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How to put grids on fabric

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:42 pm
by heather99
Hey guys :)

So I've never before done a project where I've marked out, say, 10x10 grids on my aida (which was a terrible mistake in one particular project which I am only now getting back to) and I'm not sure exactly what's the best technique for doing that. What do you guys do? I've only been doing lots of smaller projects for quite a while now so none of them have needed guide lines, but I'm considering doing some bigger ones, and a bit of help with counting where stitches go would definitely be a good idea.


Re: How to put grids on fabric

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 1:55 pm
by blackmageheart
You can either use a pen with soluble ink (it comes out when washed) or you can use thread to mark out a grid. Personally I don't use either but I have tried both in the past, and I preferred the pen for grids. But I'd suggest trying both, and any other methods out there, and see which one is for you :)

Re: How to put grids on fabric

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:57 pm
by heather99
Thanks :) The pen option sounds a lot more appealing to me, rather than spending all that time to sew the guideline in at the start and trying to get it back out at the end again.