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Thread: How to keep ruler from sliding while cutting?

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    How to keep ruler from sliding while cutting?

    I know this seems like a stupid question, but I have the hardest time cutting a straight line with my ruler unless I hold it down really well. I cut on my floor for the most part, so what I end up doing is putting a knee on one end of the ruler and my hand on the other end and then cutting with my other hand. It works fine, and I get straight cutting w/o the ruler moving on me, but I think I would prefer to cut on my table, however, every time I do cut on the table I have problems with my ruler moving on me.

    I would love help with figuring out how to fix this issue!

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    I use the sand paper sticky dots. Cut them into 1/4's and
    randomly space them on the ruler.

    This really helps me.
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    I like the Invisi-grip and use it on all of my rulers. I tried the sandpaper dots, but I don't care for them.

    http://www.joann.com/omnigrid-invisi...x36-/prd17402/

    Also, when you are cutting, do not put all of your fingers on the ruler. Keep the last 2 on the table and the rest on the ruler. It really does help keep it from moving.

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    Do you have any rubber cement in the house? Try putting a couple of stripes on the side that touches the fabric and letting it dry. The rubber will keep it from shifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    I like the Invisi-grip and use it on all of my rulers. I tried the sandpaper dots, but I don't care for them.

    http://www.joann.com/omnigrid-invisi...x36-/prd17402/

    Also, when you are cutting, do not put all of your fingers on the ruler. Keep the last 2 on the table and the rest on the ruler. It really does help keep it from moving.
    Thank you! I'm going to try both of these things the next time I'm cutting!

    One question, do you put the invisigrip on the whole ruler, or just in a few places?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    Do you have any rubber cement in the house? Try putting a couple of stripes on the side that touches the fabric and letting it dry. The rubber will keep it from shifting.
    Ooh, I DO have rubber cement in the house! I will try that first and see how it works. I love solutions that don't make me buy something new.

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    I recently read about using spray basting, a very light cost on the ruler. I tried it and love it. When it gets too dirty or stops holding, I simply use "goo-gone"to clean it and start again.
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    I use the sand paper sticky dots. Cut them into 1/4's and
    randomly space them on the ruler.

    This really helps me.[/QUOTE]

    This is what I do too.

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    I use the clear dots like the sandpaper but more plastic in texture. I love them
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    I like the Invisi-grip and use it on all of my rulers. I tried the sandpaper dots, but I don't care for them.

    http://www.joann.com/omnigrid-invisi...x36-/prd17402/

    Invisigrip is great!! I tried other things, and this works great. I have put it on all my rulers.

    Also, when you are cutting, do not put all of your fingers on the ruler. Keep the last 2 on the table and the rest on the ruler. It really does help keep it from moving.
    Invisigrip is great!! I tried other things, and this works great. I have put it on all my rulers.
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