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Thread: Light box and busy prints

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    Senior Member CompulsiveQuilter's Avatar
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    I was so proud of my homemade light box, but I can't see through the busy prints - especially the dark ones. What good is this going to do????? Am I doing something wrong? The light underneath the box is PLENTY bright, so what's the deal? Please help.

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    no you are not doing anything wrong. some prints are just too dark to see the tracing design. You might make the paper pattern darker and heavier black lines.

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    What are you tracing? I wanted to put an embroidery pattern on a dark T shirt, but I couldn't figure out how to trace it for the same reason you said, so I traced it on fusible interfacing, ironed it to the wrong side of the T shirt, and then stitched. It worked out okay...

    Hope that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg
    What are you tracing? I wanted to put an embroidery pattern on a dark T shirt, but I couldn't figure out how to trace it for the same reason you said, so I traced it on fusible interfacing, ironed it to the wrong side of the T shirt, and then stitched. It worked out okay...

    Hope that helps!
    That is a great idea

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