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Thread: Tip for using a pattern

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    Senior Member gellybean402's Avatar
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    Just thought I would share a tip for using a pattern. Once I have the pattern pieces I need, I cut each piece out of interfacing so it will last longer. This way, I can re-use the pattern without worrying about ripping it.

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    Great tip- thanks!

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    Good pointer! thanks:)

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    A friend told me once that when she found a pattern that she loved, she ironed it onto a backing, cut it accurately just like an applique and it almost never wore out.

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    Nice tips, thanks.

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    Very good tip. I sometimes make extra copies on the computer, but I think your way is more permanent.

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    That's a great idea. I have traced the pattern size I need onto wax paper so that I keep all the sizes intact.

    I will definitely use your idea, too!

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    Thanks for the great tip! :)

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    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    I bought a huge roll of butcher paper (no wax though) for an church project. I use that but I'll share your idea with friends.

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    I iron interfacing onto the backs of my "good" patterns as well. It works very well. I've tried tracing onto other paper, etc. but the copy was never quite as good as the original.

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