|I have made free pattern weights by disassembling dust collecting trophys. The trophies don't means much to us now, but I just couldn't bring myself to throw them away. The base of most trophies are marble rectangles. If you turn them over, you will see where a nut and bolts can be loosened to remove the marble base. They are a nice weight to hold pattern pieces on the cutting table, the edges are smooth, they stack and they are free. Don't you have some of these dust collectors that can be turned into pattern weights?