Keep it simple! The Basic Range series does just that – they are easy to see and easy to read. By eliminating the 1/8 inch markings and the Turn a Round feature, literally over half of the markings are removed. The remaining 1/4 inch; 1/2 inch and 1 inch markings are printed with a whole inch grid. That’s right – without the Turn-a-Round feature, a 3 inch x 18 inch ruler truly measures 3 x 18 inches – not 3-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches . Therefore they are printed so they read correctly for left handers too! This 3 x 18 inch rectangle features black numbers printed on white squares that are easy to read and differentiate this series from our standard line. Since 1/2 inch cuts are the most frequently used, these black and white dashed lines are prominent and are visible on light AND dark fabrics. Use the 45 degree angle to square up half-square triangles in whole and half inch increments. The ruler slides easily over the fabric until pressure is applied. Then, our exclusive gripper holds the fabric in place while cutting, eliminating slipping and miss-cuts! Total Size - 3in x 18in Creative Grids® products are made in the USA and sold in independent quilt shops only.