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    Old 11-01-2017, 04:48 AM
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    Gonna buy me some clear medical tape....thanks ladies!
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    Old 11-01-2017, 08:05 AM
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    I was given the Invisi Grip by Omnigrid and it seems to work fine with my older rulers. Before I used the sandpaper circles and the rubber circles but they both fell off in time. Using the Invisi Grip is saving me from having to replace my rulers sooner than I want to.
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    Old 11-02-2017, 01:24 PM
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    3M Safety Walk Slip resistant tape (clear) Found it mentioned on this Board. It was not easy to find. Home Depot website said it was at 2 of my local stores. Was Not. Got it from Amazon. Little Pricy but it works. You do not need big pieces on the rulers - I cut 1/4" wide pieces. It was suggested that you use a utility scissors and keep it for this application only. I got scissors from the Dollar Store - worked great. It is basically cut, peel of backing, stick on back of ruler.
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    Old 11-02-2017, 07:40 PM
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    This is going to sound like an infomercial, but -- Clear Flex-Seal. Yes, that spray-on rubber stuff that you've seen ads for a bazillion times. Make sure it's the clear and not the opaque variety! Just give your rulers a light misting on the back and let them dry. It does give them a bit of a frosty look, but nothing that interferes with using the ruler. I have tried invisigrip, sandpaper dots, tape, rubber cement, but nothing else works as well as the Flex-Seal.
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    Old 11-03-2017, 01:02 PM
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    try clear plastic wrap it does not slip and you probably already have it on hand, read it here or in a magazine
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    Old 11-03-2017, 01:02 PM
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    Default shelf liner is the way to go

    Originally Posted by mac
    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.
    I keep a whole roll near by as I am always losing the square, or cutting it in half. I also give them away to my quilting friends.
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