thread bits // saving sulky sheets
I'm thrifty when it comes to craft supplies. My fabric scraps are hardly ever usable because I cut things as carefully as I can to avoid waste. I often have strings and strands of floss around that I might need for the next project. So when it comes to a product that costs nearly a dollar a sheet, I get careful.
As I type that out, I laugh at myself. A dollar isn't a whole lot, but given how often I use Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy, it would add up. (by the way, Sulky doesn't sponsor me in any way, but I do use affiliate links from time to time.)
One of the handiest things about this material is that you can print on it. But if you just print one pattern in the middle of the page, you've pretty much used the entire page. Instead, I place my patterns at the top of the page and print.
Then I draw a line across and cut off the printed area. Now I've got a slightly smaller sheet of Fabri-Solvy that will still feed through the printer!
This only works a few times, because a really small piece is likely to cause you printing grief, but prevents a lot of waste while still having the convenience of printing. For the rest of my pieces, especially the oddly shaped variety, I trace by hand with a pen or pencil. Not quite as easy, but it still does the trick!
Does anyone need advice for grouping a bunch of patterns on one sheet? Let me know and I can set up a post on an easy way to do that with free software!
And in case you've missed it, we're in a month of free hexagon tinies patterns. Each of these patterns is designed to be stitched small...and fit in a 1-inch hexagon! Enjoy a cheeseburger today!