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Thread: What's Your Favorite Ruler Brand?

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    Senior Member cmw0829's Avatar
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    I have some Omnigrid rulers that I bought 10 years ago. I recently bought a Creative Grids ruler and like the clean lines. The yellow on the Omnigrid tends to make my (bifocal) eyes glaze over. Thinking of replacing the Omnigrid rulers and wonder what you all like best.

    What's your favorite brand of ruler?

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    I still like Omnis the best. My piecing is more accurate with them.

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    I like the creative grids. I'm slowly replacing my old rulers with them.

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    I like the newer omni grids with the green instead of yellow.

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    Omni are very accurate; but I do agree with the colors being hard on the eyes. The green are an improvement over the yellow. Quilt in a Day puts out great square up rulers...very clean and simple.

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    I like the O'Lipfa rulers because of the lip or edge that hugs my cutting board. They don't slip even without adding little rubber or sandpaper gripping dots or Invisigrip. The lines are clear and accurate.

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    i also like the rulers w/ the green marks...it's easier for me to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltDraggon
    I like the creative grids. I'm slowly replacing my old rulers with them.
    I second that.

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    I prefer creative grids as well.

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    My very first ruler was a creative grids, since then, I bought some omnigrid, and I have to say, I rarely use them, I seem to always grab the creative grids ruler. I recently bought their (creative grids) 12" square up ruler and I LOVE it! I just wish they weren't that expensive, I am going to save my annual 50% coupon at my lqs to get these rulers.

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    Omnigrip

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    Each brand has its own strengths and weaknesses. I use whichever ruler works best in the situation.

    Diana

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    I am biased, my wife invented them. The Westalee Adjustable rulers are worth a look

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    I started with the Omni's, had a few June Tailor's and have ended up with Creative Grids. They may be a little bit more than the others but they come with grippers attached and their lines are clean and haven't been able to wear the paint off the lines. I am a huge fan of creative grids. The yellow and green marks don't allow me to view the fabric as well and cutting became a chore. I have about everything in Creative Grids.

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    I have the omnis but after using a friend's creative grids, I'm going to change over. But slowly-good rulers are pricey

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    I think I have at least one of every kind made (except Westalee) and I prefer the Creative Grids!
    Got to check out Bill's though. :)

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    Fiskars 24 inch Rotary Ruler cutter and ruler in one!!

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    I started with Creative Grids but have thankfully gotten rid of them over the years. I like Omnigrips - they tend to stay put better on the fabric. So I guess I just have to be the odd one since it looks like most people go the other way around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    I started with Creative Grids but have thankfully gotten rid of them over the years. I like Omnigrips - they tend to stay put better on the fabric. So I guess I just have to be the odd one since it looks like most people go the other way around!
    Glad you joined me! I was starting to feel I was the only one that preferred Omnigrip over Creative Grids.

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    Creative Grids here.

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    I love my Creative Grids and am gradually replacing all my Omnigrips with these. Even though I put either Invisigrip or sandpaper dots on the Omnigrips. Those that I don't replace with CG I am replacing with the new Cutting Edge rulers.

    I also love the Nifty Notions for some specialty rulers because of the colors used it is easier to not make a mistake with them.

    ali

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    I need to go take a look at these creative grids everyone loves. Maybe I'll switch (I only have one of the green omni ones-the rest of mine are the old ones).

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    This quilt top was made entirely with the Westalee Design Tools and the block patterns are free. They are great rulers providing excellant results.
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    I like the O'lipfa as that lip keeps the ruler from sliding. It's what I use for cutting long strips. I think I have one of every kind that is made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura22
    I prefer creative grids as well.
    Me too.

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