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Thread: Rulers and mats

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    Do you hang your rulers and mats or how do you take care of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj
    Do you hang your rulers and mats or how do you take care of them?
    i lay mine flat since i don't have anywhere to hang them, just don't ever stand them up on end leaned against a wall, they will warp.
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    I have mine in an office letter dividers and standing on my cutting table.

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    I have my smaller mats lying flat in a storage unit - my large one is actually standing on end between the wall and a dresser so that it doesn't warp.....my pressing board is also there to keep it straight.
    For my rulers, I have 2 wooden holders to stand them in - I like that because they are all within reach and I see them all clearly....

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    Rulers that is. My mats lie flat under my sofa!

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    I hang mine except for my large mat, it stays flat on my table.

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    I have my rulers stored in a ruler rack that my husband made for me. I have my small mats stored standing up behind a book case---I have not had any trouble with them warping there.

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    Besure and keep all mats flat and away from heat,like sun etc. as they will warp and will not lay flat. Do not leave them (ever) in your car for any length of time as this too will warp them. My rulers are in a wooded rack on my table. My mats are laying flat at all times on the table or under the sofa. Marge

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj
    Do you hang your rulers and mats or how do you take care of them?
    I put all of my rulers with holes in them on my pegboard wall, according to size and type. The ones I use the most often are easiest to reach. Just below that is a little shelf my DH made for my ruler rack for the ones that do not have holes. Just below that are where I hang my extra mats on nails. They are all on the opposite side of the room from the windows and heat. My two larger mats remain on my cutting table which sits parallel to all of the above.

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    Mats laying flat and my rulers stacked up :D:D:D

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    I lay mine flat.

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    All my mats are laid flat -- rulers are everywhere :lol:

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    DH put a shelf up that runs the length of my sewing room. I have all my quilting books on it and I stack my mats and rulers on the end.

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    My big mat lies flat the the cutting table. My smaller mat fits perfectly on a drawer "shelf" in my sewing cabinet and my itty bitty trimming mat is in a drawer in my cabinet.
    My rulers are in a letter holder type unit on my cutting table.
    I do have a mega giant size mat standing behind my china cabinet in the dining room but have not used it in a couple years. If I decide someday to open my cutting table all the way up, it will fit on there.

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    rulers hang on a door between the sewing room and the laundry. clank. the matts lay flat in a blueprint cabinet drawer (david is a retired architect).

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    I keep mine flat on my sewing table......or if I'm using that they go on my computer desk. I don't have room to hang them or I would.

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    My mats are laying flat....small ones side by side under the large one on cutting table. My rulers are in wooden slotted rack and large ones in dinner plate divider holder I got at local thrift store for 50 cents....works great for those big square ones and circle cutting ones, etc.

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    Mats hang on a skirt hanger. Rulers hang on the pegboard.

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    I hang my mats on skirt hangers on the back of the door. I have a couple of rulers with holes which I hang on "s" hooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj
    Do you hang your rulers and mats or how do you take care of them?
    This is what I use for my rulers

    It's made of pet screen pieces that have been edged with bias tape and then sew to one huge piece of pet screen. The top has been folded over to make a casing for a wooden rod.
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    I hang my mats on a nail in the wall. I put my rulers either in a wooden holder I bought for them or on a nail in the wall.

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    www.joanns.com sells a June Tailor "Rule your Rulers" that will allow you to attached your rulers to and hang in your closet. It is a circular hanger and is on sale now for $2.99. I have 4 of them in my closet to hold all of my rulers for easy access. Also, I bought an Omnigrid mat storage that is similar to a portfolio case and this holds my mat in a zipper compartment with other compartments to hold my rotary cutter, scissors, etc. I also use this Omnigrid to take my mat and accessories with me to classes.

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    I'm glad you asked this. I didn't know about the warping if you stand mats on end, which I have been doing.

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    I have two grids to set my rulers in and the mat generally lives on the sewing table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Rulers that is. My mats lie flat under my sofa!
    OOOH that is a great idea!! :D Im going to steal that one!

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