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    Missouri Star

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    Angry Omnigrid rulers - GET THAT YELLOW OUT!!!

    Is it just me?!
    I am having a VERY difficult time seeing thru that yellow on the Omnigrid rulers. Name:  headWall.gif
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    It's so bad that I find myself always using the lines that are not in the yellow.
    BUT last night I was measuring some blocks and the blocks were such a size that the edges that I needed to measure only fell on the yellow marks and I couldn't see clear enough whether it was straight or not. I got so frustrated I wanted to cry!

    I don't know if it's my lighting or just old age, but for whatever reason it is just too hard for me to see my fabric edge under the yellow markings on those rulers.

    Enough is enough!

    I FINALLY broke down this morning and bought a Creative Grids stripology ruler and a 12.5 square ruler!

    I hated buying more rulers when (as a newbie quilter) I had just purchased all the Omnigrid rulers that were suggested to buy. But I couldn't see any other way out... maybe pouring bleach on the yellow???

    Ugh!


    Sorry, guys, I just needed to rant.

    I'm feeling better now.

    Sheep Farmer by day........Quilter-in-Training by night
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Omnigrid rulers - GET THAT YELLOW OUT!!!

    Oh how I hate that yellow. I've been slowly converting over to Creative Grids. They are far superior! Easy to read and the non slip makes them just as perfect as possible. I have a stack of unused omnigrids sitting in a corner unused. You'll be happy with your Creative Grids!

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    Default Re: Omnigrid rulers - GET THAT YELLOW OUT!!!

    I did see on the Man Sewing tutorial that he said to look in the intersections. I just bought a 4-pack, but haven't used them yet. I have now been warned! Of course, I have about 5 other rulers of various sizes, widths, and angles. That is what happens over time -- hoarding
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    Default Re: Omnigrid rulers - GET THAT YELLOW OUT!!!

    A few years ago the yellow omni grid really started giving me problems. I'm sure it was an age thing for me. I started replacing them with the creative grids which I really like. However at a recent guild meeting someone had a frosted omnigrid ruler. That was very nice. It would be really helpful if you have trouble with your rulers slipping when you cut.

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    Default Re: Omnigrid rulers - GET THAT YELLOW OUT!!!

    I have started changing over to the Creative Grids. When I first started quilting I bought a couple of Olfa Rulers. No No. After several years the numbers start to wear off. Yes the Creative Grids are pricey but if you can afford them then buy them.

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    Default Re: Omnigrid rulers - GET THAT YELLOW OUT!!!

    I have attached some tape to my rulers on the lines I want to use for cutting. It helps in two ways: it eliminates the constant realigning of the ruler and it becomes almost mind numbingly easy to keep on cutting without having to stop and squint at the little marker lines. Of course, make sure it is correct to begin with (ask me how I know) LOL. Also the tape is reposistional and that helps, too,

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    Default Re: Omnigrid rulers - GET THAT YELLOW OUT!!!

    So far, the yellow doesn't bother me at all. I love my Omnigrid rulers, so I hope it's a looooong time before that yellow starts getting too hard for me to see through!
    Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

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    Default Re: Omnigrid rulers - GET THAT YELLOW OUT!!!

    That yellow looked so ugly, I knew I'd hate it, but I nearly bought them because I assumed they were the best since I see them on all the shows and blogs I watch. Thank goodness I ran across a discussion about someone replacing their millions of rulers with Creative Grids. I can't rebuy things like that and don't want to. I adore the CG markings! My cuts were accurate right away without me having to learn anything and the big numbers help a lot. The grip on them is what sold me, and I can't imagine a better ruler.

    That Stripology ruler ...it looks incredible. Please tell me it isn't so I won't put it on my list!

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    Default Re: Omnigrid rulers - GET THAT YELLOW OUT!!!

    I have the same issue with Omnigrid products and don't use them.

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    Default Re: Omnigrid rulers - GET THAT YELLOW OUT!!!

    I understand what you mean Sheepfarmer about frustration with the Omnigrids. I had to increase my lighting substantially at my cutting table, and at times it is still a bit hard to see. I'm going to persevere with these Omnigrid rulers for this year at least. My goal is a Juki 2010, so that's where the investment is going. If I find a new younger sewer or quilter here in town I may donate some rulers and replace them then.

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