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Old 03-07-2010, 12:45 PM
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Has anyone made their own? It seems like you could if you had a wood router?
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:06 PM
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Are you talking about templates or something else?
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:10 PM
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these?
http://www.baysidequilting.com/store...idCategory=366

Here we go:

http://www.babylock.com/ftp/whitepapers/BLJ-PB.pdf
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:15 PM
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Oh what a lovely idea! I don't do machine quilting, but that would certainly be helpful if I decided I wanted to.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:46 PM
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Yes these! thanks so much for the links!

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Old 03-07-2010, 03:52 PM
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my husband and I have discussed this. Seeing as I don't have a longarm/frame yet, the point is moot with me. Definitely worth consideration if you or your partner has those mad skills ;-)
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:49 PM
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I forgot where I got this file off the internet however, is the instruction on how to make a pattern board. I this doesn't come across on the message board, please email me at [email protected] and I will email it to you.
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First of all, home carved groove boards will never be as perfect as computer guided, laser cut boards. Thatís impossible. Also the process for making these boards is time consuming, you could be making quilts. In essence hours are being traded for dollars. These are the negatives.
Now for the positives: You save a bunch of money. Just about any design can be carved, keeping in mind the continuous line theory, and adjusting for the fact that the groove is about one 1/8 inch wide. (donít want lines to close together) Be as creative as you want, carve any size the HQ16ís work area will allow.

1. Purchase ľ inch pressed board from the hardware store. I go to home depot. The board comes in 2 foot by 4 foot pieces, and costs $4.00 in my area. Have them cut the board to what ever sizes you want. Iíve been using 1 foot by 4 foot for my over all designs and one foot square for my block designs. One by three would also be good for over all design, as two boards would give six feet.

2. Decide what design you want and adept it to fit your board or your quilt block. A copy store helped me enlarge some things I had. Transfer the design to the boards using graphite paper. Get this from a craft store. I went to Michaels. Darken the design with a sharpie permanent marker so you can see the lines as you carve.

3. Put dremel bit number 107 in the dremel tool. (#107 is a small round ball) Attach the cutting guide to the dremel. This guide comes with the dremel kit, ( it looks like a collar the vet puts on an animal to keep it from biting or scratching, but itís black). It allows you to control the depth of the cut and keep it consistent. Adjust the cutting guide to make a very shallow cut, about half the width of the small ball head on the 107 bit. Practice a couple of inches on a practice board to get the feel of the tool. It makes a fairly loud
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:39 PM
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Thanks so much! My husband has a dremmel and would be happy to make boards for me!
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:48 PM
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Since I grew up the daughter of a Master Carpenter, I have often said "if Daddy were still alive" he could be a rich man doing these boards.
I do not have a Long Arm but, there is no reason that one could not buy the paper Panagrams on a roll, then lay them on your board with tracing paper between, draw out the pattern, then "rout" out or use your Drimmel............saving big bucks.
Most of the boards I've seen advertised, have two patterns per board..............might want to use MDF since it is so smooth.
Let me know what you come up with using "my vision" on doing these boards...........Katrina
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:33 AM
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great links, thanks
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