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Thread: How do I keep my ruler from slipping?

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    How do I keep my ruler from slipping when cutting strips. I am holding down the ruler with my left hand and moving it when I cut, but it is still slipping.

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    I put sandpaper dots on the 4 corners.

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    I use either little felt pads or little sandpaper pad that you can buy they are little circles.

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    There is a roll of blue-ish clear tape (feels like saran wrap) that you can stick to the ruler. It is non-intrusive and you can definitely feel the difference.

    http://www.quiltersreview.com/articl...t/050418_a.asp

    Another tip I can give you is DO NOT hold the ruler in the middle. Instead, hold it at the lower third and cut only as far as your hand, then walk your hand up to the next section and cut some more until you have made a complete cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ann clare
    I put sandpaper dots on the 4 corners.
    this works well for me

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    I use the grip stuff that goes on the bottom of it..it comes in a roll and is like clear vinyl...you cut it to the size of your ruler or template. I don't know the name of it, but I've used it for about 8 years now and it has never come off my ruler. It's been a lifesaver for me.

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    Just get it a little dirty... sometimes just a spray of hairspray is all you need for a little traction.

    Or, you can get Invisigrip, sandpaper dots and some people use the clear sticky dots that you put under lamps etc to keep them from sliding.

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    i use the grip stuff

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    I've used sandpaper dots and clear grip dots. I like the sandpaper better as the clear vinyl ones are kind of thick and tend to bunch up the fabric when I'm trying to place the ruler. Thought I'd try the Invisigrip but haven't yet.

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    I use Invisigrip on all of mine, one roll goes a long way :D:D:D

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