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PostSubject: Tried Invisigrip by Texasmusicmom   Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:06 am

Title: tried Invisigrip
Post by: Texasmusicmom on February 23, 2008, 04:35:25 PM
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I treated myself to a roll of Invisigrip with a 40% off coupon at Joanns. I did my first rotary cutting today after putting it on all my rulers. Wow...it really did help me from doing the slipping thing. It was worth the investment for me. It's a clear film that you put on the reverse side of your rulers that helps keep them from slipping. Pretty cool. :)


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Title: Re: tried Invisigrip
Post by: foxxigrani on February 24, 2008, 06:11:35 AM
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I have that on a couple of my rulers and its ok. But I had read to use hot glue. So the other day I tried it and all I can say is wow. It works so good I had trouble moving the ruler to get the right markings, and the real nice thing about it, it doesn't cost much but it peals right off. When I get used to my ruler not moving at all, its going to be great. So if you can't afford or don't want to mess with the Invisigrip, try the hot glue. As Tony would say: ITS GRRRREAT....


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Title: Re: tried Invisigrip
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on February 24, 2008, 06:28:18 AM
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I tried the hot glue and couldn't get my blobs even. It made my ruler wobble. My glue gun is old and sometimes spurts out a lot and sometimes a little. :(
Glad it peeled off!

Invisigrip was the better option for me because even though I didn't get it on real straight, it looked great after I trimmed around it. :)

I use little squares of sandpaper on my acrylic templates and I think I am going that route for any additional toys "I just gotta have". ;)
They don't move at all either.


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Title: Re: tried Invisigrip
Post by: missmommy on February 24, 2008, 08:43:29 AM
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I have Invisigrip on most of my rulers. Never had trouble getting it to stick...didn't need glue.I have little sandpaper dots on some of my older rulers. I think they both work well.


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Title: Re: tried Invisigrip
Post by: QBee - Mary Ann on February 24, 2008, 11:41:48 AM
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Missmommy - do you have acrylic rulers and guides that you use on your HQ? I wonder if the sandpaper dots would be good on those. I like Invisigrip on my rulers, but it would be a lot of trouble getting it onto all the templates I have for the HQ. Any thoughts?


Do the sandpaper dots come with a peel and stick backing? Would I find them in the hardware department? Thanks.


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Title: Re: tried Invisigrip
Post by: missmommy on February 24, 2008, 02:43:04 PM
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QueenBee
I used to buy the sandpaper dots at JoAnns on the notions wall. I imagine they still have them...and yes, they are peel and stick.
I have acrylic rulers for the HQ but honestly I've never used them But I would think that I would not want to use invisigrip nor the sandpaper dots on them. From what I understand, to use the templates with the HQ or any mid/long arm you have to slide the ruler alone so you can keep moving. Again, I have very little experience on mine even though I've had it for about 2 years.
What templates do you have for the HQ? Are they hard to use?


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Title: Re: tried Invisigrip
Post by: QBee - Mary Ann on February 27, 2008, 12:51:55 PM
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Missmommy - Good point about wanting the rulers to slide on the HQ. I do have a number of "stand-alone" templates though (hearts, circles, ovals, flowers). (I'm so into gadgets!! :-[ ) I'm thinking it would be better if some of the templates wouldn't slide easily. I don't think they're hard to use, though you know I'm not very experienced, so any HQing still seems somewhat awkward. And, after I got so carried away buying templates, I figured out that to use them requires many starts and stops. So, I probably won't use them as much as I though. QBee


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Title: Re: tried Invisigrip
Post by: missmommy on February 28, 2008, 10:15:48 AM
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Eventhough I've had my HQ for about 2 yrs I've hardly used it. :-[ In fact I've never gotten beyond a practice quilt! I never received any training and haven't had much time to practice. I have plenty of thread, needles, groovy boards, and the like but can't seem to get going. I don't have any plastic templates. I lack confidence. There always seems to be something in my life that interfers with my best laid plans.


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Title: Re: tried Invisigrip
Post by: Merry Bee on February 28, 2008, 02:53:06 PM
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This whole post is a Piggy Trail! MissMommy, I know exactly what you mean! I will not buy one because I have several things I don't use anymore. A keyboard, a piano, a serger I never learned how to use...... And it makes me feel so guilty when I have a bunch of stuff piled everywhere that I don't want or need.

But you will want to use that HQ, eventually, and you will learn to use it. Maybe you can get a buddy to work with, or set aside a time to play with it each week. Just make a whole cloth bedspread for one of the beds, and if you don't like it, put put another bedspread over the top of it.

I always wanted to make a whole cloth quilt and play with a bunch of pretty colored thread and fancy motifs. That is what I would use an HQ for; it is too bulky to quilt on the standard machine. I only quilt on my Bernina to get my quilts finished. I never quilt just for the love of quilting....I am basically a piecer who loves bright colored fabric.
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