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    Smile Ruler with 7/8 inch markings?

    Good morning everyone! Hope you all are having a great day this Tuesday!
    I need a ruler that is marked with 1/8" to 7/8" markings to cut some 3 7/8" squares. Do any of you have special rulers with these markings or do I just use what I have and "guessestimate" the 7/8"? Thanks in advance for any info on this. I am not a beginner but I am not an expert either! Thanks!

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    The omnipresent rulers have 1/8 inch markings. If you are cutting for HST many quilter cut up to the 1/4 inch and trim picks down after seeing

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    That is omnigrid rulers. Darned spellcheck

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    I looked at all my rulers and they all have 1/8" markings. I have Fiskars and Omnigrid both.

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    I hate that measurement as I have never found a ruler like that and I have a hard time with it. I would sure buy one if I could find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat View Post
    I hate that measurement as I have never found a ruler like that and I have a hard time with it. I would sure buy one if I could find one.
    I would too! Wonder why they don't make it? Thanks for the feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    I looked at all my rulers and they all have 1/8" markings. I have Fiskars and Omnigrid both.
    Oh, okay. I am going to check again. The one I picked up didn't have that. Thanks so much!

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    all my rulers have the eighth markiungs, too. but if it calls the the 7/8" for HSTs, i would cut the squares to the next full inch and trim the finished block down with my square up ruler.
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    I too always round up and then trim after pressing. I have Omnigrid and they all have 1/8" dashes, not a continuous line. Some quilters use the Omnigrid 0.25'' x 21 Yds Glow Line Tape to mark particular lines. Can be found on JAF online:
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    I have a ruler that only has 7/8" markings. I bought it a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I have a ruler that only has 7/8" markings. I bought it a few years ago.

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    Yes!! this is what I want. I will definitely look for it. I have been looking online and nothing showed up. Thank you so much!! Also, I think I can cut them bigger and then pare them down, not sure what pattern I was needing this for!! Senior moment!! duh! Thanks, everyone. Have a great evening!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    I too always round up and then trim after pressing. I have Omnigrid and they all have 1/8" dashes, not a continuous line. Some quilters use the Omnigrid 0.25'' x 21 Yds Glow Line Tape to mark particular lines. Can be found on JAF online:
    http://www.joann.com/omnigrid-glow-l...6-62ecee851aad
    I'm not sure how this would give you any 1/8" markings but would be good for a 1/4" Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen6869 View Post
    I'm not sure how this would give you any 1/8" markings but would be good for a 1/4" Thanks!

    You mark the 7/8" measurement line you want with the tape. Don't have to re measure each time.
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    Here is youtube video of the ruler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg3VTy6NAXg
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    Quote Originally Posted by tallchick View Post

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    Thanks for the info on the ruler; just bought one off eBay.
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    It sounds like you're going to be cutting half square triangles, for those, I just cut an inch larger than the finished size, then you don't have to mess with the 7/8" measurements.

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    If i'm cutting a few of one size, I put a piece of painters masking tape on the ruler for easy site lines. I use an Omnigrid ruler for that. good luck.
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    Most of my rulers, mixture of makers have 1/8" marks. Sorry I would go to 1/4" and a full inch. Then trim to size much easier and accurate.
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    I LOVE the Creative Grids rulers because they are so easy to read - black and clear. The little rough places on the back side also holds it in place pretty well.

    All my rulers have 1/8 inch markings.
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    Every quilting ruler I have has 1/8 inch markings.

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    Perhaps it would be helpful if you said why you needed 3 7/8" squares. I'm sure there are many members here that could give tips on how to avoid those awkward sizes. If you are making half square triangles it is much easier to go up to the nearest whole number, in this case 4", and then trim your HST down to size. You get much more accurate HST that way.
    If you are making something else where you need 3 7/8" squares I'd be interested in hearing others tips on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    all my rulers have the eighth markiungs, too. but if it calls the the 7/8" for HSTs, i would cut the squares to the next full inch and trim the finished block down with my square up ruler.
    Exactly right, Nan!
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    Using this ruler makes it easy to get the exact 7/8 size. I like cutting 7/8 for hsts because it eliminates a tedious step of trimming to exact size and many use a special ruler to do the trimming.
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