I have always used a window to do my tracing, but with my back the way it is, I thought it time to come up with something more suitable. I know I could ask Poppy to make a light box for me – you see many variations around, but I really didn’t want another piece to fit in to my overstuffed craftroom so decided to make a light box from things that are used around the house already. Let me show you how to make a Light Box!
What you need:
A plastic storage crate (I store my fabrics in these)
A glass cutting board (found in the kitchen)
and an LED torch (from its charger) You could use some of the little round ones from the cheap shop too if you wanted to spread the light more.
What to do:
1. Place your plastic tub on your desk.
2. Turn on the torch and place it in the tub.
3. Place the glass cutting board on top.
4. Place your pattern on the cutting board. (You could tape it if you are worried about slipping)
5. Cover with the fabric pieces and trace away!! (It was hard to photograph but all of the pattern is visible – you could slide the cutting board if you needed to)
How easy was that!!
It sits at a perfect height for tracing. No more stretching up at the window for me AND when I’m finished it all goes away somewhere else in the house! Just perfect for my Candlewicking Adventure!
Do you use a Light Box? Let me know if you try this out and make a Light Box – I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before!
Until next time
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Brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing.
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Pam @Threading My Way says
Genius idea, Margie!!!
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Pam @Threading My Way says
Featured today, Margie…
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Lauren from Molly and Mama says
Margie, this is fantastic! So simple and just perfect for the gloomy winter weather. Thanks so much!
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Yup, this is brilliant. I’m having a “why didn’t I think of that?” moment. I am presently embroidering a piece that traced by holding up to the window–so uncomfortable! This is the best cuz I won’t need to have a special piece needing storage in my craft room. Thanks for sharing this one!
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FlowerLady Lorraine says
What a GREAT idea! You’ve inspired me to create my own. Thank you ~ FlowerLady
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Oh you dear sweet angel. I can actually make this!! Brillant idea. Thank you!! XOXO
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Noticing that you are in Australia I have a request. I was given a pattern, supposedly from an Australian quilting magazine unfortunately the appliqué section is missing. It is called Fancy Feathers. My daughter loves scrap quilts and I would love to make this one for her. Have you ever seen this pattern? Do you know where I could purchase one?