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Date: 4/14/06 12:35 PM

What is the best material to transfer a tissue pattern on to save it for future use? Thanks. Gaye

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Date: 4/14/06 12:37 PM

If it is a pattern that you use quite often and is already altered, then I would use interfacing.

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Date: 4/14/06 1:51 PM

I buy inexpensive (99 cents/yard) sew-in interfacing or PatternEase at Joann's when they have a 50% off interfacing sale. I buy 10 yards at each sale, and I haven't run out yet. Ask the clerks to roll the interfacing back onto an empty bolt for you -- that way the interfacing doesn't need ironing when you're ready to trace. PatternEase comes in a wider width than interfacing, and it's sturdier, but it's folded in half lengthwise on the bolt, so there's always a crease to iron out before you can trace. Some people like to trace onto plastic sheeting, doctor's examining table paper, waxed paper, architect's paper, etc. I like interfacing -- it's easy enough to see through for tracing, and I can use any old ball-point pen to trace, then make alterations with colored pens or pencils, plus it's ironable so cramming it into a storage folder isn't a worry. And it's also got a bit of drape to it, unlike some papers. Do a search on the boards -- there are literally dozens of topics dedicated to tracing patterns, so you find tons of ideas.

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Date: 4/14/06 3:24 PM

I just fuse an interfacing on it, or I iron on freezer paper.

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Date: 4/14/06 4:06 PM

I have a friend who buys rolls of tissue paper that the doctor's offices use to put on exam tables. She got me a roll for free about 2-3 years ago and I trace all my patterns and haven't used half of it. Aren't friends great?

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Date: 4/14/06 5:23 PM

I used freezer paper, because I had it and it worked very well. Thank you. Gaye

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Date: 4/17/06 2:29 PM

I use rolls of brown craft paper. I used to get them from the post office, but I recently bought a roll of 25m from staples.co.uk for 6, so I've got a good supply for a long time...

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