Has anyone used one of these? I tried one of those plastic handle grips that suction to the ruler and it just wouldn't grip consistently.
My sister just bought the Quilter Slidelock and loves it. The 24" size is a bit pricey, $45.00 so I'm holding off. But she said it's so nice, doesn't slip and she doesn't have to put alot of pressure.
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I had trouble with my plastic handle grip until someone told me to "spit on the suction cups"... Wiping with a wet sponge had the same effect and they stay stuck much longer. When they quit after a couple of weeks (or days) depending on the weather, I just swipe again and it's back in business. $45 is too steep for me...
stitcheraz:I had trouble with my plastic handle grip until someone told me to "spit on the suction cups"...
I was told the same thing. Didn't work. I sent it back and received a new one. It didn't work either. This was a few years ago so they may have improved by now.
I'd love one of the Quilter Slidelock's but won't spend the money. I can see where it would be really valuable for someone with arthritis and/or unable to put pressure on the ruler to keep it straight.
$45 is pretty pricey. I have had good luck with the Invisgrip film you apply to rulers. Have you considered Grip Strips? It looks like it uses the same principle as the slidelock but for only $8.95
Denise, I did try Invisgrip with so so results. I've tried those little round sandpaper stick on's also.
If I focus and walk my fingers up the ruler as I cut, I have reasonably good results. Only slide around every now and then. When my sister comes up to visit this summer she's going to bring her Slidelock for me to try. So far she loves it.
Judy, why wouldn't the 14" slidelock work on a 24" ruler? I don't know why you'd need the gripper to be so long.
By the way, is your plastic handle grip a purple Gypsy Gripper or a cheaper version from Harbor Freight or elsewhere - sold as a shower grip handle? My Gypsy Gripper attaches firmly. The cheaper version needs resticking all the time - even with the use of spit!
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I went to a quilt shop and seen they cut the fabric with the aid of one of these, but I'm still cutting my fabric the shape cut.
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It was the Gypsy Gripper. I was told they had a bad batch a few years ago. Our quilt shop uses one and it works fine. They couldn't get either of mine to work no matter what they did.