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 6 inch ruler truly measures six inches – not 6-1/2 inches. Therefore they are printed so they read correctly for left handers too! This 6 inch square 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. The 45 degree angle makes this ruler the perfect choice for squaring up half-square triangles in whole and half inch increments.