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Thread: 50 Fab Paper-Pieced Stars

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    Now you can see how they look beside each other.

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    Everyone's blocks are sooo pretty! Congrats to us.

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    I am planning on using the same fabric for the background in all of my blocks. I had no idea how much to buy. I emailed Carol Doak. They replied that they had never done all 50 blocks that way. They said most backgrounds can be made with a 5 inch strip of fabric. They recommended buying 7 yards. Said you would probably have leftovers. WOW sounds like a lot. I only bought 5 yards. I guess I need to go buy more before it is gone.
    Thanks fo putting all of the pictures together. So much easier to look at

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    Here is my Alabama Star. I found it was easier to do each set of identical sections at the same time, and then go on to the other set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PokerDiva View Post
    Now you can see how they look beside each other.
    Thank you PokerDiva! It's so inspiring to see all the blocks together! Wow!

    Nicky, great block too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    Okay, looks like my jpeg was too big. Somewhere here someone talked about reducing size. What was that link?
    There is a program that comes with Microsoft Office. It is "Picture Manager." You have to go into the Programs from the Start menu. Scroll down to Microsoft Office and it should show a side bar with the list of all the programs in Office. Picture Manager should be in there. Click on that.

    You can get your picture shown on PM two different ways: 1. Go to your picture. Right click on picture. The menu will have "Open With." The next menu will show different programs you can open your picture in. Click on "Picture Manager." The picture will open in PM.

    2. In PM, on the right hand side there is a menu that say: "My Picture Shortcuts." By clicking on that, it will let you browse for where your picture is.

    Once your block picture is in PM, choose the "Edit Pictures" from the bar across the top. (Not the pull-down menus) On the left there will be a column called Edit Pictures. Choose "Compress Pictures" at the bottom. New column. There is a list of what size to change your document. Choose "Documents." The picture of the block you now see is the compressed (or smaller MB size). Use the "Save As" from File Menu and choose where you want to save this smaller sized picture.

    It is a good idea to keep your larger file in one place. In my Pictures, I have a file called "Carol Doak Stars". Inside that file I have another file named Small Pictures. I save my compressed document to that file and leave the larger picture in the Carol Doak file. If I have named my big picture as Alabama, I save the compressed file as "xAlabama".

    Very Important. When you exit PM, it will say that the file has not been saved. CLICK NO. Otherwise you will replace your larger picture with the compressed one!

    If you use PM all the time, you can pin it to your start menu to make it easier to get to.

    Also, once you choose to open your picture with PM, all your pictures in your computer will now open with PM ;from now on. Then all you have to do after the first one, is just double click on the picture you want to compress and it will open in PM.

    You can also crop, change brightness and contrast (to improve color), rotate pictures.

    Hope this is clear enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickylsf View Post
    Here is my Alabama Star. I found it was easier to do each set of identical sections at the same time, and then go on to the other set.
    Very nice job! That is what I did, kinda like chain piecing and went pretty fast.

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    [QUOTE=Quilting Nonnie;4834458]There is a program that comes with Microsoft Office. It is "Picture Manager." You have to go into the Programs from the Start menu. Scroll down to Microsoft Office and it should show a side bar with the list of all the programs in Office. Picture Manager should be in there. Click on that.QUOTE]

    I found mine in Microsoft Office Tools. But mine is an olde version, 2003.

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    True enough. I'm using a more current version of MS office. But if it doesn't work the way I explained, then it's a good thing to know that it is under MS Office Tools!

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    Fantastic! Great! It is like having a slide show. Thank you VERY much......................

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