extending pattern life?
I have several patterns that I really, really like. I also do customized sizing, so I generally cut on largest size lines then fold as needed to size it.
I would like to be able to use these patterns many, many times...but between the folding and the straight pins they don't hold up very well. I would also like to use alternate sizes for me as I lose/gain weight or for friends who have differing measurements.
What are some ways to make patterns last longer?
I vaguely remember something about using a rotary puncher and colored paper to mark the fabric from jr high...but I don't have any idea what tools would be needed or how I would afford them.
I've also just invested in a rotary cutter and cutting mat to start learning how to quilt.