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Posted on: 5/6/14 10:32 PM
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I purchased flat metal washers at Debbie Supply Shop and use them for pattern weights. I think they work especially well for PDF patterns that you print at home. It releases the stress of pinning. I purchased a box of 20, size 1-1/4 for under $18. Prices vary, but I think it is more cost effective than if you purchase the pretty pattern weights at craft and sewing stores. Of course, you can always use a can of creamed corn.

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sewbehind said... (8/14/14 7:38 PM) Reply
I bought my washers at TSC , the farm and more store in Canada. They are sold by the lb and come on sale frequently.
Arted said... (6/5/14 3:15 PM) Reply
I use washers and paint them with fingernail polish on one side. I like colors I have had no problems by doing this.
tlc246 said... (5/22/14 8:48 AM) Reply
helenkosings - That's great, I hope you get a lot of use out of them. JUSTMIMME - Super glue is a great idea to give more weight. I'll have to give that one a go.
JDpenelope said... (5/22/14 7:56 AM) Reply
Justmimme Thanks for that tip. I also bought washers at WalMart and will try supergluing a few together for more weight.
JUSTMIMME said... (5/22/14 0:16 AM) Reply
Hi I purchased the largest flat washers from the DYI, then to add weight, I super glued at least 6 together. Works a treat holds the pattern in place perfectly. Very inexpensive as well.
helenkosings said... (5/21/14 12:10 PM) Reply
went out and bought a box of them after reading your tip. Thanks!
Kimbra8 said... (5/18/14 3:32 PM) Reply
I got mine at a local hardware store.. I love them..
SewRaeMe said... (5/13/14 10:22 AM) Reply
My husband gave me so and they work great, I also have covered mine with bias tape.
Davina511 said... (5/9/14 12:58 PM) Reply
Try looking for some in Home Depot or Lowes, they may be cheaper.
justgail said... (5/8/14 1:53 PM) Reply
try looking for fender washers....they come in zinc plated or stainless steel
tlc246 said... (5/7/14 6:14 PM) Reply
Wow, I'm glad this helped someone. JDpenelope, sorry I did not find the exact size that I used. I wanted everyone to see the variety of washers they could use.
JDpenelope said... (5/7/14 7:02 AM) Reply
Thanks! Looking at your link, I couldn't find the exact washer that you are recommending. By the way, I used to use small cans of fruit, but, over time, some of the cans broke open (somehow) and made a mess! I've used nuts from Home Depot since then, but now I would like to try your big washers.
Sewnforever said... (5/7/14 3:09 AM) Reply
Great idea. I was just thinking last night whilst cutting out that I must buy some more weights - off to the DIY shop I go!
Sharon48 said... (5/7/14 1:24 AM) Reply
I use these, but have covered mine with scraps of fabric. They really do work great!
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