Apply This to Rulers for No-Slip Cutting
February 7, 2017 |
| Quilting How-To
An Unexpected and Ingenious Solution for Sliding Rulers!
If you’ve been quilting for awhile you probably have experienced what happens when rulers slide while you’re cutting. It’s not pretty. And, it often results in wasted fabric as well as time.
You may have already noticed, and even tried, various fixes. Some work better than others. Quilters often find one that works most of the time and stick with it.
We’ve found a solution you may not have considered – and it works every time.
Dawn at First Light Designs has found an unexpected and easy solution: a flexible clear 1″-wide surgical tape called Nexcare made by 3M.
It can probably be found at your pharmacy, or get Nexcare Surgical Tape here.
The tape is affixed to the backs of rulers, providing a long-lasting grippy surface. It’s better than Invisigrip by Omnigrid for reasons we’ll let Dawn explain. She also demonstrates how and where to apply the tape.
PLEASE NOTE: Quilting Digest does not sell or otherwise provide patterns directly. We showcase patterns and projects from various vendors, bloggers and other sources. Please make a note of where you access a pattern (the link in the yellow box toward the end of each Quilting Digest article). That way you can contact Support for that source if you have downloading problems or other issues. Thank you!