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Old 08-29-2012, 12:30 PM
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Other than the straight edge, which ruler do you most often reach for? I like squares in all sizes.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:37 PM
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I generally only use my Olfa frosted 6" X 24" ruler. If I am cutting down HST, I like to use a square ruler the exact size of the finished square such as 4" or 5", etc. I also have a 2" X 6" ruler that I use when I am paper piecing to trim the pieces. I have a June Taylor Shape cut ruler that I use to cut my strips even though I have the Accuquilt Go with all the strip dies. Just easier to pull out the June Taylor than lug out the Accuquilt Go and the strip die. I have a gazillion rulers and they just hang on a skirt hanger in the closet.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:37 PM
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I have a very nice 18 1/2" square up ruler. It's nice for blocking corners and for cutting large squares of fabric like when making tote bags.

Also, have a 3" by 18" ruler with 1/8" grid marks on it. Comes in handy a lot!
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:12 PM
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I either use a 5"x24" - 6" x 24" - 8" x 24" for the most part. Of course I have many more, these are my go to rulers.
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:28 PM
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JT Shapecut, and usually my small squares for squaring up blocks, but I have a few that I need to start using soon
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:41 PM
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i almost alway use my 6 x 24
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:15 PM
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my most oft used ruler is the 6.5x24
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:56 PM
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After my 6” x 24” Omni straightedge, it’s a toss up between the 4 1/2” Omni square and the Fons & Porter “Easy Diagonal Sets” ruler by Omni.

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Old 08-29-2012, 03:07 PM
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I have many and use different ones for different things. Whenever I can, I prefer to use my 4"x14" rectangle. It's easiest to handle. If I need a wider one, I've got 6"x 18", 6"x24". If I'm cutting strips, I LOVE the June Tailor slotted ruler! For squaring up, I've got various sized squares. I'm all for quick & easy. If it's easier to buy a certain size to square up a lot of blocks, that's what I do. Always wait for a sale of course!
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:34 PM
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I use my 6" by 24" Omni most. I use my June Taylor for strip cutting.
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