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Thread: Quilting Rulers What ones you like and dislike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJL
    I'd like to see "Big Daddy" ruler mentioned above. I'm going to ask at the LQS if they have them.
    Do a internet search for "Big Daddy Ruler by Trudie Hughes" (6.5 x 24) to see a picture. There is also one called "Big Mama" by Trudie Hughes that is 6.5 x 12.

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    I have mixed feelings about rulers that are something-1/2. That means I need to pay more attention when cutting from the 1/2 inch side.

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    my absolute favorite (so far) is the Olfa frosted 6 x 12.

    after that, anything from the Wright's EZ line. the three i use most are the Olfa 6 x 12, the Wrights 6-1/2 x 24 and the Wright's EZ angle.

    i have a bazillion others, too, but they get only occassional use. my "big three" are so versatile i hardly need anything else.

    least favorite: fiskars rulers. orange lines. what's that all about? :lol:

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    The Creative Grid rulers are the best I have ever seen. They are not cheap but they sure are worth it.

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    I have all different makes of rulers but my most favorite brand is Creative Grids, I am slowly changing over all of my rulers to this brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I have mixed feelings about rulers that are something-1/2. That means I need to pay more attention when cutting from the 1/2 inch side.
    For me the 1/2" something is a must. I cut so many things at 6 1/2" so the even 6" just frustrates me.

    I don't know if you have seen the neon tape that can be used on rulers but that sure would help distinguish the 1/2" side of the ruler from the whole inch on the other side. I love the neon tape. When I'm cutting a lot of the same size I mark the ruler 1/8" larger with the tape and I can speed cut to beat the band :wink:

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    I have one called 'Is It Square Tool' by Marti Michell and I HATE it, too many numbers, etc and confuses the daylights out of me.... hate having had spent the $ on it!!!! It is really easy to misread and make the wrong cuts on fabric.

    If someone knows how to use this dang thing ...?

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Quilting Rulers

    What ones you like and dislike, why?
    I love Rob rulers, but sadly he has gone out of business... :thumbdown: they are green and have my name on each one...easy to take to class.

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    I learned to quilt using Omnigrid and can not use anything else.

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    We use Creative Grids and love them. The "and 1/2" side is very helpful because most times I am cutting something and 1/2. Once you get in the habit of using them you don't even have to think about which side to use.

    Darren

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    I have an Easy Rule 6 1/2 x 13 & an Easy Square. Jr. 6 1/2, They both have black lines & are much better to see than the ones with yellow lines :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Quilting Rulers

    What ones you like and dislike, why?
    My favorite rulers are from Creative Grids. worth every penny.
    i have 3 now.

    wish i knew then, what i know now..reguarding notions,tools and books!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Quilting Rulers

    What ones you like and dislike, why?
    My favorite rulers are from Creative Grids. worth every penny.
    i have 3 now.

    wish i knew then, what i know now..reguarding notions,tools and books!
    Me, too. Learn and live, I guess.

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    I can tell you what I love, and what I really dislike because I've got a few of each. I love the O'Lipfa 24" long because it hangs on tight to the edge of my cutting table and keeps things straight. And I like the 6 1/2" O'Lipfa square ruler, because there's no fancy schmansy stuff on it. It's plain and clear to read. I also like the 18" long X 2 1/2" wide ruler by EZQuilting.
    Those are the three I reach for constantly.
    On the other hand I'm bothered by Creative Grids rulers because they have that extra half inch that I always forget about. They are supposed not to slip either but they do.
    I was given a set of Marti Michell's Perfect Patchwork Templates for Christmas about six years ago and have yet to use them. I know they were very expensive and I feel bad about it, but I have just never had the occasion to need them. If anyone has any suggestions about their use, please let me know and I'll dust them off. 8-)

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    Funny that you should ask. Last night I was finally finishing the blocks to a quilt started awhile back. I am attempting to square my 10 1/2 in blocks with my 12 1/2 in Optima square ruler. I HATE it. I want the 1 in on the right upper corner, I always get the 12 1/2 in. When I do get the 1 in on the right, its the 1 1/2 in measure. In frustration I turn it over to the yellow side, help! that's even worse. I know its me, I'm just glad I finished the quilt last night and I don't have to deal with it again!!!!!!!!!.
    Ahh, I feel so much better.

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    I don't no the brand, but they have big numbers, so you can see it. :D God bless. Penny

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    I have used the neon tape to mark rulers before, will try it next time to mark off the 1 in side. Thanks!!

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    i really like my quilters rule squares...

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    My 12, 9, and my 6 are the ones I use the most plus 6x12 strip cutter...

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