Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: Great idea to store rulers

  1. #1
    Senior Member Sheri.a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    The Woodlands, Texas
    Posts
    349

    Great idea to store rulers

    I love Craftsy and saw these hints on a class Traditional Blocks made Simple (instructor Anita Grossman Solomon). Since I share my sewing space with my dining room, a matching wooden trash can for the rulers really works. The second valuable hint was putting the ruler size in bright pink on each ruler.

    My first picture post - hope it works!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Keller, TX
    Posts
    7,515
    Thanks for sharing the great ideas!
    Linda

  3. #3
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Suring, Wisconsin
    Posts
    14,358
    That is a good way to keep them together.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Rapid City, SD
    Posts
    4,910
    The only time my rulers and cutting mat get put away is when we are having company for dinner. Other than that they are always on the island in my kitchen ready to use.

  5. #5
    Super Member amyjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    North Dakota
    Posts
    2,394
    Blog Entries
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by Nammie to 7 View Post
    The only time my rulers and cutting mat get put away is when we are having company for dinner. Other than that they are always on the island in my kitchen ready to use.
    where abouts do you live in Rapid City. I have a sister who lives there also, plus I have one who has some property in the general area.

  6. #6
    Junior Member RGAY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    145
    Another ruler idea that I have just recently tried and like is to put your rulers in one of those file separator stands - 4-5 slots for file folders - it holds all sizes of rulers and can sit right on your table or work surface. If I left my rulers on the floor, my pooches would be all over them!! So much for smooth edges.....

  7. #7
    Junior Member RGAY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    145
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheri.a View Post
    I love Craftsy and saw these hints on a class Traditional Blocks made Simple (instructor Anita Grossman Solomon). Since I share my sewing space with my dining room, a matching wooden trash can for the rulers really works. The second valuable hint was putting the ruler size in bright pink on each ruler.

    My first picture post - hope it works!
    OH, and congratulations on your first photo post! I accomplished mine just yesterday - it's a proud feeling, isn't it!?

  8. #8
    Super Member Monika's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    1,756
    What a good idea.....thanks for the pic!!!

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    501
    We are originally from Black Hills area and go to Rapid City often. Live in Wy now. Love the shops there and hope to move back as soon as retire.

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    286
    If you have a craftsy husband he could build you a medicine looking cabinet with doors and stained cherry wood. Make it 2 inches taller that your tallest ruler and thickness about 4 in wide that way it looks like a piece of furniture in your dining room and houses your rulers yet still is hidden from others. Yet your ideal really works well and I do like it a lot.
    Gods Blessings
    Happy Quilting

  11. #11
    Senior Member Quiltlady330's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    712
    Another idea for rulers is a strip of pegboard hung vertically. Mine is about a foot wide and has the long hooks that slip right through the holes in the rulers. I used to use a slotted piece of wood which sat on the shelf but the larger ones would make it tip and now I just really enjoy having them hanging on the wall by my cutting table. I even hang rotary cutters on the hooks, too...up high (although I don't have small children around). I like keeping these all visible and handy.

  12. #12
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    Really great idea!

  13. #13
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Charleston SC
    Posts
    10,725
    Great idea...Thanks.....

  14. #14
    Power Poster solstice3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Citrus County, Florida
    Posts
    10,399
    Nice ideas

  15. #15
    Super Member caspharm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    6,911
    That's a cute idea. I use the command strips and hang them off the CD cabinet at the end of my cutting table. I have 2 on each side and 3 on the backside.

  16. #16
    Junior Member earlori7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    141
    Blog Entries
    1
    What a great idea! I am always fishing around looking for a ruler I have put somewhere it shouldn't be. Thanks for sharing.

  17. #17
    Super Member jmoore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Boothbay Maine
    Posts
    5,015
    Blog Entries
    2
    yes, I like your idea too! Thank you for sharing with us.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    345
    Now that is a really good idea. I have been trying to think of a good way to store my rulers and this will work. Thank you for posting.

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    362
    Great tip thank you for sharing

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    NW PA
    Posts
    752
    This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing this!

  21. #21
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    240
    Great idea. I'd sure like to get all my rulers off my cutting table.

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Posts
    326
    Thanks for the great ideas...........one of them should work for me.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.