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Posted on: 10/2/11 7:38 PM
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I have a pattern I have used about 30 times, and I know I will be used 30 times more. It is not the master, I still have that, but I have modified this pattern so much that it no longer resembles the master.
And my copy is in terrible condition, to the point that I am guessing where my notches are located. I have outlined it with permanent marker but still is deteriorating with each use. I was afraid it would soon be lost. And I would have to redo all the alternations and start all over, with another copy. But I thought what could I use that would not wear out. An old bed sheet with permanent marker, for the markings came to mind. So if you have a favorite pattern you plan on using a zillion times more, I hope this hint helps you :).

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deesews said...
You have a winner pattern there, and it's smart to preserve it. Interfacing is great for a permanent pattern, too. It won't stretch....
10/3/11 9:33 AM
solosmocker said...
You might want to commit your pattern to oak tag. I do this and have had not problems with the pattern wearing.
10/3/11 12:46 PM
DOMESTICATEDMENNONITE said...
Good Idea. I was just thinking, it might be a thought to stay stitch the 'new' pattern.
10/11/11 10:50 AM
 
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