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Old 10-10-2018, 03:38 PM
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I use to have so much trouble cutting a perfect strip. My ruler always moved at the other end even if I was walking my hand as I cut. Donna of Jordan Fabrics puts a 5 lb weight on the other end of her ruler to hold it in place. I've been doing this for a week now and boy does it make a difference. :-)
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:07 PM
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I have been using Quilters' Select rulers and they are wonderful. The first one that was purchased was the 6 X 24 - great ruler. The long ones do not kick out when you are cutting to the opposite end of the folded fabric. They are wonderful - I plan to add a couple other sizes to my ruler collection. Hope you can find one and give a try.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:17 PM
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Sounds good but I have a lot of rulers so replacing them would be expensive. The weight does the trick. :-)
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:28 PM
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Thanks so much for this tip. I have had the same trouble many times.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:54 PM
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Thanks Gail. Mine cuts have always been awful on the far end away from me. I am going to try the 5 pound weight. Now, I wonder which can I have that equals close to 5 pounds? I could always use sugar but I really don't want to have it spill in sewing room. "smile"
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Gail -

I picked up that same tip from them and it makes a big difference. Good on you for posting it!

Barb -

Since my parents go to all the estate/yard sales in the area I had them looking for weights for me, but my wife and I were at a close out store (think Big Lots but a local store) and they had some for I think $2 so I bought one. It was a great investment. Just be sure you get the kind that are coated with plastic or silicone.

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Old 10-10-2018, 05:40 PM
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I use fabric grips that I put on the underside of my rulers. Works like a charm!!!
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by goldsberry921 View Post
I use fabric grips that I put on the underside of my rulers. Works like a charm!!!
I use the the Guidelines for Quilting strip grips. They work great!
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
Thanks Gail. Mine cuts have always been awful on the far end away from me. I am going to try the 5 pound weight. Now, I wonder which can I have that equals close to 5 pounds? I could always use sugar but I really don't want to have it spill in sewing room. "smile"
I got mine at Walmart - only $5.94. After trying it I wouldn't get anything lighter. As for the strips etc on the ruler I have too many rulers I would have to get them for.:-)
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post
I use the the Guidelines for Quilting strip grips. They work great!
Me, too. I wouldn't even try to use a ruler without them.

https://www.guidelines4quilting.com/...ant=8648021893
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