Prevent your Quilting Ruler from Sliding
Ready for the best hack to make cutting fabric easier?!
Little is more frustrating than a ruler that keeps sliding. It makes it impossible to cut anything straight.
Well, I’m about to share the simplest yet most incredible hack for preventing your ruler from sliding.
Are you ready?
It’s so simple you won’t believe it….
Apply medical tape to the back of your ruler!
Medical tape you say? Yes! The textured nature of the medical tape helps grips to the fabric and prevent sliding! Just make sure it’s clear, so it doesn’t obstruct your view in any way!
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Simply turn over your acrylic ruler. Apply a few strips of clear medical tape, sticky side down, you want this to stick to your ruler. I use 3 strips for my large ruler and 2 for my smaller ones.
So simple, but it makes a huge difference!
Use this hack and you’ll be a pro cutting squares for your baby quilt!
Try it and let me know how it worked for you!
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4 thoughts on “Simple Quilting Ruler Hack”
Any tips, tricks or hints on how to handle/quilt with Soft & Minky fabric?
I’m a first time quilter – which is anal and a perfectionist with OCD and I will not be defeated! Lol, so yeah…. any help would be great!
I’m doing the QAYG method and I’m using the Minky as my quilt backing.
Soft minky fabric definitely can be challenging to work with. Not impossible by any means, but tougher than traditional cotton.
Few things that have worked for me:
1. Don’t push/pull the fabric through the machine. Allow your machine to do the work.
2. Adjust your presser foot and/or drop your feed dogs to allow the fabric to glide through easier.
3. Be patient! And forgiving! 🙂
Good luck! I’d love to see your finished product!!
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for this AMAZING hack! Wow!! I just did this to all my slippery rulers and it works like a charm!!!
I’m so glad this little tip was helpful! 🙂