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Old 11-19-2015, 10:10 AM
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My rulers are slipping when I cut out my geese. For those who use these rulers what do you do? EB has one use Invisigrip. Is that a good thing, or do you have other suggestions?
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:05 AM
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You can buy stick-on dots at places like JoAnn's, that may help.
Another thing that sometimes helps me when a ruler wants to slip is pressing down on it with my whole hand, not just fingertips.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:25 AM
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I was having trouble with slipping templates at a retreat and my table mate told me I was pressing too hard. Sounds strange to say press lightly but it worked. When I cut down more than against, problem solved.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:29 AM
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I use Nexcare tape on all my rulers. They have more grip than Invisigrip and cheaper.
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I found out later that ordinary vinyl that is sold by the length on long rolls at Walmart and JAF work just as well as Invisigrip. Just a lot cheaper. I cut mine just an 1/8" smaller than the ruler size.

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Old 11-19-2015, 11:43 AM
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Maniac Quilter2 how do you get the vinyl to stick?
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Easypeezy Is there a particular type of Nexcare you use and how/where do you apply it?
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I use Nexcare tape on all my rulers.
That is what I use too. But to be honest the best non slip is the Rule Steady(or the SlideLock version).
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i found that martelli rulers and templates are the best for non-slip. they take a bit more time to get on the fabric correctly but then they stick 'like glue' and the fabric is in place. they're expensive but they work well and now there's a 50% off sale through Sunday.
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Originally Posted by Joan in AK View Post
Easypeezy Is there a particular type of Nexcare you use and how/where do you apply it?
Mine says "Plastic" and it's the clear one. You'll see that it has like a fine grid on it. It's not smooth
like Scotch tape. Maybe not it's called Flexible Clear. I just put one long strip along the edge
(doesn't have to be too close to the edge) and one in the middle or one on each side...just
where I feel it needs it...on the wrong side of the ruler of course. It's easy to apply...just like
regular tape.
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