderful ruler and you can use it for all the sizes up to a 12 1/2 block.

    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
    *Oliver Wendell Holms

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    I just use my Omnigrid square rulers.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    Super Member btiny36's Avatar
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    crafty site has a way to trim up any size block with the rulers you have on hand just remember the block she is trimming is actually for a 10" unfinished block..... http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2016/02/...k-quilts-trim/

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    Senior Member AudreyB's Avatar
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    I absolutely love my June Taylor Perfect Half Square & Quarter Square Triangle. I have tried many square up rulers and have found the June Taylor to be the easiest to use. I shared this with my quilty friends and they stormed the local store to get one (they ran out!)
    Those who sleep under quilts are covered with love.

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