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Old 09-23-2010, 09:56 AM
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I'm feeling so full of myself today. I am taking a hand applique class and we have to trace a large basket of flowers pattern onto a background 26" square. I can never see properly through fabric so while I was lying in bed, I thought about how to make my own light box.

I found an old window with a frame in the garage, and put it over a milk crate. My small ott-light fits in the milk crate with the wire coming out through one of the holes. I will masking tape the pattern to the glass and the fabric on top. The whole thing will fit and I won't even have to move it around on the box!

Now why didn't I think of it years ago???
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:59 AM
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Necessity is the mother of invention. I never really understood that until I was a mom on a budget! LOL

I love the milk crate idea, the holes for the plug is perfect!
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:01 AM
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great idea!

would love to see picture of your applique basket of flowers

Originally Posted by lorli
I'm feeling so full of myself today. I am taking a hand applique class and we have to trace a large basket of flowers pattern onto a background 26" square. I can never see properly through fabric so while I was lying in bed, I thought about how to make my own light box.

I found an old window with a frame in the garage, and put it over a milk crate. My small ott-light fits in the milk crate with the wire coming out through one of the holes. I will masking tape the pattern to the glass and the fabric on top. The whole thing will fit and I won't even have to move it around on the box!

Now why didn't I think of it years ago???
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:03 AM
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My cutting table is a glass top on a brass frame. ott light clmps on it just fine when I need a 'light box'!
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:07 AM
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:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:41 AM
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Smart girl.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:47 AM
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Great idea!
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:55 AM
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When doing stained glass, I got an old drawer at a salvage yard. Drilled a hole in the back and put a small fluerescent light in it. Then I bought a 1/4" thick piece of glass that fit the top of the drawer. I still have it!!! WHY didn't I think of getting it out?????
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:20 PM
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Very creative! I have a piece of plexiglass I lay across the rollers on the long arm frame.
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