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Thread: Just wanted to say thanks for the warm welcome and I have some questions.....

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    great info

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAPPIE
    I AM STARTING A GRANDMOTHERS FLOWER QUILT FOR THE FIRST TIME. I BOUGHT A METAL HEXAGON TEMPLATE. FOR THE HEXAGONS , I WORK AT A HOSPITAL AND GET HEAVEY PLASTIC SPINAL TRAYS AND CUT MY TEMPLATES FROM THOSE. I DON'T THINK I COULD USE PAPER AND THIS WORKS GREAT. KILLING MY HANDS CUTTING THEM OUT BUT I THINK ITS MUCH BETTER THEN PAPER. I THINK I PAID ABOUT $7.00 FOR THE METAL TEMPLATE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO SEE IF I CAN FIND ANOTHER ONE JUST E-MAIL AND I'LL SEE IF I CAN HELP YOU.
    Hi Pappie - not sure what you mean about the Spinal trays(?) but I dont use paper for basting through - never have !! I know you are supposed too!

    When I was younger I was lucky enough to work in a museum for a year (part time) I had to catalogue an unfinished GFG quilt made in about 1820 - 1840 which had the writing papers still tacked (basted) in!! Fascinating - but WAY too thin for me. I used to use the backs of greetings cards (after the fronts had been used in a multitude of other ways!!) BUT lately I have bought packs of large index cards and cut my hexagons for tacking from them. (not as environmentally friendly but I dont seem as strong as I was in my youth!!

    LOL!

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