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Thread: Home made Templates

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    Junior Member zazulka's Avatar
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    Home made Templates

    I just got back from my local Hardware store which made me 2 acrylic templates to perfect specifications. I just had to sand the edges a little bit with my nail file. I'm working on one of Derek Lockwoods star quilts and didn't like the idea of buying his templates in addition to the pattern. I also don't like making my own templates from the flimsy plastic that you can buy from the store. So, $5.00 later, I'm good to go!!!!! Happy Quilting.
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    Great deal

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    Awesome. What's the difference between acrylic & plexiglass?
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    do you have pics of your templates? thanks
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    I've had my local glass shop do this for me out of plexiglass. Works well! and usually cheaper than the ready made templates
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    What a great idea. I never thought of doing that.

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    You're lucky. I've asked at Home Depot and here in my town and noone will do that.
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    a sheet metal shop will cut them too, I work at one and my brother has a glass co, I have tons of templates

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    Have you ever used the heavier acrylic nail files in your sewing room - OPI has some great ones that I just love

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