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Old 02-21-2018, 07:23 AM
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Finally, I solved the dilemma of my long ruler dancing across my fabric while trying to cut long strips. I had purchased and was using the Invisigrip by Omnigrid...not impressed. Years ago my father-in-law gave me some sandpaper that is sticky on the back. Works like a dream. The only problem is that you can't see thru it, so I just cut it into small squares and place it randomly on the ruler. I don't know what it cost, but it is probably cheaper than the Invisigrip I had purchased.

The only problem I am having now is that it grips too good...no more sliding the ruler around on the fabric. I have to pick it up and place it where I want it, but guess what? I have true straight cuts.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:57 AM
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that's why I use this https://www.walmart.com/ip/Curad-Tea...-0-CT/51179938
it's out of stock online, but i buy it at my local store. i am very, very happy with it.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:02 AM
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This is what I am using. The one roll should last me a lifetime. I also put several layers of it on my machine bed to help with the 1/4" seam.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:12 PM
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They make a skateboard grip that is clear and works well.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
that's why I use this https://www.walmart.com/ip/Curad-Tea...-0-CT/51179938
it's out of stock online, but i buy it at my local store. i am very, very happy with it.
I have this tape on some rulers other things on other rulers. Cheap and it works great.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:30 PM
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That's what HandiGrip is, a clear sandpaper with sticky on the back. It really works great!
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:33 AM
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This is what I use and I love it


Originally Posted by Phyllis nm View Post
They make a skateboard grip that is clear and works well.
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:18 AM
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The online Jordan Fabrics tutorials show using a hand weight on the end of a long ruler to keep it from shifting as you work along the ruler. Seems like a great idea.
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I have clear sticky rubber 'feet' - probably about 1/4" thick that I stick on the 4 corners of my rulers. Works wonders. No slipping at all. Got them originally (I think) at my sewing machine dealer but have seen them elsewhere (JoAnns??) as well.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
that's why I use this https://www.walmart.com/ip/Curad-Tea...-0-CT/51179938
it's out of stock online, but i buy it at my local store. i am very, very happy with it.
I was at a retreat and someone asked to use my ruler. She said do you care if I fix it? She pulls out this tape and puts it on my ruler and now I know why she is such an accurate and amazing quilter. She told me you can buy it at any local pharmacy and she was right.
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