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Thread: Neat marking helper

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    Neat marking helper

    Neat use for unused adhesive floor tiles:

    Peel paper backing off 12" adhesive vinyl floor tile Press a square of medium/fine sandpaper on to sticky side.

    This keeps material from slipping when marking applique or piecing blocks.

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    This is a quick, inexpensive and easy way to make a sandboard and is also great if you are doing signature blocks of any kind to keep the blocks from shifting.

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    Oh heck, I recently got rid of a few of these tiles. Why is it that as soon as you throw or give something away, you find a great use for it? Maybe I can just buy one from an opened package at the diy store. Thanks for the idea.

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    Yes, they sell them individually. I paid 79 cents for mine, and got a sing sheet of sandpaper for 99 cents.

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    Great tip, thanks!

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    Now you tell me! Just after I discarded all the leftover floor tiles from my kitchen floor!

    Seriously, great idea. And this is why I can't get rid of anything; I always know I'll need it later.

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    Good tip. I use a manila folder, then glue a sheet of fine sandpaper, or I have used medium to the inside. I like the floor tile idea as it's 12", but using a manila folder might keep you from getting scratched by the sandpaper (ask me how I know this).

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    I used a clip board that was all scratched up on top side and used some industrial double stick tape to adhere sandpaper. I like being able to hang it up out of the way

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    An old shirt size gift box would work also. Punch a whole in the top so you can hang it up if you want. Glue it and there you go.

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    Great ideas here. Thank you! I will be making one of these.

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    I remember sandpaper being the template material of choice when I took my first quilting class in the 1970's! We used medium-coarse because it was thicker.
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    Good idea!

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