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    Hi.....I purchased ( I was starting to purchase rulers in November ) a ruler 6 " x 6 " ......I would like to find a 5 " x 5 " ruler....but can't seem to find one. Is this just because they get sold out before I get to the store ( LOL)

    Also, what rulers would you recommend ? I have a 6" x 24" inch ruler, 2' x 24" ( it was given to me ) and of course the 6 " x 6 " ruler.....

    Here's the quilts I would like to make some day.....

    Dresden ( this is the one I want to make first )
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcy_p...yer_detailpage
    Flower Garden W/ Shashing
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...VFDHmDXqCIzuAw
    Drunkard's Path II ( I have this partially cut out ...it's my SIL 2014 Christmas gift )
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy-MV...yer_detailpage
    Big Star
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Tkm3nCferp4
    Chevron Quilt
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUNGH...yer_detailpage
    Lattice Quilt
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QNUk...yer_detailpage
    IF you know which rulers I need for these quilts, ( or any other supplies ) pleas let me know. If you could mention when you post what quilt for which ruler, that would be a big help.
    Thanks Soooo Much !
    Last edited by redcaboose1717; February 10, 2014, 03:32 PM.
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    Here's a way to save money on your square rulers. Go to your local glass shop and have them cut your square rulers from 1/8" plexiglass. I do this all the time, especially if I need an odd size ruler. Tell them it has to be precise because you are going to use it for quilting. Most of my squares cost me about $4. Once you get it home you can mark the center and diagonals with a Sharpie marker.
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      #3
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      When you watch all the videos she is pretty much using the same type of ruler with the exception of the Dresden (I want to make that one too !)

      I use my 6 1/2 x 24'' the most. Then I invested in square up's and different shapes like the Dresden, wedge, pyramid, tumblers.

      I guess the one she is using for the drunkards path would be nice. But how many circle quilts are you going to do?
      Last edited by Hulamoon; February 10, 2014, 04:47 PM.
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        A large square ruler, besides the 6 x 24 are the MOST used rulers in my lot. I'd buy a 15 x 15 AND a 12 x 12 and the rest after that are gravy.

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          Originally posted by Bubby View Post
          Here's a way to save money on your square rulers. Go to your local glass shop and have them cut your square rulers from 1/8" plexiglass. I do this all the time, especially if I need an odd size ruler. Tell them it has to be precise because you are going to use it for quilting. Most of my squares cost me about $4. Once you get it home you can mark the center and diagonals with a Sharpie marker.
          i do this also but I measure the ruler before I leave the shop so I know they are cut correctly

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            I love my 8.5 x 24".....it is the one I use the most.
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              I have a 24" x 5" with a lip edge that I use all the time when cutting that helps to insure accurate cuts because it has the lip that hooks onto the mat. I also use the 15x15 a lot. Minus the 24x5 which came from my Grandma, I got all of mine on sale. If you watch coupons and sales, you can get rulers at a really good price.
              Pretty much if you get the 15x15 you will be basically set. I had though my 12"x12" would be large enough but when I went to cut the 9 patch it was too small. It also helps to make quick work of trimming up the quilts.

              For the Dresden quilt, you will need the Dresden ruler.
              For the Drunkard's Path, she said that you could use a plate or other round object instead of the circle ruler.

              I personally try to avoid buying a bunch of rulers unless I will be using them right away.

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                #8
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                I don't think anyone has mentioned the June Taylor Shape cut Pro [?] ruler. It is the one I use all the time for cutting out quilts that are made from squares, strips or rectangles. The one I have has slots every half inch for 18" and it is great. I hardly ever use anything else. for basic cutting.

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                  #9
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                  My 2 most frequently used rulers are the 6x24 and 3x18. I use the 6x24 for cutting yardage and the 3x18 for smaller cuts and fq's. Had I known when I first started quilting, I would have spent the few extra bucks and purchased Creative Grids brand. Now I have a bunch of rulers I'm slowly replacing.

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                    Thanks.....I can't believe I didn't think about this myself!! I have went to the local glass shop, and had them make "glass" tops for my Dinning Room ( wood ) table, my living room end tables, the bedroom night stands etc.....from what's called Selvage Glass.....
                    Spending $4.00 for a piece of glass....it a lot cheaper than getting one of the plexi-glass rulers at the local fabric store !!! Thanks so much !
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                      Thanks for this tip too....!
                      Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
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                        Measuring the ruler prior to leaving the shop, is a great idea...thanks so much...
                        Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
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                          #13
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                          Squares of glass may work for squaring up, but they won't have the ruler markings on them, esp. the diagonal stripe. And they will be subject to breakage if dropped. I started out with just the 6.5 x 24" & the 12.5" square rulers. They work for many projects. When I started making larger blocks, I bought the 15.5" and 16.5" squares. Creative Grids are my favorite. I also have a 6.5" square, which I use a LOT. It works great for trimming those HSTs & squaring up. I bought a log cabin ruler, but didn't like it. I used my reg. rulers instead. I have a flying geese template, but have not really used it. A handy squaring up ruler can be obtained from DbarJ Quilts, etc. in Rockville, MO. With it, you can square 2.5", 3.5", 4.5", 6.5", & 8.5". I understand there now is a 12.5", too. I bought this from the vendor at a quilt show, & I've used a lot. I use the 2.5" section when I trim my binding closing. I recently purchased the Creative Grids Storm at Sea ruler. I'm taking a class next mo. to make this pattern. It think it will be much easier using the ruler designed to make the various pcs. JCY

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