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Old 09-20-2008, 10:30 AM
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I am in the process of writing directions for a table runner geared toward the beginning quilter. In your opinion, what should be the first ruler someone should buy? What size should it be?

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Old 09-20-2008, 10:36 AM
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For smaller projects, one of those 3x18" with a lip on would be a great starter. You can flip it over for angles, but it sure gives you a true 90*, which was hard for me to learn
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:46 AM
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The first ruler I bought was a 12 1/2 square. It is still the main one that I use.
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:50 AM
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I've only had 2x18 and an 8.5 square bias ruler.
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I made quilt tops for 8 years with only a 6x24. Of course now I'm a ruler-holic and have about 10.

If you write anything up for paper piecing, a have-to-have is the 6x1 with a 1/4" lip for trimming.
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i have a growing collection of rulers. My first and still most useful is the 5" x 24" Olipfa with a lip.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:14 PM
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First one I bought is 18" and 2 1/2........I use this one most of the time :D
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My first ruler was a 6" X 12", but I quickly bought a 6" X 24" and that is my favorite, even though I probably have a dozen in different sizes.
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I have one with a lip - and I never use it. It annoys me.

What are the people going to be doing in the class? That might help determine what ruler to use.

A 6 or 6 1/2 by 24 is probably the most useful if one can only have one.

I think the Omnigrid ones are the most accurate.

For cutting little pieces, I LOVE my 4 x 8 one with the 1/8 inch grid.
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Originally Posted by bearisgray
I have one with a lip - and I never use it. It annoys me.

What are the people going to be doing in the class? That might help determine what ruler to use.

A 6 or 6 1/2 by 24 is probably the most useful if one can only have one.

I think the Omnigrid ones are the most accurate.

For cutting little pieces, I LOVE my 4 x 8 one with the 1/8 inch grid.
Exactly what I was going to say!
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