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Your ruler can determine grainline

Photo: Scott Phillips

Small pattern pieces are difficult to position on the straight grain because of their short grainline arrow. To help, I place a ruler precisely along the arrow and attach it to the pattern tissue with removable tape. Then I measure to the selvage from each end of the ruler. The longer line created by the ruler allows me to more accurately position the piece on the straight of the grain.


- Heather Torgenrud, St. Ignatius, Montana


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