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Dare to Dresden Blog Hop

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks", I am Lisa and I am forever creating something! You never know what you might find when you stop in here. Today is Day 3 of the Dare to Dresden blog hop sponsored by Madam Samm @ Sew We Quilt and Cheerleader Christine @ Quilt Monster In My ClosetThank you both for your excellent advice and giving us all a place to showcase our work!

I have lived off-line since January 10th due to the living in KY with my daughter and her fiancé waiting for the arrival of my granddaughter. I then stayed to help my daughter for the last week. I arrived home today around 6 pm. I had my sewing machine and a few thing but I didn't have my dresden ruler so my first attempt at making my own I went a little wrong. So I chopped off the triangle point and started again.

These cutting mats (3 in a pack) are cheap and great for making templates! You might want to pick up a pack next time you go to Walmart! See this is how they look when you …

Tips about making pattern templates

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Patti @ P. S. I Want To Quilt Too!!! is having a super Giveaway! So follow the link and sign up!I am using the template pieces from Anna Maria Horner's pattern feather bed quilt which is available as a free .pdf at her website. I have loved this quilt since I saw it! But I scared myself into believing I had to be an advanced quilter before I attempted to make a feather. Not anymore, thanks to Scrappy? Sew bee it! Flickr group! It is really getting me to try new sewing projects. A lot of patterns today come with templates that are digital. The pieces must be printed and put together to be used for the pattern.

I use the following to make templates:

Scissors that will cut cardboard - mine are cheap kitchen scissors
Glue stick
Paper template pieces
Cardboard - clean boxes work really well

First cut out the paper template pieces (sometimes you may have 3 or 4) that you need to attach together to make into one piece. When making templates try to find a cardboard piece big enough to f…