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    What quilting ruler do you use the most?

    What quilting ruler do you like the best and what is it used for?

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    It's probably a tie for what I use the most between my ShapeCut 12x12" ruler & my basic 3.5" x 18" ruler. The ShapeCut is great for cutting strips (and later on, squares/rectangles) that are all equal sizes. I have the worst time trying to line up my ruler to get properly sized cuts.

    I'm currently in love with my 10.5" x 10.5" Omnigrip ruler because I made an Irish Chain with 10" finished applique blocks so that way I was able to quickly & easily square up all 12 blocks. It is also helpful for cutting nice squares since it has so many lines (45 degree, squares on the half inch, easy to read, all the lines are the same size). I like it better than the ShapeCut once I've picked up & moved my stacks of fabric because I know I'll never get them lined up perfectly ever again and my cuts will be off.

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    I own exactly one ruler: the 6x12" ruler from "Quilt in a Day". I use it for just about EVERYTHING!

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    I have a ruler of about every size but my most used one is the 8 1/2" x 24".
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    6 x 12 and all of Deb Tucker's rulers for my projects.
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    The ruler that always sits by my cutting board is my Omnigrid 3X18. I do most of my cutting with it and occasionally use my Omnigrid squares for bigger widths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I have a ruler of about every size but my most used one is the 8 1/2" x 24".
    Same here.

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    My O'lipfa 5 inch X 24 inch ruler. The lip edge stays secure on the edge of the cutting mat and helps with very accurate cuts.

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    i use my 6.5x24 the most... it's the only one i had for my first couple of years. now i have a drawer full! i use my 6x6 and my 12.5x12.5 square up a lot.
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    I use my June Taylor Shape Cut 12' x 12" the most. I couldn't quilt without it.

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    I have the same Omnigrid rulers that I had when they came out. They are less expensive than the Creative Grids are. I find I am using my 2.5"wide one a bit more than the 5.5".6.5" & 8.5" square and the 6.5"x24"
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    I used to use my 12" and 6" x 24" most but since I got my Stripology ruler
    that's what I used most of the time for cutting and it's not just for 2.5" strips.
    You can cut almost any strip size you want. If your fabric is well starched
    you can do a lot of cutting in minutes. I even managed to cut strips into
    squares. I'm spoiled.

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    I use my Omnigrip 8.5" x 24" mostly. Also other Omnigrid rulers, and Easy Angle, and Companion Angle.....
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    3.5" omnigrid yellow
    2.5" gingher
    1"X6" Cottage Tools and Omnigrid
    6" square Omnigrid
    6"X12" Cottage Tools and Omnigrid

    I have others for bigger cuts, but I make complicated quilts with lots of small pieces, so this is my go-to group.
    Plus each year during Bonnie Hunter's mysteries I use the Easy Angle rulers

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    Omnigrid 6" x 24" and Omnigird 6" x 6" square

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndaj View Post
    Omnigrid 6" x 24" and Omnigird 6" x 6" square
    Though I put those creative strips on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i use my 6.5x24 the most... it's the only one i had for my first couple of years. now i have a drawer full! i use my 6x6 and my 12.5x12.5 square up a lot.
    Same here with the addition of the 6 X 12 I keep that one handy after width of fabric is cut

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    I use my "Fingerguard" (which are no longer made ) 6" x 12" and 6" x 18" almost exclusively. I just bought a 3" x 18" ruler to help with a WIP that calls for 3" squares. I have some square rulers that I sometime use. I don't use or buy specialty rulers, I just stick with the basics. I have some Omnigrid, some Fons & Porter and some Creative Grid squares.
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    It's a toss up between my Creative Grids 8.5" x 24.5" and their Quick Trim and Circle Ruler. I use the first for larger things and the second for smaller cuts.

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    I use my 6 x 24 in ruler the most, the other one would be the 6 x 12 inch. I have a lot of different size rulers and use them as needed, but those are the 2 that are always on top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    My O'lipfa 5 inch X 24 inch ruler. The lip edge stays secure on the edge of the cutting mat and helps with very accurate cuts.
    yep, that's my go to ruler too!

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    June Taylor with 1/2" slots is first with a 6 1/2 x 24 for straightening edges before binding second and a 9" square for squaring blocks third. The JT is the winner, hands down.

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    Omnigrid 6 x 24, 12.5 x 12.5 and 6 x 1. Last one when paper piecing trimming down1/4" seams.
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    Definitely use my 6x24 the most... however, having read some of the other response, I think I have a 6x12 buried somewhere and will pull it out for my next project.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    My 6x24- inch. It's my first choice for almost everything unless I am cutting very small pieces.

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