I have been working for a long time with the Marti Michell templates that I really enjoy as they have corners that allow the pieces to fit perfectly together.
The shapes suggested by Marti Michell are the traditional squares, half square triangles, et other shapes.
I wanted to go further with new shapes that didn't have anything seen before.
I used the Marti Michell size as a guide, so these templates are based on a 4 inch finished size, the seam allowance being included, the templates are 4 1/2 inches.
Here is the video presenting the PDF boards,
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Enjoy these 5 first templates.
When comparing Paper Templates with Acrylic Templates, each has its Pros and Cons, in order to figure those out more easily, I have broken down the comparison in three subjects: the Cost, the Size and the Time
The cost is about the money aspect of the template taking into consideration what needs to be bought in order to make it or use it.
The size is about the dimension that the template allows the block to be.
The time is about the estimation of minutes or hours that the making or the use of the template will consume in order to get the project going.
All that is needed to make a paper template is a piece of paper, a ruler and a pen. So the cost of making one's own templates is very low.
Three possibilities concerning the type of paper to use:
- You will be using the paper to trace the shape on the fabric, in that case the paper needs to be a heavy weight paper as you want it to be as thick as possible so that you can reuse it several times and avoid that...