Quilting Rulers – Options on the Market

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Have you ever walked through the quilt shop/fabric store and noticed just how many different types of quilting rulers available on the market today? Try to shop for one and the number of choices in most stores might overwhelm you.

Do you ever get overwhelmed by all the quilting rulers on the market? This article breaks down all the must haves and why. The Sewing Loft

With so many quilting rulers on the market, I’m wondering if you have favorite. Sure, I have my “go to” ruler. You know what I mean, the one I reach for all the time and never let’s me down. It’s a no frills kinda ruler that always gets the job done.

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But my new found fav is the QTools Corner Cut 60. This little cutie has quickly become my favorite because I get two tools in one! It allows me to trim 60 degree points for exact seam allowances, and mark a scant 1/4″ on any machine. It’s such a great tool to use for many various sewing projects including my scrappy triangle quilt

Create triangles and hexies in a flash with this QTool Corner Cut ruler. The Sewing Loft

Olfa’s “frosted” line of rulers are gaining popularity among quilters and sewists because they are non-slip, and the “frosting” makes the rulers easier to read since there is no reflection on them from your overhead light. This is a great feature especially for old eyes! Who would want light reflecting on their eyes while measuring or cutting? It’s so distracting.

Slice your cutting time in half with these everyday quilting rulers. These tools save you time on the cutting table but they can create fun designs.

Creative Grids rulers are also very popular. They come in many different sizes. Many sewists love the 8 ½ x 24 ½, and the super handy “quick trim.”

Slice your cutting time in half with these everyday quilting rulers. These tools save you time on the cutting table but they can create fun designs.

If you’re looking for that ultimate ruler to use for everything, the following sizes are great choices: 6 x 12, 6 x 24, or the big 12 ½ x 12 ½. You can also use the 6” square, 5 x 12, and the 5 x 24 in combination for almost all sewing jobs.

With the 6 x 24, you can cut a variety of sizes and widths without having to realign or adjust the fabric of your cutting mat. The 16” square is great for t-shirt quilts and squaring large blocks. The french curve works really well for drafting patterns.

Slice your cutting time in half with these everyday quilting rulers. These tools save you time on the cutting table but they can create fun designs.

Quilting rulers are an important tool in creating beautifully crafted quilts. I can’t imagine tackling my projects without one. The important thing is to find the type and size that works best for you. Once you have your basic rulers covered, it’s time to shift gears and think about specialty shapes but that’s a post for another day.

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  1. Carol Drummond says

    Wonderful site. I am excited about it. I have lots of rulers but most of them I don’t know how to use. I am hoping to a lot here.

  2. Great site

  3. Polly White says

    Nothing beats my EasyRule rulers. The markings are clean and easy to read. The 6 1/2 by 13 is the best ever! Some of the popular rulers have too many lines. Sharon Hultgren has created several sizes and I have most of them.

  4. Jerry Church says

    I love 18″ rulers instead of 24″. My arms are short, and when I lean forward over my cutting table, I often hit my 24″ ruler and knock it askew. Not many companies make 18″ rulers, but they’re really great to work with.

  5. Shirley Carney says

    I love my omnigard 6×24 in ruler.

  6. Helen Murphy says

    I really like my square rulers. They are perfect for squaring everything up.

  7. I’ve never used a special quilting ruler…but they all look nice!

  8. One website show to put a 5lb weight at the end of the ruler to keep it steady. It works. No more wonky cuts