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    The olfa's are now my favorites too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    The yellow lines actually give me a headache. I prefer the black lined Olfa, with a slight 'frost' finish.

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    I love the Creative Grids rulers. I have one Omnigrid and I don't really like it much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    The yellow lines actually give me a headache. I prefer the black lined Olfa, with a slight 'frost' finish.
    :thumbup:

    The Omnigrids are too "busy" for my tastes

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    Except for a 14 1/2" square, I've gotten ride of my Omnigrids because of the thick lines. I've gone to Creative Grids. The lines are much finer.

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    I bought 2 recently,don't know why I am an optima girl. Will probably sell them or give them away hate the lines

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    use my Omnigrid rulers a lot with no problems seeing thru the yellow. also like the Creative grids and absolutely love my Shape Cutter ruler.

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    I have Omnigrid rulers & I LOVE LOVE them. I love the yellow & black lines. They are easy (for me) to see on all fabric colors. I have a few other rulers that are not Omnigrid, but they are used for specific projects/patterns/techniques. If I could find other shapes available from Omnigrid, I would probably be an Omnigrid girl. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    I use them without problems but I don't have mono vision. I am farsighted and nearsighted at the same time though...which sucks.
    Me to! I do use these without a problem, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    The yellow lines actually give me a headache. I prefer the black lined Olfa, with a slight 'frost' finish.
    :thumbup:

    The Omnigrids are too "busy" for my tastes

    They are very busy for me also and my eyes have trouble adjusting to the yellow. I only have one black lined Olfa with the slight frost, and I use it often. Have one creative grids and absolutely love it (2 1/2 by 6 1/2).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa
    At my beginning quilting class I was told to use the dots not the lines. I agree, the lines block what you need to see. I square-up and cut with the dots and the rulers work well.
    I bought an Omnigrid ruler and like others...lines too thick, hard to see due to green/yellow color As stated above, I use the dots and for me it works better, although, I won't buy anymore.

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    I have several types and I haven't had an issue with any of them. I like omni-grid but they are very pricey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce888
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    Quote Originally Posted by joyce888
    Am I the only one who has trouble reading thru these rulers because of the thick yellow or green lines? I have mono vision (one eye for distance, one eye for close-up) and I don't know if that's why I have a hard time. You all might see these in my next sale.
    this is why i prefer the lazer-etched fluorescent rulers. they are so easy to see precisely with.
    OK you've peaked my interest - what is a laser-etched ruler, or who makes them?
    there are many fluorescent rulers out there [i just spent 20 minutes googling them] but my favorite is one i picked up at a quilt show sold by leo9textiles. i can't find a website for him. however i found a website that also sells this kind of ruler http://www.softexpressions.com/softw...reenFl.php#len
    the lines are fine and there are not a lot of wide extra marks that get in the way. HTH

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    Hmmmmmm - OK! Whoever wants to sell their unwanted rulers would you please PM me? I hate paying the store price for these things (that's why I only have 2) and am looking for the ones that you use to square up blocks. Anyone have a couple that you might want to sell??? Like 12", 8", 6" and 4" ...................

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    It used to be a bit of a problem for me to tell where the lines were, then I grabbed one of their half-size (ruler width is not an even number. I used to use a 6" ruler, now I use the 8 1/2" one) if that makes sense. With the "half" ruler, the thin line is the one that lines up with the edge of the fabric instead of the thicker yellow or green. I do have a circle template that almost glows it is so fluorescent green --- I can see the marking perfectly on that one no matter the color of the fabric.

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    I have mono vision contacts, and don't wear them when sewing anymore. I badly sewed my finger a month ago, my eye doc (friend), told me to wear my regular glasses when sewing, as the single contact gives a sight distortion in lines. I can now line up my rulers when I wear my old glasses. I didn't want to progress from sewing my finger to cutting it off with the rotary cutter. A lesson learned, my finger is still sore from the chipped bone, and needle fragments.

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    i have the same vision and love them

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    Have Omni-grids and mono vision also. No problems with Omni-grids, but may be because I never detail cut or sew with contacts in. I use my readers instead and get much sharper close-up vision. I think mono vision messes with depth perception, which OK for regular stuff, but not OK when accuracy is super important.

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    I too have trouble using the ruler....

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce888
    Am I the only one who has trouble reading thru these rulers because of the thick yellow or green lines? I have mono vision (one eye for distance, one eye for close-up) and I don't know if that's why I have a hard time. You all might see these in my next sale.
    Try Creative Grid.
    They are the ruler of choice in our LQS .Quilter switched from Omnigrid so we no longer carried them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrapykate
    I love mine but then I have a small lamp that shines directly on the cutting area and I think that helps.
    Wonderful idea. I sew in the dining room and just have the chandelier. It casts a shadow of the arms of the lamp. I think I'll steal your idea and use anther lamp there when I'm sewing/cutting.

    I use an Omnigrid and do like it.

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    I don't care for them either because I wear glasses. Creative Grids are the ones I prefer.

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    I use mine all the time, and like them.
    does a friend have a different brand you could try? I do all my new students to look at all the brands available and chose one that works for them and stay with it.

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    I find the yellow lines very distracting. I look down at the ruler and it's as if those gawdy yellow lines scream at me and I have a hard time concentrating on the line I need to use. I try to avoid that brand.

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    I use mine alot some are hard to read!!!

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    I use the OmniGRIP version. My hands are not real strong because of arthritis. These rulers have a very slight raised rubbery grid on the side that faces the fabric, which prevents the ruler from moving around. I wouldn't use anything else!

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