Be Creative!

I don’t own a lightbox… but I DO own a small glass-top table that is in the bay window of our kitchen.  It’s usually our main table for meals, but it works wonderfully for marking quilt tops!

First, I take a small lamp out of my bedroom and plug it in near the table.

Turn the light on.

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Tape pattern to the table.  Lay quilt top over the table, and weigh it down with a few stacks of books.  Close the blinds, and VOILA!  You have an impromptu light box!

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See how well it works?

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Trace the pattern carefully with your marker of choice.

Lay the quilt top on the floor to admire.

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Ahhhh, yes, this one will be fun to hand quilt!