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Posted on: 4/25/05 8:35 PM
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I get so irritated with little, easily-misplaced pattern pieces for ribbing, drawstrings, belt loops, etc. I started writing the sizes needed for these bits on the instruction sheet years ago. The problem is that the instruction sheet is generally in a different room and I have to go find it in order to finish cutting. I now write the sizes needed on the actual pattern tissue. For instance, I am currently working with Burda 8356 (tee with ruched shoulders), which requires four drawstrings and a neckline ribbing (I changed the neckline). On my pattern piece I noted : 4xdrawstrings 1.25" by 24" and 1xribbing 2.25" by 24.75". After I'm finished cutting out the main pattern pieces I can easily cut the remaining pieces with my rotary cutter and quilting ruler. It's easy and much more accurate than using pattern pieces.

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Hilary said... (6/19/05 9:34 AM) Reply
Great idea Gigi! I'll try this, especially now that I finally have my table size cutting mat-yah!
KarmenG said... (5/7/05 10:55 AM) Reply
Good idea Gigi - thanks
Lisa Laree said... (4/30/05 8:05 AM) Reply
I do this too, Gigi! I even do it for straight (not contoured) waistbands...
sosoatsewing said... (4/26/05 4:45 PM) Reply
Great tip..I hate tiny pieces!
PhyllisC said... (4/26/05 12:18 PM) Reply
Good idea Gigi...because I always thought those particular pieces were extraneous anyway so I'd never cut them out. And then I'd ball up the remaining tissue, throw it out and *lose them* ;0}
JDpenelope said... (4/26/05 7:42 AM) Reply
Good idea! Sounds like your sewing room and cutting room are two different places, same as mine. Even though they're close by, it's so irritating to run back and forth for stuff--I now have cutting supplies and other notions (have bought duplicates of many items) stored in cutting room to help somewhat. This is a great tip--I'm too lazy to cut out those pattern strips and don't like looking for them either.
 
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