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Thread: Slippery rulers!- Is there anything that will help?

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    Recently I picked up some clear gel dots and some sandpaper dots at JoAnn's both by Dritz. I tried the clear ones first as it allows seeing the fabric since it is clear. They have worked well for me, haven't tried the sandpaper dots yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mousie
    I have sandpaper on mine and have learned to cut, but I want one of those rulers that fits against the edge of your table!
    I don't know what it's called or where to get it. thanks for asking...somebodies sure to mention it...i hope :thumbup:
    Hi! Here is the lip edge ruler I have and love it. Found another that is wider, twice the size of the one in the link. I've never needed a wider ruler, I use the lines on my cutting mat and the ruler as a straight edge for the rotary cutter. If you interested in the wider ruler, you can find it at www.olipfa.com
    Here's link for the ruler like the one I have:
    http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewi...9/product.html

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    I make my own sand paper dots or squares I use both.

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    I use fabric grippers by Dritz. They work great.

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    i found the gel dots [door bumpers] at the $ store
    phyllis nm

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnieF
    HI Bela Boo
    I love the Alto quilt cut .

    They are wonderful. Never need all the rulers with that. I have way more rullers in cost than the cost of the Alto.

    If I'd had it a long time ago I'd not had all the rulers but I do use when not at home (the Rulers)

    It is a great system, and Carol has a wonderful vidio to explain all the cutting on it.

    http://www.quiltcut.com/products_quiltcut2.html
    I am disabled with the use of 1 hand/arm. I have this same problem with the ruler moving. I have been trying to find a used altos quiltcut for about 6 months. Even a used one asking price is 150 plus the cost of shipping. I can't afford that. I use sand paper dots, and the film. Okay but still slips. I also use an old iron (with the cord cut off) to weigh down ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnieF
    HI Bela Boo
    I love the Alto quilt cut .

    They are wonderful. Never need all the rulers with that. I have way more rullers in cost than the cost of the Alto.

    If I'd had it a long time ago I'd not had all the rulers but I do use when not at home (the Rulers)

    It is a great system, and Carol has a wonderful vidio to explain all the cutting on it.

    http://www.quiltcut.com/products_quiltcut2.html
    I am disabled with the use of 1 hand/arm. I have this same problem with the ruler moving. I have been trying to find a used altos quiltcut for about 6 months. Even a used one asking price is 150 plus the cost of shipping. I can't afford that. I use sand paper dots, and the film. Okay but still slips. I also use an old iron (with the cord cut off) to weigh down ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace McClendon
    If the ruler still slip with sandpaper your cutting table is the wrong height for your body.
    But I am in a wheelchair!

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    I use june tailor thingys ,,,,,i never slip now ,worth their weight in gold to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by hheelleenn
    Quote Originally Posted by Grace McClendon
    If the ruler still slip with sandpaper your cutting table is the wrong height for your body.
    But I am in a wheelchair!
    Hi! I know its not very sturdy as cutting tables are but have you tried a tv table. You might have trouble where the legs are and your wheelchair. Have seen some that don't have the criss-cross leg so that the tray can be bought up to the person sitting in chair, almost looks like a hospital bedtable. That's another idea, sometimes you can find the bedtables at thrift stores. It would be alot sturdier than a tv tray!
    Hope these ideas have helped and not something you've already tried. Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning
    Sandpaper dots. You can buy them prepackaged or make your own.
    ditto what Beverly said. I've tried the plastic sheet and it helps for a while, but the sand paper dots are better.
    Sharon W. in Texas

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    Last week on Fons and Porter TV show, they had someone that used a piece of Glad Press & Seal..cut just smaller than the ruler, and placed on the bottom of the ruler. Haven't tried it, but it might help!!

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    Some of the people in my guild have used clear nail polish sprinkled with salt (before the nail polish dries) and have reported some success. I use the sandpaper dots and use them on templates, corner trimmers, etc.

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    I read that clear nail polish and kosher salt. Haven't tried it yet.
    Jeanne

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    I tried press & seal - didn't work very well but I broke my left wrist last summer and still can't put much pressure on it still. i'm seriously considering buying a cutting system. my ruler always slips and i've done everything everyone has suggested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy9052
    In a Pat Speth class She now buys the cheap rubber shelf liner at the Dollar store . . . and cuts a little piece to place under the ruler when she is cutting fabric.
    I have found that works great! I just cut thin livers and stuck a couple where they wouldn't cover any measurements with 2-sided tape and seem to work great!
    Marysewfun

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    Hah! That was supposed to be "I just cut thin Slivers . ."
    The best things never show up until they are in print.

    Marysewfun

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning
    Sandpaper dots. You can buy them prepackaged or make your own.
    Ditto

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    I use little clear like silicone circles on the bottom of my rulers and like them very much....you can get packages of them
    at JoAnn's. They don't slide at all.

    Peg

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    I also use the TrueGrips from Nancys Notions. I am happy to report no slipping ruler problem so far.

    debra

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    Where do you get the sandpaper dots. Are they a quilting item or at a place like home depot? Thanks

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    More likely a fabric/sewing store (LQS) would have the sand paper dots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    I use the sandpaper dots too. My next to buy notion thats not a notion is one of those gloves that they use on Fons & Porters show. Because ONE DAY...I'm going to chop a finger or two off. :)
    I took a big chunk of my finger off the other day when my ruler slipped!! Ouch! I am getting some of the sandpaper dots for sure.

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    I had problems with the film too. Did not help at all. Rulers kept slipping and my cutting was sloppy. Another reason I went to hand applique. Not much cutting.

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    I bought shower handles with suction cups on them cause I couldn`t afford a gypsy gripper and gave one to a friend- works great. 14.99 @ collections.com.

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