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Thread: Who uses Omnigrid rulers?

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    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.

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    I love mine!

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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.
    I have used one and also have the mono vision contacts. I got to where I just "knew" where to line it up to be consistent. I got a bigger (12 1/2 x 12 1/2) template now and use it for just about everything now.

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    I have several of them and really like them.

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    I love mine but then I have a small lamp that shines directly on the cutting area and I think that helps.

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    I have 2 & yes, I have trouble seeing where the fabric is because of all of the lines!

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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.
    I had to put a table lamp right over my cutting surface to see the lines too.

    The direct light makes a big difference for me.

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    Everyone has their own preferences. Many people like those June Taylor rulers. I am always different. The only thing I think they are good for is fleece.

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    I have several and like them very much.

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    I use them without problems but I don't have mono vision. I am farsighted and nearsighted at the same time though...which sucks.

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    The yellow lines actually give me a headache. I prefer the black lined Olfa, with a slight 'frost' finish.

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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.
    this is why i prefer the lazer-etched fluorescent rulers. they are so easy to see precisely with.

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    No I do too and am not planning on buying them any more. I hate them!!!!

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    Hate'm, Creative Grids are all I use. I made the mistake of buying all the Omnigrids when I first started and couldn't figure out why everything wasn't quite right, the lines are way too thick for my liking.

    So they sit in a drawer.

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    I bought a multi-pack and I can't stand them, so I feel like I wasted good money on junk!!! :thumbdown: :|

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    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?

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    I have trouble too and I've switched to Creative Grids, which I love! Easy to see and good built in gripage, if that's a word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH
    I have trouble too and I've switched to Creative Grids, which I love! Easy to see and good built in gripage, if that's a word.
    OK looked them up. Sold at Connecting Threads. That's a start. Thanks

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    They're my preferred brand.

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    I have mono vision also, and I LOVE my Omnigrid and Omnigrip rulers!
    Do not like the rulers with black, white, or red lines~

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    I have many of the omnigrid rulers, and really have no trouble using them...but also have bought some of the Creative Grid rulers and like them too. The rulers I don't care for are the Quilter's Rule ones. I think everyone has their preferences.

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    I gave away the Creative Grid rulers I had, I don't like them.

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    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.

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    i love mine but you must use what is best for you. my hubby made me change his bedroom clock. he couldn't see the digital numbers in green. had to get him red.
    perhaps a ruler with only black lines would be best.

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    I used to use them a lot but I bought the Olfra frosted ones and love them!!

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