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Tips & Techniques > Straightening the crosswise grain using a light box.

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Posted on: 4/7/12 10:22 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 14 people   
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I was straightening the crosswise grain on a black crepe and was having a difficult time seeing the pulled thread...I could barely see the thread line. Then I had an idea...get my light box out. I was thrilled...it worked! It's so much easier to follow and cut the fabric without straining or guessing. Just pull your thread then lay your fabric over your light box and cut. Take a look at the photo, the line just pops. You can find light boxes at most craft or quilting stores but there are also tips here on PR on how to make your own.

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elsew said...
Teeeriffic ! Thanks for sharing this one...who wouldh've thought???????
4/8/12 12:02 PM
DianasThread said...
Great idea!
4/8/12 6:48 PM
Val.sew said...
Definitely going to use this tip!
5/22/12 8:46 AM
Maggie789 said...
Wow! Fabulous idea! I will be using this tip from now on! Thanks for sharing.
6/20/12 2:41 PM
 
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