Welcome to QuilTips. In honor and memory of my wife, Shirley, who bought The Quilt Works Inc. in 1985, and from whom I learned so much, there will be a QuilTip for every letter of the alphabet. This week’s letter is S, for “slippery.”
While you may have all the quilting supplies in Albuquerque, NM that you need to make the perfect quilt, they may not be providing you all the functionality you need to make your quilt with ease. As we all know, rulers and templates are the keys to good quilt design. They allow you to cut your fabric with precision, but can slide all over the material, making it impossible to get a straight cut. These tools are slippery and can be tricky to use, so we have come up with a solution to these slippery rulers and templates that allows you to get the perfect cut each time.
Avoid the slip with InvisiGRIP
By integrating InvisiGRIP by Omnigrid into your arsenal of quilting supplies in Albuquerque, NM, you can avoid getting the “slip” on fabrics as you make a cut. We have been using InvisiGRIP for several years by applying it to the undersurface of our rulers and templates to ensure a firm grip when we cut. This makes them less slippery, and is a tool that we can’t live without when quilting.
With InvisiGRIP, we are able to adhere our rulers and templates to the material we are working with. To use the product, we simply cut a piece that is ¼ inch smaller than the ruler or template we are using. This allows it to adhere to the fabric and avoids that slipping around that can be quite annoying when you are quilting.
InvisiGRIP is sold in a roll that can be cut to the desired dimensions you need. It works by sticking electrostatically to the surface of a ruler or template, and is one of the most helpful quilting supplies in Albuquerque, NM that you should really start using. It will transform how you do your quilting and make the whole process a lot easier.
Another option: Transpore
Another type of tape that we have recently discovered is Transpore Tape by 3M. It works just as well as InvisiGRIP, and has been a “go-to” product for our quilting needs. This tape is a transparent surgical tape that will adhere to your ruler or template using a solvent-free adhesive. It is also sold in a roll and can be cut to the necessary length needed.
You will avoid that slippery feeling when using Transpore, as it bonds to the ruler or template and has a rough surface that prevents that dreaded slipping feeling when cutting. This works well on all types of fabric, and is an ideal solution for slippery rulers and templates that you can add to your quilting supplies in Albuquerque, NM.
With the use of InvisiGRIP or Transpore, you will be able to cut fabric easier and faster without having it slip around on you. Visit The Quilt Works Inc, to stock up on fabric and quilting supplies in Albuquerque, NM. We have a range of fabrics, kits, notions, threads and books that can make your quilting project go off without a hitch.