Quick Ruler Tip and More

I use rulers a lot! I have my ¼”thick ones for my Handi Quilter Fusion, and a wide variety of rulersat my cutting table.
This tip is for all the Creative Grid rulers that have the extra half inch. When I started using them,that extra half inch caused me to have to turn the ruler around a fewtimes to get it the way I wanted it. To solve that problem, I used apermanent marker to mark the square quarter inch in the corner wherethe two “1s” come together. This way I always know which cornerto start at. It simplified things, and made them quilter-friendlyfor me!
On the other hand, if you just wantsimplicity in a ruler, take a look at the new 6” x 24” Basicruler (A12635) from Creative Grid. It has the same grip feature of all theothers, but skips the extra half inch, has only full, half, andquarter inch markings, and the numbers are larger for those of us whohave “more mature” eyes.
Speaking of rulers, don’t forget my favorite little 2½” x 6 ½” ruler! (45153) It’s so handy that I have one atthe Handi Quilter (see my December 2, 2009 post), two at the sewingmachine (you can use painter’s tape to put them together (see blogposts from March 22 and January 25 of this year) and they’re greatto get nice, even stitching on purse or tote bag straps (July 25, 2010).
We have these little ones (45153) on sale inour newsletter! It was just posted the other day, and you can see ithere.

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