Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gadget Time - Tape It Up!

Making my block for Kaaren. I hope she likes an embroidered "health angel"! As I was transferring the pattern, I realized I have a tip to share.

I love my light box, but I don't like the tape sticking to the top. You have to keep it clean because bumps effect smooth transfer lines. However, the longer the tape is attached to the hot top, the more it adheres. Granted, there is Goo-Gone, but I'm always concerned that the oily cleaner may transfer to my fabric. So....

For a few extra dollars, you can buy Scotch-brand drafting tape. It's sticky enough to hold your pattern in place, but peels off very easily! You can see it in this pic, and it's available at any office supply store.

If you are unwilling or unable to spend those extra $$, here's a thrifty tip. Use regular masking tape, but, prior to using it (you know... as you are setting up your work area), adhere it to your jeans or top. Even with the extra fuzz, the tape is still sticky but not too sticky!

Happy Stitching!

1 comment:

  1. She'll love it! And what a great tip, I had no idea such a thing even existed. I get so tired of trying to scrape scotch tape off my plexiglass, thanks!


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