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    ruler organizing

    I have been redoing my sewing/computer room and need a way to organize my rulers. Was wondering what is a really good way? I can't seem to find them when I need them. Thanks for any reply.

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    http://www.etsy.com/listing/91793718...all-mounted-14

    I am dreaming of getting one of these one day

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    I just got a deep container from the dollar store and stood them up in it. At least they're all in one place and I don't have to hunt them down.

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    peg board wall.. I love mine, nothing fancy but its neat and organized...
    PLUS you can Paint it any color you like ... Ive seen a post a while back that someone actually painted quilt blocks on it..

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    I also have a peg board.

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    I also use a peg board for rulers and mats.

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    I have peg board on the upper half of 2 walls in my sewing room, holds all my threads, scissors, rulers and anything else I can hang. The only catch is, I have to remember to put the item back when I am through with it.

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    I have a flannel backed tablecloth(design wall) afixed to my wall with a furring strip with two screws, I have painted it with some deco paint. To this my DH pounded big fat nails on which I hang scissors, rulers, patterns, hoops, etc.
    I must say that pic is pretty! BUt I think my nail takes up less space, and my space is extremely limited as my sewing room is in a very small bedroom.

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    I have a flannel design wall that has 8 gommets at the top (I think it is a Fons and Porter). Used the small 3M hangers whose hooks are of thin metal, not plastic to hang the design wall. The hooks not only hold up the design wall, but I can hang my rulers from them also. I do have to take the rulers down if I am working on a large quilt so I have use of the entire design wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/91793718...all-mounted-14

    I am dreaming of getting one of these one day
    i agree with you, the price seems very reasonable as well

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    This may sound "anal", but I hang the rulers that I use ALL of the time on the wall by my cutting table.
    For rulers that I rarely use? I use hanging files with a tab for what EACH ruler is (I do group square rulers, 60 degree rulers, etc)...but everything else is in its own file....I keep these in one of those smaller, portable see thru plastic files with a cover...and sit it on a shelf in my closet...easy to grab the whole thing and find the ruler I want...it works for me Some larger specialty rulers still need to be hung up.

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    Pegboard behind the entry door into the sewing room. Holds LOTS or rulers and a bag with my stencils.

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    Hi, Linda701 I know everyone has all these 'Holders' But what I did If you have the wall space is on one of my walls I have All my rulers Up on the wall on small brass nails, I can see them in a Flash they look great!

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    [QUOTE=Nantie;4967470]i agree with you, the price seems very reasonable as well[/QUOTE

    Where did you see the price? I have niece in Glendive that I could maybe get to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nantie View Post
    i agree with you, the price seems very reasonable as well
    I have one of these and it's great. Very well made and solid. Beautiful workmanship. Love it

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    I have the wood ruler organizer that was in the link. It is very well made and quite pretty. The only issue I have is that I have it on the wall in my sewing room, but I cut fabric in my kitchen. So now I put the specialty rulers that I don't use very often on the wall rack, and I keep my everyday favorites at hand by my cutting area. To organize these I use a letter- or file-sorter rack from Staples or Walmart. I put all the 24" rulers to the left side, mid-length in the middle and the shorter rulers to the right side. This works out well as I know where to reach for my favorite ruler: the 2.5 x 12" Creative Grids.
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    I have a wood ruler holder that has grooves in it that I use for the longer, straight rulers. The smaller ones stand in a file folder desk organizer. I found the desk organizer at a garage sale for 25 cents.

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    I use pegboard. It's on the wall right next to my cutting table. Really works great for me.

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    I have a wooden upright letter holder with several sections that I stand the rulers in on end.
    The smaller the section, the smaller the ruler!
    And some smaller sections, let me keep some of my other tools as well.
    Similar, but not quite like this ........
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    I made these to fit the spaces I had: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ks-t77792.html
    They help me keep my rulers within easy reach, and I can pick out the one I want.
    Wendy

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    I painted long nails pretty colors and nailed them in the wall. I have too many to use racks. At last count I had over 50. My rulers are on display and out of my way. The nails work great for rulers.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/91793718...all-mounted-14

    I am dreaming of getting one of these one day
    oH I have one bought from him off ebay. And I also have this one
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/89568956...-rack-14-slots

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg View Post
    I made these to fit the spaces I had: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ks-t77792.html
    They help me keep my rulers within easy reach, and I can pick out the one I want.
    I like the wall mounted one.

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    I put my scissors up with a 14" magnet from Harbor Freight, costs $5.00 and will hold up to 9 lbs!
    My rulers I keep on headless nails. I have 3 spots on the wall and I have my long rulers on one/ my square rulers on another and the odd ones on the third! Cheap and easy
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    I keep mine in a cardboard magazine holder, standing up with all the other holders holding my books and magazines.

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