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19 Jun 2008 07:42 #20335

DH made me a light box out of an old scanner. Very handy!
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19 Jun 2008 00:51 #20331

I have a light box, but it's too small for some projects. I find myself taping the BOM patterns to the window when I need to make a few markings on my background fabric. I like the tip about the teacups.
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18 Jun 2008 10:23 #20265

I have an 18 in Plexiglass square that I set on top of a bright spot light - just set the light facing up and put the sqare right on top of it! I wouldn't recommend it if it is one of those ones that gets real hot, but mine is a cool light so it works fabulous.
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17 Jun 2008 15:56 #20203

I support my 18 x 24 plexi-glass with a bar of soap at each corner!! Hee-hee!! :D
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16 Jun 2008 23:56 #20170

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Great tip, it worked beautifully. :D I already had a piece of thick clear plastic that I tried to use in a set up from Alex's Machine Quilting book ...supported by 2 chairs with the light source on the floor (sorry, Alex). Didn't work well and the light was uneven. I used this technique on the dining room table with coffee mugs for more height. Top tip!


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Re: Make shift light table 12 Jun 2008 17:24 #19894

kjquilter wrote:
Here is a tip that I thought I would share. I was at a retreat and I needed a light table to trace some embroidered details on an applique. I hadn't brought one so I went into the kitchen and got four matching teacups. I put them upside-down on the table and put my 12 1/2" square on top. I opened up my OTT light so that it would lay flat and slid it underneath the square. Wah-la! an instant light table. It worked great. Necessity IS the mother of invention!

What a great tip, bet we will see this one in a future show. :D
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12 Jun 2008 14:12 #19878

Wow KJ ---What a neat idea!!!!!! I will use and remeber this one. Thanks!
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12 Jun 2008 13:52 #19876

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Now, that makes sense.
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supporting the square 12 Jun 2008 12:34 #19872

I had the same question but was putting my square ruler away a few minutes later and thought ah ha !!! she meant put the square ruler on the tea cups and then the pattern and fabric square and trace. I could be totally wrong but that made since to me since she said 12 1/2 inches and that is the size of one of my rulers.

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12 Jun 2008 12:12 #19869

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Sounds like she is using the 4 tea cups to support the square. You could use 4 of anything that was the same size.

What a great idea!
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12 Jun 2008 11:16 #19860

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You're not alone, Eileen. I had the same question.
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12 Jun 2008 10:32 #19851

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I'm so dang visual. I can't get my brain around it. How did you support the square?
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12 Jun 2008 10:16 #19848

That is a great idea !! :lol: Thank you very much
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Make shift light table 11 Jun 2008 23:18 #19819

Here is a tip that I thought I would share. I was at a retreat and I needed a light table to trace some embroidered details on an applique. I hadn't brought one so I went into the kitchen and got four matching teacups. I put them upside-down on the table and put my 12 1/2" square on top. I opened up my OTT light so that it would lay flat and slid it underneath the square. Wah-la! an instant light table. It worked great. Necessity IS the mother of invention!
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