Note added: you could try this first with an older or chipped ruler so you see how it turns out
First I purchased a brand new Creative Grids ruler. Made in the USA! And yes, before you ask, it does take about a 1/16 of an inch off the length when you do this to create a folding ruler. I personally think it's worth it.
Sierra Glass. Any charge? Nope. Not a penny. But I would have definitely been happy to have paid. I told the nice man that if this ends up working, a hoard of quilters might be descending on them. He smiled and said, "Oh we like quilters". Nice.
So, being a Library Gal, I knew that Scotch Book Tape was a acid free and strong, clear tape that would hold my two ruler pieces back together. You can buy some at a local office supply store. I think packing tape might work but it won't be as strong. You could double it for sure.
|The deed is done. Ruler is in two pieces!|
|The best tape ever|
|Flip your ruler piece over and lay on the tape|
|Tape on and ruler pieces together again|
Here it is all folded up!
|Folding 6x24 ruler! Woot!|
And here is my "inspector" agreeing this is a pretty cool idea. Why, thank you Miso!
|Fits in my tote to take to class|
Some times you just have to break the rules. Seemed like this was the time! Let me know how it goes if you try it or have any questions.