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Thread: Opinion on Creative Grids Rulers

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    Opinion on Creative Grids Rulers

    What is your opinion of the Creative Grids rulers? I need to buy a new 6" X 12" (or 6 1/2 X 12 1/2) ruler and a friend said she really likes the Creative Grids.

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    They are my go-to rulers. I have a set in multiple sizes so that I can use the same brand of ruler in a given project. I like the non-slip areas on the back and have found that I'm less likely to move a ruler while cutting.

    Cheers, K

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    So the non-slip areas really work well?

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    Yep - I also have a set of Omnigrid, but don't use those as often because of slippage.

    Cheers, K

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    I have the 8.5 x 24 inch one.
    It's okay.

    The ruler that I like least now is the Quilter's Rule - the one with the raised ridges on the bottom.

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    Hmm, I haven't seen that one. Will have to check it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I have the 8.5 x 24 inch one.
    It's okay.

    The ruler that I like least now is the Quilter's Rule - the one with the raised ridges on the bottom.

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    I so love my Cr Grids. I have the 2 1/2, 3/12, and 4 1/2 for my mini cuts. The lines are narrow for precise cutting. I liked my omnigrid with yellow outlines until my eyes started to blur on me. I replaced my 6 x 12 and 6 x 24 with frosted Olfa's which I also like.
    While on the subject of rulers, it's advisable to replace them when edges become worn. I was wondering why my width of fabric cuts were bowed, and realized the center of the ruler around the 10-14" marks were worn down enough to make a difference when I cut strips 1" or narrower.
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    You know I never thought of that -- worn edges and bowed fabric cuts, but it makes perfect sense. Thanks for the info.

    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    I so love my Cr Grids. I have the 2 1/2, 3/12, and 4 1/2 for my mini cuts. The lines are narrow for precise cutting. I liked my omnigrid with yellow outlines until my eyes started to blur on me. I replaced my 6 x 12 and 6 x 24 with frosted Olfa's which I also like.
    While on the subject of rulers, it's advisable to replace them when edges become worn. I was wondering why my width of fabric cuts were bowed, and realized the center of the ruler around the 10-14" marks were worn down enough to make a difference when I cut strips 1" or narrower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dee View Post
    You know I never thought of that -- worn edges and bowed fabric cuts, but it makes perfect sense. Thanks for the info.
    You're welcome. It's not as noticeable in the larger cuts (2" +) so one may not be aware of the difference.
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    Love the creatvive grid rulers...they don't slip, numerous ways to read your ruler for measurements....I own six...
    Have an inspring day!
    Sandi

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    quilters rule

    Where do you get them?

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    I have three of them easier to read

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    I LOVE Creative Rulers - they're my absolute favorite!!
    Nita - sometimes in central FL and sometimes in SW WI

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    I love mine also, it does not slip. The owner of my LQS uses them and started me on them too

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    Quilt stores cut so much fabric, glad to hear what your LQS uses.

    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim View Post
    I love mine also, it does not slip. The owner of my LQS uses them and started me on them too

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    They are my favorite rulers as well. I started with Omnigrip but found it difficult to see the lines. I'm gradually replacing all of mine with Creative Grids. I also have tried some of their specialty rulers and like them too.

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    I love the "turn it upside down for half inch measurement" feature that they have. The first ruler I bought was an Omnigrid and the second was a Creative Grid. For me, a total beginner, Creative Grid wins hands down! It grips the fabric and I find it much easier to line up the edges of the fabric for cutting - more clear space on the measurement lines to see if the edge of the fabric is running exactly on the line.

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