I have always been a tad lazy, but apparently not lazy enough because it has taken me years to cotton onto this one.
If you own one of those fold-up cardboard cutting boards they come with a grid. Heretofore I have only used it to measure yardage and to cut on the bed.
Recently when I wanted to narrow a tie band collar but didn’t want to take the trouble of marking lines on the pattern – I noticed something.
You can see through pattern tissue onto the gridlines.
The center line of the band was clearly marked on the pattern tissue. I wanted three inches to either side of the center.
I lined up the center line and counted over three grid squares and followed that line for my cut making sure that I kept the center line positioned.
And you know what?
There are a lot of other marks on this thing too. Put there for my utilization!
And to think I once only thought it was good for cutting on the bed.
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