If you’re wandering around house but can’t find a ruler, simply download this free printable 1-foot ruler. Print it, cut it out with scissors, and measure what you need. This 1-foot ruler printable is available in both color and black and white. Each paper ruler has been saved onto an 8.5 x 11″ letter-sized PDF for your convenience. To download, click one of the ruler images below. When printing, don’t press “Scale to Fit,” or else your ruler will not be accurate.
Note: This ruler is in inches, with 1/8 inch incremental markings. If you need a metric ruler, please see the links at the bottom of the page.
Good luck on your project!
Printable 1-Foot Ruler in Inches – Color PDF
Printable 1-Foot Ruler in Inches – Black & White PDF
About the United States Customary Units
Here’s some useful facts about the United States System of Measurement:
1. The US System of units is derived from English units, as system that has its roots in Roman and Anglo-Saxon units.
2. Only the United States, Liberia, and Burma use the United States Customary units.
3. The basic units of measurement in the USA are the inch, foot, yard and mile.
4. One inch = 2.54 centimeters (cm)
5. One centimeter = 0.393701 inch (in.)
6. One foot = 12 inches
7. One yard = 3 feet (36 inches)
8. One mile = 5,280 feet (1760 yards, 63360 inches)
9. The circumference of the Earth at the equator is about 24,901 miles.
10. While the American Customary units are used in the household, the metric system is widely used in the areas of science, military, and industry.