Added Nov 28, 2011
Sydney Again., A...
Step 1. Layout your slippery fabric on a large table as straight as you possibly can. Step2. Place your pattern piece on top and then just use a couple of weights to hold it in place. Tuna cans, cups, anything will do. You will only need a couple for each piece. Step3. Dab your chalk ball all the way around the pattern piece while holding the edges down. This is so fast compared to pinning your pattern down. It will take just seconds. Step 4. Remove the pattern and you can see a perfect outline of your pattern. Even if you shift or wiggle the fabric while you are cutting the exact imprint will stay the same.
Cut and you will have a perfect replica of your pattern. Any chalk remnants will have brushed off by the time you've finished your sewing.
(For the picture I used a cotton fabric to make it more visible.)
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