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Thread: sliding ruler

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    Im new to quilting and im having a hard time fussy cutting squares my template keeps moving is there anything i can put on the plastic template to stop it from slipping.

    thanks stacey

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    sand paper dots
    Invisi grip - a clear plastic that is put on the back of tempates. It is a cling plastic. I have it on all my rulers

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    If you have a Dollar Tree near they have felted dots. These usually cost about 3 bucks at other stores. I use them and they work great for me.

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    I just double clear scotch tape upon itself (to make it double sided), stick to back of ruler, place ruler on fabric where I want it and cut. The tape removes cleanly from both ruler and fabric and can be used quite a few times before it needs to be replaced. Inexpensive and practical. I use this a lot when I am cutting hexagons. Works great.

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    I use the little stick on sandpaper grips, they are small and flat. I also took an 8 inch piece of tape, 2 inch wide.
    In the middle of the ruler I stuck 3 inches to the ruler, then 2 inches onto it's self and the last 3 inches back on the ruler, making the 2 inches work like a handle so I could pick it up without fighting it. Syl

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    I just got the small gripper from Connecting threads, it's nice, I have the big one also, for the big rulers. Sure keeps your fingers up and out of the way....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sak658
    I just got the small gripper from Connecting threads, it's nice, I have the big one also, for the big rulers. Sure keeps your fingers up and out of the way....

    You can get a similiar small gripper clamp at Harbor Freight and it's cheaper. It's not the purple color, the one I got was red.
    They also have the 45mm rotary blades (they call them carpet blades) for a very good price. Just watch out as they are very sharp.

    Pam M

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    If you have a Dollar Tree near they have felted dots. These usually cost about 3 bucks at other stores. I use them and they work great for me.
    I like Dollar Tree, it is the only Dollar store that everything is still a dollar. I can always find things to buy in there.

    Oh ya, Thanks for the tip, I will look for those next time I go there.

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    Hardware store has sticky back sandpaper.. Cheaper and you can cut your own sizes..

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    where do you buy invisi grip???

    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
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    Invisi grip - a clear plastic that is put on the back of tempates. It is a cling plastic. I have it on all my rulers

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