Omnigrid 96L

I saw from my blog stats that someone found their way here after doing a search on Omnigrid. I had recently been looking for an Omnigrid myself and had trouble finding pictures or information.

The reason for wanting to research the Omnigrid 96L is that this is the half square triangle ruler recommended in the Jelly Roll Quilts book that I posted about a couple of months ago. Specifically they recommend it for the friendship braid quilt featured on the cover of that book. I desperately want to make that particular quilt and having ‘earned’ some money by selling off a couple of bits and pieces on eBay recently, I decided to go ahead and get the Omnigrid 96L. Here it is.

Close up of the Omnigrid 96L Half Square Triangle Ruler

Omnigrid 96L Half Square Triangle Ruler

As I’ve mentioned before, the jelly rolls at Spotlight, my local fabric and home furnishings store are thin and not to my taste so I have little choice but to cut my own. Their half square triangle ruler (choice of one, if my memory serves me correctly) didn’t impress me either so I turned to eBay and bought mine from Getta Notion in Creston Iowa.

Now, I’ve been to Iowa and I know it’s a long, long way from my home here in the South Pacific. I was delighted when the delivery took just over a week. The price, including that lightning fast delivery, was only a couple of dollars more than what Spotlight would have charged, for a different (and to my eye, inferior) brand.

The friendship braid can’t start until I’ve finished the tumbling spools quilt top, where I have three more spools blocks to go, and the jelly roll sampler quilt along, where I have two blocks to go.

In the next couple of weeks though, there will be more cutting and house cleaning done than piecing because my Husqvarna Viking is going in for a service. Maybe it’s just the cold weather but it seemed to be struggling a bit just lately so I thought a service might be in order. Here’s hoping that all is well with my machine and that those other chores get done while it’s away.


5 responses to “Omnigrid 96L

  1. Hi! If you are still looking for rulers to help with the friendship braid quilt in Pams book, look for the Creative grids rulers. Look at the website . The rulers are available in the US and AU and are easy to use, Good luck with your quilts!

    • Thanks for the tip. I took a look at the site and the rulers you suggested look very clear, which is a very desirable attribute. I haven’t seen that brand on my travels so far, but will look out for it.

  2. Hi there
    I’m looking for the 96 L Omnigrid as well as I want to do the Friendship Braid pattern! My local stores are not that good either and so I’m looking on the web. I love your quilt and pressing board – I need to make one for a workshop soon. Why should we be embarrased by our own make? Be proud you didn’t spend the money!! Best wishes, Linda, in Norfolk, England

  3. Hi

    I am also interested in this ruler.
    Thanks for the post. And thanks to Carolyn for the website.


  4. I love omnigrid rulers and if you want to use them or find them do a search on Debbie Caffrey. She teaches with them and sells them on her site.

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