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Masking tape to mark notches (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 3/11/06 1:20 PM
I've always been a big fan of the tip for Using WhiteOut to Mark Polar Fleece. But the WhiteOut gets gunked up easily with fibres, and it dries out quickly once the fibres get in the bottle. So when cutting a sweater knit earlier today, I had an Aha! moment. Cut small notches out of masking tape and use those to mark the knit. I keep the notches small enough that they don't cross the seamline. It's precise, it stays, and it comes off easily. You can also use painter's tape, which is even easier to remove.

HTH!
Ann
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joan said...
Brilliant, I am going to adopt it. Thanks.
3/11/06 4:56 PM
Sewing 4 Me said...
Thanks for taking the time to share this tip... sounds like a fantastic one...
3/11/06 6:19 PM
sjm said...
In the same way, I use sticky dots which can be purchased from the stationery shop. They are available in bright colours. I also have seen sheets of sticky arrows, but my dots work well.
3/11/06 7:10 PM
LLS said...
Brilliant!
3/12/06 11:44 AM
MaryLynn in Long Beach said...
Good plan, Ann. I will use this today.
3/14/06 3:13 PM
kmouse said...
Two great tips in one day! This tip, along with the post-it markers for highlighting size line on multi sized patterns makes this day start off on the right foot. Thanks!
3/15/06 9:11 AM
Georgene said...
Ann, I use masking tape to mark the wrong side of the fabric so I don't inadvertantly sew things inside out on fabrics that are hard to see which side is the face. Often my masking tape tabs fall off or get stuck to other parts of the cut piece. How do you avoid this? (Perhaps I need a new roll of tape?)
3/15/06 10:42 AM
GorgeousFabrics said...
Georgene, my masking tape is about 6 months old. Maybe it just has more "stick" to it, because I haven't ever had a problem getting it to stay. Quite the opposite, in fact. I'd say try a new roll or a different manufacturer. -Ann
3/15/06 2:49 PM
suncentaur said...
I tried the little dots, but they don't stick. I'm anxious to try the masking tape now. Sounds great!
3/16/06 10:35 PM
PhyllisC said...
I was using Post-its, which just aren't tacky enough and always end up on the floor, or on me. This is much better - great idea Ann!
3/25/06 10:55 PM
SillyValley said...
I like this idea. I wonder if it will work on slinky knits? I dislike cutting those darned notches, especially on some knits.
7/27/07 11:21 PM
pilarshirley said...
Aha! Moments are great and so is this tip. Thanks!
9/27/07 3:08 PM

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