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Posted on: 7/31/04 6:31 PM
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I find Jalie patterns very difficult to trace. I especially can't find my line after a notch. This was driving me insane. (That's my professional opinion.) I decided to use a thick tipped highligher pen and highlighted my cutting line. When I lost track of my line I could just find the nearest line marker and move there and then trace back to where I had lost it (kind of like going backwards in children's mazes). In this case I initally decided to make an S size but then after highlighting I decided I'd be better of with the next smaller size. The highlighting helped me recongnize my R line - - it was the line just inside the highlighted one. If you use different sizes of these patterns you could highlight different sizes in different colors as long as the sizes where not too close together.

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drsue said...
testing, testing...1, 2, 3,
8/5/04 10:48 PM
Gigi Louis said...
Sue, that's a very good idea. I have difficulty tracing Jalie as well. Don't even get me started on Burda WOF, lol.
8/6/04 7:58 AM
SandraB said...
Thanks for this idea. I find tracing Burda WOF very frustrating, so this just might work.
8/20/04 3:54 PM
CarolynGM said...
Good tip. I like Jalie but concur about the tracing difficulties. I will definitely try this tip, possibly even this weekend although it might require a tip to Office Depot first.
8/20/04 9:54 PM
Jennifer shaw said...
That's a great idea! I have been using primacolor colored pencils.
9/20/04 8:43 PM
ladylola said...
I've been using this technique for Burda WOF, much easier!
9/24/04 3:24 PM
drdeez said...
Great idea, Sue. I have many Jalie patterns but each time I think about the tracing I think twice before using them. I'm inspired to try one today.
2/11/06 11:04 AM
SansSouci572 said...
darts are the worst!
6/3/06 9:43 AM
 
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