Username Post: Brads in a Straight Line        (Topic#1528975)
flintridgescrapper
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A while ago, there was talk on here somewhere about the problem of putting brads in a straight line. I always hated trying to do that, only with one coming out a little off kilter. I found the answer (at least for me!)

Several years ago I decided I was going to learn to sew, and I got all the tools my teacher had. Well, the sewing thing didn't last but when I was cleaning the other day, I came across the Simflex Expanding Sewing Gauge. I don't even know if they still make them or not, but they are for putting buttons on a garment. It has little "points" and you can stretch it out how ever far you need it. Man, it works perfect for the brad thing!

Just thought I'd pass that little tidbit on. May not be useful to anyone but me.

Edit: I just checked & found one for $15.99. A little pricy, but I can see several uses for this.


Edited by flintridgescrapper on 02-23-10 09:28 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Memaoftwo
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In response to flintridgescrapper

That sounds pretty cool! Thanks for the tip!!


 
PammiRCreations
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In response to Memaoftwo

Thanks, great tip and I think I have one from my sewing phaze.


 
Patti Sylvia
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In response to PammiRCreations

Great tip...thank you. I've used this ruler for that.



 
snap2scrap
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In response to Patti Sylvia

I just bought a scrapbooking stitching template for designs havent used it yet but I plan to use it for thread stitching brads and eyelets


 
cardsister
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In response to snap2scrap

Those are great tips! TFS!


 
_pink_glitter_hearts_
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_pink_glitter_hearts_
In response to cardsister

great tip, tfs


 
johnsusan8
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In response to _pink_glitter_hearts_

The Tim Holtz ruler I got from the superstore here has holes in it you can use to guide you. There's a video on it here.


 
Legomom
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In response to johnsusan8

My mom is a seamstress...maybe she has one of those things I can "borrow".

The Tim Holtz ruler looks good too!


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to Legomom

No offense, but....

what's wrong with a ruler? I don't understand why you'd need any special tool.


 
GreenDragonLady
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In response to Bxr-Linda

I can see how the expanding one would be good if you knew you wanted "X" number of brads across an area...you wouldn't even need to measure, just spread the thing so four points (or however many) were in the area.


 
TripletMother
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In response to GreenDragonLady

I use this!!!! I just use a pencil to dot where I need my brads, move the template and put my brads through where I made marks!
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johnsusan8
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In response to Bxr-Linda

When I use a plain ruler, I sometimes hold my pencil at an angle so they don't really line up straight!


 
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