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Tips & Techniques > Make markings on the wrong side of your fabric

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Posted on: 6/21/10 9:32 AM
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It's always a good idea to test out chalk or water soluble markers on a scrap of fabric before you mark up your pattern pieces to make sure the marks are going to come out. I go a step further and put my marks on the wrong side of the fabric, so just in case my sample marks were lying to me, I won't end up with a finished product that has little dits and dashes all over it that are visible.

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SandiMacD said... (6/22/10 7:13 AM) Reply
This is helpful because if you press on the marks, the heat may set them in permanently. Whenever possible, only use the wrong side but also the seam allowance.
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