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Thread: Sandpaper?

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    Thanks to all of you I'll go to Joann's for the plastic. I'll also get the shower handle. Thank you!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    No, the plastic has a very light adhesive and it sticks quite well to the ruler. You will have to cut it to size but it cuts fine with a regular pair of scissors.

    Also, go to the disability aids at Walmart and get the shower handle. It is a large handle with suction cups on both ends. This will help you hold the ruler in place as well.

    You can get the handle that is for quilters, but the shower aid works much better and it is much cheaper!
    wow, thanks for the info

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    I have the June Tailor ruler 6" x 24". The numbers are backed in blue so I took some heavy sandpaper and my old paper punch and punched enough to cover every other inch mark with the dots. Being backed in dark blue, you can't see the dots at all and it works great. This coming from the world's worst cutter and even better slipper!

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    I use a 72" and 36" steel rules to do my initial strip cutting and I use the grip tape that comes on the rolls to keep them from slipping. I have a strip the full length of each rule so there is no rocking or unevenness.

    Billy

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    thanks for this tip Loretta as i have troubles with my rulers slipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    You can buy little sandpaper dots to stick to the bottom of your ruler, but I had better luck with some cling type plastc, very clear, that I cut and put on the bottom of my ruler. It is made especially for quilting rulers and I got it at Joanns.
    Loretta, does the plastic from Joann's have a brand name?

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    Loretta, does the plastic from Joann's have a brand name?[/quote]

    Not Loretta, to answer your question, it might be Omnigrid; located in or around the rulers

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    Loretta, does the plastic from Joann's have a brand name?
    Not Loretta, to answer your question, it might be Omnigrid; located in or around the rulers[/quote]

    My apologies, brushandthimble :oops: . That's what happens when I get in a hurry...and keep playing with a fun website when I should be sleeping!

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    I use the clear plastic stick on. I also use the Gripper on the rulers, but I have found a much cheaper Gripper at Harbor Freight for about $6 that works as well. I also have a small round sucking cup for my smaller rulers and it really works great. It will keep your finger away from the blades also.
    I have a vanilla folder that I put the lightest sand paper on each side. When I want to mark a template, I get it out and mark the fabric, then cut it out.

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    The name of the clear plastic film is 'InvisiGRIP' by Omnigrid. Here's an easy way to cut it. Using the ruler that you want to attach the film to: place the film (which is covered with a white stiff paper) with the film down and the paper up. Now, place the 1/4" marks on your ruler both horizontally and vertically along a 90 degree edge. (you can also achieve this by cutting exactly around the ruler and then removing 1/4" from just one side and one end of the cut piece.) Keep the cut piece with the film down & the paper up, carefully remove the paper. Lastly, carefully place the ruler on the plastic, centering 1/8" on all sides.
    (note: the side of the film that was next to the paper is the side that sticks to the ruler) Hope this is helpful.

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