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    Old 10-30-2017, 01:47 PM
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    I bought 150 of those silicone sticky dot/rings off of Amazon for $7. Much easier than trying to make my own, and they work exactly like the higher-priced name brand ones. They're even on 3M adhesive back, just like the expensive ones!

    Here's a link to the listing: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Old 10-30-2017, 01:59 PM
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    Replace them with Quilters Select rulers when you can - worth every penny! They do not slip!
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    Old 10-30-2017, 02:40 PM
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    I spray my rulers lightly with spray basting. Works very well, but immediately after spraying, rub it with a paper towel to get excess off of it. Otherwise, it sticks to the fabric, which, when cutting fabric, is not terrible.
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    Old 10-30-2017, 02:51 PM
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    Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond
    Replace them with Quilters Select rulers when you can - worth every penny! They do not slip!
    I picked up my first Quilters Select ruler a couple of weeks ago and it won't be my last. I believe it's designed by Alex Anderson. Terrific ruler!
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    Old 10-30-2017, 02:59 PM
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    Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond
    Replace them with Quilters Select rulers when you can - worth every penny! They do not slip!
    Exactly what I was going to say! They are amazing. I have several sizes and love them all. Yesterday I picked a non-QS ruler to cut something and had to fight to keep it from slipping. It went back into the storage pile and I went back to a Quilters Select ruler.
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    Old 10-30-2017, 05:46 PM
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    Steady Betty strips. I cut them into 1/4" squares. They're perfect - small enough for me to see, and they don't slip at all.
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    Old 10-30-2017, 05:55 PM
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    Originally Posted by lynnie
    I have a friend who uses her hot glue gun on the backs of the quilts.
    she says they stick to the fabric now. good luck.
    I was thinking of changing my sandpaper dots to this,but I was going to sprinkle the glue with some very fine sand too. Glad to know my thought wasn't dumb.
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    Old 10-30-2017, 06:56 PM
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    I use the grip strips from Guidelines4Quilting. They work really well
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    Old 10-30-2017, 08:09 PM
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    cut some small squares or strips of the foam shelf liner--put between ruler and fabric. Works great and can be moved to allow you to see your measurement lines.
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    Old 10-30-2017, 08:14 PM
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    Originally Posted by cashs_mom
    I use the grip strips from Guidelines4Quilting. They work really well
    I use these as well. Couldn't cut without them.
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