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From: MissTaraTara
Date: 03-03-2007, 12:45 PM (1 of 7)
"Atlanta Thread is pleased to have been selected by Project Runway-The Store as a source for quality sewing products."

Atlanta thread has a page they've entitled project runway. One of its offerings is something called a pattern hook. I am just curious as to what it is used for; hanging up patterns from the ceiling, maybe? Does anyone know?

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User: MissTaraTara
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From: paroper
Date: 03-03-2007, 01:41 PM (2 of 7)
Not a clue..and they come 12 to a package!

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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From: VenusElaine
Date: 03-03-2007, 05:18 PM (3 of 7)
I think (and this is certainly not written in stone) that pattern hooks are used in mass production settings. Designer patterns are made of heavy pressboard, not tissue, to facilitate multi-layer cutting. The pieces are pierced and hung, by style and size, on these hooks.

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From: HHH
Date: 03-03-2007, 08:51 PM (4 of 7)
Yup, that's perxactly what they are, to hang 'permanent' patterns made from Oaktag (think manilla file folder paper). Somewhere near the top of each pattern peice will be a large hole and the 'T' end of the pattern hook goes through that so all the pieces of that pattern can be hung together. Very handy items, I use them all the time.

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From: beachgirl
Date: 03-03-2007, 10:22 PM (5 of 7)
As the old saying goes, " you learn something new everyday ". That's a new one on me.
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From: MissTaraTara
Date: 03-05-2007, 12:57 PM (6 of 7)
Thanks ladies, I was just curious:smile:
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From: magi
Date: 07-21-2007, 07:08 PM (7 of 7)
these can also be used to hold your rulers.
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