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Thread: A copy is worth a thousand stitches

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    Member velvor's Avatar
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    I don't know if anyone else has already though of this but being nearer 70 than 60 years old I was pretty happy that my brain still likes to work!

    Rather than constructing at least 4 trial squares to see how the quilt pattern will look once they are put together.. sew one then photo copy it (in color preferably) at least three times and tape them together. I now know exactly how my ribbon square quilt will look when finished. Memo to self.... need to refill the paper drawer in the copier!!

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    good idea... I use 2 mirrors at 90-degree angles to each other, and stick my square into the crook... gives me a good visual :)

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    Yep...if you don't use it, you lose it! My kids tease me about quilting sometimes, but it does keep your mind active as well as your fingers!

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    What a great idea ... thanks!

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    Fabulous, creative idea! Nothing wrong with your thinking ability!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    good idea... I use 2 mirrors at 90-degree angles to each other, and stick my square into the crook... gives me a good visual :)
    The colors would be a perfect match too, got to find a coupe of mirrors!

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    good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velvor
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    good idea... I use 2 mirrors at 90-degree angles to each other, and stick my square into the crook... gives me a good visual :)
    The colors would be a perfect match too, got to find a coupe of mirrors!
    I did find that on the Carpenter's star, it mixed up the center on my visual, but I was able to re-visualize it... here's a sample of what I see... its a large block in the pic, my neighbor was redoing their bathroom, so I recycled the 3-panel mirrors from their medicine cabinet :) they're long and skinny, and live behind the couch, works for me!

    see how it repeated the center star? I just imagined the "right" colors...
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    your way to smart!

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    I love my quilter's mirrors. Fun playing with fabric with them.

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    Mirrors might be great, but I think yours is creative! Besides, you can take a digital snap shot of different positions and show them off, or dwell on them, or even bag it all together. Hang those up on a wall and walk away several paces. Can't do that with a mirrors at the same time. You're an inspiration!

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    Thank you for the tip. What a time saver.

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    I tried doing on the computer (one picture, pasted four times) but the small size threw me off. I really like the copier idea! THANKS

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    What a clever idea. I would never have thought of that but will use it now that you shared it with us all. Thank you.

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    Great idea...........thank you for sharing!

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    what a great idea, there's nothing wrong with your brain

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    That is a great idea!

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    Clever tip, thanks for sharing :D:D:D

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