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Thread: which ruler is better: regular square ruler, or square-it-up ruler?

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    I decided I need a 12.5x12.5" square ruler, mainly to square up my blocks.

    Creative Grids have two styles: the standard 12.5x12.5" ruler, and a "Fussy-cut/square-it-up" ruler that is more specific to the task, but it's more expensive than the standard ruler. (mainlly because the fussy-cut ruler comes with holes at various square sizes where you can use it to mark the corners)

    here are the info on both rulers I'm looking at:
    http://www.creativegridsusa.com/prod...=CGRSQ12&ref=c

    http://www.creativegridsusa.com/prod...um=CGR12&ref=c


    do you think the fussy-cut/square-it-up ruler is worth it? Has anyone used one or the other for squaring the block, and have an opinion on it?

    thanks for any thoughts!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

    I just use a standard 12.5" square ruler

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa. I just use a regular square ruler.

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    The standard ruler would be my choice too.

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    welcome from OK...get the standard!

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    Hi all,
    thanks so much for such quick replies! I love this!

    seems like standard ruler is the way to go.

    Thanks so much!

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    Welcome from Kentucky! I, too, would stick with the standard ruler.

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    I have a smaller square up ruler and don't use it. I have the standard in different sizes and use them all. esp. the 12.5 x 12.5 Go for it!

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    I'm standard, not fussy! (cut that is....)

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    welcome from MN and happy quilting. i have the standard and find it quite adequate for my needs

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    I actually like the features of the fussy cut ruler, but I already have the standard Omnigrid rulers in several sizes and don't see the need to buy another one. I would go to JoAnn's with a coupon and see what they have. Both of these look pretty pricy to me.

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    Welcome from South-central Kentucky! Glad to have you with us.

    I vote for the standard too.

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    I needed a 12in. ruler to sq.-up some blocks so I went to the local Lowe's and bought a tile for 49 cents. It was a leftover or something but it works and the price was right.
    Lowe's was 1/4 mile and other shops were a lot further.

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    I like both rulers. I have a 15 in. square that I like but if I was going to buy a 12 1/2, I think I would buy the fussy cut one. It is only about $5 more and it will give you the correct square up size for a lot more blocks. It would also come in handy for fussy cutting special motifs without having to measure out from the motif to mark each side.

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    Welcome - welcome!!

    I use a standard ruler for that. I do have something similar to the fussy cut by another company but rarely use it. My square ruler is actually a 15.5" ruler. My other go to ruler is

    http://www.olfa.co.jp/en/body/detail/67.html

    I use this one daily.

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    I have 15.5 x 15.5 and I love it .

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    Welcome from Georgia.

    I have a 12.5 square ruler and a 6.5x24.5 rectangle ruler. I use the rectangle more than the square.

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    I think you'd get more for the $ with the square up ruler. I know I use mine more than just the regular square ruler. The double diagonals are soooo nicee to have when squaring up any size less than the ruler.

    ali

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