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Date: 10/15/12 2:55 PM

I want to copy a ready to wear and have read about using a pinnable board (ceiling tile or similar) to use as a base for it. Cannot find ceiling tile in my area without buying it in bulk...any other suggestions for the foundation to put the rtw on and then place the tracing paper over it?

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Date: 10/15/12 3:08 PM

Try a cork bulletin board. They come in all different sizes.

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Date: 10/15/12 3:09 PM

A cork bulletin board - from an office supply store.

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Date: 10/15/12 3:12 PM

I've got a folding cardboard cutting surface (for use with scissors, not with a rotary cutter) that might work, although you'd definitely leave permanent holes if you used pins. Maybe tape? I'm assuming something like a ironing board is not big enough... Maybe a carpeted floor?

An alternative approach that I've used successfully to copy RTW is to lay out the piece and put Glad press & seal over it, and then use a sharpie to mark all the seamlines before removing.

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Date: 10/15/12 3:14 PM

Foam core is cheap and will work.

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Date: 10/15/12 3:45 PM

I have a folding cardboard cutting board like this:

Wrights cutting board @ Joanns, $6.99
Wrights cutting board at Hancocks, $6.75

It's just heavy duty corrugated cardboard, with very handy markings. I do stick pins in it when I do pivot and slide alterations and it's holding up just fine, and I've been using it for years. It's inexpensive enough that replacing one every year or so would be no hardship. The worn out cardboard can be recycled.

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Date: 10/15/12 4:26 PM

The foam square mats for kids that click together to form a playmat. Also good for blocking knits, exercise, and a lot of other things since my kids have outgrown them for playing on ( well, not exactly true since they also build forts out of them)

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Date: 10/15/12 4:52 PM

I use my ironing board.

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Date: 10/15/12 6:48 PM

I use the same cutting board that CM_Sews suggested for my few RTW copies. I recently did this with a sweater review is here and you can see the board in the photo. I've had mine for over 10 years and use it for a multitude of things. If you're worried about pins falling out, use smaller pins.

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Date: 10/15/12 8:23 PM

I put two cardboard cutting mats on top of each other and stab straight pins into them. If you don't have two, flatten a cardboard box and use it as the underlayer. Admittedly, I am not too picky about the way I treat the cardboard mats, but I never throw them away. They get recycled for gift-wrapping marathons, painting, trunk liner and -sigh- once I turned one into the folding sun shield for the car windshield.

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