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And another thing about hot glue dots….

Old 05-05-2012, 06:35 AM
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…a lot of us use to stop rulers sliding – They also help to get a smooth cut over seams!
I like to use a 3 x 9” ruler to trim pieces but found that the ruler would “spin” or move too easily if it had to go over a thick seam. I tried to push down on the ends so that the ruler would curve. The ends would touch the surface but after cutting 20-25 times my hand was aching and the cut was wavy!

Discovered by accident that the glue dots on the end corners of the ruler allowed it to stay level over the seam and not slip. Now I put them on all my small rulers.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:37 AM
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Super tip! Easy and inexpensive!!! Love it - thanks!!
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:12 PM
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What are hot glue dots? Something you purchase to put on or using a hot glue gun? Probably a dumb question, but I was wondering so thought I'd ask.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:42 PM
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Yes, Cheryl you do use a hot glue gun and smear little circles of glue around on the back of your ruler wherever you want to stop them from sliding. They can be easily removed if you want but do a very good job.

Glad you asked! Someone else may also be wondering.
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Great tip! I bought a sewing stash from a widower & found these little stick-on-dots of sandpaper. Don't know how old they were & applied to corners of rulers & sure help them stay in place.
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Glad to see your post. I just bought a couple of rulers yesterday but they didn't have the non-slip dots on the back. I'll have to try this on those.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:32 AM
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I've got the sandpaper dots (sold in the quilting notions) on the back of my rulers and I'm having trouble with them grabbing the fabric too much. Do the glue dots work better or do they grab the fabric also?
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I don't have trouble with "over-grab" Joyce, like with sandpaper. I do know what you mean though. I like the glue because it raises the ruler just a bit to go over seams.

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I've got the sandpaper dots (sold in the quilting notions) on the back of my rulers and I'm having trouble with them grabbing the fabric too much. Do the glue dots work better or do they grab the fabric also?
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