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Does your ruler still have a perfectly straight edge?

Old 11-03-2019, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Mousie View Post
ohhh, this sounds interesting.
So what is you-know-what?
I asked Bear awhile back if she had any halloween themed scraps. I'm hoping she is looking!
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:44 AM
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I'm the type of person that replaces my toaster oven when it looks groady even after cleaning. I have no qualms about replacing any of my sewing tools when they start to look too used. I do hang on to my car until it falls apart and that makes DH nuts. LOL
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
I asked Bear awhile back if she had any halloween themed scraps. I'm hoping she is looking!

Sharyn, I think I might have a FQ or two. PM me your addy and I'll pop them in the mail.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:41 AM
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I noticed that my long ruler, which gets the most use, has had some "trimming" at both ends right where I start my long cuts--to counter this, I've started moving the ruler so that my starting point of the cut is about at the 2" mark on the ruler where it's still very straight.
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:35 PM
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I recently cut out a quilt with a new ruler and was amazed at how well all the pieces fit. Now I think I know why. My favorite go to ruler has been around since I started quilting and I am now thinking that it should be replaced. Of course, it is the most expensive one and that is why I have been putting it off but I guess I have to remind myself when when not to worry about cost.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:06 PM
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My ruler markings have faded away with time, but I am still using it.
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:16 PM
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I was just using mine to make a chart to track times tables learning progress for a little girl I'm tutoring, and that's how I found out there was a nick in mine! I was drawing a line and Hello! where did that come from???
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:20 PM
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Great thread!!! Have recently replaced a few rulers as the markings were getting worn off and chipped corners. Bet they were 'shaved' from all of the use. Another thoughtful thread, Bear. Thank you.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:00 PM
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Hmmmm. Nice to know. I will have to check.
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:20 PM
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Hmmm... Think I better check mine too.
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