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    My eyesight isn't what it used to be. I was having trouble cutting my strip, so I went to the hardware store an had them cut me someplexi glas stips 2 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches wide. No more measuring with tired eyes. The best part they were cut from left over scraps so they didn charge me. Its been working great for me

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    I would like to cut templates.Iwant to know where I can buy the sheets and what are they called.Any specific name for the plastic sheet.

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    You can buy the sheets for making templets right at Wal Mart They have plain and the grids, they're about $4.00 a package

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    Rama, quilters are not complicated people, so the plastic for making templates is called a template sheet, or template plastic. :D I recomend the kind that has a smooth side and a frosted side. The frosted side doesn't slide on the fabric as easily while you are marking. Do not use your good sewing scissors to cut your templates. I keep an old pair handy for cutting paper and templates.

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    Also, if you make a curved template, use an emory board to smooth out the edges which often occurs with applique templates. If you can find Templar, it is worth the investment of you plan to iron an edge over the template. Use a medium/hot iron. Suzanne

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    Thanks a lot.

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    Rama, Are you in India? Do you have the resources that we are all recommending? If not, maybe we can help in other ways. Tell us about your situation. :D

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    Rama

    Also let your friends and family know your a quilter, if they don't already. Because B'days and Christmas are a nice way to start building your quilting tools, and everyone usually wants to know what to buy you for a gift.

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    The cutting mat with the ironing board is great for classes, but I suggest you have separate ones to work on at home. I've heard the heat warms the mat.

    Love the idea of the templates, ceann (and I have the same problem with the vision). I may look into that, myself. We have a glass shop not far from my house.

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    I am in chicago at present and iI am collecting all the items before I leave to India in feb.I already bought cut sand press mat also cutting mat.Thank you very much for the offer.I will surely ask if I want anything.By the by my daughter got me Glad blue color freezer paper.Will it work.

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