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Old 12-09-2015, 05:42 AM
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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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Old 12-10-2015, 05:52 AM
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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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Old 12-10-2015, 06:13 AM
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Great tip, thanks!
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:18 AM
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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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Old 12-10-2015, 09:40 AM
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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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Old 12-10-2015, 09:49 AM
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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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