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Thread: I;ve made a discovery

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    I;m just tickled pink.I wanted to make the Blowing Bubbles pattern in the Mcalls magazine,but couldnt figure out how to make a template[I cant draw a circle for the life of me].So I went hunting,my corelle plates are the exact size I need,including the quarter inch.Wont get to work on it till this evening but then look out.

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    :thumbup:

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    Necessity is the mother of invention. I dug up an old compass from my husbands engineering tools.

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    Good idea

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    That is so funny! I just got done using my white corelle plates for a scallop border on a quilt. Dinner plate on the outside curve and dessert plate on the inside curve. I am going to invest in the nice scallop border tool that you use with your rotary cutter soon.

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    The other day my sister was going to throw out a card board circle about 12" around and I told her to give it to me never when might need it LOL

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    I always check my cupboards when I need a circle template & always fine something that works!

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    When I use to sew all my clothes, I always useds bowls and saucers to hold down the pattern on the fabric for cutting out the pieces. That's what Grandma did.

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    Everyday household items are excellent sources for quilting tools. Glad you found the perfect item.

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    so happy you found another tool to use

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    Great find...never can tell what uses other then cooking plates are good for (cooking, what's that?)

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    I used a mixing bowl for a template last night. I needed a 7 1/2 inch circle and the bowl was just the right size.

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    Cups, bowls, plates, cookie cutters, the kitchen is full of templates!

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    eastermarie, my mother used knives from the kitchen to hold
    down the sewing pattern pieces instead of pinning them when cutting fabric.
    (the ones you eat with-not sharp ones)

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    I use plates often, gives a nice edge for using the rotary cut too.

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    This topic gave me a chuckle :D 'cause it seems that if anything gets used in the kitchen lately, it's for the sewing room ...... :lol:

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