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    I must be strange. I keep seeing everyone suggesting that you have to have a 6x24 ruler, that is what they use the most.I have one, but rarely use it. My indispensable rulers are my 3.5x18, shape cut, and 6.5x6.5. To me 6x24 just seems awkward. I have a 24x36 mat, but prefer to fold my fabric one more time and use the smaller rulers. Is anyone else like me?

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    My Shape cut hands down!!!! Then my 6 x 24 and my 12.5 square for squaring up quilts an such.

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    I usually use my 6x24 and the 12 sq. most of the time.

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    there are probably ones that i would use more if i had more rulers. i remember saying that the 6x24 would be a good starter because it is so versatile. you can use it for so many different things.

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    6x24 for me. Folding the fabric an extra time is another place for the seam line to get wonky (if the fabric isn't folded exactly straight). After that, I use my 9.5x9.5 for almost everything, and I could happily manage with just those 2 rulers (I do have a few more, however). I have two 24x36 mats on my table, running 36" back from the front so the 24" ruler fits well, as long as I don't have a pile of junk at the back.

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    My 6 by 24 is used most(cutting batting) Then I would have to say my 6 by 8 comes next.

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

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    I like the 6 X 24 best when cutting strips. I square corners of quilts with the 15" square, but I also use the small squares for squaring up blocks that have the 45 angle line. I sew my blocks a little larger, and square them with a small square that has the 16ths inch measure on them. Olfa makes them.

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    I use my 8 x 14 inch ruler the most and it is beginning to show some wear. If anyone knows where I can get another please let me know. It is Fons and Porter/omnigrid

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    It partly depends on the size of quilts/blocks you work on the most.
    When I do smaller than 8" blocks I tend to use my 8x8 or 9x9 rulers a lot and my 4x12 (I think)
    When I am doing larger projects I use my Big Momma which is 8x12 or my 8x24 and my 18x18 the most.
    I have plenty of rulers for special purposes but in the end it usually comes down to a few workhorses.

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    I to have a small work space, so I find that 3x18, 6 and 12 in sq. are my go to rules

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    I have a Creative Grid 8.5x24.5. Since most of my cuts seem to be 6.5, I find the wider one works for everything. I also use the 12.5 square.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    I usually use my 6x24 and the 12 sq. most of the time.
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    ditto
    ditto ditto! lol

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    I use my 6 x 24 every day....

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    I have a 6 1/2 x 24 which I use all the time .. I also like my 6 inch square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers-N-Fur
    I must be strange. I keep seeing everyone suggesting that you have to have a 6x24 ruler, that is what they use the most.I have one, but rarely use it. My indispensable rulers are my 3.5x18, shape cut, and 6.5x6.5. To me 6x24 just seems awkward. I have a 24x36 mat, but prefer to fold my fabric one more time and use the smaller rulers. Is anyone else like me?
    Yeah....ME! I never use my 24" either. My favorites are the 6 x 6 and the 6 x 12. Next in line are the 15 square and the 6 x 18. Without any one of these, I couldn't quilt! :-)

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    3X18, 2.5 sq, and 12.5 sq., but very favorite is 6X24 fiskars with rotary built onto it, X-specially for cutting strips!

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    My 6.5 x 12.5 hands down. I use it on every project

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers-N-Fur
    I must be strange. I keep seeing everyone suggesting that you have to have a 6x24 ruler, that is what they use the most.I have one, but rarely use it. My indispensable rulers are my 3.5x18, shape cut, and 6.5x6.5. To me 6x24 just seems awkward. I have a 24x36 mat, but prefer to fold my fabric one more time and use the smaller rulers. Is anyone else like me?
    I have a big mat, but still like to do it the way you said (fold the fabric twice). I have one the clear rulers, I think it is probably 6.5x12.5 that has the rough spots on the back that keeps it from slipping around. I use that one more than any others. I even put little sandpaper spots on my long ruler to keep it from slipping, and I still like to cut a shorter cut.

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    When I started out, I used mostly a 6 x 24. Now I prefer my 6.5 x 12.5. Squares that get a lot of use" 4.5, 6.5, 12.5.

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    Exactly my choices.


    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.

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    Feathers-n-Fur,

    I agree with you. I use the same rulers all the time. 6x24 is ackward.

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