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Where to buy 40″ flexible ruler?

WhiteBow | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

The current issue (#129) of Threads has an article on using flexible rulers. The article shows a 40-inch ruler and lists three Web sites that sell flexible rulers, but none of those Web sites actually sell the 40-inch length. Does anyone know where to buy a 40-inch flexible ruler?

Thank you!

White Bow

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  1. solosmocker | | #1

    I guess I didn't read that article closely enough. 40 inches! The most I have seen is 18.

  2. mainestitcher | | #2

    I bought my 24" one at Staples, in the drafting aisle.

    1. WhiteBow | | #3

      Specifically, I am looking for a flexibly ruler that is forty inches long. Does anyone know where to buy a forty-inch flexible ruler?

  3. zuwena | | #4

    why not send this query to Amber and see if she can locate a resource or at any rate the one Threads had in mind when it was mentioned. Z

  4. LeslieD | | #5

    You may have found the flexible curve, but here is a link to dressform designing that has one for $25.00.

    http://dressformdesigning.com/designtoolsinaction/flexibleruler.html

    Usually, Blick Art Materials (http://www.dickblick.com) has the best prices on flexible rulers/curves. I didn't see a 40" but they have 12 to 32" ones (4.99 to 11.99)

    Good Luck,

    LeslieD

    1. WhiteBow | | #6

      Don't pay $35 at dressformdesigning.com! It's ten dollars less here:http://www.conselle.com/store/FittingTools/FittingTools.htmlI got this link from April Mohr at Threads Magazine--thank you April!Christina

      1. LeslieD | | #8

        Wow, thanks White Bow. The Conselle website had a few other things that were interesting too. I took a seminar from one of their associates a couple of years ago. It's nice to have found them again.LeslieD

      2. diday | | #10

        Keep in mind there's a difference between a flexible ruler and a flexible curve, which could explain cost difference. The flexible curve doesn't have markings on it; some use rubber bands to mark where they want beginning and end of measured curve. Karen Howland uses the flexible curve and used to sell them but I don't have a current contact source for her.

  5. LiseLaure | | #7

    In 2003, I bought my 40" flexible curve $12.43 from AOE Art Supply. It isn't graduated but this price included shipping. It's not on their new website, but maybe they still carry it.

    Lise-Laure

  6. diday | | #9

    The sources listed in the article in Threads #129 for flexible rulers are:

    DressFormDesigning.com (does have 40-inch flexible ruler)
    http://dressformdesigning.com/designtoolsinaction/flexibleruler.html

    FlexibleRulers.com (looks like same site as above, has 40-inch)
    http://classactjh.bizland.com/designtoolsinaction/flexibleruler.html

    JoAnn.com (20-inch design ruler)
    http://tinyurl.com/ycst77

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