Last time I showed you my Olfa rotary cutter, my favorite cutting tool. The best partner in crime to the rotary cutter is my set of Omnigrid rulers. What makes these better than a conventional ruler? You guess it, they have a grid.
Having Omnigrid rulers allows me to quickly measure something once – I don’t have to measure the length and width separately. Since it’s transparent, I can easily throw this ruler over an empty space on a layout, measure the exact size of the space, and instantly know what size photo I need to print for it.
Omnigrid rulers come in many shapes and sizes. They measure very accurately down to 1/8-inch and have additional hashmarks around the edges to measure to 1/16-inch. My mom has a ton of these in different sizes, but I just use two: a 3×18-inch long one, perfect for measuring items on the 14-inch scrapbook pages I use, and a 4×8-inch, a smaller and easier to handle ruler for basic cuts.
I’ve been using these exact rulers for at least 7 years and they’ve never broken or warped and handle all the random things I use them for. You can find them on sale at many craft and fabric stores as well as online!
I have no affiliation with Omnigrid and was not paid by them to endorse this product.