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no plastic templates for fussy cutting

Old 07-13-2012, 06:08 AM
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Default no plastic templates for fussy cutting

I haven't seen this tip before, so thought i'd share it. Instead of creating plastic templates and using permanent marker to map portions of fabric for fussy cutting, i came upon the idea of using Vis-a-Vis wet erase markers and my regular omnigrid rulers. Just put the ruler over the part you want to fussy cut, outline sufficiently for pattern match-up, and use the wet erase marker to outline. Give it a couple of minutes to dry and you're good to go. Now it will smudge if you keep touching the mark - but i just try to make sure that i have enought space around the guidelines to hold the ruler while i cut. This works well for my "kaleidescope" dresden plates too. When you're done - just use a damp tissue to wipe the marks off your ruler. Attached picture is a sample. Not saying this will work for every project - but it can be a time and money saver.use-wet-erase-pen.jpg
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:09 AM
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Great tip! One of those, "duh, why didn't I think of that?" ideas.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:11 AM
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Thanks, great tip!
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:25 AM
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ya know, i saw that many, many years ago and forgot all about it. thanks for the reminder
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Great tip, thanks so much.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:31 PM
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Great tip, thanks so much.
Brilliant tip! Thanks! I need all the help I can get... LOL!
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:07 AM
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Great tip. i wonder if you could put a piece of cling wrap or press-n-seal over the marks (after they've dried) to keep from smudging
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:04 AM
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Great tip, thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:21 AM
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Guess I am slow this morning. I don't understand this at all. I think you are saying mark on the plastic? I can't get in my head how that would help you fussy cut.
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Super great tip, thanks for sharing
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