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    When directions say "As drawn, templates should be placed on the right side of the fabric"...does this mean don't draw template, just cut out? Now I have all these lines on the top of my fabric. Help!

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    I think it means to place the templates on the right side of the fabric and trace (versus tracing on the wrong side) :D:D:D

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    thanks for your reply, but when you put right sides together, lines are between the two...duh, what am I missing?

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    I don't do much template stuff but if the directions say to put it on the right side of the fabric a certain way, why couldn't you just flip the template over and trace it on the wrong side of the fabric?
    It would come out the same, wouldn't it?
    I can't think why you couldn't do this although, as I said, I don't really use templates so don't take my word for it.

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    you should be ok, even if the lines are drawn on the right side of fabric, when you sew them together the lines will be covered...

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    If you are using directional template the folding and cutting the pattern out one piece would be facing one left and the second piece would face right. So. If you want to have all of the facing the same direction you would only do one layer.

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    AlwaysQuilting///sounds good to me :oops:

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    waterstide, that's my problem...when I put them together, the lines are covered (those are my sewing lines)???

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    Alway's Quilting, that is what I would do.

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    place templates on right side of fabric, trace and then cut out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eightylady
    waterstide, that's my problem...when I put them together, the lines are covered (those are my sewing lines)???

    what pattern are you doing?

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    As drawn may just mean the way it is showing you on the pattern ,and the straight of grain marking should be followed .It can make a difference in how pieces sew together. And you want to make sure your templete is facing up also.

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    watterstide, I'm doing "Boxes" by Jinny Beyer, and when I put right sides together (as we're taught to do) the sewing lines are hidden. I know it's probably a simple answer that I'm just not seeing. Thanks, anyway, 80

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    This instruction doesnt make sense to me. When working with templates, I always draw the sewing lines on the back. I would flip the template and use it on the back...

    how can you see the sewing line to sew on it if it is drawn on the top of the fabric????

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    JCquilts, thanks, my point exactly :thumbup:

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    Wouldn't the maked line be the cutting line and not the sewing line?

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    barb_MO...you are a genius...this never occured to me :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by eightylady
    barb_MO...you are a genius...this never occured to me :oops:
    I wouldn't go so far as to say that ;-) just glad I could be of help. Now, could you direct me to that Boxes pattern?

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    Barb_MO...really? jinnybeyer.com A BLOCKaWEEK pattern. You don't believe me, huh? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    That's not your sewing line-that's your cutting line. Put your pieces right sides together and stich a 1/4 inch seam. I'm doing the Farmers Wife quilt with templates and it really increases your accuracy if you cut them right on the line.

    Oops-just read Barb's post--

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