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    Because I prefer big blocks, I use my 6x24" and 3x18" rulers the most. I have just gotten a June Tailor Shape Cut and have used it a lot in the last couple of days. I don't know if there is a Shape Cut larger than 12 inches, but if there is, I will probably buy one. I don't like to fold my fabrics more than once since I can't keep the inside folds straight.

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    6-1/2x24 and 3-1/2x24...and also my short cut ruler used the most and also use a lot my 6-1/2x6-1/2. I use about every other ruler I have on a pretty regular basis too...have square rulers in lots of sizes...just depends on the project I am working on. my largest ruler is a 20-1/2" square and I am glad I have that when I need it.

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    I don't like my ShapeCut. I use the 8 1/2" x 24" the most!

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    I use whatever rules is the closest to me...no preference.

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    5x18 optima and june tailor shapecut for strips, I use the optima squares to square up my pieces and blocks

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    It's a close tie between my Shape Cut and my 6x12.

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    My go-to ruler is 6 x 12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    My Shape cut hands down!!!! Then my 6 x 24 and my 12.5 square for squaring up quilts an such.
    Same here :-D

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    I use the 6 x 24 most often. I own almost every ruler made (it seems like it) and I keep using the same one most of the time. I wish I could learn how to fold my fabric and use that shape cutter or some of the others that I read a lot about. I always think that I must be doing something wrong because I just don't get all excited about that Shape Cutter! And when I fold the fabric, well, let's just say it's a train wreck!! :) So I stick with what gives me the best results and makes me most comfortable.

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    I use my 6 x 24 the most and my 6.5" square second most for squaring up HST's and other small patches and for fussy cutting.

    I don't fold twice if I can avoid it because I also suffer from the V strip problem no matter what I do. Even when I use my Alto Quilt Cut--I have the V problem--RRRRRR! I use the Alto for cutting scraps into useful size patches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    I usually use my 6x24 and the 12 sq. most of the time.
    Me too!

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    Just love my 4"x14" and my little 4"x4"......I do a lot of PPing and the little comes comes in quite handy.

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    I have a full size cutting table so use my 24" all the time.

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    nope, i use the
    Creative Grids - 6" x 24"

    I wish i had known about these ruler when i first started quilting..

    i would of spent more for them individually, but i are think they
    are worth the money. My June tailor square up rulers are the next ones i use the most..

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    6x12 most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    I usually use my 6x24 and the 12 sq. most of the time.
    Those are the ones plus my 61/2 square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    I usually use my 6x24 and the 12 sq. most of the time.
    Ditto.

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    I definitely use the 6x24 the most because I usually cut strips. Rather than folding the center fold back up to the selvage to cut 4 layers, I fold end to end of the fabric piece. I am still cutting 4 layers at a time, but it is easier to line up the folds and the ruler to get straight strips. And it is actually cutting 2 strips at a time.

    After 30 years of quilting I finally got a 12x12. It does make squaring up easier.

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    I have a ruler that I brought in 1999. It is a 6 1/2 by 24 and I love it. The numbers and lines are starting to disappear but I plan on using it as long as I can. I have a smaller one but only use it for trimming. I also have a 8 1/2 by 24 and then there is the tons of other rulers that I had to buy for special quilting classes. Too many!

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    The ruler I reach for more than any others is 6.5x12". Second is my shape cutter.

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    Ive collected many rulers but only use a few.
    The basic 6 x 12 and 24. 12 and 16 square up rulers.
    triangle square up by Quilt In A Day and all the flying geese rulers.
    Several square rulers and fussy cuts.
    I have the shape cut but dont use it because Im afraid of folding messes.
    Lots of specialty rulers that I have used once.

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    I use my 3.5 x 24 and my 6 inch square most of the time.

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    6.5,812x12for squarin and 4.5 x24

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    I use my 6 X 24 Omnigrid for cutting strips and my 6 X 12 Omnigrid for crosscutting the most.

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    My 6 1/2 X 13 is the one I use the most.
    Also my 3 1/2 X 9 1/2 is the one I use the most next to my machine. If I am cutting out a quilt I use my Quilt Cut

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