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Day 11…Needful things for quilters

12 Days of Christmas 11

Day 11….Christmas is coming fast….hope you have made your list….every year Nick makes me go through every William-Sonoma, Sundance, Athleta ect. catalog and pick everything I like……so he can surprise me…funny…right?  But at least I get what I like and not a real surprise!!!  I’m not good at faking that I like something…I know that sounds bad but when you have been married for 15 years he should know what I would like…and I guess he does…he asks me….lol…can you tell I am feeling a little better?

Now on to the real needful things…for this next one you are going to say…I have all the rulers I need I have my 6×24 or a 12×12….but… as I was cutting my project for my latest quilt with the new  Creative Grid rulers that I have outfitted my new studio with, it was amazing … I can’t tell you what a huge difference these new updated Creative Grid rulers made…the best part? They have the 1/2″ marking in bold black…now this is really what we are cutting the most is 2 1/2″ or 4 1/2″ and so on…because of our half inch seam allowances…this bold black make this so much more recognizable and easy to find the right  1/2″.  Did I mention I recently got my first pair of no line bifocals????…but anyway…. I was elated and now want to replace every ruler I own, (except my little 4×8 omni) with this new updated version…did you know you can get a square ruler in every size square from 2 1/2- 12 1/2?   I actually use my 20 1/2″ ruler a lot too…but you may want to start slowly when your budget allows to upgrade your rulers….As I was inspecting my old rulers I noticed the lines are starting to fade, the edges are nicked up a bit…so I can see getting a few new rulers….You want to check these out!!!

I think you can get these rulers at any quilt shop…but…If you want to add them to your list from Primitive Gatherings we have them on sale for you…I have listed and added the most common rulers I use in my quilting as I do not think you need a square in every size!  These are my favorites…6 1/2 and 12 1/2″ squares and 6 1/2″x 12 1/2″ and 8 1/2″x 24 1/2″ rectangles.  Click here to shop for Rulers

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Please keep in mind that we have no idea how many items people are going to buy for these 12 posts, so please be patient and we will ship your rulers and any other needful things you order as soon as possible…we appreciate your loyalty and want to get you your things as fast as possible because you are the best!

Today I am going to finish decorating the tree…it has been up with lights for a week now…so on with those ornies!!!  Did you read this all the way to the end?  If so comment and I will pick a winner for each of these 12 posts….The winner for yesterdays post is…

Sue kraftDecember 13, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Lisa, get better soon!! The Seam-Fix looks great. The minis would be excellent as favors for the Christmas meeting of my quilting group, but we meet next Tuesday and I don’t think even Santa could get them here fast enough. BTW, I’ve been using tweezers to remove those threads and sometimes it can be a pain. I enjoy your Needful Things postings very much.

Sue send me your address details to primitivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com  and we will be sending you a Floral Gatherings Layer cake and a seam-fix!  Thanks for following and not being to shy to comment!!!

Merry Quilting!

Lisa


212 Responses to “Day 11…Needful things for quilters”


  1. 1 Rebecca
    December 14, 2013 at 8:19 am

    A sale on Creative grids rulers means I will be getting at least one. Merry Christmas to me! And you!

  2. December 14, 2013 at 8:22 am

    These rulers sound wonderful. I have a couple of rulers that the lines are really faded. It does make it hard for these eyes to see sometimes. Glad you are feeling better.

  3. 3 Margy Merle
    December 14, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I so agree with you. Never enough rulers and Creative Grid are the BEST!

  4. December 14, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Glad to hear you are feeling better! It’s no fun to be down during the holidays. The rulers look very interesting and can’t wait to see one in person. I did buy, your favorite, the 4×8 and love it. The 4″ comes in handy all the time. Thanks for always giving us such good tips.

  5. 5 Cindi P
    December 14, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I am so excited to find out your needful things! I just got both yesterday’s and today’s emails so am glad there is the option to order all 12 days at a time!
    Hope today finds you feeling better!

  6. 6 Pat DeHaan
    December 14, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Lines you can see! Awesome. Thanks for the heads up Lisa.

  7. 7 Lynn in Madison
    December 14, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I love Creative Grid rulers. They are the only ruler I can use with my poor eyesight. And you are so right, all the “squares” come in so handy. Sounds like you’re feeling better. I have ornies to do too, at the same stage as you. Let’s get her done this weekend!

  8. 8 Sheila Plock
    December 14, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Lisa, your suggestions are always the best. Last year I followed your advice and bought the Hera tool which I had never even heard of and I use it and really like it. Thanks so much for taking time at this busy season to give us such great tips.

  9. December 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

    These rulers would be a fabulous heloers.this weekend I`m going to deceor my house with some of the ornament I made this year an d my old wallhanging.Have a fun weekend!

  10. 10 Jill
    December 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I have heard such great things about these rulers that I recently decided to start replacing my most used and worn out rulers with Creative Grids. It is true how lines begin to wear off and edges get nicked up. What a great “Needful Item” to add.
    Thanks.

  11. 11 Sharon Nejedlo
    December 14, 2013 at 8:26 am

    You are so right! We cut 1/2″ marks all of the time so we SHOULD have rulers that make it easier! (I can always justify spending money on my quilting. ..thank you for making it easier ;o)! )

  12. 12 Sue Huettl
    December 14, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I have the 20 1/2″ ruler and love it. I need to look at replacing some of my smaller rulers. Thanks for the sale to make it more affordable to do so. Merry Christmas to you & Nick.

  13. 13 Patti O'Donnell
    December 14, 2013 at 8:27 am

    You have the right idea for getting what you want with Nick. I fold down pages circle items and he still doesn’t get it. Or he finds something similar that is cheaper but…well is cheaper and not what I wanted. Might be why I just go ahead and buy things myself. Hope you are enjoying your time at home.

  14. 14 Fay
    December 14, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I love my Creative Grid rulers…..but now I see I might have to add some new ones to the mix. So glad you are feeling better :)

  15. 15 Susan Cook
    December 14, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Creative Grid is the only kind of ruler I use. I don’t have any of the new ones with the darker 1/2″ line and would just love to have one or two! It seems to be snowing outside and on this screen as I type. How cool is that!

  16. December 14, 2013 at 8:34 am

    So funny – my quilting “to-do” list for next year was to replace my old worn rulers!
    Hooray – a good place to start and get them on sale!!!!
    Merry – Merry :)
    Jayne

  17. 17 LONA
    December 14, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Boy, could I use a new ruler, especially the 6 1/2 ” square. I threw one away because the lines were disappearing. Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas.

  18. December 14, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Glad you are getting better, still have time before Christmas! Merry Christmas to you!

  19. December 14, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Glad you’re feeling a little better Lisa. Get that tree decorated so you’ll have time to get back to your quilting. My rulers are getting old, too, so I’m going to look into these new ones.

  20. 20 Jane
    December 14, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I think I need to start updating my ruler collection!

  21. December 14, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I do the same thing with my husband and Christmas gifts. I can’t fake liking something I don’t. So I generally shop for my self or give detailed description of exactly what I want. This year I am getting new feet for my Sweet 16 that I bought for my 55th birthday this year.

  22. December 14, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I love Creative Grids rulers! I am in need of the 12 1/2 one though…. Glad you are feeling better and have fun decorating your tree today!

  23. 23 Connie Litfin
    December 14, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I have used Creative grids for years and love them. I will look for the new, I have one in the 6 1/2 sq. but haven’t seen the others yet. Love your blog and designs. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks, Connie L. in Texas\

  24. 24 Marty Toale
    December 14, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Lisa glad you are feeling better. I too have a hard time hiding something I don’t care for so I know exactly where you are coming from. Good thing we are married to wonderful men! The creative grid rulers are the best. Wish I had all of them.

  25. 25 Becky M
    December 14, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I was with my quilting friends yesterday morning and the talk was all about when is Lisa going to post her 12 day? I came home and there it was, so fun. I have noticed my rulers getting nicked at the corners . Time for an upgrade!

  26. 26 Debbie Yarbrough
    December 14, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I love creative grid rulers, they are easy to read and love the way they don’t slide on the fabric. Can a girl have to many rules? I don’t think so! Going to your site now!

  27. 27 Darcy
    December 14, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I love these rulers, too! I need a few more. Thank you for the chance to win and the sale, in case I don’t!

    • 28 Sandy pierson
      December 14, 2013 at 8:46 am

      Lisa, I am so gld to hear about these rulers. I am still using my old Salem rulers because they have that bold black line for every quarter inch for the first inch…. I will be checking out these new ones for sure as the lines on mine are pretty faded too!

  28. 29 Sheila S
    December 14, 2013 at 8:47 am

    WOW! The new rulers sound great! Most of my rulers also have little nicks or even broken edges (just like the OLD owner) and I have been thinking for some time that I needed to replace a few. Those may be just the checker, especially as the eyes are going also and I could probably see the lines so much easier. Thanks so much for the tip. P.S. I am so glad that you are feeling better. No one should be ill at Christmas!

  29. 30 k
    December 14, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Thanks for the great ruler info LIsa — I hope you’re feeling better today. I haven’t tried the Creative Grids rulers yet — I guess it is about time though — I was inspecting my 9×12 ruler the other day and there are all sorts of gouges in it… ah the love of our tools! Take care now — Karen on Keuka

  30. 31 Kay
    December 14, 2013 at 8:48 am

    I was so excited to see you we’re doing the needful things post again this year. I really enjoyed and look forward to every post last year . Been using these rulers for awhile now and love them.

  31. 32 Carol
    December 14, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Lisa, Thank you for all of the info about “needful things”. I love Creative Grids rulers, although I only have a few, but plan to upgrade all of my most used rulers. Thanks for the great sale! Have fun decorating the tree.

  32. 33 Sandy
    December 14, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I have found that the old rulers not only have nicks but seem to get “bowed” a bit along the center from so much use. The darker half inch lines will be a great help as I too have the bifocals. The nice bright lights we put in our sewing rooms can make seeing through plastic a challenge. Thank you for the 12 Days of Christmas, I so enjoyed it last year I was hoping for a replay.

  33. 34 Debbie
    December 14, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Hi Lisa~ hope you, Nick & family have a great Christmas! Glad youre feeling better, Im in the same boat~ definitely going to finish decorating today now that I feel better! Love your 12 days of ideas! I’ve been away from the quilting world for awhile, so am looking at sorts of new ( to me, anyway)! Tools & think I jusy MAY have to add some fabric to my stash! most of mine would prob be “vintage” by now! LOL! Enjoy the Holidays! Debbie :)

  34. 35 michelle starr
    December 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I was hoping that you would do your 12 days of Christmas. There are so many quilting items out there but not always as “helpful” as you hope. Glad you are feeling a bit better! I would love a new ruler. I have had mine for many years. Merry Christmas!

  35. December 14, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Lisa, Thank you for all the reasons you like the Creative Grid ruler. I have been contemplating replacing my 25 year old rulers with the corners missing but didn’t know which ones would be the best to use. There are so many to choose from now. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  36. 37 Maggie Reintges
    December 14, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I love Creative Grid rulers and I’m sure these will be an excellent addition to my collection. Glad you’re on the mend and happy decorating!!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  37. 38 Pat dubois
    December 14, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I can definitely relate…..I don’t have time to be sick but here I am…..home sick with the crud! I also have discovered these rulers and they are great! I’m on a mission to replace my old ones too!

  38. 39 Sue Honeycutt
    December 14, 2013 at 8:59 am

    The Creative Grids rulers have certainly become one of my favorite things! So much so that when on quilt retreat, I spent my “mad money” on a Creative Grid ruler instead of all the lovely fabric I encountered. As an aging lefty, I also appreciate how easily I can flip the ruler and see the numbers to assure accurate cutting. I feel about my small Creative Grid ruler collection as others have felt about their Beany Baby collections in years gone by! Enjoy the Holidays!

  39. 40 Ann
    December 14, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Lisa…have fun decorating the tree. Dark lines on the half inch…ingenious since that is mostly what I cut.

  40. 41 Meme
    December 14, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I need to streamline my ruler collection, thanks for your Needful things, I might get r done! That is Texas slang. Glad you are feeling better, just don’t overdo!

  41. 42 Mary Kastner
    December 14, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I really like these rulers but they are pricey. Hope you get the tree finished this weekend. It is all coming very soon. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Mary

  42. 43 Leanne
    December 14, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Hi Lisa, My rulers are in the same shape as yours..lol. I will be looking into the Creative Grid rulers. I glad you’re feel better and I hope you get your tree done. You know you are feeling bad when you can’t find the energy to put the ornies on…that’s the fun part!
    Happy Holidays, Leanne

  43. 45 Kris Dauth
    December 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Lisa, I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better. It’s no fun being sick especially at such a busy time of the year.

    I’m a newcomer to your website and I am hooked. I love all of the projects you publish and the more I poke around your website, the longer my wish list becomes. Just the other day I was thinking about picking up a bigger square ruler and Creative Grids are my favorite. I have the 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 and LOVE it. I don’t use it as often as my other sizes but when you need it, you NEED it. So once again, my wish list has grown. Now to decide which one(s) I’m going to add to my collection.

    Thanks for all you do for your customers. You’re a very generous and giving person. Have a great day!

  44. 46 Susan G.
    December 14, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I don’t think you can have too many rulers, as long as they serve a purpose. I went out and bought the 4 X 8 omnigrid you told us about on your blog last year. I use it a lot. Right now I’m working on the Cabin Friends wall hanging I bought from your shop last year, and I’m using that ruler. I like the small size of it.

  45. 47 Carole
    December 14, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Lisa…..So glad to hear your ornies will soon be home on the tree. It’s been a rough year for you guys; and through it all, you never skip a beat…..even when you are sick!! I always read, but never comment, on your blog, but a ruler with 1/2″ dark markings!!!! It’s a wonder it has taken so long to market. Continue your healing path.

  46. 48 Kathy
    December 14, 2013 at 9:11 am

    You can’t have too many rulers! Happy decorating, Lisa!

  47. 49 Yvonne
    December 14, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I always love your needful comment!! I have slowly buying creative grid but always like a sale Thank you so much. Merry Christmas !

  48. December 14, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Love Creative Grid rulers–and they have videos on their website for some of the specialty rulers.

  49. 51 Nancy
    December 14, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I quickly fell in love with these Creative Grid rulers after buyng my first one… a 2 and 1/2 inch wide one to make it easier to cut my own ‘jelly roll’ strips. It’s wonderful and I hope to slowly replace some of my real oldies too. Hope you’re feeling better. Stay warm and drink some lemon tea! Oh.. I love how the snow is falling here on the screen… it matches the outside!

  50. 52 stacy
    December 14, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Glad you are feeling better! Have fun with the tree and thanks for bringing back 12 Needful things. So many good ideas to pick from.
    Stacy

  51. 53 Phyllis
    December 14, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I read to the end and have to say that I love my Creative Grid rulers. The markings are great and they don’t seem to slide like some others. FYI! I got my Summer pieced BOW 2013 back from the quilter and put the binding on. I love it !!! Thanks for the work you put into everything you do. Glad you feel better.

  52. 54 Sullivan
    December 14, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I think that your gift to us quilters of the needful things is amazing. Last year I couldn’t wait each day to find out what the next item would be and to learn from you. I purchased several of the needful things last year and LOVE all of them. Thank you so much!

  53. 55 Marian
    December 14, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I’m a notion junkie and very particular about my rulers. I use them all, from 1 x 12 to 20.5 square! These new ones look great, so I may have to add to my collection. Love to read your comments and suggestions. Thanks, and happy decorating!
    Marian M.

  54. 56 Marsha Gardner
    December 14, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I too, have started replacing my rulers with Creative a Grid…love the markings on them for my aging eyes! I hope you get all you want for Christmas!

  55. 57 kelly
    December 14, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Hi Lisa, Love the 12 days of Christmas gift for us quilters. This week I went to the eye doctor and was advised and prescribed my first pair of no line bifocals. Had to think positive and excited to receive them so I can clearly see again on all the beautiful fabric I have and get another look at all my quilts displayed through my home. The Creative Grid rulers you mentioned would be a fine addition to what I currently have. Merry Christmas !

  56. 58 Steph M
    December 14, 2013 at 9:17 am

    One can never have too many rulers. I like the idea of the 1/2″ line marked bolder! I really enjoy this 12 needful things posting….Thanks for sharing, and the opportunity for winning! Happy Holidays – get feeling better so you can enjoy the season :-)

  57. 59 Jan Harritt
    December 14, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I’m completely a tool nut. Really like just the right tool. And have a lot of birthdays under my belt, things that are easy to see make quilting easier. I loved your posts last year also! I live in Idaho , I don’t know if I will ever get to visit your shop, but I check the NEW list all the time. You are a very gifted designer. God bless you this Christmas.

  58. 60 Barbara J
    December 14, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Anything that can help these aging eyes is great, and these rulers are a huge help.I’ve been buying a few at a time to replace my old ones.

  59. 61 Betty Lockhart
    December 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Glad you are feeling better, Lisa. Your story about Nick making you go through the catalogs and mark things you like reminds me of the days my daughter used to go through the old Sears Wish Book. Only I wished she wouldn’t mark so much stuff (she claimed some of it was for her birthday, which is OCTOBER 23rd!). And I am definitely going to look over my rulers to see if I have an excuse to get a new one or two. If not, well, I’m sure I did something to deserve it anyway. Betty

  60. 62 Terri spencer
    December 14, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I love reading your blog. And seeing all the pictures. You have many creative ideas and I wish I had only just a touch of that. Enjoy decorating your tree!

  61. 63 Bonnie Olsen
    December 14, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Lisa, you are amazing, Even when you don’t feel good you think of us.
    I was just noticing the other day that my 6×24 ruler has some nicks in it.
    I have a feeling I will be wanting all of the 12 needful things.
    Thanks for all the great tips.

  62. 64 Mary
    December 14, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I have to do the same thing for my husband, except he never does the shopping himself – he has our daughter do it. Glad to hear I’m not the only one without a decorated Christmas tree yet!

  63. 65 Susie Brown
    December 14, 2013 at 9:23 am

    How fun to look at all of the rulers on your website. I saw a few that are new to me!

  64. 66 Peggy Dalberto
    December 14, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I hope you are on the mend, it must be something going on in the fox valley. Amanda and I traveled down from our respective homes on Dec 1st for daughter Brandy’s nursing program Pinning ceremony at tech on the 2nd. Anyway, by the end of the week Amanda was congested, etc too. hmmm.
    We got to stop by the store for a nano second (had the kids with us) and it looks fabulous!! Great job of dressing it up (as usual ) for the holidays.
    So, you are so right to be in love with the right tools. I have slowly been investing in the various sizes, and I do like the Creative Grid ones since I have had bifocals forever it seems and visibility is really important when using sharp objects. I think it’s time to replace my old 6.5 size!!
    Merry Christmas to you and the fam.
    peggy

  65. 69 Carolyn Vogel
    December 14, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I hear you about having so many rulers! And while I only have the 8.5 square Creatve Grids so far, it is one of my new favorites.

  66. 70 Jodi miller
    December 14, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I’ve been using creative grid rulers for years and love them. They are the only ruler in my sewing room! Might be time to replace a few tho.

  67. 71 Carol Gouveia
    December 14, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Yes, I read it all the way through and looking forward to tomorrow’s. Looks like I needed to purchase a creative grid ruler. I always wondered if the large dots on the ruler made it hard to see.

  68. 72 Brenda reed
    December 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Love the look of these rulers. Mine do need to be upgraded!

  69. 73 Sue singer
    December 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Rulers look interesting

  70. 74 Barb G.
    December 14, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Thanks Lisa! I’m hearing more and more about these new Creative Grids rulers, I may have to give them a try! I love all of your helpful hints….Merry Quilting!

  71. 75 Lynda Malloy
    December 14, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Lisa, I hope you are beginning to feel better. I think you are wonderful for encouraging everyone to shop their local shops. And, I loved the seam ripper yesterday, really want to get some of the rulers, and last year, I think I got everything you recommended

  72. 76 Stacey Larson
    December 14, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Lisa,
    Glad to hear you are feeling “a little” better. Followers, we got to use and borrow this ruler and they are GREAT you can see the lines and marks so clearly. Definately ones that will be replacing some others in my OLD ruler collection.

  73. 77 Barb O
    December 14, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I have one of these and love it. Will be adding more to my collection. I have been looking forward to this. I enjoyed it so much last year. Thanks.

  74. 78 marie
    December 14, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Since the hubs has already gotten my Christmas gifts they will go on my birthday wish list. Bifocals–have had them for years—-and a special “computer only” pair of glasses—getting older isn’t fun.

  75. December 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

    After 24 years if quilting it is probably time for me to upgrade my rulers. Thanks for the recommendation. I will definitely check my local quilt shop.

  76. 80 Deborah
    December 14, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I’ve slowly been replacing rulers….I think Creative Grids are my favorite.

  77. 81 Barbara
    December 14, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Lisa, thanks for all the helpful info you send to us through your blog. I too have a ruler that is nicked along the edges and am looking to replace it. I so enjoy reading all your blogs. Merry Christmas!

  78. 82 Carol Eberhardt
    December 14, 2013 at 9:58 am

    So I am thinking that I started sewing about 20 years ago and that if I were to take a look at my trusty rulers I would indeed notice that they are nicked and faded. I could’ve time to consider replacement of my trusty favs, which include the 12 and 1/2 inch square and a couple of the long ones I use for cutting borders and squaring up!
    Glad you’re on the mend!

  79. 83 Cindy
    December 14, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Thank you for your great ideas as always! Glad to hear you are feeling better too. Lisa, I left a message at the shop about your Moda Blog and haven’t heard back. Let me know, please.

    Thank you!

  80. 84 Kim Kopac
    December 14, 2013 at 10:01 am

    This sounds like a great ruler! It is nice hearing your thoughts on these items – things that I probably would not have checked out at the store (since I am looking at all the beautiful things there). So now we know all your little secrets lol

  81. 85 CJ Reed
    December 14, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Of course I read it to the end ! I love hearing your great suggestions. You really did my me stop and rethink what rulers I use and how they are designed. Thanks for the information.

  82. 86 Judy Berna
    December 14, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Love these rulers and I need to replace some of my old ones as they are nicked and faded too. Hope to win!

  83. 87 Barbara F.
    December 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I love my Creative Grid rulers. They are the best! My favorite size is the 6 1/2″ square.

  84. 88 Janet Glover
    December 14, 2013 at 10:19 am

    So glad you are beginning to feel better. Thanks for the 12 Needful things again this year. I love my creative grids rulers and these new ones look great . I enjoy all your helpful hints.

  85. 89 Lisa LK
    December 14, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Those Creative Grid rulers are awesome. I’m on a mission to replace my old ones, and maybe add a couple new sizes. More is better!

  86. December 14, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I love your Needful Things but I have to admit, I very much enjoyed reading (and learning) about your going through them analogs and choosing what you want for Christmas from Nick. You, Lisa, are brilliant! I’m going to use that same idea but using websites instead. I am now off to the Primitive Gatherings site to make my list. Forgive him when he calls in his order for me…he is not good at this! Thanks for the posts!

  87. December 14, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Lol…catalogs, not analogs!

  88. December 14, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I read it to the end….one can never have enough rulers…
    Donna

  89. 93 Ann P.
    December 14, 2013 at 10:29 am

    These look like really nice rulers! Can’t wait to get some. Sounds like you are feeling better.

  90. 94 Angela
    December 14, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Love the rulers, I should probably replace some of mine…glad you are feeling better! Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. 95 Jan Tjerne
    December 14, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I really like the Creative Rulers that I have, especially the square ones. Makes squaring up blocks so easy.

  92. 96 Gloria G
    December 14, 2013 at 10:32 am

    So glad you are feeling better. I have started noticing nicks on some of my most used rulers. That darn cutter justs seems to jump the curve once and awhile. Oh and the eyes…now I can blame the ruler for that problem. I see new rulers in the future. Thanks for the chance. So look forward to this every year. Merry Christmas, Gloria

  93. December 14, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I KNOW! Aren’t the new Creative Grid rulers the greatest? I’ve already replaced my 4.5×6.5 and my 16.5 square! Next on my replacement list is the 6.5×18 (or24). Thanks for posting your list! Also like you, my tree has been standing, naked for the week. Today is the day! Well, after some quilting :)
    Thanks for the chance to upgrade a ruler! and Merry Christmas!

  94. 98 Beverly Lawler
    December 14, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Glad you are feeling better! No fun being sick during the holidays. I look forward to your post everyday . I am looking to replace some of my rulers so this is a great time to do so! Thank you!

  95. 99 Kathy
    December 14, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better. I think it might be time to start switching out some of my rulers. Those look great! Merry Christmas everyone.

  96. 100 Emilou
    December 14, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Morning Lisa, Yeah, feeling better and decorating a tree are wonderful signs. Congrats to the winner and oh the new rulers are great! You are so right about using them for 1/2′ sections. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

  97. 101 Pam Hintze
    December 14, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Glad you are feeling better. I am going to check out these rulers. Thanks for the tips.

  98. 102 Jody
    December 14, 2013 at 10:42 am

    So enjoy reading the Needful Things blogs. I love to read/see what other quilters like to use and why! I have a small Creative Grids ruler that is 2.5″ wide and I leave it on my cutting table as I use it ALL the time to trim up/cut smaller strips and blocks. I like it best because it DOESN’T SLIP! Would love to win another size!

  99. 103 Renee
    December 14, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I really like the old Creative Grid rulers. I am looking forward to trying the new rulers.

  100. 104 Alice Tignor
    December 14, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I borrowed a 16 1/2 inch square Creative Grid ruler to square up applique blocks. I loved it! I couldn’t have squared up those 16 1/2 blocks without it. I do need to get some for myself. Thank you for your creative ideas.

  101. December 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Glad you are feeling better Lisa. Merry Christmas to you and Nick. You are right. My rulers have faded too. I thought my eyes were “going” on me. I already have my blended bys!

  102. 106 sandy
    December 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Sounds like you are better. I do what you do with Nick only I even purchase my gift and get my husband to wrap it…he LOVES it!!!

  103. 107 suejean1
    December 14, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Thank-you so much Lisa for doing the 12 needful things again this year. I enjoyed last years so much and appreciated learning about products I was unaware of. Glad you are feeling better. I just stopped at my local quilt store, Little Quilts, this morning and picked up the seam-fix ripper you mentioned in yesterday’s post for a couple of my favorite quilting friends. I recently purchased my first creative grids ruler, the fat quarter ruler, Kathy Brown helped design it. It has extra anti slip grid on it and is amazing. I want all creative grid rulers now. Merry Christmas!

  104. 108 Denise Cabral
    December 14, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I love that my favorite online shops are having Christmas sales! Having yours the last weeks before Christmas is good because I can afford to buy some me things now that my shopping is done! Thank you!!a,

  105. 109 Ann in PA
    December 14, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Lisa, glad you are feeling better….Nick is a keeper- how sweet to make sure he gets you something special that you will like. : ) I need all the help I can get when cutting; my rulers are pretty old and now would be a good time to start upgrading.

  106. December 14, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I still cut with scissors, and forgot how I began my lines before I decided to treat myself to a 6×12 ruler. I do everything with it.

  107. 111 Peggy
    December 14, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Lisa, I love your 12 Needful things for Christmas ! You always find some great things that we didn’t know we needed till you mention them! BTW LOVE the snow on this post!!! At first I thought it was my computer…….then I followed it up and realized “Its Snow” LOVE IT !!!

  108. 112 Susan
    December 14, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Wow! How great to pick your own gifts from catalogs–that is a sweet husband!
    I have been drooling over the creative grids rulers for years! I don’t have any of them. I guess i just couldn’t justify buying more rulers when I have a couple of the basic sizes. I think mine are Omni-grid and quilt in a day—definitely oldies! I’d love to upgrade to some new Omnigrids! Glad you are feeling better!

  109. 113 Kris Kayser
    December 14, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Yes, I did read all the way to the bottom! I definitely need to start updating my rulers.

  110. December 14, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Glad your feeling better! I need to replace some of mine. Have a great day!

  111. 115 Patti
    December 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I was able to try the Creative Grid rulers at a quilt show this year. And as my rulers wear out I will be replacing them with this brand. I especially like the anti slip surface, and I found the measuring lines were clear and easy to follow. Glad you are feeling better. Happy Holidays.

  112. 116 Sandy Kipphut
    December 14, 2013 at 11:28 am

    One quilter can never have enough needful things and rulers are the best. I like my 6 1/2 best. I love that you are doing 12 needful things again. I got many good tips last year and sure I will this year, too. Thanks!

  113. 117 herkyhawk
    December 14, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I would love to win new rulers! It’s one of those things you forget to replace.

    Sent from Samsung tablet

  114. 118 Cheryl Gaines
    December 14, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I love your 12 days of Christmas. You show me notions that I have and don’t have. And like any good quilter you need all the new gadgets. thanks again, glad your feeling better.
    Cheryl

  115. 119 Kary
    December 14, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I love creative grid rulers. I am glad you are feeling better. Any ruler that helps me cut more accurate to make my piecing go together better and make quilting even MORE fun , we’ll sign me up for it! Keep up the great tips.

  116. 120 Donna W
    December 14, 2013 at 11:33 am

    These rulers sound great. I have not tried them yet, but your post makes me think that I need to get some. Merry Christmas

  117. 121 M B in SC
    December 14, 2013 at 11:37 am

    So glad you are feeling better…glad I am not the only one who does the tree in stages…LOL !
    I too have been updating my rulers…believe it or not I still have a couple old yellow lined ones. Love the needful things advice…you make us all feel like an old friend! The best part of having quilter/woolie friends! Aren’t you just lovin the snow and cold of the season? We are at out cabin in WNY and it seems like an old fashion Christmas outside…we are blessed! Thanks for all you do Lisa!!!

  118. 122 Connie R. Spalding
    December 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I have been using the “Kaye England – ‘Cure’ Rulers” for years and they are getting pretty worn out…looks like these will be the ones I begin replacing my old rulers with. I love having the “1/2 inch” marks highlighted…it makes it faster and easier for cutting. Thanks again for sharing your tips and needful things again this year.

  119. 123 Audrey G.
    December 14, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I’ve only been quilting for less than ten years, and much more these last five…rulers are the very pulse of what I do. To find out they’ve been updated makes me wonder which I need to work on replacing!! Thanks for the favorites!

  120. 124 Debbi
    December 14, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Glad you’re feeling better, Lisa.It’s snowing like crazy in New Jersey so I, too, am decorating my tree. It seems like the perfect setting for that.The only thing that could make it better would be the smell of Christmas cookies baking in the kitchen. Well, maybe tomorrow.I recently bought one of the new Creative Grids ruler and really love it.It seems so much easier to see the lines than the previous style of her rulers. I loved the older style and didn’t think they could be improved upon, but she really managed to do so!

  121. December 14, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I tried regular bifocals, no line bifocals, bifocal contacts….good grief getting older is a pain. :) I went back to readers and they seem to work best for me. I’m just thankful something works! blessings, marlene

  122. 126 Donna
    December 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    My rulers show some wear and tear also. I find myself using the same few rulers all the time. Maybe it is time for me to break that habit. Glad you are feeling better.

  123. 127 Glynis
    December 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    My rulers are old, coming up on 20 years so I think that it’s time to upgrade. Mine have a few nicks in them and the lines are wearing thin also. Thanks for the tip.

  124. December 14, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Just found your blog, Lisa. I like the looks of the projects I see. A new ruler in black and white would certainly be useful. I think I’d start with the 6 1/2 x 12 1/2–perfect for fat quarter cutting. Thank you.

  125. 129 Betty Liehr
    December 14, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    What a wonderful idea – new rulers! I often look at mine and wonder just how long I hang on to them. But I have to admit, I’m really attached to a few of them – my 6 1/2″ square and my 18″x5″. Being frugal, it’s hard to justify replacing “perfectly good” items – but a sale!!

  126. 130 Maria R
    December 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    These rulers look great. I just got my first pair of no line bifocals too. I wasn’t too thrilled, but I can see much better now. Good luck with your decorating.

  127. 131 Rita
    December 14, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Creative grid rulers are my favorite. Can’t wait to try the updated version. My tree has been sitting with just lights for a week also. I plan on decorating it today. Get Well!

  128. 132 Harriett Murray
    December 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I love love luv these creative grid rulers! I’ve already started replacing mine bc the new ones r easier to read!!!

  129. December 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Lisa, I am so glad that you are feeling better. I have looked at those seam rippers but wasn’t sure how well they really worked. I will have to get each size. I have a couple of the creative rulers and they are very nice. Will have to replace some of my old ones!!! Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s item.

  130. 134 Pamela Miller
    December 14, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I think Nick has the best idea for getting you what you want for Christmas! No returns-Ha! I will be receiving my new bifocals next week for my aging eyes. These rulers look like they will be helpful to everyone-clear markings, etc. I need all the help I can get. Give your puppies a hug for me. We lost our precious 8-1/2 year old black lab, Sophie, this week, and our hearts are broken. She was very ill and we exhausted all means to save her. I know she is in a better place now, but it is so hard to lose a family member. Hope you are feeling better. Take care.

  131. December 14, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    These rulers sound very interesting. Mine are about 15 yrs old and terribly nicked up and need to be replaced. One even looks as tho it had a bite taken out of the corner! Time for new ones. Not sure what to replace first. Probably the 6.5″ x 24

  132. 136 Kathy Roloff
    December 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I also love your needful things lists. I still have last years saved on my computer. I have hung on to a very old 8″ wide,ruler, because,I have never found a replacement . Soooo happy to see a new improved replacement available! Happy Holidays.

  133. December 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Lisa ..I agree about those Creative Grid rulers ,especially the black markings for 1/2 in …I liked my 91/2′ ruler and it must have gotten lost at a retreat! and the 12-15″is ackward to use so I’d love some more Creative grid Rulers. Hope that Cough is improving…

  134. 138 Sylvia
    December 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    The Needful Things List is a such a great idea, and put us in touch with new and improved quilting items that all we quilters need and want. We quilters are a needy bunch, aren’t we! LOL d have quite I love, love, love rulers and have quite a collection of them at this time, but will save this post for future reference. Happy you are feeling better.

  135. 139 Janet D
    December 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Glad to hear you are feeling a “bit” better. I love the creative grid rulers. I am grateful that my fellow quilters allow me to use their creative grid rulers at our sewing group. Happy decorating today.

  136. 140 Rose
    December 14, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Have also started collecting the Creative Grid rulers myself and have been giving then as gifts to my mom. We both love them. So glad your feeling better, and I think Nick has the best idea ever for coming up with Christmas ideas, might try that on my hubby, hopefully he is smart enough to get the hint. Also, have to say it was a pleasure to meet you in person at the Houston Quilt Show this year.

  137. December 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I love my Creative Grids rulers–thanks for the chance to add to my collection!

  138. 142 Cheryl Baker
    December 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Hi Lisa – I love the Creative Grid rulers and the one that I would not want to be without is the 2 ½ x 12 ½! It’s so handy and works great along side the small square rulers. Your needful things list is great.

  139. 143 Kerri V
    December 14, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    You are so right…these redesigned rulers rock!!!
    I love finding out what you consider to be must haves for quilters. I just read yesterdays and have to agree 100% with you there …I have it on my wish list

  140. 144 KathyE
    December 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I may not get to quilt as much as I’d like but I do love my tools. One can never have too many rulers. These look great.

  141. 145 Pat
    December 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    These rulers look great! Some of mine are showing signs of wear so thanks for the recommendation for the Creative Grid rulers.

  142. 146 Jakey
    December 14, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Hi Lisa, I love creative grid rulers too! I was very tempted to buy some on my recent visit, but wasn’t sure how I’d get them on the plane, as I need sone big ones. I think it’s a great gift idea for Santa this year, and will send him the link with sizes I’m dreaming of. :-D

  143. 147 Sandy
    December 14, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Merry Quilting back to you! Thanks for your creativity and your tips.

  144. 148 Kim
    December 14, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I have a ruler that was dropped on the floor & one side has a chunk missing so when I use it to cut I have to flip it around to the other side. Happy holidays

  145. 149 Meredith
    December 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I have two creative grids rulers and just love them, so am keen to get more. Thank you for your great blog.

  146. 150 Christie yorks
    December 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Lisa,
    I totally know what you’re referring to about husbands not knowing what to buy us!!! Heck, I think I’m easy!
    Glad to hear you’re feeling better! Thanks for the great review on the rulers….I’ll be sure to try them! I always look forward to your emails!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Christie

  147. December 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I have never noticed these rulers before…I will have to check them out soon as I seriously doubt Santa would even know what & which ruler I would want!
    Merry Christmas!
    Tammy

  148. 152 Angelia L.
    December 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Lisa, I am glad to hear you are feeling better. Bifocals…..wait to you upgrade to trifocals!! LOL! I fought it for years but finally gave in and I am so glad, but it did take awhile to get use to them. I am using the Omni rulers I bought when I started quilting just a few years ago. They are okay, but I do hope to replace them with Creative Grid rulers someday. That will have to wait a little longer as my husband lost his bank job just over 18 months ago because of a merger and has not been able to find a new one so my quilting budget is on hold. Well, I’m off to put up our tree now….we don’t like to put it up too early because our two cats seem to think that it is a new toy for them every year. :-D

    Merry Christmas!
    Angelia

  149. 153 barbaraleh
    December 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I think I’ll need to try out one of these rulers as it’s definitely getting more challenging to see the markings on my rulers. As for making suggestions for Christmas gifts, I now make a list of suggestions every year…ever since my husband bought me (no kidding here)…a whole box of assorted sizes of food storage containers. :-(

  150. 154 Cheryl Keown
    December 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Merry Christmas Lisa. So happy you are feeling better. Love your 12 days.

  151. 155 Gina
    December 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Creative Grid rulers are the best, I am gradually replacing my rulers so they are consistent.

  152. 156 Natalie
    December 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Love the idea of them coming in so many sizes! Thanks for the fun 12 days of ideas and sales!

  153. 157 Kathy
    December 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I am a believer that to do good work you need good tools. Time for replacements!

    Bifocals…….yup……one day you wake up and someone has changed the font size on everything!

    Glad you are feeling better!

  154. 158 Shirley
    December 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I was looking at my rulers the other day, and you are right they are in need of replacement. My goal this year to replace rulers and mats.

  155. 159 Kathy V
    December 14, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I have always used the Creative Grid rulers, but, the newer version is the absolute best! You can cut long strips of fabric without the ruler shifting….not to mention how much easier it is to square up smaller quilt blocks. I love these rulers!!

    Glad you are on the mend!

  156. 160 Susan
    December 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    What would we do without our rulers ? Noticed some of mine have nicks and hard to see lines. Have fun decorating the tree.

  157. 161 Diane Kubicki
    December 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Now that you mention it, I do have rulers with nicks in them. It looks like something I just may need to replace. Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for the great tips. I am just finishing up your wool crazy stocking, just in time for Christmas.

  158. 162 DaisyS
    December 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Wow, how great to have the 1/2″ markings on these Creative Grid rulers. The black lines are coming off one of my very old rulers. So I demoted it to measure the depth of the falling snow. Also, I had a large section of water damaged drywall to cut out of a ceiling and the ruler was great to measure accurate distances from other measurements, draw some parallel lines, and be able to see through it to line up existing marks…just like on fabric! So re-purpose those old rulers and buy some new ones :) !

    So glad you are feeling better and are giving us the gift of the “Twelve Days of Christmas”!

  159. 163 Linda K.
    December 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Glad to see you are doing the needful things again this year. I got some wonderful things last year.

  160. December 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I’m with you Lisa, I would not ever give up my 4″ X 8″ with grids. I love mine. Get well fast and we’ll hear from you tomarrow. Kennette

  161. 165 Sharon Miller
    December 14, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Thanks for the ruler recommendations. With so many choices available, it is helpful to have a personal point of view. Merry Christmas!

  162. December 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I love Creative Grids rulers! I have purchased several and I love them. I hadn’t thought about it, but I need to replace all my rulers too because I have the same issues you do-nicks and fading. Our blocks can only be as accurate as our cutting and that is so dependent on our rulers. Thanks for the reminder that an upgrade is just what I need!

  163. 167 Jackie Barron
    December 14, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Lisa, thanks for the “permission” to replace our rulers!!! Some of mine are very old and like yours the lines are fading and the knicks are many!! I have also recently learned the importance of sticking with one family of rulers when cutting out a quilt – there can definitely be a small difference in the way companies mark their quilts and we all know how those small differences can add up!!!

  164. 168 Sharon Smth
    December 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I love these rulers. Hope you are feeling much better and that we get to see a pic of the tree with all the ornaments. Sharon

  165. 169 Rachel Friedrichs
    December 14, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Creative Grid Rulers . . . I have never heard of these, but I definitely need to get one. I can see how useful these types of rulers make it for quilters. Thanks for the recommendation, I love these 12 days!

  166. 170 Lori Albrechtsen
    December 14, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Hey Lisa! First, I am glad you are feeling better, That is more important than any of these other things. I would love to try one of these rulers. I lOVED your 12 needful things and even purchased almost all of them, including the Juki! So thanks for doing this again to keep us all up to date on the latest and greatest tools! Love ya and can’t wait to see you at Road to CA! Lori

  167. 171 Vikki
    December 14, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Hey Lisa, I bought the 4×8 omni ruler because of last years 12 Days of Christmas quilting blogs and I can’t thank you enough for your review of it! I have a couple of the creative grid rulers and they are great! Looking forward to the next 10 days. :)

  168. 172 Sue kraft
    December 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I have had rulers used so much the lines are worn off the edges! Gotta replace them if you want accurate cuts! And Creative Grids is a good choice.

  169. 173 Jan Tracy
    December 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I love gadgets and tools, so look forward to your twelve days of Christmas postings!!! Glad you are feeling better, not the time of year to be sick!,

  170. 174 Kathy Wood
    December 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Those creative grid rulers sound great. I need some that I can see better too. The eyes aren’t what they used to be, and neither are my worn out rulers!

  171. 175 Mary C.
    December 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    The bolder 1/2 inch marks sound like a good idea, although trying a new brand of ruler could open a whole new Pandora’s box…..I tend to like new tools! I always look forward to your 12 days, it’s a treat every morning! Glad you’re feeling better.

  172. 176 Caryn Bravos
    December 14, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    My rulers are looking pretty old, good time to add these to my Christmas list. :)

  173. 177 Debbie Reber
    December 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    A quilter can NEVER have too many rulers! I love Creative grids rulers, wish I could buy them all!

  174. 178 Lynn
    December 14, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    It’s all the tools!!!
    Lynn N.

  175. 179 Barbara D.
    December 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    One can never have enough rulers! These all sound great!

  176. 180 Joleen
    December 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Once again, you are right! Creative Grids rulers are the bomb! And there is always a need for ‘one more’ ! I enjoy your needful things….. Thanks for inspiring me!

  177. 181 Deborah Cagle
    December 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I love getting your needful things list each Christmas – I find out about all kinds of new stuff! I am glad I am not the only one who has trouble with all the lines on the ruler being the same. Hallelujah for 1/2 inch marks!

  178. 182 Cecilia
    December 14, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I have already started replacing my square rulers with the new Creative Grid ones. I love the black marking for the 1/2. I will be adding rulers to my win list. Thanks!

  179. 183 Terri Mulinix
    December 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    it was so funny because my tree at been the same way. All decorated now. Those nolines make everything a little more interesting. I told one of my friends she needed a new ruler, it looked like she had be shaving a little off the side for sometime now. LOL. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, what could be better quilts and cooking. terri

  180. 184 Kathy
    December 14, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    It”s a rotten time to be sick. Glad to hear you are on the mend. I purchased a Creative Grid ruler awhile ago after using one that my sewing buddy had. I loved it. I will definitely put the new ones on my list. Really enjoyed your needful things list from last year…..so this year should be just as much fun. Thanks

  181. 185 Sally Hurst
    December 14, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    It’s a bummer to be sick around Christmas time; so much to do and events to go to. Glad you are on the mend. Hope you can relax and rest a bit. I was hoping you would do another 12 Needful things this year. Last year’s was so great. Your tips are terrific!

  182. 186 Kristy
    December 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    CREATIVE GRID makes an awesome ruler! Now, I must admit the truth…I too have no line bifocals………and I do use them to sew. But….when I read, I still grab my cheaters. I am curious to see how much my accuracy improves with the BOLD lines on the Creative GRID rulers. Merry Christmas to all.

  183. 187 Tana
    December 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I hear you on the bifocals….had to break down myself about a year ago! Oh well, such is life! I have looked at these rulers several times but hadn’t made the purchase yet. You may have just moved me over the top the next time I am in my LQS. Happy tree decorating!

  184. 188 Pam
    December 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    These rulers look great…mine are knicked up in so many places so it looks like this would be a great replacement. Glad your feeling better!

  185. 189 Mary Colley
    December 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    GLAD YOU ARE FEELING BETTER. This is a terrible time to be sick. Thanks for the update on the rulers. I’m anxious to see them

  186. 190 Linda hanley
    December 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Lisa – I was looking forward to the “needful things” again this year. I really like Creative Grid rulers but only have a couple. It would be nice to win. Glad you are feeling better. Merry Christmas to you and you family. Linda

  187. 191 Lori
    December 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Lisa – these upgraded rulers look to be a big help in rotary cutting. They look extremely nicer to use with the black markings. Thank you for posting YOUR Needful Things…..we always need NEW ideas and PG give us something to always look forward to. Will be ordering very soon. Lisa, thank you for inspiring and re-creating for all of us. Blessing to you and your family this Christmas!

  188. 192 Patty
    December 14, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I haven’t tried the Creative Grid rulers, but like you, some of my rulers are pretty worn out. Thanks for the suggestion.

  189. 193 Sandy G.
    December 14, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    It’s such a good idea to check your rulers and replace damaged or old ones. I’m also going to tell my sister – she’s just starting to quilt and will need rulers in different sizes. Glad you’re feeling better.

  190. December 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I too love Creative Grid rulers, but also have a number of Omni rulers. Sounds like a good time to replace some of the worn ones! Good to hear you are feeling better.

  191. 195 Kathy J
    December 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I have a couple of the “older” versions of these rulers and they are wonderful. Great to hear they’ve been updated!

  192. 196 MARIE USHER
    December 14, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Creative Grid rulers are great. Will look into replacing some of my older ones. Glad you are feeling better.

  193. 197 Karla Pickhinke
    December 14, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Hi Lisa, I just showed my daughter today’s post, “hint, hint” my rulers are faded & some are even taped together, so time for some new ones!! I was gonna get Somme at the AQS in DSM this Oct., but spent all my $$ at Primitive Gatherings!! Love all your things!!! My Xmas present just arrived last week from my husband, that I got to pick out, Summer Blooms, can’t wait to get started on it!!

  194. 198 Lori
    December 14, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I really enjoy reading your Needful things, and love the Creative Grids!

  195. December 15, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Sale on rulers! WOO HOO!! I love having lots of square rulers – for whatever size square I’m cutting. Merry Christmas!

  196. 200 Michelle F.
    December 15, 2013 at 6:39 am

    I did not know they had updated these rulers. I am definitely gonna try to switch over my rulers in the future. Thanks for the chance to win something fun! Also, I love your list of needful things.

  197. 201 Nancy Schneider
    December 15, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Love, Love , Love to get my coffee in the morning and check my emails and see a post from you! Love all of your tips and will be getting day 12 and day 11 needful things!

  198. 202 Debbie G
    December 15, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Happy to hear that you are on the mend! But of course I would read your post to the end. I look forward to seeing your posts and have found your “needful things” to be very helpful. I think I am in the need for a couple new rulers as the lines on my current ones are disappearing as well.

  199. 203 Sherry Bousley
    December 15, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I always read your blog to the end….so much good information! Happy to know you are feeling better, and will enjoy the Christmas season much more without the cough, etc. I hope Santa brings you just exactly what you want :-)

  200. 204 Debra Wilbourn
    December 15, 2013 at 8:15 am

    As one gets older the eyes are the first to go. The bold black lines on the rulers are very helpful!! Enjoy the holiday season!!

  201. 205 Janan
    December 15, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I love to read your blog posts, and I have to admit I miss them when you are absent a few days, but I know the business must keep you sew sew busy. Love the falling snow! I too am in my first pair of no lines glasses and they are quite something to get used to!! I do sew love creative grid rulers and their clarity.
    Glad to hear you are feeling better, now go get that tree decorated!

  202. 206 Dawn
    December 15, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Thanks for posting the sticks. I used someone’s at camp last year and loved it but didn’t know where I could buy them!

  203. 207 Toni R.
    December 15, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Love Creative Grids rulers and the tutorials that go along with them!

  204. 208 Jane
    December 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    And who can not use new quilt rulers. Love the Creative Grids rulers! Looking forward to purchased a few of these. :)

  205. 209 Rose
    December 15, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    My rulers are like old friends, however, they are getting old and losing their marks. I think it might be time to add some friends like Creative Grids to my stash. BTW, I have had “no line” glasses for years and love them!

  206. 210 rose f. white
    December 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Lisa, I love almost everything “primitive gatherings.” I always have a hard time controlling my spending when on your website! All of my rulers are old and in need of replacing. I have several friends who rave about the Creative Grid rulers. I’m sorry I can’t take advantage of the sale prices, but will start replacing my rulers after the gift-giving season is over. Have a wonderful holiday season, Lisa.

  207. 211 Susan Vicary
    December 15, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Ah, new rulers..mine are so old the lines are also faded…and the half inch line in black! I’ve been wearing the bifocals for a while! Thank you so much, Susan Vicary


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