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Thread: How do you USE a light box?

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    Senior Member CompulsiveQuilter's Avatar
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    I know how to MAKE a light box but I don't know how it can be USED!!! Can you can trace motifs from paper drawings and/or plastic templates?

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    Sure; it is used for tracing pictures, etc.

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    I use the picture window in the livingroom. I tape my pattern to the window and then trace it.

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    Put your original drawing down first and your paper that you what it copied to on top. It's the same concept as when you hold a paper up to the glass window to copy something.

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    It is helpful in tracing applique pieces too :D:D:D

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    I had a picture of a quilt that used the same block pattern as the one in my avatar. I enlarged it, taped it to the light box, laid plain paper over it and made an line drawing of the pattern. I then made several copies of the line drawing, let my DD color them and picked out the one we liked best as my color guide for my avatar quilt.

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    I have an old flat bed scanner that I use as a light box. Works great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Put your original drawing down first and your paper that you what it copied to on top. It's the same concept as when you hold a paper up to the glass window to copy something.
    My family got tired of all our windows having pictures/patterns covering them up :)

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    I use my dad's floor model light table (he was a cartoonist) and I love, love, love it! Could be some sentiment and fond memories involved in that I guess :oops: , but I use it a lot for drafting patterns and combining pieces from different sources. You know, a little piece of this design, a smidgen of that one.

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    I use my all the time. You can put a picture on the table inside a plastic bag and lay cloth over the top. Then you can paint on the cloth and the picture is unharmed.

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