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Posted on: 9/29/10 5:27 PM
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I have a hard time keeping a ruler or guide from slipping when I'm using a rotary cutter. I was at a fabric store and saw some rulers that were billed as non slip and had some textured spots on the back.

I thought why buy new rulers, why not just get transparent bath strips, the kind you put on the tub to keep from slipping. It works! A package from a home improvement store costs about $5 and an I now have non skid rules and quilt templetes! Also they are clear so they don't interfer with the markings on the transparent rulers.

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PixieCat said... (9/30/10 8:32 PM) Reply
I'm using the sandpaper dots right now. Not too impressed. I'll try the bath strips. Thanks!
Cherylsews said... (9/30/10 7:36 PM) Reply
Great tip! I used to use sandpaper dots, but this is much better for fabric. Thanks.
Kiwikid said... (9/30/10 4:08 PM) Reply
Why didn't I think of that! Twenyfive years I have struggled with my ruler. Thank you.
abcameo said... (9/30/10 9:44 AM) Reply
This tip is great! I never could understand why everyone raves about rotary cutting but with no mention of the slippage issue. I thought it was just me...
techmom95 said... (9/30/10 7:38 AM) Reply
Why didn't I think of that??
Baychel3 said... (9/30/10 0:45 AM) Reply
What a FABULOUS idea! You must be a genius!! Thank you.
Charrlie said... (9/30/10 0:29 AM) Reply
Good idea. My hands have weakened over the years and sometimes The ruler slips ALOT! Thank you
sewdogsew said... (9/29/10 6:08 PM) Reply
Great idea!
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