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    this is just kinda general, but I was wondering about the sewing patterns, and if anyone knew a way to keep them from ripping when sewing or even in storage??????
    I didn't do it, honestly. I have burned all the proof.

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    I always iron my patterns(on low heat) first to get all the wrinkles out ... then sometimes, if it is a pattern I know I will use over again... I will iron wonder under to a stablizer backing. They will last almost forever that way.
    "We see it as a desecration not only of a mountain but of our way of life. This is a genocidal issue to us. If they kill this mountain, they kill our way of life." ~Debra White Plume

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    • #3
      Forgot.. use a pressing cloth so it won't get too hot on the pattern and the glue will not ease through the paper.
      "We see it as a desecration not only of a mountain but of our way of life. This is a genocidal issue to us. If they kill this mountain, they kill our way of life." ~Debra White Plume

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      • #4
        i sew alot so if its a pattern i know i will use over and over again(like the shirt pattern i use to make mens ribbon shirt) i trace the pieces onto more sturdy paper like butcher paper. i also trace out all the different sizes onto its own piece of paper--then fold them up when done and keep then in those big ziploc bags that you can write on by size. especially since patterns are so expensive--i want to be able to use all the sizes and everything. anyway hope that helps.

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        • #5
          (pssst...) Mato.... also probably does'nt use steam either when she presses the pattern.
          Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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          • #6
            LOL its kind of hard to do but i put contac paper on my patterns :p

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            • #7
              The pattern I use all the time for ribbon shirts I've given up on. I cut out the same pattern in heavy brown paper and that's what I use. I keep the old pattern safely tucked away.
              ...it is what it is...

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              • #8
                yeppers mato only way to fly . I also keep my patterns in file folders the ones that have the flaps . Or Large Manila envelopes. We gotta stretch that craft dollar till it screamsssssssss .lol
                Better known an loved as Men~Nie Turtles !
                Life is what you make it. Becareful what you give . You just might get it back!

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                • #9
                  ok, what is Wonder????
                  I didn't do it, honestly. I have burned all the proof.

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                  • #10
                    Wonder under or heat n bond . Its a paper you place under material or the patterns then iron it without steam an a pressing cloth because the glue will mess up da iron!
                    It comes in 3 weights I think . I use heavy for real hard materials an lt weight for projects I am going to sew through. Its a life saver .
                    Better known an loved as Men~Nie Turtles !
                    Life is what you make it. Becareful what you give . You just might get it back!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wyo_rose
                      The pattern I use all the time for ribbon shirts I've given up on. I cut out the same pattern in heavy brown paper and that's what I use. I keep the old pattern safely tucked away.
                      That's what I do too.. trace them onto heavy brown craft paper and then put them away...

                      Wonder??? It's wonder under and it's a product made by pellon that's pretty much the same thing as heat and bond.. an iron on glue so to speak. You iron it to your fabric, cut away what you don't need..peel off the paper backing and then iron it to another piece of fabric.. great stuff for appliques.
                      Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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                      • #12
                        Blackbear, have you ever had a problem with a dark color showing through a light color while using wonder under for appliques? I think I remember someone mentioning that, but thought I would double check. Thanks!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Blackbear
                          (pssst...) Mato.... also probably does'nt use steam either when she presses the pattern.
                          holay shyt batman!! she's a psychic!!! :rofl2:
                          "We see it as a desecration not only of a mountain but of our way of life. This is a genocidal issue to us. If they kill this mountain, they kill our way of life." ~Debra White Plume

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Suzizila
                            Blackbear, have you ever had a problem with a dark color showing through a light color while using wonder under for appliques? I think I remember someone mentioning that, but thought I would double check. Thanks!
                            I may be the wrong bear but....;) :taunting:

                            When I did satin applique feathers the under material showed up under the white. What I did was to wonder under another layer of white to the first layer. That worked. If I had needed to I would have used a white piece of heavier cotton instead of the satin.
                            "We see it as a desecration not only of a mountain but of our way of life. This is a genocidal issue to us. If they kill this mountain, they kill our way of life." ~Debra White Plume

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                            • #15
                              Hey Mato.......thanks.......I haven't tried this stuff out yet, but eventually I would like to have some appliques on a new jingle dress. It doesn't matter whether they are satin or not. I just want something to mix and match with different beaded sets, so I don't have to wear the same thing all of the time.

                              On another note......It looks like you caught Blackbear hibernating. ;) I'm not picky as to who answers my questions since I am open to all suggestions. :)

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