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Thread: Templates that are easy and cheap!!!

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    Junior Member Kathi Kraftyzales's Avatar
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    I don't have photos, yet, but for all the templates you need you can do as I do.
    My DH cuts out all the shapes and sizes I need using a Dremel Tool. We just buy the sheets of plexiglass at Home Depot and cut away.

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    Can't wait to see it. I have a dremel tool, but what kind of tip do you use and do you need something against it to keep the lines straight? I will bookmark, to see what you come up with.

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    DH cut a few for me but it was too tedious to keep the edges perfectly straight and the exact measurement throughout using manual cutting. After two simple squares, he said go buy what you need. LOL

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    WE do the same thing. When I see a pattern I think I might use over and over, he makes me the template. Makes life so much easier! He uses his plasma cutter. :wink:

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    I use clear template material I buy at Joanns, trace my shapes and cut with scissors. (I'm a low-tech kinda girl! :D )

    Freddie, I love your avatar! :D

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    Grrr. . . another double post! Anyone else think we need another maintenance day to fix all the problems the first one created?? :D :D

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    my hardware guys cuts mind...he said his wife is a quilter LOL

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    [quote=SuzanneG]I use clear template material I buy at Joanns, trace my shapes and cut with scissors. (I'm a low-tech kinda girl! :D )

    Too expensive. I use a package of flexible cutting mats that come 2 to a package for $1 at Dollar Tree Store. But for stuff I want to use a lot, DH make a plexiglass template.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzanneG
    I use clear template material I buy at Joanns, trace my shapes and cut with scissors. (I'm a low-tech kinda girl! :D )

    Freddie, I love your avatar! :D
    Thanks, it is only 9x12 inches. It was a paper brownbag challenge, with only a couple of scraps. Had never done a scene before and had to draw my own pattern. I am really glad you like it, because I was out of my comfort zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzanneG
    I use clear template material I buy at Joanns, trace my shapes and cut with scissors. (I'm a low-tech kinda girl! :D )

    Freddie, I love your avatar! :D
    Thanks, it is only 9x12 inches. It was a paper brownbag challenge, with only a couple of scraps. Had never done a scene before and had to draw my own pattern. I am really glad you like it, because I was out of my comfort zone.
    Don't you love it when we challenge ourselves and it turns out so great? I've always wanted to do a landscape quilt. I just may take the plunge and give it a try. :-D

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