I use thermal curtain fabric for often used patterns. It's a bit more difficult to copy the pattern on to because you can't trace the pattern (not see-through IYKWIM). You can often get cheap offcuts.
I also use non iron on interfacing. Probably the same thing Heather is talking about. It's about $1.30p/m at spotlight.
Both are great cause they 'stick' to the fabric so I don't need to pin unless it is something slippery like PUL.
ETA - you can also write on both with pen. For nappies I write who I made it for and the colour (eg Tom's yellow pocket) so I know if it is a good fit etc then I can make it again from the correct pattern. I must have 20 or 30 similar but slightly different variations on my original patern and it can be hard to remember which pattern I used for what.
Last edited by Tom's Mum on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I use thermal curtain fabric for my nappy patterns. It is great because it doesn't slip on the fabric so you don't need to use pins. Sue (Dodgums) gave me the idea (and the fabric actually) to do this and I find it great.
I use the thermal curtaining too; I design on the end rolls of newsprint you can get from your local newspaper (the Star in this case); that way I've got cheap paper on hand for the boys to paint on too.