Storing Rulers

Old 11-23-2020, 07:56 AM
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What is the best way to store your rulers? I have the smaller ones - 6" or less figured out but I have triangles, wedge and large squares as well as 24" ones. On a pegboard, in pockets behind a door, in bins?
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:04 AM
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I have a wooden holder that sits on one corner of my cutting table. has slots along it for rulers to stand in. i put my larger square rulers mostly in that one. then i have another one hanging on the wall. has slanted slots for rulers. then i have a peg board for other shapes on the end wall by my sewing table. Many ways can work for you. I have pocket hanger on closet door and room door for fusibles, etc. In closet one i put starch, basting sprays , etc. Good luck.
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:31 AM
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Yep, I'm a slot girl, too, for the rulers I use the most sitting on my cutting table.

Years ago I bought 2 rings about 6" diameter that snap open where I hang my long, odd shaped rulers. One ring goes over the rod in the closet ,(I sew in a bedroom) and the other will snap open and I insert the odd rulers.

I have a pretty hat box, no lid, where I have other special rulers, Dresden Path, double wedding ring and the patterns and books for those rulers. A while ago MSQC had a great sale on a bundle of templates. These go in the hat box too but they are in a zip lock bag.
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:07 AM
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Thinking of what you have shared about your new setting, what about an upright file holder, sitting on your shelving in the closet?

On the corner of the cutting table, I have an upright file holder/bin that I put all larger rulers into. It's only about 4" or 5" thick. Then in front of it, I have a smaller letter holder with a couple of dividers that I stand the smaller ones into. My large 16-1/2" and 24" squares just slide on the floor, into a crack between the cutting table and wall.
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:11 AM
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I have a slot gadget, but I only bring it out occasionally, like when working in another room. I store my rulers hung on screws on the sides of my sewing cabinet. I had to drill a hole in one of the metal ones. A couple are hung two and three deep. I have a few smaller ones hung on the inner walls of the cabinet, too. One super-long one is hung higher on the wall.

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Old 11-23-2020, 09:12 AM
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I have heavy project holders with slide zippers. They are hole punched and will fit in a notebook. Specialty rulers are in one of these and then stored in a metal magazine holder.

The long cutting ruler stays on the table. The 12 inch rulers are in a plastic bin on the desk.

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Old 11-23-2020, 10:05 AM
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Another storage method I have seen ....... shower hooks/rings through the hole of the ruler, with the hooks hanging a clothes rod. Or could be hooked over a clothes hanger.

Though .......... Too fiddly for me!!!
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:49 AM
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I bought a swivel display rack like the quilt shops use. I can see all my rulers at once but the one I want is always at the back of others. LOL Always a compromise.
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Old 11-23-2020, 11:18 AM
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I am currently using Command strips with a hook -- the large size. I hang my mats, my strip cutting templates, other rulers and templates on the wall behind my door. That way they are out of sight but easily accessible when I need them.
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:19 PM
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Pegboard for me, a slotted ruler holder would just get covered on my cutting table. LOL
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