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Quilting Templates are used to mark and cut fabric into units to be pieced together into quilt blocks. These blocks are then sewn together to make up the quilt top. It is essential to use only quilting templates which are 100% precise to ensure that the units will line up correctly when pieced together. Nothing is more frustrating than cutting all the units for a quilt block and when pinning or basting them together discovering that they do not line up properly! Imagine how nearly impossible it would be to measure out several hundred 12 inch by 12 inch squares with a ruler onto your fabric and have every one of those squares come out to be exactly 12 inches by 12 inches when cut. Even more impossible would be to measure several hundred 12 inch curved patterns free hand. As you can see, the use of quilting templates is absolutely essential!
The appropriate template- Do not just pick any template just because it can work with the website, but rather go for the right one that is best suited to satisfy your needs. It should be simple to work with and free of complications that might make it difficult to use. Remember that the type of content to be produced will largely depend on the layout used; therefore, be keen to go for the best one.
Website owners can directly benefit from the vibrant and healthy marketplace of templates. With so many professionals seeking to break into the market, many quality templates are given away at no cost. These free templates often have the same quality as premium or even custom templates, but without the high price. Free templates allow for anyone with a website, individuals and businesses alike, to have a website that looks great at no cost.
To save time and eliminate the need for tracing the template over and over, use a rotary cutter and mat. Rotary cutters come in various sizes. The small ones are good to use when cutting curved patterns whereas the large ones are excellent for cutting large, straight lines and for cutting through several layers of fabric simultaneously. Once again, lay your well-ironed fabric wrong side up on a flat surface on top of a rotary mat to protect the surface, place the template on top of the fabric, and proceed to cut using the rotary cutter. No need to trace around the template. All you need do is cut around the edges of the template with the cutter.
To create your templates you will need to choose plastic or paper. Once you make your choice you will need to trace your template to paper, add a few permitted seams, and then use adhesive to add your trace to a clip of hard copy like cardboard and cut out your templates. Before you cut your templates, first make copies and play with the patterns until you achieve your desired pattern. Once you achieve your patterns add numbers or letters to mark it. This will help you remember where each template goes. Next, you will cut your pattern parts out, using scissors or a hobby knife. Cut the outside areas only at the edges. You will need to create one template per piece to add to your quilt.