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    Have any of you had this problem?

    I was just triming the borders of my latest quilt with my 6" x 24" ruler when I noticed it seemed to be slightly thinner from 1" to about 6"s. I think it has been worn away after using it for the past few years to rotary cut fabric. Now I know what my latest Joann's coupon is going for.

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    I've noticed some wear on a couple of mine too. One of them (my favorite) I've not been able to find to replace. It is square on one end and comes to a 45* angle on the other end. I love it because it is a very manageable size.

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    I haven't had that problem with any of mine. That could really mess up your cuts!

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    This makes me want to go check mine out for wear. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    I've noticed some wear on a couple of mine too. One of them (my favorite) I've not been able to find to replace. It is square on one end and comes to a 45* angle on the other end. I love it because it is a very manageable size.
    If it is 8" wide, it was probably the Miterite ruler from Holiday Designs; mine has the date 1984 on it! Loved that ruler when I first started quilting; wonder why I got away from using it? Gotta but it back on the ruler caddy.

    Some of my rulers seem to have a micro-bit shaved off along the middle of them as well after years of use.

    Jan in VA

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    Time to replace the ruler when it gets scratched and chipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    I've noticed some wear on a couple of mine too. One of them (my favorite) I've not been able to find to replace. It is square on one end and comes to a 45* angle on the other end. I love it because it is a very manageable size.
    Mine is an O"Lipfa ruler model # 22245--longest edge 14". I still use it for simple 5" width cuts. And no I haven't found it again.
    FYI This summer I found on similar--a Clearview Ruler Model # 03645--black on one side; yellow on the other--6" wide and longest edge 12". I should've put some of that vinyl no slip on the one side as my markings are starting to wear off already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    I've noticed some wear on a couple of mine too. One of them (my favorite) I've not been able to find to replace. It is square on one end and comes to a 45* angle on the other end. I love it because it is a very manageable size.
    Mine is an O"Lipfa ruler model # 22245--longest edge 14". I still use it for simple 5" width cuts. And no I haven't found it again.
    FYI This summer I found on similar--a Clearview Ruler Model # 03645--black on one side; yellow on the other--6" wide and longest edge 12". I should've put some of that vinyl no slip on the one side as my markings are starting to wear off already.
    That's because they no longer make the same ruler. They do make on similar tho. The lines on it are different. Do a search. You'll find many sites carry the new ruler...and it's got the same model number, just different lines. Thing is most sites are still using the photo from the old ruler design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    I've noticed some wear on a couple of mine too. One of them (my favorite) I've not been able to find to replace. It is square on one end and comes to a 45* angle on the other end. I love it because it is a very manageable size.
    Mine is an O"Lipfa ruler model # 22245--longest edge 14". I still use it for simple 5" width cuts. And no I haven't found it again.
    FYI This summer I found on similar--a Clearview Ruler Model # 03645--black on one side; yellow on the other--6" wide and longest edge 12". I should've put some of that vinyl no slip on the one side as my markings are starting to wear off already.
    After I said I couldn't find one, I thought I probably hadn't looked online. I did find one by googling o'lipfa (that is the brand of mine, too). It wasn't a place I've ordered from before, but I'll probably order a couple to replace mine. They had a lot of tools with lots of different brands. Here where I found it:

    http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/...rs-olipfa.html

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    Thanks feather and bj. This is such a handy size and I used the 45 degree cut all the time.

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    I was in Wally world last night thinking of picking up a new ruler as my 6 x 24 has a slight dip in it. I thought I was going to be able to get an Omnigrid type again, but no they had what I thought are flimsy June Tailor rulers. I passed.

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    the older Olipfa rulers were bad about getting Shaved off as it were...
    of course they are still my favorite rulers...I am slowly replacing them with Omnigrid ones...but you still have to be careful..

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    >>After I said I couldn't find one, I thought I probably hadn't looked online. I did find one by googling o'lipfa (that is the brand of mine, too). It wasn't a place I've ordered from before, but I'll probably order a couple to replace mine. They had a lot of tools with lots of different brands. Here where I found it:

    http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/...rs-olipfa.html[/quote]<<

    As I said.... it looks like the same ruler, has the same model number, but the company changed it. I got one several weeks ago, after searching allover the net for one just like the one I had. The lines are NOT the same.

    This site shows the old ruler. I called, they don't have them. Scroll down about half way.
    http://sewing-notions-store.com/subc...ubcat=Quilting,%20Sewing

    Look at a pic of the newer design (site you posted) & you can clearly see the lines are not the same on the ruler. I have no idea why they changed the lines.

    I spent weeks searching (and made several long distant calls) for this ruler & another one with no luck. The sites I found that showed the older design didn't have them, but have yet to take those pics down.

    I have a Nancy Crow 24'x6" Super Quickline ruler & can't find any to replace it either. Am told no longer made, company out of business. So now if I find any items I use allot I buy extra, as most are no longer being made.

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    Some of my rulers did get worn and my "straight" cuts were no longer straight.

    As painful as it is, sometimes one does have to replace them.

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    I am planning to start a quilt and am buying supplies I think I will need. Yesterday, I bought a Super Quickline 6" x 24" ruler by Nancy Crow at a discount store here in Florida for $2.99. The store is called "Tuesday Morning".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leslie M
    I am planning to start a quilt and am buying supplies I think I will need. Yesterday, I bought a Super Quickline 6" x 24" ruler by Nancy Crow at a discount store here in Florida for $2.99. The store is called "Tuesday Morning".
    We don't have those stores here. Was the ruler you bought new or used? Did they have anymore of them? I've been looking for one.

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