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rockysanna
Posted 2006-10-03 2:58 PM (#22639 - in reply to #22450)
Subject: RE: Print, then trace?



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I do the same. The only thing I do different is that I have designated paper blades and then switch to a "cloth" blade for the fabric. I use weights too. ANY weights will do. If you don't have sewing weights, tuna cans work great - I used them and soup cans for YEARS!!!

Roxanna

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Anna Burns
Posted 2010-01-31 1:39 PM (#60957 - in reply to #22447)
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Hi,
For all the people that use weights instead of pins how do you go about transering details to the fabric such as tailor tacks. Do you mark these before removing your weights or do you mark in some other way other than with a needle and thread?
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rowena___.
Posted 2010-01-31 1:42 PM (#60958 - in reply to #60957)
Subject: RE: Print, then trace?



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it depends on what i'm marking.  often i just use my awl and poke a hole in the fabric, right thru the pattern.


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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2010-01-31 1:53 PM (#60959 - in reply to #22447)
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I mark dart legs with snip in the fabric.  For the dart apex, I fold back the pattern and put a pin through the fabric.

Center Front I also mark with a snip.

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rowena___.
Posted 2010-01-31 2:06 PM (#60960 - in reply to #60959)
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i mark with snips too, i thought she was asking about marking in the body of the piece.


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Anna Burns
Posted 2010-01-31 2:41 PM (#60961 - in reply to #22447)
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Thanks for that. I asked becaused I have just spent a very pleasureable afternoon printing, sticking, cutting my slopers to get my basic measurements right. But have also cut out, after pinning all the pieces for my dress sloper. It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon/evening. Now tomorrow I will be stitching it up and I may be back to ask Karen if all is ok with my fit.
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Here_Fishey
Posted 2010-02-01 10:11 AM (#60969 - in reply to #60957)
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I use thread and a needle through the pattern before removing the weights.  I also use either a post-it flag or a sticky dot to mark the fronts of the sleeves so that I don't sew them in backwards. 

My weights are some 2 inch washers that I picked up at Lowes.

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sewsally
Posted 2010-02-01 11:25 AM (#60971 - in reply to #22447)
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I punch a hole through the pattern at the dart point before I lay it on the fabric...if I remember. That makes it easy to mark the dart point with a Tailor's tack or a spot of chalk. I mark the ends on the seam with clips.

Or I use tracing paper if the fabric works with it.
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Shibui Designs
Posted 2010-02-03 4:26 PM (#61029 - in reply to #22447)
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And another thought for pattern weights.... I use old irons (the 19th century kind that were heated up on stove and then used until they cooled down for the next heat round). Found them in my mother's attic, and then stumble into them at flea markets for $1.00 etc. GREAT weights, and as they have point ends, are really useful for corners etc.
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Shibui Designs
Posted 2010-02-03 4:31 PM (#61030 - in reply to #22447)
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BTW -- can someone recommend a rotary cutter? I've never used one, but would like to speed up the cutting process! thanks!
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rowena___.
Posted 2010-02-03 4:45 PM (#61031 - in reply to #61030)
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they all work the same way, and they all take the same sizes of blades, it's just a question of which one you prefer in your hands.  i have two different kinds, the kind that retract automatically which have straight handles, and the kind that you have to push a button to retract but have a shaped handle.  i don't prefer either one over the other, except that around children and forgetful types the self-retracting ones provide one less thing to worry about.


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Shibui Designs
Posted 2010-02-04 8:34 AM (#61041 - in reply to #22447)
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Gracias!
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PCMomwad
Posted 2010-02-06 11:02 AM (#61083 - in reply to #22447)
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I love my Martelli ergonomic rotary cutter:

http://www.martellinotions.com/products.asp

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SueC56
Posted 2010-02-27 12:55 PM (#61469 - in reply to #60969)
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For marking the right side of fabric, I've been using safety pins. I pin one safety pin to the right side of each pattern piece before I take them apart.

Sue C
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SLCSandy
Posted 2010-05-07 4:10 PM (#62487 - in reply to #22574)
Subject: RE: rotary cutting guide


Hi, You mentioned having a guide for rotary cutting that you could adjust to the measurement you wanted. Where ere you able to find a tool like that? I have looked and not found anything? Thanks. Sandy
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pldesigns
Posted 2010-05-07 4:37 PM (#62490 - in reply to #62487)
Subject: RE: rotary cutting guide



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Olfa rotary cutters have a hole in the handle and they sell a separate piece with a sliding arm for seam allowances that screws onto the cutter. 

Check out the quilting section of Joanne's or look on line.  It's a lot easier to work in PE with patterns without seam allowances, and add them later.

Sue

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thistles
Posted 2010-05-08 5:30 PM (#62506 - in reply to #62487)
Subject: RE: rotary cutting guide



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Sandy,

I have an extra one of these (rotary cutter guide) that I could send you.  I sent you a private message, but since you are new I don't know if you saw it.  You can e-mail me thistles@mindspring.com

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