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    My ruler 12 inches begins to loose it's marks. I never expect any thing like this. :(
    Is it usual? Did i make any wrong? :roll:

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    My 6 in ruler did the same thing.

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    My 6-1/2" ruler did the same thing. I guess I used it so much that I wore the lines off! :lol: I took a black permanent Sharpie marker and redrew them.

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    Would be accuret? :x

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    Yes, as long as you redraw the lines carefully. There were still a few places on my ruler where I could see where the original lines were, and I used those as guide. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawsan
    My ruler 12 inches begins to loose it's marks. I never expect any thing like this. :(
    Is it usual? Did i make any wrong? :roll:
    I've used my 6 1/2 x 24" ruler so much that you can barely read it and it has so many knicks in it. Hopefully Santa brings me a new one.

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    well, I have now cut through my self healing cutting mat!!

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    Oh dear... that sounds like a fatal injury! (Fortunately only to the mat, not YOU!)

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    I've started to rotate my rulers and not use the same one over and over. I have several of the same rulers I use the most that I buy when I see them on sale.

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    When I bought my Invisigrip to help with mat slippage, the salesperson said that, more importantly, Invisigrip keeps the numbers and lines from wearing off rulers. Nice to know.

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    Wow I haven't had this happen yet.

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    Know what? One thing mite keep it from wearing off. When you 1st get one, take some clear contact paper and cover the whole printed side with it! :)

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    Go get a bottle of clear nail laquer and a paintbrush, pour the laquer into a plastic cup or something you dont mind tossing, and paint away! The laquer will be what wears off, instead of the numbers. I'd get the kind that is supposed to resist chipping.

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    I think it would be easier to just buy extra rulers to have. I've noticed my favorite rulers are hard to find after a few years.

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    I noticed my 2 inch mark is missing off my ruler today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icon17
    Know what? One thing mite keep it from wearing off. When you 1st get one, take some clear contact paper and cover the whole printed side with it! :)
    Good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    When I bought my Invisigrip to help with mat slippage, the salesperson said that, more importantly, Invisigrip keeps the numbers and lines from wearing off rulers. Nice to know.
    I googled Invisigrip and see what i have to make for the ruler now and then before loosing more
    Thank u

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    all tools wear out with use..when your marks are disappearing or your edges are no longer smooth it is time for a new one :thumbup:

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    Yes, I have the same problem. My MIL has the same ruler, bought at about the same time, and hers is in much better shape. I don't know if it is just that I use mine more, or if I'm hard on rulers in some way.

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    Mine does too, Quilt in a Day. Not sure if brand matters.

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