How to Make Your Own Quilt Ruler Grips

How to Make Your Own Quilt Ruler Grips

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You can easily make your own quilt ruler grips in a few easy steps. I recently bought a couple of new quilt rulers, but I didn't think to get any quilt ruler grips. Also, the ones on my other rulers are starting to wear out a bit. So, wanting to pinch a penny, I decided to make my own ruler grips. They're really simple to make and you most likely have everything you need at home to get started.

  • 1/2 inch double-sided tape 
  • *220 fine-grit sandpaper. 
  • an old pair of scissors (or utility knife)
*Don't use anything higher than 220 grit because it won't grab, and don't use anything lower than 180 grit because it could damage delicate fabrics.

      Supplies Needed to make Quilt Ruler Grips


      1. Stick a strip of the tape on the paper side edge of the sandpaper.

      Quilt Ruler Grips - Step 1

      2. With scissors or utility knife, cut along the side of the tape to make a strip of sandpaper. Do this over some old newsprint to catch any loose sand. I made a couple strips for future use.

      Quilt Ruler Grips - Step 2

      3. Cut 1/2 inch squares from the strip.

      Quilt Ruler Grips - Step 3

      4. Peel the tape paper off to expose the sticky side and stick your grips to the back of your quilt ruler.

      Quilt Ruler Grips - Step 4

      1 comment:

      1. AnonymousJuly 16, 2018

        I'm going to try this. I don't know how many times my ruler has slipped cutting strips.