My Favorite Rulers™ for Quilt Making

6" x 24" Ruler

My Favorite Ruler 6" by 24"Order this ruler

Product No. 8971

$19.98

6 x 24 RulerRuler is shown close-up so you can see some of its great advantages.

  1. Numbered left to right or right to left! Easy to use whether you are right- or left-handed.
  • Visually strong verticals!
    The most common use for this ruler is cutting strips so we emphasized the legibility of the vertical lines and numbers. Heavier lines every half-inch making counting easier. At the eight-inch and 16-inch markers, we added an additional set of inch-mark numbers so your eyes don't have to go the length of the ruler to confirm a measurement. Eighth-inch, quarter-inch and half-inch lines are visually distinctly different. (Learn more about our unique lines on the 3" x 18" ruler page.)
  • Only one color! Some people make a big deal about being able to see multicolor lines on both light and dark fabrics. In fact, you rarely need to see the ruler lines on the fabric. You need to see the line where the fabric ends and the cutting mat begins, which thick multicolor lines often obscure. To make that line more visible, we have maximized the spaces between the guidelines for easier alignment.
  • More useful angle lines! Most quiltmakers use the 45 degree angle lines more frequently than 60 degrees, soÉ 45 degrees at both ends in both directions (it seemed like I always picked up the wrong end on other rulers). 60 degrees angle lines are separate so as not to be confused with other lines. 30 degrees is not marked on this ruler. Omitting that angle reduces confusion. It is marked on our 60 degrees Triangle-Rulers and I couldn't think of any use for 30 degrees angles when I wouldn't want to use the 60 degrees Triangle-Ruler.
  • Clean quarter-inch all around the perimeter. There are times when we want to add a quarter-inch. The last eighth-inch line around the perimeter is reduced to a minimum to make a more open quarter-inch for checking seams, adding seam allowances, etc.
  • No built-in grit! Personally, I don't like sandpaper, etc., on my tools. Slip-resistant surfaces eliminate subtle moves of a template or ruler and require you to pick it up and put it down again. But IÕm experienced, don't have arthritis and have never broken a wrist, so my tools don't slip when I use them. Our recommendation for additional slip resistance is a piece of vinyl, such as Wonder Tapeª. It lifts on and off, doesn't permanently mark the tool, and can't scratch a table top.

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