Friday, March 28, 2014
Eureka! Transferring straight lines
I had this Eureka! moment last year when I was working on a piece that had lots of straight lines. And maybe this seems an obvious thing to do, but if you don't stitch a lot of straight lines (and I definitely don't!) it may not have occurred to you either. What I am about to share with you isn't rocket science but it felt like a real lightbulb over your head moment! :-)
On the left side I traced the pattern freehand. It isn't *too* bad in this case because they are relatively short lines. But try tracing lines that are 4 or 5 inches or longer and it is bound to be a mess. On the right in the image I have used the 'dots and ruler' method (that's what I'm calling this method) and there isn't a single wobble in sight. So much better.
See, it's so obvious! Why the heck didn't I think of that before?
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