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Monday, February 25, 2008

Odd Shots on Monday - Quilting Tip


When cutting fabric with a plastic template, it is difficult to keep it from sliding. Here we are putting hot glue dots on the template about 2" apart, 1/2" in from the edge. This helps hold the template in place for cutting.
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4 comments:

  1. That is very odd to me. . . won't it hurt the fabric? Glad I checked back for your entry! Come see mine.

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  2. I had never thought of that. It is a really good alternative to some of the products that are available. I like Invisigrip, though, and have it on all my rulers, template type gadgets unless they have a built-in non-slip backing.

    Come by and visit the other Odd Shots.

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  3. That looks pretty tricky...not sure I could do that....I want to see what you get after that...

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  4. The end result is just a template with rubbery dots that keep it from slipping. The dots seem to come off fairly easily if you peel them back, but they hold the template firmly on the fabric. Nothing is harmed by them.
    I have not heard of the Invisigrip, but will look for it.

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