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Posted on: 12/28/09 3:36 AM
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For patterns that are reused often, like craft patterns, I always use a stiff fusible interfacing ironed onto the tissue to keep it from tearing with continued use. Since storing these pieces back in the original envelope is not always possbile, I use clear zip lock bags to keep everything together and visible.

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Charrlie said...
Thanks that's a good idea
12/29/09 0:43 AM
LynnG said...
That sounds like a great idea. How do you keep the pattern tissue from shrinking, or isn't that an issue?
12/29/09 9:18 AM
julialee23 said...
You might try a press cloth on top of the pattern piece to reduce the amount heat a smidgen to prevent the tissue from shrinking. I have not noticed significant shrinkage without the press cloth however.
3/13/10 11:12 AM
 
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