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Day 12

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It is now 12 days til Christmas…I hope this post finds you enjoying your preparations for the big days, ahead….  I love this time of year because it allows me to share what I have with others…I know I can and I do, share at other times of the year, but it just seems more on my mind on how to and when to share at this time of the year…last night was a no brainer…the 12/12/12 concert for victims of Sandy…if you called you supposedly could speak to a celeb…I wanted to talk to Whoopi, but no luck…it was cool to see all the “older” performers that I may not ever see in concert perform…We also went out to dinner last night and picked a family and anonymously purchased their dinner for them…I love doing this…this is my favorite thing to do…But lets get to another kind of sharing with you…Quilt Stuff…now this list I have compiled is in no particular order…so I am just starting with one of the most important things…

A ruler…If you do not cut accurately you cannot stitch accurately!  With that said this is the most necessary ruler I have, beside the 8 1/2″x 24″ that we all should own.  The 4″x 8″ Omnigrid ruler is by far the most accurate for sub-cutting.  You all know I love to piece “little” and this ruler helps me cut accurately.  See all those 1/8″ grids?  Yes…you need them….see how fine they are?  That helps not having a big thick line…what side of the line are you on? Am I in the middle?  With this 4×8 ruler there is no guessing…therefore…it is more accurate for piecing. It also does not have the extra 1/2″ that sometimes confuses people.  The Omnigrid rulers also come in 4×4 or 3×18, which I also have of course, but this is the best size for handling purposes also. I do not want to be swinging around an 18″ ruler when cutting 1 1/2″ pieces.

If you are interested in purchasing this ruler it is conveniently linked below to my site, however I have no problem with you supporting your local quilt shop and purchasing there.  If you do not have a nice local shop and want to purchase from me…you will receive a 25% discount off it now til the end of the year.  Please understand that your order may take a bit.  We do not know how many we will sell?  It might be 5 it may be 50, hopefully it won’t be 500, I don’t think my supplier would have that many!!!…lol, so we may have to order this for you.  We appreciate your patience and we will ship your order as soon as we have them in our store, if we run out of what we have in stock.  Stop back by tomorrow to see what you need to help you be a better Quilter!

If you leave me a comment, like…tell me you have this one and love it too!, tell me you are purchasing it now!!!, tell me if I drive you crazy, in a good way!!!…in other words tell me something and I will enter your comment in to win one of my prizes.  I will post the winner and the prize tomorrow along with #11!

Purchase 4×8 Omnigrid Ruler here

12 "Needlful" Things for better Quilting!

12 “Needlful” Things for better Quilting!

 


176 Responses to “Day 12”


  1. 1 Jill
    December 13, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I do not have this ruler, but I am thinking I should put it on my Christmas list. I use my 6″ x 12″ a lot, but I can see how much nicer this would be for smaller piecing (which I have been doing a lot of lately). Thanks for sharing your success with this ruler.

  2. December 13, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I actually have two of these rulers! And I agree – you can’t live without them!

  3. 3 Pat
    December 13, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Lisa, I love getting your emails. Have purchased and made several of your patterns. Hope to visit your shop next year – it’s on my bucket list.

  4. 4 Diane
    December 13, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I have this ruler and love it for all the reasons you say! Good choice!

  5. 5 Rosemary Redhead
    December 13, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Own it, love it, and use it a lot!!!
    Redhead

  6. December 13, 2012 at 7:50 am

    🎄🎄🎄Happy Holidays Lisa🎄🎄🎄.
    🎅🎅🎅Would like to find one of these rulers in my Christmas stocking🎅🎅🎅

  7. December 13, 2012 at 7:51 am

    I am so looking forward to see all 12 of these posts. I do not own this ruler. I will have to look for it.

  8. 8 Sharon K
    December 13, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Love mine. Looking forward to your post every day.

  9. 9 Sherrie
    December 13, 2012 at 7:56 am

    You’re right this is a great ruler for making smaller quilts. I love mine.

  10. 10 Bev
    December 13, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Hard to believe I don’t know about this ruler….I do have a 2 1/2″ x 6″ that I tried for small cuts and like. One of the highlights of our vacation in Sept. was visiting your shop! All I can say is WOW!

  11. December 13, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Do not have it but I am getting it. Lisa you are the only quilt shop owner that I know that is truly inspirational with your quilting. I love your blogs and can’t wait till you post a new one. Love everything about your shop which I get to at least once a year. But online is just as good. I want to say thanks to all the helpful girls at the shop too.

  12. December 13, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Of course I own it and love it!

  13. 13 Ditzy Dame
    December 13, 2012 at 7:58 am

    What a great idea to pick someone out and “secretly” buy their dinner. I love random acts of kindness…you’ve inspired me to pass it on!!!

  14. 14 Sandra
    December 13, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I have an older ruler from Omnigrid and never noticed that they have updated it with the small 1/8 grids. I had a WOW moment! THANK YOU!

  15. December 13, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I don’t own either of these rulers so thanks so much for the heads up! I am on the hunt!! Thanks so much for the chance to win your give away! Wishing you a very merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year! See you at Road to California!
    Paulette

  16. 16 Renee Rettler
    December 13, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I am really looking forward to the list of 12 great things! You are the expert so I listen carefully to your suggestions. I have lots of rulers, but not this one. I will buy it the next time I am at Primitive Gatherings – which won’t be long as I am there often 🙂 And I love the idea of buying someone’s dinner unexpectedly. What a wonderful idea!

  17. 17 Denise
    December 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Happy Holidays!! I enjoy your emails! I also like the snow that is falling on this site!! I have this ruler and it is a really nice ruler to have!
    Denise

  18. 18 Patty F
    December 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I have the 4×8 but my go-to ruler has been the 4×14.. am not sure why but am going to change it up and try the 4×8 more regularly.

  19. 19 LeAnn Keenan
    December 13, 2012 at 8:05 am

    I’m really excited for all twelve days to see what you post. I’ve been much more aware recently of piecing with more precision. Thanks.

  20. 20 Felice G
    December 13, 2012 at 8:09 am

    We do not have a local quilt shop in my town…………..the closest one’s are 1.5 hours north or south, so I am thrilled to support your shop. Additionally many Florida quilt shops dont carry wool. I dont own the above mentioned ruler, but may give it a shot. Thanks for sharing your time and talents:)

  21. 21 Libby D
    December 13, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Absolutely one of my favorite rulers as well. I anxiously await for Day 11!!

  22. December 13, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I do have this ruler and find it very helpful for cutting small pieces.

  23. December 13, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Happy holidays, yes i do agree i do have this ruler. I am a big fan of omnigrid rulers and i wholeheartedly agree if you dont cut percisely you cant stitch percisely. Thanks for entering me your giveaway!

  24. 24 Barbara
    December 13, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I am looking forward to your 12 days of Christmas. I have to look for the ruler. Thanks for all your inspiration and the giveway. Merry Christms!

  25. 25 Lorene
    December 13, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I have the 6 x 12 i use ALL the time. But i think you might have talked into the 4 x 8!

  26. 26 Bari Jo
    December 13, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Thank you for the tip! I stopped using my old Omni rulers because all the yellow lines were so fat and the dashes so far apart that I had trouble. I like the looks of this one and now I am going to have to get it! :O) I think the next 11 days could be expensive for Santa! LOL I love your shop – I sure wish we had wonderful wools etc here in town like you offer. (closest thing here is the cheap felt from the discount stores :o/ Thank you for encouraging us to support our local quilt shops. We have a few here and I do love going in there and supporting them as much as I can. :O)

  27. 27 njquilter24
    December 13, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I think buying a family’s dinner is just so amazing, what a very kind gift you gave them. Just warms my heart.
    I don’t have this ruler but looks like I need one! can we wait and place an order after we see all 12 days items so they can be combined into one order????? Kathie
    http://inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.com

  28. 28 Linda L
    December 13, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I have the 4×4 and the 3×18 and use them all the time but can see that the 4X8 might be a tool that I find really useful. I will have to put this on my “stocking” list. I know Santa isn’t done with his shopping.

  29. 29 Julie
    December 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I don’t have this ruler. I guess it just never occurred to me to make it easy on myself instead of using my big one for all of my cutting. Thank you for featuring it on your blog and opening my eyes that there is an easier way!

  30. December 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Happy Holidays to the best site on the web! Starts any day out just great when there is an email from PG. Thank you for all you do for this wonderful world of quilting and wool.

  31. 31 Debbie
    December 13, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Love sewing itty bitty also!! I have the ruler and love it. Looking forward to seeing you in Illinois this Spring.

  32. 32 Nancy J
    December 13, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I think I will have to try this ruler. I like the idea of the thin lines and the eighth inch markings. ANd yes your are so right about supporting local quilt shops. We no longer have a local shop and have to drive 35 minutes to another great shop, but it is worth it. I too enjoyed the concert last night. We have gone to the Jersey Shore every summer since I was a baby, 57 years , so this tragedy especailly hits home to me. Please support anyway you can.
    Thansk for the chance to win.

  33. December 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Great ruler, I agree it’s an essential one to have in the sewing room. I do already have one though! Happy Hollydays, Ani in NC

  34. 34 mbjones2012
    December 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

    I don’t own it. Have been usung a 6×12 from Creative Grids that I like a lot but will check yours out at the Tiger Lily tomorrow. Enjoy the Christmas holiday and so nice to hear of your giving!

  35. 35 Carol Eberhardt
    December 13, 2012 at 8:41 am

    How much do I love the same ruler? I have TWO! Why I don’t know … Must have seen it in my fab shop and thought ” who couldn’t love that ruler?” … TWICE!

  36. 36 Melva Lang
    December 13, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I do love the 4 x 8. And the 8 x 24. Another that I have and would not be without is the Easy Angle for putting binding strips together and joining at the end of binding. Have a great holiday!

  37. 37 Juanita
    December 13, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Like most quilters, I’m sure, I have many, many rulers, but always go back to the same old few. This is one of them! Thanks for your advice about all things “quilty”!

  38. 38 Susan G.
    December 13, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I will definitely look for this ruler at my local quilt shop.Thanks for the tip.

  39. 39 Brenda Wyatt
    December 13, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I live your blog! I do not have this ruler, but thinking I need one now. Hoping my name is picked.

  40. December 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

    You make a couple of very good points about having rulers of varying sizes to do different types of cutting. Thanks for the chance to enter a drawing! I’ve just begun reading your blog in the last few weeks – it has been a pleasure to read and get to know you!

  41. 41 Melanie Eiswerth
    December 13, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I do not currently own this ruler, but do agree that there is a need for a ruler to conveniently handle those smaller sizes accurately. This is going on my wish list. Thanks for sharing

  42. 42 Nancy Benolkin
    December 13, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I also have that ruler and use it alot. Merry Chrismas to you and yours and all your followers. A special shout out to your mom Terry. Craving some of her home cooking.

  43. 43 Laurie in Iowa
    December 13, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Even though I’ve gotten away from quilting I love reading your blog posts and getting your shop e-mails. I know one day my Bernina will be humming again.

  44. 44 Kathy Yano
    December 13, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I’m putting this on my Christmas list. I don’t own this size but see the benefits when subcutting.

  45. 45 The Lockharts
    December 13, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I’m happy that you included a picture – it helps to see what you are talking about!

    Betty Lockhart

  46. 46 Edwina
    December 13, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I have this ruler and use it often.

  47. December 13, 2012 at 8:58 am

    This is one of my favorite rulers….I learned about it doing Dear Jane.
    Paula in KY

  48. 48 Holly Howard
    December 13, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I, too, love my omni grid rulers. I think my favorite to take to workshops and retreats is my little 3 x 8. merry Christmas!

    • 49 Amy
      December 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

      My favorite ruler as well. I recently replaced mine since they were old and actually cut slightly from so much use. Merry Christmas!

  49. 50 Joanne O
    December 13, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I have this ruler and LOVE IT!!!!! Could not live without it!

  50. 51 Kim Kopac
    December 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I actually was just using this yesterday!!! Love it.

  51. 52 Kary Heck
    December 13, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I have so many rulers and going into my local quilt stores I would get confused on what i have and don’t have. So, now I let technology work for me. I put a list of all my rulers on my tablet (in NOTES if you have an Ipad) and take my tablet with me to the stores, so now I purchase the rulers I don’t own. Also, I take pictures of the fabric or wool I am trying to match on my tablet. This way I don’t get distracted with all the beautiful colors!!

  52. 53 Joyce Beenes
    December 13, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I have this ruler and LOVE it! I also your emails – keep them coming. I also appreciate that you want us to support our local quilt stores. We need to support all of our small local businesses. They are important to our community.
    Thanks for all you do for us and making us better quilters!

  53. 54 Shirley
    December 13, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I don’t have this ruler and will definately get it, like the point about acurate cutting. Thanks for your blog love reading information

  54. 55 Jan
    December 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

    You are the energizer bunny!

  55. 56 Sharon
    December 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I own several Omnigrid rulers, in different sizes. A MIST for accurate cutting!

  56. 57 Mary Marcontell
    December 13, 2012 at 9:26 am

    enjoying your stuff!

  57. 58 Pat
    December 13, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I have this ruler, good one.

  58. 59 blaquilts
    December 13, 2012 at 9:28 am

    You can’t beat an Omnigrid ruler! Thanks for bringing it back to everyone’s attention! I find you extremely motivating, Thanks for doing what you do!

  59. December 13, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I don’t have this rule but I’m putting it on my shopping list! I’ve been purchasing the Creative Grids rulers lately because I like the textured dots that helps keep them in place, but the eighth inch markings on the Omnigrid you show is a definite plus!

  60. 61 Debbie T
    December 13, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I also love this ruler. Have a great holiday!

  61. 62 Sue Kraft
    December 13, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I already have this ruler in two sizes. At first all the yellow lines were a turn off, but now I appreciate the accuracy.

  62. 63 Maria do Carmo
    December 13, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Nunca tive essas ferramentas,faço todos os moldes de blocos no papelão ou acetado risco e lá vai tesoura…Gostaria muito de ter,facilitaria a minha vida.Obrigada.

    FELIZ NATAL!

    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

  63. 64 Alice Borge
    December 13, 2012 at 9:39 am

    1/8 inch increments are the BEST!!!!! I think a 4×8 may be the only ruler I don’t have. What a great suggestion!

  64. 65 Sandie Pike
    December 13, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I have this ruler and use it all the time. Love it

  65. 66 Susan
    December 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I’d love to find one of these in my stocking on Christmas morning!

  66. 67 Mary
    December 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I’m doing more small stuff so appreciate the advice on this. Love your buying dinner for someone as a gift. How neat.

  67. 68 Maddy McCaslin
    December 13, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I love the ruller. I used it when I made 26 blocks of Nearly Insane, Dipped Chocolate. Also it packs well for traveling
    Lisa, I love your blog
    Quilty Hugs,
    Maddy

  68. 69 Lorrie McD.
    December 13, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Good to know! I will have to add that one to my collection! Looking forward the other 11 days!

  69. December 13, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I don’t have that ruler, but have the creative grid three and a half by eighteen and a half. May have to find the one you showed.

  70. 71 Julee
    December 13, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I don’t have one but it sounds like I need one as I do many of your projects. I will check out our local quilt shop first. Glad there is many people like you as to giving of yourself to help others. Have a Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year!

  71. 72 Karen Qualls
    December 13, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I have the 4×4 and the 3×18. Sounds like I need to get this one too!

  72. December 13, 2012 at 9:59 am

    yes you drive me crazy! I want to do all the projects and I do not have the time nor the energy! AAGGHH!

  73. 74 Jan tjerne
    December 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I have all those rulers and love them all for different reasons. I use the 4×8 a lot. Happy holidays!

  74. 75 Rita
    December 13, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Omnigrid rulers are great! I have several but not this one.

  75. 76 Elaine Petrik
    December 13, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Love the Omnigrid rulers…my favorite is the 4×8 inch. I would love to purchase them in centimeters ! Merry Christmas!

  76. December 13, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I love all my many rulers. You definitely drive me crazy because I want everything you design!

  77. 78 Terrie Ruiz
    December 13, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Love this ruler !!! All mine are big and the one I use the most has lost alot of the smaller lines due to wear & tear so it would be really nice to get a small new one ….christmas gift to me :)!!!!!

  78. 79 buntyw
    December 13, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I don’t have this size ruler – mine is 6 x 12!
    gillwatson at mailbox dot co dot uk

  79. December 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I think I have 2 – 3 of each ruler they make, but this one! I think I use the 6″ x9″ the most. Rulers to me are just about as bad as being addicted to Chapstick….can’t have just one!!!! Love your designs!

  80. 81 Cindi P.
    December 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I don’t have that size but will definitely purchase it!

  81. December 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I think I ought a get this because just last week, mine jumped off my cutting table, onto the wood floor and the corner chipped off… Am missing like a 1/2 ” at he corner… :). Just saying…t would be nice… Thanks

  82. 83 Tina witherell
    December 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

    It’s one of my favorites too! That and the 4×4. Love your shop!

  83. December 13, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I love my 8×12″… Omnigrid is it for me too.

  84. December 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I have used this ruler since I started quilting in the late 80’s and am still using my original one, even with a corner chipped off! I did purchase another one last year but the original one is still going strong. Have tried other ruler companies but still prefer my Omnigrids.

  85. 86 Michelle S.
    December 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Hi Lisa,
    I am looking forward to your 12 days of Christmas posts. It is always interesting to see what the people you admire find to be useful. I am going to go check my local quilt store — Quilt Country in Lewisville, TX — which I was thrilled to find does carry a bit of your line.

    I absolutely love your idea of buying a family dinner. I think I am going to have to try that out also.

    Merry Christmas, Michelle S.

  86. 87 Mary C.
    December 13, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I love gadgets and when I saw this a couple of months ago I grabbed it. Use it all the time for all the reasons you list and it’s great. Merry Christmas Lisa for all you do……….you are a great shop owner and teacher and your enthusiasm is motivating. Your website is one of the few I look at almost daily. Plus I like the snow falling on your blog!

  87. 88 Charlotte S
    December 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Just finshed your mini star quilt – the one with 372 pieces and finishes at 11 1/2 iches. I need the ruler!

    Charlotte S.

  88. 89 Linda E
    December 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Have it, love it. Love your blog and the snow.

  89. 90 Bridgidk
    December 13, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Can you send some of the snow down to me? I have NEVER had a white Chritmas. WAAAA!!!!
    I have this ruler and Love it!!!

  90. 91 Sue Schultz
    December 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Thank-you Lisa for taking the time to share these posts with us. I am really looking forward to your top 12 quilty items. I do not have the omnigrid in the size you prefer. Will look for it at my next visit to the local quilt store.

  91. 92 CJ Reed
    December 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Merry Merry Christmas — I love your 12 days of Christmas emails. I sure could use the small size ruler. Hoping I win !

  92. 93 Sandy Kipphut
    December 13, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I would love this ruler. Merry Christmas!

  93. 94 Cindy
    December 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Lisa, you always share good tips to help us along. I like how your personality comes through on your blog. It makes me smile and keep sitching away! I need to keep smiling & your two dogs help with that too. We need a Christmas photo of the dogs. Thank you!

  94. 95 Terry Licitar
    December 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I use Trudy Hughes rulers, but would love to try the new 4×8 omnigrid ruler. Love your posts. Merry Christmas! Terry Licitar

  95. 96 Fran Bianchi
    December 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I love Omnigrid rulers, they are the best! I actually have this ruler and didn’t remember it. My go to ruler for smaller cuts is the 4×14 which I just had to replace because the lines are wearing off! I will have to give the 4×8 a try. Thanks, Lisa for all the inspiration!

    Fran

  96. 97 Sally from CA
    December 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Most of my rulers are Omnigrid ones, and they are the best! I don’t have the 4 x 8″ one, but would love to win one. I do like the 4 1/2″ square Omnigrid one for small pieces. The extra 1/2″ doesn’t both me, but can sometimes be a little confusing, I agree. Thanks for the chance!

  97. 98 Sally
    December 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I haven’t seen this ruler size before, and can see that it would be very useful. Rectangular rulers seem to give you more options than squares.

  98. December 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I, too like to make small items. Did not there was a 4×8 ruler.
    Thanks
    Carol L

  99. 100 Barbara Tunestam
    December 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Ha ha ha so true about swinging that 18 or 24″ ruler around! At quilt retreats I often have to watch it while my head is bent on what I am cutting and don’t always look up when my ruler meets with another quilter doing the same thing on the other side of the table. Great idea. I am going to purchase one.

  100. 101 marie
    December 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I have the small ruler and love it to cut small pieces. Thanks for a chance to win one of your prizes, love everything you do

  101. 102 Sharon Heirholzer
    December 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I agree this is one of my most used rulers. After I cut a strip I use this to sub cut my smaller pieces.

    Love your work. Living in Michigan it was good to see you again at Grand Rapids. Friends & I have taken a couple of road trips that included your shop. The last time we ended up at “The Gathering” for a few days.

    Keep up the good work & have a Merry Christmas!

    Sharon

  102. 103 kelley
    December 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I have tons of rulers and can never find them when I need them…since I hand piece it’s not too often, only when making templates…love your blog and your online store…so much prim inpsiration…my local shop stinks!!!

  103. 104 Jane Knoll-Tenney
    December 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I love those Omnigrid rulers…and have several. The 4×8 is my most used ruler! Love your blog…and the snow…we don’t get much of that in the desert. Jane

  104. 105 Janice
    December 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Never knew about the 1/8th inch mark. Thanks for the must have.

  105. 106 SueAnn Wirick
    December 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    This is a ruler I don’t own………..going to check out my local shop and may end up ordering from you. You couldn’t possibly drive us crazy.

  106. 107 Edith
    December 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I have all three sizes. If you have the right tool for the job you will improve your accuracy. The 4X8 was the one must have ruler I told my Dear Jane students to get because it also has 1/16 th tick marks around the edges.
    See you in February .
    Edith/illinois

  107. 108 Christelle
    December 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I just realized that even the 1/16 ” are marqued … that’s a ruler I need for sure because I have some patterns with 1/16″ template ….Crazy don’t you think?

  108. 109 Sandy D
    December 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    No I do not have this ruler.I do have 3 1/2 by 24 and 6 by 12 both Omnigard. Thanks for the heads up on this one.Nope have not drove me crazy yet.

  109. December 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I don´t have this ruler.I do have the 30×15 cm ruler.Merry Christmas!

  110. 111 Kathy C.
    December 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I like their rulers. I don’t have this size–I guess I’ll just have to buy it!! Thanks

  111. 112 Jackie
    December 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    This ruler “RULES.” Will be checking my local quilt store for this ruler. Starting to do more mini quilts so this ruler will be perfect.

  112. 113 lynelle ussery
    December 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    love your blog! merry Christmas!

  113. 114 Susie Brown
    December 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I too love the 4 by 8 ruler for smaller cuts! It is one of my most used rulers!

  114. 115 Rebecca
    December 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Yes, accurate cutting sure matters. Happy holidays to you! You are definitely one of the most generous Santa’s elf’s!!

  115. December 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I do own this ruler…along with many others but this one is always within an arms reach when I am at the cutting table!!!

  116. 117 Virginia Howell
    December 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I will purchase this ruler soon! I think it will be easy to work with and very accurate! I have a question for you. DO YOU EvER SLEEP???

  117. 118 Penny
    December 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Know what you mean about swinging that long ruler. It’s either that long one or the 12 1/2 inch square which is interesting too squaring up small pieces.

  118. 119 Suzie
    December 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I LOVE this ruler. It is the perfect size for cutting small pieces!

  119. 120 Rose
    December 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I loved your random act of kindness story, what an inspiration. Can I just say also that I LOVE your patterns, your ideas, your online shop (live to far to visit the real store, would love to one day though) your blog, okay I know I am beginning to sound like a stalker, but love your stuff. I do have several of the omnigrid rulers, I agree they are a must have.

  120. 121 DianeK
    December 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I do not have this ruler but now I want it!! I agree with you about the rulers that have the extra 1/2 inch – it always makes me have to think just a little harder.

  121. 122 Barb Glaeser
    December 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I don’t have this ruler, but do use the 6 x 12 frequently. Love your shop, love you and what you stand for. I believe one person at a time can make the change the world needs. Thank you for your role in that process. Will be at the shop next month on the way to the Clearing, can’t wait! Thanks for everything. Barb

  122. 123 Kathy B.
    December 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I have several sizes of Omnigrid rullers, but not the 4″ X 8″ (yet.) I do like the markings that help me cut more accurately (now if only I could sew more accurately.) Lisa, you do drive me crazy in a great way – your creativity is beyond compare. I love reading your blog and newsletters, and perform a daily check on your website under “NEW” items. Thank you for a spectacular online shop – wihtout the opportunity to order items through Primitive Gatherings, I’d be lost, as there aren’t any quality local shops nearby.

  123. 124 De De
    December 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I love your recommendation, however I DO already own this one. It is one of my favorites, but I HATE pieceing little things.

  124. 125 Cheryl Barkdoll
    December 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I have most of the Omnigrid rulers also but the one that I will always take with me on retreats and use the most at home too is the 4″ x 8″. I agree that it is the best for cutting smaller pieces. I would be lost without it. I just received my packets with the free patterns and the kit to make the small quilt. That will have to wait until after the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  125. 126 Margo Langer
    December 13, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I have so many rulers, I can’t believ this isn’t one of them

  126. 127 Janet
    December 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    This would be handy size … and I thought I had them all! Thanks for the heads up on this.

  127. 128 Becki Pender
    December 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I look forward to your emails/blogging. Always good information and creative ideas. THANKS. Happy HOLIDAYS to you and your staff.

    Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:35:19 +0000 To: bpender55@hotmail.com

  128. 129 Lynda Johnson
    December 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Just received my package the other day with my free patterns and some other things. Love, love, love your shop!! I will be ordering the 4 x 8 ruler. It sounds like one I’ve been looking for for a while. Thanks for sharing!

  129. 130 Vicki
    December 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    One of my very favorite rulers!!!!!!! A must have if you don’t own one!!!!

  130. 131 Mary
    December 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I don’t know the brand of the small one I have but i don’t like it. It has black lines and it’s really hard to use. I usually end up having to put a strip of masking tape on the line I want. I need one of these!

  131. 132 Nancy D
    December 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I need rulers! I need to learn how to use rulers! I’m terrible with rulers! I do have a small omnigrid and a somewhat larger ruler from a different company that claims “precision”, but I dunno! Maybe it’s the measurer and not the ruler! I don’t even want to talk about rotary cutters!

  132. 133 Lisa K
    December 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    A new ruler is on my Christmas list. Hope Santa brings one of these!

  133. 134 Carol
    December 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Useful ruler – sadly mine is now sporting a broken end. 😦

  134. December 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Merry Christmas from one Lisa to another!!
    I love this ruler so much that I actually own 3. I keep my favourites in my travel kit and I have one in my studio. Well I guess you can tell where this is going…. I lost my one from the studio so I immediately bought a new one and of course within two days found the missing ruler!!

  135. 136 Beverly Lawler
    December 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    That is one Omnigrid ruler I don’t have! Would love a chance to win!

  136. 137 Bonnie Novak
    December 13, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    You are just too funny and in a good way.. What a great idea to buy someone’s dinner. You are the best. I too use the rulers for everything..When I first started quilting, trying to decide if I was to the right of the line or left of it made me crazy also. I love your patterns fabric and ideas to explore my skills..i.e. the summer freebee kit. I’m still working on it but I know it will be great. Have a wonderful holiday and hope to see you in PA in Mar 13.

  137. 138 Jody Randall
    December 13, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I used to use a different brand (will remain nameless) and had the exact issues that you described. I have switched to all Omigrid and LOVE them. My quilts go together so much nicer now and I know it’s due to the very fine lines on the rulers.

  138. 139 Katherine
    December 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I have the 6×12 ruler, which I love and use all the time. I didn’t know about this one. A ruler with eighth inch markings would be so helpful.

  139. December 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I love my ruler with 1/8 markings – I wish more rulers came with them. I am trying to clear out projects so I can start on the 9 patch quilt kit I got from your shop at the PA quilt show! Would love to win 🙂 thanks for a chance at it!

  140. 141 Sabrina
    December 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Love the 4X8! Purchased an additional one so that I have one that can travel when I go to workshops.

  141. 142 wendy
    December 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I have the 6″x12″ one and love it…..sounds like the 4″x8″ would be a good one to have too. I have lots of rulers!!!!

  142. 143 Jean Nolting
    December 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Iwill head for the QUILTED LADYBUG in the am to purchase the ruler ( maybe I should wait to see if I am the winner.Bet you made the family happy.

  143. 144 Jill Bodwin
    December 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    You “rule” Lisa!

  144. December 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I love the Omni grid rulers but thats one I don’t have. I’m gonna add it to my Christmas list. Thanks!

  145. 146 Caroline
    December 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I do have this along with a few others and love them all. Happy Holidays!

  146. December 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    A girl can never have to many quilting gadgets

  147. 148 Linda Cates
    December 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I like the omni grid rulers.

  148. 149 Nancy
    December 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Love your blog and am looking forward to following this 12 Days. I have many Omnigrid rulers, but not this one; so I guess it will be my next purchase. Am always looking for advice on what to buy that is useful for quilting and I really like the 1/8″ markings on this. Merry Christmas!!

  149. 150 Swish
    December 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Have one similar to this and love the markings on it for little quilts!

  150. 151 Pam Hintze
    December 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I love the Omnigrid rulers also

  151. December 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Also have this ruler and you are right on about the smaller markings. Looking forward to hearing about the next 11.

  152. 153 scrapperdeb
    December 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I don’t have this ruler, but it certainly looks like it’s very useful. I love your snow coming down on my screen!

  153. 154 Janet Salcido
    December 13, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Use this ruler all the time to teach! My name is Janet Salcido and I teach at the Orange Quilt Bee in Orange California. Love all you do for us, just need more time in a day.

  154. 155 tammy
    December 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I am a quilter wanna-be and have been reading your blog and shopping your store since the beginning of time. My real passion is hooking! Someday I will learn to quilt!

  155. 156 heartsease57
    December 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I have a couple of Omnigrid rulers, but the ones I use the most are my Creative Grids rulers; although I basically use the best one for the job at hand. I have a bunch of Olfa Frosted rulers too.

  156. 157 Kristy
    December 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    You live farther north than I do…could you please tell Santa I have been good and deserve that ruler?

  157. 158 Steph
    December 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I don’t have this size ruler, but do own a few of the Omnigrip rulers.
    I really enjoy this time of year. It is all about generosity!! Happy Holiday’s!! (I would love to have the generosity you are offering of a surprise gift)

  158. 159 Debby
    December 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I too love this ruler, one of the best!!

  159. 160 Sancia
    December 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I am a beginning quilter and I would love to have This ruler 🙂 I can’t wait for tommorow’s item.

  160. December 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Don’t have it but would love to…love the easy to read lines, have a few others others… think my 24″ is only 6″ wide..have to check tomorrow..in bed reading on my ipad..can’t wait to see your other posts!

  161. 162 SheriBeri
    December 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I don’t have that size ruler but….
    Love the anonymous dinner purchase. Does that make you a santa’s elf? 🙂

  162. 163 Cathy
    December 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I have this ruler. It is not too big, not too small, but just the right size ruler.

  163. December 13, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Lisa, I have several dozen rulers and my 8 1/2X12 is my “go to” ruler. But, on your recommendation, I am going to buy the 4X8 and give it a try. You can teach an old dog new tricks. 🙂

  164. 165 Karen M
    December 14, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Hi Lisa, Happy Holidays! I have this ruler and I am on my second one. My first one wore out from overuse:) I will say that you do drive me crazy. Crazy that I want it all. I want to do all your projects because I love them all and because my stash in wool has increased tremendously ever since I visited your shop. I can’t keep up! How do you get everything done?
    Karen

  165. 166 jan
    December 14, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Always enjoy your writings and use the ruler for my small cutting/piecing.

  166. 167 Teri LaVoy
    December 14, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Well, I don’t have this ruler and probably should. I do have the 6″ x 12″ and use that a lot. But on another note, I love your blog and love working with wool. I am still doing my favorite things wall hanging and hope to finish it soon. Thanks for keeping us up to date on things and sharing your love of wool too.

  167. December 14, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Wow Lisa what a response and no I do not have this ruler but thanks on the info because I often wondered if this size would be one to get….You do not drive me crazy…you have always shared wonderful info with us…thanks and Merry Christmas.

  168. 169 Ellen Sharp
    December 14, 2012 at 5:48 am

    You would never drive us crazy!! Love your blog!! I am going to order..just waiting to see what else you offer and combine my order!! Cutting is the hardest thing for me!!!

    Ellen

    • 170 Kim
      December 14, 2012 at 7:09 am

      I also love this size ruler, I use it more than any other. Looking forward to the other “11 days”. Thanks and have a great holiday.

  169. 171 Rose Hunter
    December 14, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Love hearing what you consider necessary. Accurate cutting really makes the assembly of my quilts easier.

  170. 172 Janice M
    December 14, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I have never seen a ruler this size. I’ll be looking for it ’cause it is definitely time for some new tools at my house.

  171. 173 Nancy
    December 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I have two pair of these snips…Love them.

  172. 174 penelope
    December 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I would love to win the ruler. I have one but it is badly cracked! My fault, stepped on it, while picking up my scraps!

  173. December 15, 2012 at 1:30 am

    That’s one of my favorite rulers too!

  174. 176 Mary Hilyer
    December 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I have the Omnigrid but have a hard time ,for some reason ,seeing the lines. I like the finer lines on the rulers. But what I really love is these blogs with such useful information. I’m finding them very helpful. Thanks for sharing.
    Mary Hilyer


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