To remove the sewing machine from table - put light below that and piece of plastic over the hole.
Janet described more here:
My sewing machine table has a solid bottom so her system would not work for me, but I looked around and found a plastic frame that I had gotten like 20-years ago and never used that would fit on top of the the Elfa white wire shelves. I found a clip-on lamp not being used in DS's bedroom. It all came together quite easily actually.
I did find that I needed to double trace Leah's designs that were for the colored fabric to see the design - but that hasn't been has yucky to do as I thought it might be (at least so far).
|Shows the top with the grey areas of the design traced with |
a thicker felt pen, taped down ready to tape the fabric on the top.
I watched a video with directions for making a much more
fancy but complicated light box
that suggested putting tissue paper to diffuse the light
(I guess) so I taped that underneath the plastic frame.
I may decide to take that off later.
|Shows the lamp clipped on the side, the space where |
drawers were, and the side of the plastic frame.
|First four block for Leah Day's Building Blocks Quilt Along|
I'm using a regular mechanical pencil to do the marking. I tested by making marked on uncut fabric and then washing it to be sure the pencil would wash out.
This is a new experience marking the quilt designs! I'm even following Leah's suggestions and finger pressing then pressing the seams open. I'm glad I got white batting to hide the doubled white pieces of fabric.