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Posted on: 9/11/09 0:48 AM
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It NEVER fails. I always start off with the wrong end of the ruler. How can that happen almost every single time defies logic.

Finally, I got fed up with the odds being against me so I took out a marker and colored in a line (1/8Th) at the begining of the number line. The colored side is always on the left hand side and I don't have to fuss.

I did it to all 15 rulers...

Any way I can make things less frustrating means more sewing gets done and fewer things get thrown across the room.

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ryansmumAria said... (9/15/09 4:22 AM) Reply
Elle, I have half my rulers at work and half at home. I bought one of those wooden ruler holders at Joann's in the quilting sections. I should take a pic of it and post it. It's brilliant. I actually need more of them but they are a bit pricey and I really need four . The have little slits in them. I'll post it tomorrow instead of explaining poorly...
Elle D said... (9/13/09 8:43 PM) Reply
It is a strange and baffling law of rulers. Thanks for the tip. Now, how do you store those 18 rulers?
Elle D said... (9/13/09 8:43 PM) Reply
It is a strange and baffling law of rulers. Thanks for the tip. Now, how do you store those 18 rulers?
sewsally said... (9/12/09 0:37 AM) Reply
Tape measures too -- thanks for the tip.
EleanorSews said... (9/11/09 9:51 PM) Reply
It never fails and it seems to be an almost universal situation! Thanks for the idea.
quathy said... (9/11/09 7:15 PM) Reply
I'm having another one of my "Doh! Why didn't I think of that?!" moments. Thanks for sharing! I'm loving all of your helpful hints!
Elaine Dougan said... (9/11/09 2:43 PM) Reply
I thought I was the only one! Thanks.
Bunsnpigs said... (9/11/09 8:31 AM) Reply
I love your tips. I REALLY liked that elastic one on the ruler and should comment. Anyway, keep them coming, and thank you!
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