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    Tip - Tacking gun

    I always found it very hard to find all the tacks after using the tacking gun (spray baste not working on this fabric). The fabric is all black & white and I use the Microtex gun which has very small tacks and the color choices? Black or white!!!.

    FINALLY I thought to put a small piece of brightly colored fabric or in my case, flourescent post-it note on and tack right through it! YAY!
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    What a great idea! Thank you for posting it!

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    Well thank you Kitsie, that is a great idea! I've missed lots of those little thingies, so this would help!
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    Genius!! Wish I'd thought of that back when I was doing the red and white quilt in my avatar with a Dritz gun that uses red tacks. Live and learn!
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    Sure took me long enough, too Rose!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L View Post
    Genius!! Wish I'd thought of that back when I was doing the red and white quilt in my avatar with a Dritz gun that uses red tacks. Live and learn!
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    You can also spray paint or run a line of finger nail polish down the top of the tacks before using them. I have done this and it works wonders for visibility. Ann in TN

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