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Old 05-23-2008, 01:45 AM
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has anyone ever used a dent puller to cut fabric with? it is used to help hold down your rule so that it doesn't slip. ladies at the class i am taking use one and says it works great. am going to get one soon.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:49 AM
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A dent puller? The one you would use on a car?
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:03 AM
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yes they said that it works great. it suctions to the plastic rule. and that way you can use pressure without it moving and also save you from cutting your hand because your hand is higher up.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:16 AM
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they make handles like that for rulers, cheaper I'm sure but my suction didn't hold (maybe it was too much spit :shock: ) so after two near misses I chunked it into the "useless tools" pile.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:23 AM
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the one I bought at the fabric store is called "The Gypsy Gripper". Costs about $20, but worth every penny. Will admit that I'm a sucker for gadgets, but this tool works really well for keeping your ruler secure on the fabric. An added plus is that he tool is also great from an ergonomic perspective. My girlfriend has severe Rheumatoid Arthritis and this tool makes cutting much easier on her hand and wrist.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:16 AM
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I have one of those suction cup handles a friend got for me. To be honest, I don't really like it. I have the ruler with the lip and LOVE that. I have used the handle for when Courtney is cutting. It's a bit safer for her with the handle on.

When first read the thread, I was trying to think.....just HOW do you get dents in your fabric? lol
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:31 AM
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I got the Gypsy Gripper, too and really like it! My ruler also has a lip on it.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:57 AM
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I too, prefer a ruler with a lip after trying the suction cup handles.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:37 AM
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I'm like Kathy,bought a suction cup handle from Clotilda's catalog. It would never hold got irritated and threw it in my useless bucket. Then gave it to my Sister. LOL Don't know what she did with it.
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:18 PM
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I'm with you Terri- I'm thinking- why are we doing car repairs on a quilt site? Perhaps the car had a booboo needing to be fixed before hubby found out. :)

The girl at the quilt shop used one to cut my fabric purchase, but I lean on my ruler to be sure it doesn't move, I don't feel I have the arm strength to hold the ruller steady by itself. I do use a lipped one and it is more accurate.

Dents in your fabric- thanks for the smile. At least I'm not the only looney tune here. :)

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