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    If you were only allowed to have two rulers, which ones would you pick?

    A friend and I got into a debate about this today. I picked the 6"x24" and the 9 1/2 square. She wanted the 6"x12" instead of the square ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmohan
    If you were only allowed to have two rulers, which ones would you pick?

    A friend and I got into a debate about this today. I picked the 6"x24" and the 9 1/2 square. She wanted the 6"x12" instead of the square ruler.

    Kristy
    I'm with you Kristy...although it's been YEARS since I've operated with 2 rulers. Think I'm up to about 15 now, and all feel like they are irreplaceable (sad, but true). :roll:

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    i'm with you on the 6x24 but i'd go for the 12.5 squaring.

    you could always use the 12.5 to square a 9.5 block but you can't do it the other way around.

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    I'm with Klue. Couldn't operate without 6X24 with lip, and 12" sq works for smaller pieces.

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    The first rulers I purchased were 6x24 and 12.5 square and that was a very long time ago...actually I had one before those that is 2x18 and not for rotary cutter use. If I could only have two rulers now, I'd have to check with my bee sisters to make sure we all chose different sizes to insure access to more of the many sizes that are available...how's that for teamwork? LOL Okay, just two? I'd go with the 6x24 and the 12.5...but I'd be trying every trick in the book to sneak in at least two more for sure!

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    6"X24" and a 12 1/2" square.
    You will find these the handiest...nothing worse than having a ruler that is way tooo short :D:D:D

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    It's interesting that you all love a ruler I don't own. I have a 3 x 18 cheapie thing that came in a starter kit. Maybe I should be looking into the 6 x 24 ruler.

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    It will make cutting out your fabrics so much easier :D:D:D

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    I have several great rulers, but the one I reach for most often is 8.5 x 24. When using a small cutting mat I like my little 6 x 12. I always keep the small mat and ruler next to my sewing machine.

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    I like my 6x24 and 12.5 sq.

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    I rarely use my 6x24
    only two ... my 6x12 and 15 1/2" square.
    Actually ... the two rulers I use the most are my 6x12 and the shape cut (as big as I can get it!)

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    Beleive it or not I use my 3 1/2" by 24" ruler and my 6 1/2" sq the most. Although I have a 16 1/2" square ruler I use for squaring things up. But like esqmommy I have about the same number of rulers I have acquired over the years.

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    I would have to say I agree with most of the gals the 6x24 and the 12.5".
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    Those are the 2 I have, but I think I would rather have the 12 1/2 square.

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    I agree with Klue and others on the 12 1/2" square and the 6"x24" rulers. The 6"x24" ruler to cut strips with and the 12 1/2" square ruler to square up blocks as large as 12 1/2" and as small as 1".

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    Well, I have to agree...sort of... my favorite is a 6.5 x 24. But being a hand stitcher of old my second choice would be a 1" by 18" . It's interesting, I never had to "square up" a block until I started machine piecing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i'm with you on the 6x24 but i'd go for the 12.5 squaring.

    you could always use the 12.5 to square a 9.5 block but you can't do it the other way around.
    Ditto this for me. Those exact rulers are practically worn through at finger hold spots at my house!!

    :-o

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    WOW! I've never seen a ruler with a lip, but boy I certainly need to look for that. I have a terrible time keeping my ruler from slipping. I've tried every trick I've heard of, but continue to slip.

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    6 x 24 and 12.5 square for sure :)

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    I actually have a 6x24 6x12 and then I found a 6x14 which is my favorite, sometime the 6x24 can be a little unruly, no pun intended. I also have my 12.5 square which I love and use probably the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polly13
    WOW! I've never seen a ruler with a lip, but boy I certainly need to look for that. I have a terrible time keeping my ruler from slipping. I've tried every trick I've heard of, but continue to slip.
    I have two with lips. One is a my favorite the 5x24 Olipfa Edge Ruler with black markings. I have one that had gold line, but didn't like it. I gave it away.
    My other favorite ruler is my 16 1/2 in square.

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    I have three, and if I had to give one up, it might be the 12" square. I realize that I rarely use it.

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    I use a 6 x 12 and a 6 1/2 x 24. I like both of them!

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    I have one 12.5 and I work well with that

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    I would have to go with my 6 x 12 and my 12.5 square. Though I do grab my 5x18 when I need to line things up

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