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    Old 10-30-2017, 08:32 PM
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    I use a med grit sand paper. I just cut them into strips and glue on one or two strips off to the side with an Elmer's glue stick. It lasts a long time.

    A quick fix you can also use is to place emery boards under the ruler. they will create a friction and stay put until you move the ruler. I use this all the time. You could glue them on if you are using large rulers.
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    Old 10-30-2017, 10:04 PM
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    Anyone notice when you watch a Jordan's Fabrics tutorial they use a hand weight to hold one end of the ruler in place? I suppose it works but would seem a nuisance to me.
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    Old 10-31-2017, 01:59 AM
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    I use the sticky rubber dots...one on each corner. Bought a small sheet of them for less than $5. They work great; no falling/peeling off. I only have them on my long rulers as I seem to be able to hold the shorter/smaller ones down well enough.
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    Old 10-31-2017, 04:08 AM
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    I use clear strips that are meant for the bathtub. Amazon sells them. About $14 and you will have enough for all your rulers and a friend's to boot. You can see through the strips so it doesn't interfere with measuring lines.
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    Old 10-31-2017, 04:43 AM
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    Clear skateboard tape is also an option:

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    Old 10-31-2017, 05:03 AM
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    I'm with you about the dots- I don't like them. I also have used that medical tape and it works much better.
    As for Quilters Select Rulers- they are wonderful. I'm slowly adding them to my collection. Best out there.
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    Old 10-31-2017, 05:31 AM
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    Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    The clear medical bandage tape works great on rulers. I got it at walmart. I can't remember who mentioned it here, but, I tried it and it works wonderfully. In the past I had used the invisi Grip. But, after awhile it tries to come loose. So far this works great and was inexpensive.
    I also tried the Invisi Grip and did not hold to the ruler well. Tried the medical tape and that works better.
    Now I use strips cut from the shelf liner and it is an easy thing to use. I have strips cut in different widths for different rulers, not attached to any ruler just placed on fabric under ruler to cut.

    The shelf liner tip was given by a fellow board member but am at a loss right now as to who passed on the tip.
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    Old 10-31-2017, 05:59 AM
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    Originally Posted by quiltingshorttimer
    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.
    My friends and I have been using this method for a few years. All you need is a small 2" x 1" strip to put under your ruler to keep it stable when cutting. We keep the piece in our quilting tools and it is always there when we need it.
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    Old 10-31-2017, 06:16 AM
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    Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond
    Replace them with Quilters Select rulers when you can - worth every penny! They do not slip!

    Best rulers I have ever used. No slipping at all. The Quilter's Select mat is the best I have used too.
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    Old 10-31-2017, 07:50 AM
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    I have these rubbery strips that to go on the sides of my rulers. I bought them from Guidelines for Quilting and I think they're called GripStrips. Not the cheapest solution but they work pretty well.
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