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Thread: 6" x 24" ruler

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    Today I bought a Omnigrid 6" x 24" ruler, been looking at it tonight and I don't like it, I don't like the color on it and I think It's hard to read. What kind do most of you like?

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    I have one of the older 6 x 24 omnigrid & love it, I'm not fond of the yellow ones.

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    It takes time to get used to it, but once you get it, is a good ruler.

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    The one I have is 4" x 18" and I'm looking to upgrade to a 24" one. Don't think I'd want the yellow either.

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    I have a yellow one and really like it.

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    I have a yellow one and it's fine by me.

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    I have a 6 1/2" X 24 clear/black markings by June Taylor and I really like it :D:D:D

    When you all talk about 6 X ? rulers, are they really 6" and not 6 1/2" I have wondered about that, I would'nt like not being able to cut out 6 1/2" strips, how do you manage this?

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    Never thought about that, I saw that ruler today and didn't get it because it was 61/2", I always read that you need a 6x24. Guess I should have asked this question before I bought it and I also like one with black markings.

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    A lot of my blocks are cut at 6 1/2" that is why I am so curious.

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    I have the 6x24 yellow it is ok. Although I use my 12 x12 1/2 and 6 x 14 more than my 24". my 14" is green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I have a 6 1/2" X 24 clear/black markings by June Taylor and I really like it :D:D:D

    When you all talk about 6 X ? rulers, are they really 6" and not 6 1/2" I have wondered about that, I would'nt like not being able to cut out 6 1/2" strips, how do you manage this?
    I like the yellow printed rulers.
    I HATE the 6.5 x 24" rulers, however! On the last border for IRR2, I was scrambling for DD's 6.5 x 24" ruler. It is the black writing one and I don't particularly care for that, but if what you are after is a six inch finished something ... I can see the wisdom of using/having a 6.5 x 24".
    The ruler I use the most often is my 6 x 12" .. in fact, I have used one so much, most of the writing is gone from it, but I can't bring myself to throw it away because it is still a good ruler - - maybe not for measuring, but for something! LOL
    I feel the need for an intervention!

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    I have dozens of rulers and most were bought at clearance prices. The last 6 1/2" by 24" I bought was for $7 on clearance at Tuesday Morning store. Can't pass up that price no matter how many I have. I have every line color but the one I like the best is the Olfa frosted.

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    I have the june tailor clear with black print. LOVE IT! 6 1/2 x 24. There isn't anything u can't do with this size. Heck, I'm even using it to install our laminate flooring!

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    I have the 6x12 yellow Optima & liked it just fine till I used one of the frosted ones at a quilt class. Those things are great! So much easier to work with and to see all the markings. Eventually I'm switching over to all the frosted ones.

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    I also love JuneTaylor rulers. I have 'em in several sizes. They're a bit thinner than others out there and flex a tiny bit so I feel like I have more control when I'm cutting. I feel like I can hold 'em down flat on the fabric easier. Does that make sense?

    Oh and I have some with yellow on one side and black on the other. Unless I'm cutting black fabric, can't stand the yellow side.

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    I have never bought the Omnigrid rulers because they seem visually cluttered to me and difficult to read.

    I like my Rotary Rule rulers best, but there are other good ones on the market also. Have heard that the frosted Olfa rulers are good (non-slip) and have seen them for reasonable prices on Overstock.com.

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    I like the Omnigrid with the green/black markings. What I use depends on the fabric I'm cutting. Black on black is so hard to see. One ruler I HATE is an old 12.5" square with raised markings on the back...it's being replaced next time it's on sale.

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    I love all my omni rullers, older ones to the newer ones.
    I have doubles of the ones I use a lot. Have the smaller ones I use in MY camper trailor, can't leave home without a sewing machine and something to sew on
    ConnieF

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    I love all my omni rullers.

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    I have a lot of the yellow ones and they are fine when you get used to them. Sometimes I feel the yellow is a little wide causing me to be slightly off in my measurements, so you have to be real careful. I picked up a pink one for Breast Cancer awareness and like the pink much better.

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    Most of mine are creative grids. The yellow on the omni just runs everything all together for me. Don't like them. Love the creative grids rulers

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    Use Olfa frosted rulers. Love the 6x24. Doesn't slip and markings are clear on darks and lights. Nancys Notions has all of them on sale. Search for OLFA.

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    I use the Creative Grids. The yellow ones make me cross-eyed! I use the 6 1/2 by 24 1/2. I just broke off a corner recently so replaced it with an 8 1/2! That comes in real handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting D
    I have the 6x12 yellow Optima & liked it just fine till I used one of the frosted ones at a quilt class. Those things are great! So much easier to work with and to see all the markings. Eventually I'm switching over to all the frosted ones.
    Me too, I just have so much invested in the omig grid yellow and also a bright green. I would love the frosted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrieg
    I use the Creative Grids. The yellow ones make me cross-eyed! I use the 6 1/2 by 24 1/2. I just broke off a corner recently so replaced it with an 8 1/2! That comes in real handy.
    My rulers are Creative Grids, for the most part. When I diverge from them, I curse myself later. Joann's doesn't carry them (at least in my area) but some LQSs do.

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