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Thread: New and confused

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    Senior Member Monie's Avatar
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    I got at a thrift store 2 complete notebooks of Georgia Bonesteel's Spinning Spools of patterns and templates they r of 1990 and 1991 my question is how do u use the plastic templates to cut out your pattern? I know stupid!!!! I have been using paper, thanks

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    Super Member maryb119's Avatar
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    Sometimes I draw around the template and then cut out the fabric or if the templates are thick enough, I use my rotary cutter to cut around them.

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    Trace around the template, and then you can use that line and your ruler and rotary cutter.

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    Senior Member Monie's Avatar
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    Trace on the fabric?

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    Yes you can trace on the fabric,that will be your cutting line.Connie in CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monie
    Trace on the fabric?
    On the back-side of the fabric with whatever you can find that will show. I use a regular #2 pencil or ball point pen (whichever I grab) but on dark fabric, I use a white or yellow chalk pencil. Also, make sure your templates have included the seam allowance or you will want to cut 1/4" away from the tracing lines.

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    There are very small rotary cutters out there you can buy that are great for cutting around templates.

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    You have to cut the templates out first.

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