|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 :).