Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Quick Pattern Use Tip


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Tuesday Tip
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 I make a lot of mug organizers with a pattern of simple rectangles.
While many folks can measure and rotary cut quickly,
I cannot.
So I took some waxed back freezer paper,
and made those rectangle patterns.
I can quickly iron on the pattern without pinning
& quickly rotary cut.
It will iron on several times.
I've lost count how many times I've used this one.

2 comments:

  1. Freezer paper is one of the handiest things to have in a sewing room. I love it for making patterns for cutting out felt. Just iron it onto the felt and then cut - it holds the felt in place so it doesn't distort. Great also for ironing onto good quality cotton to stabilize before running it through the computer to print images.

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  2. Another option is to make templates from the plastic pocket folders. They are usually really cheap just before school starts. I trace or measure and mark with a permanent marker, then it is just like using rulers. I do have to watch pretty carefully because I have "trimmed" the edge, but they were absolutely WONDERFUL when I was making masks! I also have used the freezer paper and it is great, too.

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