Let’s talk about rulers!

National Sewing Month 2013

Hey there, friends. It’s Kim B. here; I’m part of the Prym Consumer USA team and I write the Dritz® Make Something blog. I’m thrilled to be participating in the Moda “Measure Twice, Cut Once” series, and I’m even more excited to share some information with you about our Omnigrid® rulers – a very appropriate set of tools for this series, don’t you think?! 

Quilters and teachers really covet their Omnigrid rulers. Want to know why? Simply put, because they provide unmatched accuracy.  Here are some things you might not know about Omnigrid rulers:

  • They are laser cut to within .002 inch accuracy – they’re consistent from ruler to ruler;
  • They feature uniquely patented double-site lines; the grid lines show up on light and dark fabrics;
  • Printing on their underside eliminates viewing distortion;
  • They’re made of durable, premium quality acrylic;
  • They feature smooth laser cut edges.

Are you excited yet?

Omnigrid rulers come in a variety of sizes, and I’m going to talk about some of the most popular ones and how they’re used.  The first one is the 6” x 24” which is a basic all-purpose ruler, perfect for beginners. It’s great for cutting long strips, borders and bias pieces. (AND … it’s a ruler in the giveaway!)

First Cut – straighten raw edges

  1. Fold fabric in half lengthwise.
  2. Place ruler on right edge of fabric (opposite for left handers).
  3. Line up grid lines on the width of the ruler with fold in fabric.
  4. Rotary cut along edge of ruler, walking your fingers and thumb across ruler as you cut – apply firm pressure.

Cutting Strips – quiltmaking

  1. Turn cutting mat so fabric is on right (opposite for left handers).
  2. Place ruler over cut edge of fabric at desired width. Make sure vertical lines of ruler are parallel to the cut edge of fabric.
  3. Horizontal lines of ruler should be parallel to fold of fabric.
  4. Cut fabric strip.

The 6” x 12” ruler is a handy size for classes. It’s ideal for cutting folded fat quarters into strips or making secondary cuts on strips.
Making a Pinwheel Block

  1. Cut strips of fabric in two colors.
  2. Layer strips together and subcut into squares the same width as strips.
  3. To cut half-square triangles, place 45° angle line of ruler along edge of square. Cut diagonally through center of each.
  4. Sew one triangle of each color together, on long sides, to create a square. Arrange squares so colors are alternating to create a pinwheel design, and stitch together.

The 3” x 18” ruler is portable, with extra length for versatility. Great for cutting sashing with ease!

Making a Four-Patch Block

  1. Cut two strips of fabric in two different colors.
  2. Stitch together on long edge, and press seams.
  3. Subcut strips into pieces same width as the original strip.
  4. Sew together two of the subcut pieces, rotating one piece 180° to form a four-patch square.

Making Strip-Pieced Diamonds

  1. Cut two strips of fabric in two different colors.
  2. Stitch together on the long edge and press seams.
  3. Place 45° angle line on ruler along the edge of your fabric.
  4. Subcut strips into pieces same width as the original strip.
  5. Sew together two of the subcut pieces, rotating one piece 180° to form diamond.

The 4” x 14” ruler is quick and easy to manipulate. Cut folded fat quarters into strips.

Making a Simple Seminole Design

  1. Cut four strips in four different fabrics.
  2. Stitch strips together on long edge, and press seams.
  3. Subcut strips into pieces same width as the original strip.
  4. Position strips to create a multi-color diamond effect. Stitch together.

The 12-1/2” square ruler squares up blocks 12-1/2” and smaller. It’s one of the most common block sizes!

Now that you’ve got some Omnigrid rulers know-how, let’s talk about InvisiGrip. It’s a clear, non-slip material that you apply to your rulers to prevent slipping when rotary cutting. Nifty, huh?  

To celebrate the “Measure Twice” rule, we’re giving away one 6” x 24” Omnigrid ruler and one package of Omnigrid InvisiGrip to one lucky winner!  To enter please leave a comment with an answer to this question: What is your favorite Omnigrid ruler and what do you use it for most often?

You will have until September 30th at midnight to comment. All winners will be randomly selected and announced on Moda… The Cutting Table Blog on October 2nd. Make sure to visit the blog every day for the opportunity to win each giveaway!

244 comments on “Let’s talk about rulers!

  1. Karen M says:

    I do love my Omnigrid rulers. My favorite is probably the 6″ square. I use it all the time for squaring up blocks or sections of blocks. Thanks for the great information in this post.

  2. Donna says:

    My favorite Omnigrid depends upon what I’m working on. I’ve been using a 6.5 square Omnigrid recently for squaring up HSTs … lots of HSTs.

  3. Christine says:

    I have two favourite, can’t function in the sewing room without, Omnigrid rulers. The 3.5 x 24 and the 2.5 x 18 are the ones I use the most. And I have InvisGrip on the 3.5 x 24 inch ruler. These are great products.

  4. Jacqueline says:

    I use my 12″ square & 6″ sq for everything. I love them. I do not have a 6″ x 24″ and would consider it a welcome addition to my tools.

    Thanks for the tut’s and for a chance.

  5. The 6×24 is probably the one I use most often because of its versatility. It’s perfect for making 2 1/2 inch strips borders and binding. My second go to ruler is the 12 1/2 inch square. Thanks for the chance.

  6. Monica says:

    My favorite and most used ruler would be my non slip 8 1/2″ x 12″ Omnigrid ruler. My second most used is the 8 1/2″ x 24″ non slip ruler. There is nothing better than an Omnigrid ruler…there just isn’t.

  7. Béa says:

    The 6×24 is the one I use most often for all shapes and the 12 1/2 square for squaring my blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. DeborahGun says:

    I don’t have any omnigrid rulers, so I would love to win this one!

  9. Karen says:

    The 6×6 ruler is the one I use most often for cutting pieces for scraps. I have several other sizes and love how the lines never disappear no matter what color the fabric is.

  10. Bonnie says:

    My favorite Omnigrid ruler is the 18″X3″ ruler that I use with my rotary cutter for EVERYTHING!! I love it!

  11. I don’t have any Omni Grids – mainly I cannot see the yellow lines – must use a simple dark black mark or my vision looses track.

  12. Margaret says:

    I think my favorite would be the 6 x 24 inch ruler, because that size is so versatile.

  13. I have loved this series on rulers. Sew informative. the 6 by 12 is definitely my most used ruler.

  14. Gill says:

    My favourite is my 6 x 24 ruler!

  15. Ruth K says:

    I have 3 Omnigrid rulers. Would love to have more!

  16. I love the HUGE 16.5×16.5 square for squaring up customers quilts before and after longarming them. Its size allows me to work from various registration positions on the quilt (within the pattern before skeewampous borders distort everything:)!

  17. Laura Fedewa says:

    The 2 1/2″ by 18″ is my favorite. It is a staple in my quilting! Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. My favorite one is my 6″ square. It tucks nicely in my “on-the-go” box and is perfect for squaring up the corners of blocks and trimming them to size. Thank you for the give away!

  19. sunny5597 says:

    I would have to say my 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 would be my most used. I would love to win this ruler and the grips. Thanks for the tutorial on using the rulers.

  20. Maryjo says:

    I use the 6 inch square all the time…it seems that there is always a need to square up a block and this is the perfect one! Omnigrid does an exceptional job on their rulers! Great giveaway!

  21. Sheri Bowen says:

    Would love to win. I currently do not have one.

  22. Shirley says:

    Love ALL your rulers, especially the 6 x 24″. I use it to cut 2 1/2″ strips the most.

  23. Allison C says:

    I just bought the 12.5″ and I’m loving how easy it is to square up blocks now

  24. Lisa Marie says:

    I love my 15″ square ruler for squaring the corners of quilts and for working with very large blocks.

  25. Renee says:

    I love my 12×12.5 for squaring up big blocks!

  26. I use my 6 x 24 the most!

  27. I love my 12.5 square ruler – it makes Bee Blocks easier to do!!!!

  28. Linda says:

    My all time favorite is my 6×24 as it is so versatile. For classes or open sewing sessions, I use my 4×8.

  29. Fran says:

    I love my Omnigrid 12.5 inch ruler! It’s great for squaring up blocks & it’s a great size for everyday use, it’s the ruler I use the most. Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. I love my omnigrid rulers! My favorite one is the 1″x6″. I use is for marking diagonal lines to make half square triangles. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. I love my 1×12″ ruler for scrap trimming!!

  32. Sonia B says:

    I have and use lots of different ones. Right now, I’m using my 2.5″ square to trim half square triangles. Thanks for the chance.

  33. janice says:

    My favorite ruler is the 6 X 24. I especially like to use it when I square up and trim a quilt to add the binding. I probably use it more than any other and I sure could use a new one.

  34. JoanG says:

    My favorite is my 8.5 x24 inch ruler. I use it constantly for cutting fabric. Thanks for the chance to win a new size!

  35. Joyce says:

    I mainly use my 6×24…but in reading this post, it seems I cut opposite of what I should be doing. I use the lines on the mat?? instead of the ruler.

  36. Nancy says:

    The 6″ inch square!

  37. Chip E. Nell says:

    Favorite Omnigrid ruler? You are kidding right? That is like picking a favorite child! I love them all. However, the one that stays in my life all the time is that little 1 X 6. I have about 6 or so of those all over the house and it all my sewing kits. They are by my sewing machine…well, everywhere! I use those to check my accuracy, to do little snips with the rotary on points, all sorts of things. I use all the other sizes all the time but that little 1 x 6 is my best friend.

  38. Kristy says:

    My favorite OMINIGRID RULER is the 12 1/2 inch square, because I can use it to square up all sizes of blocks, and we all know if your blocks are square your accuracy makes it all fit together perfectly. I haven’t tried the INVISI GRIP yet, but it surely looks interesting.

  39. almstreet says:

    6×24! So useful!

  40. I use my 12 inch square the most. It makes squaring up blocks so easy from corner.

  41. Marilyn says:

    The 6 x 24 is the one I use most. I have a bunch of Omni grid rulers and love every one of them. Have never tried the InvisiGrip but that sounds like a must have!

  42. Kris says:

    I think I use my 1″ X 6″ the most… I use it pretty much daily to check seam allowances.. I keep it right next to my sewing machine..
    I would be lost without it….

    Omnigrid rulers are my favorite without a doubt…


  43. My favorite is the 8″x12″ ruler – use it for cutting blocks and fabric pieces. I like the extra width for greater stability.

  44. tpott says:

    I love my Omnigrid rulers and Invisigrip!!! I use my 6×24 a lot my 6×6 and my 4×14 more often than I thought I would when I bought them. Great products, great company!

  45. lydiatorres says:

    I have worn out 2 of the 6″ x 24″ rulers. Sure could use a new one. LOL I love Omnigrids!

  46. Linda says:

    I have been using the 15 inch square. I made a t-shirt quilt for my daughter and am now making a string quilt for my son using the 15 inch square. It makes the job of squaring up my blocks so much easier!

  47. Unknown says:

    6×24 which I could use a new one– it is the first one I grab to straighten the fabric and the first one my son uses to cut the sleeves off his t-shirts. but then I will start naming the other one I use as the 1×6 is by the sewing machine. Thanks

  48. Shannon says:

    6X12 is my favorite to take to classes, because it’s potable!

  49. trillium says:

    My favorite is the 6 1/2″ X 24″ ruler. I use it all the time to cut strips and to cut blocks for sizes other than my 4 1/2″ sq. ruler. I like how it is a little raised on the lines on one side. It’s very easy to line up due to the yellow lines.

  50. BizyStitches says:

    The one I use the most is the 12-1/2 x 12-1/2 inch and I use it to square up my quilt blocks. I’ve seen the longer rulers on quilt shows and I’ve always thought I should get one. The non slipping ruler would be wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win a gift.

  51. Paula says:

    My most used ruler is my 6×24. Seems I start every new quilt using that one.

  52. I love my 6 x 24″ Omnigrid ruler. I use it for almost all of my quilting needs. It’s the perfect size. Thanks!

  53. My favorite Omnigrip ruler is my
    6″x24″ I even have parts of one that I broke into 3 pieces, I saved the two ends lol.

  54. oh nice to see you blogging on a Saturday 🙂

  55. Barb in Mi says:

    I use the 6 x 24 inch Omnigrid ruler most of the time, cutting strips for all of my quilt projects. Thank you!

  56. Erin says:

    My favorite is the 6×12 although I need square ones!

  57. Tricia says:

    I use the 6 inch square for blocks.

  58. Bailey says:

    I like the little 1×6 for trimming. Its great for paper piecing.

  59. У меня есть две линейки фирмы Omnigrid, 15 на 30 см и 15 на 15 см, с удовольствием ими пользуюсь, очень удобные! Сшила с их помощью несколько наволочек на подушки, сейчас заканчиваю панно.

  60. Sallie says:

    My 12.5″ square for squaring up blocks. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  61. Darlene says:

    I own quite a few Omnigrid rulers. My favorite ruler, the one I use on a very regular basis, is my 8.5″ x 12″. I’ve already worn own out two. LOL Second on the list of favorites is my 6.5″ x 24″ ruler.

    Awesome giveaway.

  62. Lani Glasser says:

    My 6″ x 12″ Omnigrid ruler is my go to ruler, but would love the chance to win a 6″ x 24″ one to replace my “other-brand” ruler!

  63. Phyllis says:

    I don’t own an Omnigrid ruler. 🙁
    Sure wish I had one. The ruler I have has a crack in it. I would be thrilled to win!

  64. Colleen says:

    How can I pick just one? Maybe the one I have at gand most for quick cutting and trimming is my 2.5 x 14 ruler. But I have all my squares too

  65. Martina says:

    I do not have an omnigrid ruler, but wish too. All I use is my all-in-one ruler from that Patchwork place.

  66. Anita says:

    My favorite Omnigrid ruler is the 6″ x 24″. I use ut for almost all my rotary cutting, I think it is very handy.

  67. My 3 x 18 Omnigrid is my favorite, I tend to use it for a variety of cuts. I also love my 12.5″ square ruler.

  68. Sabrina says:

    I’m currently building my omnigrid collection! I’d love to add more.

  69. Suzan says:

    All of my rulers are Omnigrid! My favorite is a 8.5″ x 24″. I use it for just about everything. I also love my 12.5″ square. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  70. paulette says:

    I wish I owned more Omnigrid rulers!! My all time favourite is the big 12×12.5 for squaring up! Love it!! I would also love to try the grips!! Thanks for the chance!

  71. Renie says:

    I use the 6 and 12 square Thanks for give away

  72. I like my 6×24 ruler best because I can line it up with the notches on the top and bottom of my cutting mat which I feel is more accurate. I use it for most cuts, the only time I don’t use it is when I am making small pieces. I need that Invisigrip, my ruler slips all the time!

  73. Vicki H says:

    my favorite is the 6 x 24, I use it all the time for cutting strips.

  74. kshackabq says:

    My favorite is the 6 x 12. I use it constantly, for cutting, marking or for “truing up”. I also use it alongside my 6 x 24 when cutting strips to avoid moving my fabric. My next favorite is my 4 x 8. Love all the lines for precise cutting/trimming small pieces. Would love to try the Invisigrip! hanks for the chance to win.

  75. Ann in NC says:

    The one I use the most is the 6X24, but my favorite is the 6X12. I like it better once the strips are cut. InvisiGrip is great stuff!

  76. KMSC says:

    I love all of my Omnigrid rulers but I think the one I use most for rotary cutting is the 6″ x 12″. Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Mary says:

    My most favorite is the 6 1/2″ square. I use it to square up blocks and make sure the diagonal really is diagonal. It works perfectly.

  78. Janarama says:

    Omnigrid rulers are the only ones I use. My favorite I think is the 12.5″ square ruler which I use to square up blocks.

  79. Miss Jean says:

    I end up using my 6″ x 12″ ruler the most. Although I wish they would com out with a 6 1/2″ x 12″ or 6 1/2″ x 24″. I couldn’t quilt without my OmniGrid rulers!

  80. EllenB says:

    My 6×12 is always out on the cutting mat, and my 9 1/2 square is really handy. A new 6×24 would be great to replace mine with a cracked corner!

  81. One of my favorites would be the 6 X 12″ I have two of them and I use them side by side! Love all of my rulers. Too hard to pick!

  82. Well I don’t have an omnigrid ruler so I’d love to win one!!

  83. LeAnne says:

    I use my 6×12 ruler the most. It very rarely even gets hung back on the wall.

  84. KatieQ says:

    I love making 4 patches from 2.5 inch strips so my 4.5 inch square OmniGrid ruler is constantly in use for squaring up blocks. I also love my 12.5 inch square OmniGrid since it can be used for squaring up many different sizes of squares and for cutting strips.

  85. Ann in PA says:

    One I could not do without is the 6″x24″; but for small quilts the 6″X12″ & the 4 1/2″ are my current favorites. I have many Omnigrid rulers and use the large square ones to square up blocks and quilt borders. Love the Invisi-grip, too. If I’m the lucky one, my daughter, who is just getting into sewing, will be gifted with my winnings.

  86. nancy b. says:

    I have several Omnigrid rulers and use them all, but the one I use most is the 6×24. Great for cutting strips and trimming quilt edges before binding.

  87. I use two all the time..The 6×24 and 6×6. I couldn’t do without them. I have never used the InvisiGrip, I will have to try it. Thank you for sharing.

  88. Barbara H says:

    I love the square Omnigrids for evening up blocks!

  89. Marsha says:

    My go to ruler is the 6×24. It is great to cut strips and square up fabric. I also love my little ones to square up my miniature blocks.

  90. Francis Paul says:

    my favorite ruler is the NEON OMNIGRIP NO SLIP RULER 6.5 X 6.5. I love the neon lines! I use it most to square up my HST blocks.

  91. fran says:

    I use my 12 1/2″ ruler the most. I use it for fussy-cutting multiple motifs from fabric yardage. With a permanent marker, I mark each corner with the size block I am cutting, complete with a center mark. I center one of the corners over each motif and rough trace it, making enough of an outline to be able to register each motif under that corner. I go on to the next motif, repeat the process of marking the corner, until the four corners have a different motif on it. Using a ballpoint pen, I trace the corner onto my fabric, turning the ruler as I go. When the required number of motifs are traced, I use the ruler to rotary cut my blocks. When done, rubbing alcohol removes the marker from the ruler.

  92. Donna W says:

    I have 2 favorites~ the 6″ x 12″ and the 6″ square. These are my go to’s.

  93. My favourite is the 6″ x 24″ ruler. It’s very versatile. I’m on my second one already though – they occasionally get knocked off the cutting table and the edges chip off.

  94. Lynda says:

    I bought a set of square up rulers, from 2.5 to 12.5 and use all of them

  95. Gina S. says:

    I love my 1×6 and 1×12. They are great for marking 1/4 mark. I love the extra grid lines for lining up on my mat.

  96. I am a new quilter and I don’t have an omnigrid ruler yet. I have been using a 6×18 ruler that slips alot. I really could use a good 6” x 24” Omnigrid ruler and one package of Omnigrid InvisiGrip. This would cut the whole length and be so much easier. Thanks for the chance to win.
    crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  97. I love my 15 inch square,

  98. Gwen says:

    I only use omnigrid rulers, and the
    6×12 the most to sub cut the fabric,
    after I have cut the strips with my
    6X24 ruler, which has been used so
    much that it needs to be replaced,
    so I would be so thrilled to be the
    lucky winner. Thanks for the chance
    to win.

  99. Linda says:

    I use the 6X24 the most and then the smaller rulers for sub-cutting strips.

  100. Kathy Sue says:

    I love the 6 x 12. It travels easily and is also a great size for class projects. kathleen dot lutz at comcast dot net

  101. Live these rulers, they are a life saver!

  102. Teresa says:

    I just started quilting but I really like my 6×6

  103. LizA. says:

    I love the different things you can do with these rulers. Thanks for the opportunity.

  104. Mania says:

    My favorite is 6 “x 24” ruler, but very useful and a 12 1/2 “x 12 1/2” square ruler.

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  107. Sally in WA says:

    My favorite Omnigrid is my 6×12. I travel alot and take it with me so I can work on projects when away from home. Thank you for the chance to win!

  108. Linda says:

    Hi,Like using my Omnigrid 12″ square and 6″ square ruler! The 6″ x 24″ would be a neat addition to my tools! Thanks for sharing!


  109. sandra says:

    My 6 x 24″ ruler for sure! Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Diane H says:

    My favourite ruler is my 15″x15″. I’ve had it for years and love how I can line it up along the bottom of the fabric to prevent strips from being ‘wavy’.

  111. Shebandowan says:

    My favourite Omnigrid ruler is my 3.5 x 24 inch ruler. I use is for cutting border strips. I am new to quilting and would love to add more Omnigrid rulers to my collection. Thanks for the chance to win.


  112. Kim M says:

    Love my 6” x 24” Omnigrid ruler! It is so versatile – I use it for most of my cutting! InvisiGrip sounds great. I hate it when my ruler slides when I’m trying to cut.

  113. SHALEEN says:

    My fav is a toss up between my 6 x 6 ruler and my 6 x 12 ruler. They are the rulers I use the most and reach for! Absolutely LOVE them!

  114. Beth says:

    Funny I just did an inventory of my rulers. Guess which brand I have the most of??? Omnigrid! My favorite is probably the 6 x 12″. I take it to all my classes. My next favorite is probably the 6″ square. I love them!

  115. all my rulers are omnigrid – love them! and they last forever!!!! My fav? 6 x 12. I use it ALL the time. love to subcut strips with it. thanks for the chance….

  116. I have an Omnigrid 6 1/2 inch square ruler that I use all the time for squaring up blocks and for drawing blocks on graph paper.
    I would like to get a 12 1/2 inch square one too.

  117. Sally Hurst says:

    My favorite size of ruler is the
    6 1/2″ square ruler, as I use it to square up blocks all the time. It has a diagonal line, so it is very useful for half sq. triangle blocks.

  118. Michele T says:

    My favorite Omnigrid ruler is 6×24.It was the first one I bought when I started quilting many years ago. I like using it for cutting strips from yardage.

  119. The ruler I can’t live without is the 6″x12″ ruler. I use it for just about every aspect of quilting. You didn’t ask, but I also love my folding cutting mat and ironing area. It’s so handy to have beside my machine, especially when working on smaller projects.

  120. Linda says:

    I love my Omnigrid rulers. My favorite is the 6×24. I use it for just about everything. This is my second. I had to replace my broken one. (Don’t step on piles of fabric if a ruler might be somewhere in it.Fabric doesn’t make a cracking sound.)DH made that one into 6×12. But I love the long one.

  121. Anita says:

    Great rulers! My favorite is the extra long 3×18 size. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  122. I love the 6″ ruler, but certainly need the 24″ one. have never tied invisigrip, looks like a great product..


  123. I use the 12 by 12 the most often. I use it to square the corners of my quilts before binding. Thanks for the giveaway!

  124. Library Girl says:

    I use my 6″ square ruler with every project. I like it for squaring up my small sewn blocks before assembly.

  125. JoyceLM says:

    I have the 9-1/2″ square ruler & use it mostly to square up my blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

  126. VickiT says:

    I’m not sure I can say it’s my favorite ruler, because I LOVE Omnigrid rulers, but the one I tend to use all the time is my 6″ x 6″ square to trim my blocks. For me, the Omnigrid rulers are so much easier to read.

  127. debbowers says:

    It’s hard to choose a favorite but, probably the one I grab most often is the 12 1/2 x 12 1/2.

  128. Julie Crooks says:

    I don’t have any Omnigrid rulers 🙁 I do have a thrifted 6″x24″ that I use a lot, but it’s in pretty bad shape. I like that size for squaring up fabric and cutting those that are longer than 12″ or so.

  129. crystal45614 says:

    I have a 6*24 that I’ve used dozens of times, and for things other than sewing too. I would love to win size to try.

  130. Gloria says:

    I have several Omnigrid rulers and use them all, but the one I use most is the 6×24 inch ruler with the 1×6 inch ruler second most used.

  131. Tamie says:

    I love my 6 x 24 ruler but have several sisters to select from. Thanks for the giveaway.

  132. I can’t quilt without a 6 x 24″ ruler. It is definitely my favorite.

  133. Kathy says:

    I find the 6 x 12 the easiest to use

  134. bluebear says:

    My 12.5 square has been my favorite lately. I have a 6×24 from another mfg. but can’t see the lines (black) very well. Would love to get the Omnigrid version. Thanks!

  135. Ellee says:

    My favorite ruler is the 6″x12″ which I use for cutting various size strips. It’s just the right size: big enough to do the job and small enough to be easily manageable. — soparkaveataoldotcom

  136. Jean says:

    The only one I have at the moment is the 3″x18″ one and I use it for everything – fabric and paper cutting! Sure could use that 6×18 one!

  137. Lee Ann L. says:

    My favorite is used for cutting strips! Thank you for a chance to win.

  138. My favorite is the 3 X 18 ruler. I use it for everything. I would love to win the bigger ruler that is offered in this give away…Thanks for offering it.

  139. Kerry Young says:

    I have purchased 4 x 4 and 6 x 6 but are yet to use them.

  140. Rhonda Davis says:

    I would have to say that the 4″ square and the 1″x6″ rulers are the ones I’ve used the most (being a new quilter). I’m in the process of my second quilt using 3″ finished squares and HSTs. I sew all the blocks together for the HSTs and then use the 1×6 and small cutting mat on my lap table to cut them apart while watching TV.

  141. Evie H says:

    Does the Omnigrip rulers count? Except for cutting strips, my go-to ruler is the 6 x 12, a handy size for most of my work. Would love the love ruler, thank you very much!

  142. Helen Tulip says:

    My favourite Omnigrid ruler is the 12×12 square, I use it for many things, but I love them all. I will have to get some of the Invisigrip, it is just what I need, Helen

  143. SewCalGal says:

    I have a really old and abused 6×24 omnigrid ruler that I love. Excellent for strip quilting and cutting so many things. Need to get a 4” x 14” ruler and a 3″ x 14″ ruler.\

    Great post. And I love reading all the comments, which recommendations from fellow quilters.


  144. Tammy says:

    My favorite ruler is the 6×24. I used it for almost everything when cutting out for my quilting. It is so handy. The invisagrip sounds so cool – never heard of it before.

  145. PK Sews says:

    I love the 6 x 24 inch ruler size. I use it for most projects. I don’t have an Omnigrid brand, so I would love to win this!

  146. Mary Deckert says:

    I use my 12 inch square ruler on almost every quilt I make ~ Love it!

  147. Kay says:

    I am fairly new to quilting and don’t have any Omnigrid rulers so I would be extremely happy to win one. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  148. Denise says:

    I use my 6 x 24 the most. I cut everything I do into the correct width strip first, then start sizing down from there, still using the same ruler. I go to the smaller rulers when I need to do small cuts after that. Thanks for the opportunity!

  149. GO STARS! says:

    I use my 6 x 24 most of the time, though I do use 4 x 12 ruler for smaller cuts.

  150. SashaGirl says:

    I have so many rulers they will not fit on my one hanging board! Any ideas?

  151. Paula says:

    I don’t have any Omigrid rulers yet but I will have in time. The 6×24″ is first on my list to get. Thanks for the chance to win.

  152. craftytammie says:

    I like the 12 1/2″ one for squaring up my blocks!

  153. Ruth B says:

    I love my omnigrid rulers! I have several but my favorite is 8 1/2 by 24. I use it the most and I’ve worn some of the lines off so I need to get a new one!

  154. Fiesta says:

    I use the 8.5 x23 inch ruler the most. Perfect for cutting strips.

  155. Debbie P says:

    I have used my Omnigrid 6 x 24 so many times – one of the best tools to have!!!

  156. Margaret says:

    I love my 4 x14 ruler. I use it for cutting smaller squares and strips because it is shorter. I also like that it fits in my sewing case.

  157. I do like my 4 by 14 inch ruler. It is nice to have a smaller one sometimes 🙂

  158. Mom C says:

    The first ruler I ever bought was the 2.5 x 18 ruler. I still take it to retreats, it is my traveling ruler now. Then I bought the 6 x 24 and found how much easier it is to cut longer strips of fabric. Then I got into blocks and bought the 12″ and the 6″ squares. All have been greatly used and loved. I don’t know if one is my favorite, they are all precious to me and depending on what I’m doing, the one tool I must have. Thanks.

  159. Susan says:

    I love the 4X24″ ruler. I use it for marking sewing lines for pockets on my half aprons. I’d be lost without it!

  160. JANET says:

    My favorite is the 1×6 (at least I think it is that size). I use it for so much more than just quilting that I can’t seem to put my hands on it right now to make sure that is the right measurements!

  161. LindyS says:

    I have 5 Omnigrid rulers because of their clear markings that I can see in any light. They are the 3″sq.,6″sq.,12″x8 1/2″, 12 1/2″sq. and the I use the most is the 6″ x 24″ that I use off squaring up fabric at the beginning. 🙂 LindyS

  162. cherylj says:

    I have a set of 4 omnigrid rulers, but my favorite is the 12.5″ x 12.5″. I use it to square up my quilt corners after quilting

  163. jmniffer says:

    My 6×24 and my 12 inch square rulers are my favorites. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  164. LJ says:

    My 6×24 inch Omnigrid is my ‘go to’ ruler. It’s easy to use and to see the markings. Never used InvisiGrip but it sounds fabulous.

  165. Chiska says:

    I just started using the 1 X 6 and I LOVE it! I use it to measure seam allowances in quilting. Thanks for the chance!

  166. Margaret says:

    I think I love the 12.5 in square up the most. I love being able to square up my blocks with it. Thanks for sharing.

  167. Sandy D says:

    I use my 6×24 the most and also my 12 inch square up ruler. This is the first time I have heard of Omnigrid Invisigrip.

  168. Charlotte says:

    Use my 6 by 24 all the time. Hope I win.

  169. Laura B says:

    I use my 8 1/2 by 24 all the time for squaring up fabrics.

  170. Melissa says:

    I love my omnigrid rulers! My most used is easily my 2.5″ x 12.5″. It’s perfect for cutting small pieces or strips.

  171. I love both my 1×6 and my 6×12…actually have worn off some of the lines/numbers on the 6×12. Thanks for the chance on a giveaway!

  172. Doris Rice says:

    The 12 1/2″ square up is my favorite.

  173. Denise says:

    I love my 6×24 and 6 inch square rulers. I use them all the time.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  174. Nancy says:

    Just bought the 12.5 inch square for the quilt that I am working on
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  175. dara disman says:

    I use for all my cutting of fabrics, I cant do without it. I have two but I can use these. You never have too many tools to work with. Love them, Hope to win . Good luck to all….

  176. Joan H. says:

    I use my 6″x12″ the most because it is such a handy size and is so versatile when squaring up folded fabric

  177. dara disman says:

    Hope to win,you can never have too many tools. I have two and love them both, use them everyday. Good luck to all. Use to make my log cabin blocks about every day cutting.

  178. Debbie says:

    Love these rulers and would love to win.

  179. mary mahoo says:

    I use my 4 x 14 ruler for everything. Love my Omnigrid rulers more than any others I have! Thanks for the chance to win.

  180. The ruler I use most often is the F&P 8×14. I use it for almost everything and only reach for a different ruler if its too short (longer cuts) or if I am trimming smaller squares. Love this ruler!!!!

  181. I use my 6″ square all the time. Definitely going to look into the 12.5″ for squaring up blocks./ and thanks for the chance to win!

  182. luv2quilt says:

    I really like the 6 x 24 ruler. I use it for most of my cutting.

  183. Kim says:

    I do like the 12.5 inch square ruler and use it more than any other, it sure makes easy work of making sure those 12 inch blocks are just the right size.
    Thanks for the chance to win :0)
    and Happy Sewing

  184. KT says:

    Oh I want to try the grip paper!

  185. Pamela says:

    Love my Omnigrip rulers!

  186. GranChris says:

    I can’t say just one but the 6 x24, the 12.5 square and the 6.5 square get used a lot.

  187. kathy says:

    I love my omnigrid rulers. I have a variety of lengths and sizes. I really like to use a ruler that fits the size of my project. It makes work easier.

  188. Deb says:

    I don’t have the Omnigrid rulers as these were not available at the store where I purchase my supplies. I would love to try them out, though!! And the InvisiGrip sounds wonderful!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  189. Qltr89 says:

    My favorite Omnigrid ruler is the 12-1/2 square. I use it to square my blocks. Its a very useful tool.

  190. Lisa says:

    My favorite is 6 x 121/2″

  191. The 6 x 24 is my favorite for cutting all my strips of fabric.

  192. Jennifer says:

    My favorite omnigrid ruler is the 4×8 – I take it with me wherever I go and use it for trimming blocks, cutting small pieces, and finishing binding.

  193. Diane says:

    I use my 6×24 most! Not sure what my favorite is because they all have a specific role!

  194. Jacklynn says:

    My favorite Omnigrid ruler is the 6 inch square. I use it for everything from quilting to card making and scrapbooking. I especially like the 1/8 inch markings when working with small pieces. Thanks for the give away!

  195. mabear says:

    My favorite ruler and the ruler I tell all new quilters to get is the omnigrid 6×24. I use it all the time. I cut a lot of strips! Love it and could use a new one as I chipped the edge of one corner. Thanks Sandy Y

  196. Barb says:

    I do like the 12×12 for squaring things up! Excellent!

  197. Lee says:

    I love my Omnigrid 3/5 x 24 ruler! I love their products! thankyou!

  198. Without the quality and precision of the Omnigrid tools there would probably be about 95% less quilts in the world. What a grey place that would be.

  199. Judy Ann says:

    I am new to quilting so I am still building my collection of supplies. A slipping ruler is one problem I would love to solve and the Invisgrip sounds great!

  200. Carla G says:

    I use my 6 x 24 omnigrid ruler the most. It gets used to cut long lines, square up fabric and line up the bias on clothing patterns. 🙂

  201. I love my 12″x6″, and I use it for absolutely everything.

    But one 6″x24″… that would definitely make much simplier many many cuttings!

    Thanks 🙂

  202. Judy1522 says:

    I use my omnigrid rulers all the time and love them all. I would have to say my favorite is my 6.5 X 6.5 is my favorite.

  203. Regina says:

    My favorite is the 6×24 (ta dah) it is worn and weary and I could use a new one. I use it most often for cutting strips but it is useful for a myriad of cutting needs.

  204. Lynne says:

    My favorite Omnigrid ruler is the 12 x 12. Thanks for the chance to win.

  205. kbo says:

    I find my tiny 2 1/2″ square is being used to create charm squares from the bits n pieces fabric remnants collected over the years.

  206. I use my 6×12 ruler the most for taming my scraps and subcuts on sewn strips

  207. shawn says:

    I have not yet bought myself a quilting ruler as I am a Newbie, but by the looks of it everybody likes a 6×24 ruler, thanks for the giveaway, maybe I will win one lol.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  208. Abbigail says:

    I use the 6 X 24 the most and the a 6 1/2 in. one. I couldn’t function without my rulers!

  209. I have several Omnigrid rulers. The six and a half inch square is the one I use the most, for squaring up blocks.

  210. batgirl says:

    I use my 2.5 x 2.5 all the time! for all my 4-patches.Precise. thanks for the tutorial.

  211. Amy says:

    My 6×24″ is my favorite ruler! Thanks for the chance to in another!

  212. Anne says:

    I love my 4 1/2″ square ruler! I use it for trimming, lots of HSTs.

  213. Carmen says:

    I love my 6.5″x6.5″. It’s perfect for squaring up all my little blocks! I especially love the 1/8″ grid in the first 3″ to ensure I’ve got everything pieced perfectly.

  214. Robbie says:

    My favorite omnigrid ruler is the 12×12 block. It keeps my blocks squared up!!

  215. I use my 6×24 Omnigrid ruler all the time! It’s great for cutting strips for piecing and binding.

  216. Carol Jordan says:

    I love my 12 1/2″ square ruler and the variety of lengths of rulers.

  217. Heather says:

    8 1/2 x 24 , I use it all the time for cutting almost everything, ok, well maybe not the 1 1/2 inch squares.

  218. Lesley says:

    Love my 6×24 — I use it for everything! Would love another one and the invisigrip! Thanks for the opportunity!

  219. Linda says:

    The 6″ x 24″ is my favorite Omnigrid ruler.

  220. Shawna says:

    Love your post! I have a 6×24 ruler that my Mom gave me. I’m still building my collection and would love to win. Thank you for your giveaway.


  221. Katy says:

    Well, surprisingly I only own one Omnigrid ruler, the 6×14. So it’s my favorite.

  222. Nancy M says:

    My favourite ruler is the 6x 24. So well used, the lines are wearing off in spots. A new one from the giveaway would be great.

  223. Silly Milly says:

    I love the snalll squares for trimming blocks or fussy cutting. Use them all the time.

  224. Lisa Rogers says:

    I use my 12″ square all the time. The Invisigrip would be great. Thank you for a chance to win!

  225. I have had some of my Omni-grid rulers for more than 10 years. I could use some new rulers especially this one as mine has a nick in the corner! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

  226. ShelleyJo says:

    I am just now taking my first quilt class would love to have an Omnigrid ruler.

  227. Kitty says:

    Love Omnigrid rulers! My fav is the 6″ x 24″. Thanks for the giveaway!

  228. I really like your “Transitions” pattern. This ruler looks very cool for scraps like I use for our guild’s community quilts, so I’d love to have one.

  229. My favorite is my basic square. I use it for everything: trimming, cutting, etc. Thanks for the chance to win!

  230. Peggy says:

    I love my 8.5 x 24 ruler for cutting strips and for helping to measure extra wide cuts in conjunction with other omnigrid rulers. Also love the 6″ square used for squaring up blocks. Actually, love all of my omnigrid rulers! I’d love to win the 6 x 24. Thank you.

  231. Beth says:

    I use my 6 x 24 inch ruler daily, and I love it.

  232. Andrea Boltz says:

    My favorite is my 6×24 inch ruler. I use it for almost everything!

  233. DawnM says:

    My favorite ruler is my 6×12. I use it in all my quilting projects.

  234. Nita says:

    That would have to be the 6×24 🙂

  235. Connie says:

    I love Omnigrid rulers and the 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 really comes in handy!

  236. Melissa says:

    Both the 2.5″ and 3″ I use a lot. I love rulers. One can never have too many. I can be contacted through my blog at http://www.missourimel.com if I win. Thanks!

  237. Deb says:

    I use my 6×6 ruler all of the time to cut and square up pieces.

  238. Susan P says:

    I use my Omnigrid 6×12 and 6×24 the most. I have other rulers, but I always go back to my Omnigird’s. They are the best to ensure an accurate cut. Love them!

  239. Jan A says:

    I love my 5″ square Omnigrid template/ruler. I am new to quilting (working on my first), but confess I’m probably going to be a quiltaholic, so need all the help I can get!

  240. Dawn says:

    I love my Omnigrid rulers, they are my favorite rulers. I love the 3 1/2 , 5 1/2 and the 6×24 rulers used them all yesterday on a project.

  241. Ruth B says:

    I love my 8 1/2 by 24″ Omnigrid ruler and use it all the time! I have others but that one is my “go to” ruler.

  242. Heather A says:

    The 6 x 24 is my go-to ruler. I’d love to have a smaller one on hand, too, though.

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