Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
rulers >

rulers

rulers

Old 09-26-2010, 08:24 AM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Sweeterthanwine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Stagecoach, NV
Posts: 1,587
Default

How do you keep your rulers from slipping on the fabric when rotary cutting? I get frustrated when the ruler slips and then the fabric is not cut straight.
Sweeterthanwine is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 08:28 AM
  #2  
Super Member
 
luvTooQuilt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: A Hop from Heaven, a Skip from Sanity and a Jump from the Good Life....
Posts: 6,664
Default

Oh gosh there are alot of different things you can buy from
dots to clear non slip sheets

Adhesive sandpaper dots
adhesive clear dots
Omnigrid Invisigrip

just to name a few

before i realized they had these things i used double sided scotch tape and a few pieces of hubbies fine grit sandpaper.. worked well but I didn't like not seeing my fabric thru the ruler ..
luvTooQuilt is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 08:29 AM
  #3  
Super Member
 
fabric_fancy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: at my sewing machine
Posts: 1,916
Default

i use the omnigrid invisigrip and i love it
fabric_fancy is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 11:05 AM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
amma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Out searching for some sunshine :-)
Posts: 58,857
Default

Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
i use the omnigrid invisigrip and i love it
I use this too :D:D:D
amma is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 11:10 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
pab58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: near Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 5,841
Default

I don't put anything on the back of them although I know there are several products around that are very good to use. I simply put my pinky finger off the edge of the ruler onto the fabric. I also place my hand more in the middle of the section I am cutting. For example, if the fabric is 24", I will place my hand at about 10"-12" up from the bottom edge of the fabric. I hope that makes sense. I haven't had any problems with slippage. :wink:
pab58 is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 11:44 AM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Shelbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,990
Default

I really like the clear plastic dots. They grip well, stay put and you can see through them. I found the sand paper dots didn't make enough of a difference. I have used Invsi- grip but it is more expensive if you have a lot of rulers. I also prefer the rulers with the little ledge at the end (O'Lipfa is one brand) that actually grips your cutting board. They are my favourites because they decrease slipping even without adding the plastic dots.
Shelbie is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 01:48 PM
  #7  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: n.w.ohio
Posts: 168
Default

try emery boards ,will not hamper seeing
paloma is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 07:39 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
quiltnmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Bern, NC
Posts: 515
Default

I use the Omnigrid Invisagrip.
quiltnmom is offline  
Old 09-27-2010, 01:53 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Annya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Queensland Australia
Posts: 1,388
Default

I found the plastic that you cover the ruler with is the best.
Annya is offline  
Old 09-27-2010, 05:35 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
quiltmaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In Hiding
Posts: 1,210
Default

I use the omnigrip rulers.
quiltmaker is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
CW23114
Main
5
09-05-2018 04:52 PM
QuiltingGrannie
Main
21
01-10-2012 02:17 PM
sondray
Links and Resources
0
03-21-2008 04:10 PM
NewsletterBot
Main
7
09-25-2007 02:05 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.