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Tips & Techniques > Pattern weights: using chains

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Posted by: Mariyka

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Posted on: 10/27/10 4:28 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 22 people   
When I asked my husband for some heavy washers to use as weights for pattern cutting, he offered some heavy galvanized chain pieces he had leftover from hanging a swing. They work great! You can stretch them out to follow the contours of the pattern and they're easy to store-- just hang them over a hook.

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SeamsYouSew said... (3/26/12 3:56 PM) Reply
Love this idea--could probably find chromed/rust proof versions to avoid corrosion concerns. Thank You.
Grammy Gin said... (11/1/10 3:34 PM) Reply
Wonderful idea! Thanks so much!!!
abbe said... (10/29/10 3:23 PM) Reply
The commercial weights are $$$$ (IMHO) and there are only 4 in package. The chain idea is so great! Thanks
Lizz said... (10/28/10 12:37 PM) Reply
Eureka! I LOVE this!
Laurie Lou said... (10/28/10 11:59 AM) Reply
What a "simply" wonderful idea. even better than washers. I finally have a reason to go to the home depot next time!
LynnG said... (10/28/10 10:22 AM) Reply
Never thought of this, but its an excellent idea. I'll have to browse my husbands parts bins.
abcameo said... (10/28/10 9:27 AM) Reply
hmmm--sounds like this might work even better than my standby--tuna cans.
carolbee said... (10/28/10 3:48 AM) Reply
arianamaniacs said... (10/28/10 3:00 AM) Reply
good idea. i wish i had some chains now
nancy2001 said... (10/27/10 7:37 PM) Reply
Great tip.
Sana said... (10/27/10 6:47 PM) Reply
That's a great idea. You have a clever husband.
SewFar said... (10/27/10 4:31 PM) Reply
What a great tip - so very clever! Thank you for posting.
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