When it comes to choosing an easel for the scroll you want to choose the size based on whether the scroll is going vertical or horizontal.
The 12 inch easels are taller and great for the 8 1/2 x 11 vertical scroll plaques.
The 9 inch easels are more for the 8 1/2 x 11 horizontal scroll plaques.
The question is to ask - do you want to see the decorative spirtal at the top of the easel? Our 8 1/2 x 11 rolled scrolls are 11" high - letting you see 1" of the easel at the top. If you don't want to see the top of the easel - you can go down to the 7-9 inch easels.