Sunday, May 6, 2012

Acrylic Perspex Templates

Laser-cut 3mm Acrylic Perspex Templates - Custom-made to Order - from your Pattern

The Laser-Cutter has been running hot lately, busily cutting lots of 3mm Acrylic (Perspex) templates for orders and samples.

We are getting lots of terrific feedback from customers, who have ordered acrylic templates for different uses:  Patchwork, Quilting, Applique, Scrapbooking, Paper Piecing (for tracing), and even sewing projects - like pocket shapes for machine embroidery. 

We use Auto-Cad to convert  the scanned or emailed shapes into the computer, then program this into the Laser-Cutter.  It's so fast! My friends at the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild had been trialling these templates for me earlier this year, with great results, and it's rewarding to receive repeat orders from satisfied customers.   

6 Translucent colours: Orange, Yellow, Fluro Pink, Fluro Green, Pale Blue & Clear
Would you like to make better use of your sewing and crafting time? 
  • speed up the rotary-cutting process of multiple pieces?  
  • avoid re-making cardboard or templastic templates as they wear out?   
  • stop searching for impossible-to-find commercial templates to fit the exact measurements & shapes you need?
  • design your own templates? 
  • or re-scale a block pattern to a different size?

These accurate, precision-cut, custom-made acrylic templates are long-lasting, terrific to use, and are made to order - any shape or size or colour YOU like. Or get multiples, in various sizes.
Template acrylic is 3mm thick (like commercial quilting rulers), and available in 6 colours: fluro green; fluro pink; orange; yellow; pale blue; clear. 

10 x Circles- Diameter: 1inch to 10 inches

Sizes:  Templates can be laser-cut up to 24 x 36 inches (60 x 90 cm). Markings can be etched onto the template, if desired, such as: quarter-inch seam allowance, straight-grain line arrows, the pattern name, piece number, your name, or any other details. Hanging holes and pencil holes for the corners (for hand piecing) can be added.

Cost: reasonable rates - depending on the number of pieces, complexity of the shape, and per square-inch of acrylic used (plus postage)  Quotes can be emailed to you on request, prior to cutting.  (For international postage, please email me for a quote).

How to Order: 

  • Email your PDF or .DXF or scanned design to:
  • Or email me a description of your shape, including angle sizes & line measurements in inches or centimetres.
  • Or post a photocopy of your pattern to: PO Box 221, Elwood, Victoria, Australia 3184.  
  • I will email you, or phone you, with a quote for your approval.
  • Payment via direct credit to Australian bank account, or Paypal is available.
  • Templates will be posted in padded bags, within 24 hours of payment.

Here is a picture of the Laser Cutter-