Have you laid a wooden or laminate floor lately? In which case - have you got some of these ....
|I said BLOCK!|
This is a "heavy duty knocking block" - sounds a bit risque doesn't it? I use it for weighting my patterns - like this...
|tracing a corset block from a master pattern|
I also use large washers to weigh down pattern pieces on fabric. You can get them from any hardware shop. Mine cost 5p each - i've got 20. They are indispensable. I'm going to make some heavy duty ones by glueing two washers together. I use the washers to hold the patterns in place, and then the knocking block to hold the pattern piece and the fabric in place while I cut it out with the rotary cutter.
|When I use my washer weights, I feel like a croupier!|
|This is not the same as the Shoben Patternmaster which I have put firmly in the dustbin.|