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Thread: this ? has been discussed before, but, I would like opinons and place to buy

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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    I would like to purchase some of those sticky things to put on my rulers to prevent slippage. I have come across, plain clear fabric graber plastic dots, sandpaper dots and rubberized slipnots
    Out of the 3 which do you think is better and where do I look to buy them.
    Thank you

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    I love the sandpaper dots. They work great!

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    I use puffy paint mostly :)

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    I have the clear rubber one's and I don't think they help much. I'm thinking of going to the sandpaper kind

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    the sandpaper dots are the best!!!! those clear thick dots are just that.....thick......they make my rulers ''wobble''. buy at Joanns when they have a 50 per cent off sale. about $3., so you can use plenty on each ruler. the downside of the sandpaper dots.....you can't slide your ruler off your fabirc you have to lift it by the edge or get a suction cup handle

    jodi in leavenworth

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    I apply the clear Cling Glad wrap on all of my rulers. On the small templates and rulers I use static cling you can get at any sign shop. You can see clearly and it doesn't raise the ruler off the fabric in places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimarie
    the sandpaper dots are the best!!!! those clear thick dots are just that.....thick......they make my rulers ''wobble''. buy at Joanns when they have a 50 per cent off sale. about $3., so you can use plenty on each ruler. the downside of the sandpaper dots.....you can't slide your ruler off your fabirc you have to lift it by the edge or get a suction cup handle

    jodi in leavenworth
    I had that problem with the wobble thats why I was going to go with the sandpaper ones

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    or find some Invisigrip. clear cling wrap sort of stuff on a roll. just cut to fit your ruler and place on the back.

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    I have had the most success with Invisi-grip. It is the clear vinyl film. I also had success with auto window tinting you can buy at Walmart or an auto parts store. It is basically the same thing, but cheaper.

    I have heard others say to use Press 'n' Seal wrap. I think I will try that next time.

    All of the dots eventually fell off of my rulers.

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    Try Invisigrip or Nexcare clear tape.

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    I like the sand paper dots. Purchased at the LQS.

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    sandpaper .. you can find adhesive sandpaper at any hardware store and cut them into any size you want.. would not reccommend length of ruler.. tiny squares will do..

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    omnigrid Invisigrip.. more expensive but I like it alot.. this can be found at Joannes, hobby lobby, online at hancocks, joannes, pretty much anywhere they sell notions..

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    I've used the plastic grip dots and had my ruler move when I put my hand in the wrong place. I've used the sandpaper...and most recently used the Invisigrip..I have to say I was impressed. But it can be a bit pricey.

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    I used the little sandpaper dots and they work really great.

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    The Invisigrip has been a big help to me. I haven't tried anything else.

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    Invigrip works great for me

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    I like invisigrip... it lays flat and one roll covers a lot of rulers :D:D:D

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    I'm sold on the Nexcare tape. And it doubles as first aid tape, but I hope you'll never need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I love the sandpaper dots. They work great!
    Me too!

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    While we are on the subject...it seems that lately I prefer to use my 12.5
    inch square ruler instead of the 6x12. It is heavier and doesn't move as
    much. You might want to give it a try...specially for those long strips.

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    I went out to the garage and swiped a piece of coarse sand paper from DH. Took my trusty paper punch to it and glued a few dots onto my 6 x 24 ruler. Perfect!

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    I like the sandpaper dots.

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    Have you ever tried quilter's rule ruers they are no slip and I have been pleased with them for years. I think even JoAnns carries the no slip stuff or a hardware store.

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    Velcro, the sticky back kind, works very well to keep rulers from slipping. You can purchase the dots.

    It's pretty dangerous to let a longarm ruler/template slip - easy to sew your hand to the quilt...and you can't reach the back to raise the needle either so you're stuck until someone comes home (which is why most of us keep a phone in our pocket when longarming!). So, it's common for LA'ers to use something on the templates/rulers. The velcro works very well. The only issue is that you cannot slide the ruler, which I also like to do when sewing fast - so some have it, and some don't.

    One of the longarmers has recommended the skateboarding non-slip tape you can buy - she says it works great...and is easy to swipe a piece if you have skateboarders :) I find it pricey to buy if you're just wanting it for rulers.

    Hope this helps some, at least in a pinch :)

    Debbie in Austin

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    I got the Invisigrip at Joanns with a coupon.Haven't tried it yet......will have to look for it.Prob buried under UFOs :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    or find some Invisigrip. clear cling wrap sort of stuff on a roll. just cut to fit your ruler and place on the back.

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