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Thread: Easy fix for sliding templates

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    Easy fix for sliding templates

    I read here somewhere, can't remember which section now...about putting tape on a template to make it less likely to slip when you are cutting around it.
    I stopped on the way home and bought a box of tape for less than $2.00 and it works Great!!
    This is what i bought and now it's much easier to cut out the blocks without having to deal with all the slipping!

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    Awesome...I'll have to try this on some of mine...

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    I also read this tip. Great to see that it works. I have to go to the drug store today, so I will add this to my shopping list.
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    Thanks for letting us know! Just this week, I was tempted to buy some sticker thingys that cost $7, but decided to wait.

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    perforated too. looks like that would help too. Interesting. I wrote this down, now to remember where I put it when shopping!

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    I just used the lightweight vinyl protection that is sold by the yard at Walmart. Worked great on the back of my Omnigrid rulers.
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    Gasp....what an great idea!!
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    Put a dot of clear finger nail polish and then sprinkle salt on it, let dry, shake off the loose salt and no more slippery rulers!!! I've used this for a couple years now, got it here on the QB!!

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    The transparent medical tape is the best product I've used to keep rulers from slipping. I also use the SlideLock. My ruler isn't moving a smidgen.
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    Looks like some first-aid tape I have in my medicine cabinet! Worth a try --thanks!
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    This is what Bonnie Hunter recommends and it does work...

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    Like this idea. I use the non skid shelving cut into strips and place under the ruler/template off to the side. no slippage
    Quote Originally Posted by mawluv View Post
    Put a dot of clear finger nail polish and then sprinkle salt on it, let dry, shake off the loose salt and no more slippery rulers!!! I've used this for a couple years now, got it here on the QB!!

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    Thanks for the great tip.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Bonnie Hunter suggest Nexcare tape... kind of the same thing.
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    I will try it. Thanks!
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    Thank you! I could use help with that!

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    I have some of this--thank you for the tip.

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    I am happy to help. Thanks to the person here
    who suggested it to begin with.

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    Thank you for the tip.
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    I also use this tape on my templates and rulers.

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    I spray the back of rulers and templates with basting spray lightly and let it dry works great

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    The question I have is how long does the grip last? Also, if yo have to remove it to replace it what do you use?

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    I have cut a couple hundred blocks with no slip so far. It's tape, just peel off and add new pieces when needed.

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