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Thread: Who uses a Center ruler?

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    Who uses a Center ruler?

    I was listening to the radio while sewing today and one of the commercials was about a tool they call a Center Ruler.
    I had never heard of one, so I had to look it up online. The commercial mentioned it works well for quilting, which is what caught my attention. I'm including a link to a website so you can see what i'm talking about.
    Does anyone use one or even heard of one?
    http://www.centerruler.com/
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    Thanks for the website. I've never heard of them either - but I think I'm going to order one for my husband for Christmas.

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    it just starts at 0 in the middle and counts upward going both left and right...it helps you center things easily when you layer projects...fold each in half, mark the middle and then line up all the middle marks on the '0'....each edge should end up on the same left and right number and you will know you are all set... i made my own inexpensively by using cheap tape measures and sewing them onto the leaders of my quilt frame...

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    I have a center measuring tape vs. the ruler, comes in real handy for all sorts of things.
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    Lala where do you find a center measuring tape ? I need one of those LOL
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    I think I might need one of those. Thanks for sharing the website.
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    It's a wonder that someone hasn't made a quilter's centring square ruler!
    It'd be handy when squaring up blocks ..... I often start with the centre point and measure outwards, squaring up with the points, so I'm sure not to cut them off, or leave too much!
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    I have a center measuring tape use it all the time.

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    I have a Center tape measure 120" from Golden Threads ~
    http://www.goldenthreads.com/shop/pr...easuring-tape/

    Also have a 36" center Omnigrid ruler. I received it yrs ago at Puyallup, WA Sewing Expo as a 'hand out' for taking a class.

    I have used both. The centering saves me calculating and figuring.
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    I have a centering ruler and use it all the time. I bought it a few years ago in the drawing and drafting supplies area of Hobby Lobby. But I need that centering tape for bigger things!

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