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    Read carefully. Are you making a purse with a flat bottom.? Yes.then the bas will b telling you to set up the base into a triangle corner. Draw a line across triangle to make te base line of said triangle. It could be 4 inches from point. Now cut OTL. THAT IS ON TH LINE JUST DRAW BUT I WOULD SEW ON LINE AND CUT .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbie View Post
    I'm sorry I can't help you out, I have no idea what that means. I hate abbrevations on patterns like that, I think too many people including designers are just getting LAZY, they are so engrossed in the texting, twittering and all, that they think everyone else does this. I do neither, and hate for people to use abbreviations when they could just as easily print the meaning out or orally say it. This high tech world we now live in is truly ruining our children in school. I am a retired First Grade teacher and retired in 2004. A few years before retirement, our brilliant state legislators and educators decided that Handwriting and Spelling were no long necessary as part of the curriculum, how sad. When tutoring after retirement, many of my 4th and 5th grade students did not even know how to write their name or write anything else. They could print whatever they wanted, but could not write it in cursive handwriting. So many could not spell anything either. I suppose Math and Reading will be next. Sorry will not step down from my "Soap Box."
    I'm right up there with you, Gerbie! I'm a retired first grade teacher and it hurts my heart to see the penmanship of former students (grandson included)! I don't know what they call what they do. It's not manuscript and it's not cursive...barely legible (if at all)! I think the math will be next because, as it is, the computers and calculators have taken over. Just before I retired, math textbooks came with a calculator per book. Well I put them in the closet and taught my students addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fact. We did take the little gizmos out to learn to use them and practice, but not before the "old fashioned fact" were memorized. I know there are a lot to be said about automation and the world of electronics, but there is a lot to be said about whatever you don't use, you lose. Brains are getting mushy-er and mushy-er. I will stay up on my soapbox as long as I have my sanity.
    By the way (BTW) I don't like abbreviations either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    I'm right up there with you, Gerbie! I'm a retired first grade teacher and it hurts my heart to see the penmanship of former students (grandson included)! I don't know what they call what they do. It's not manuscript and it's not cursive...barely legible (if at all)! I think the math will be next because, as it is, the computers and calculators have taken over. Just before I retired, math textbooks came with a calculator per book. Well I put them in the closet and taught my students addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fact. We did take the little gizmos out to learn to use them and practice, but not before the "old fashioned fact" were memorized. I know there are a lot to be said about automation and the world of electronics, but there is a lot to be said about whatever you don't use, you lose. Brains are getting mushy-er and mushy-er. I will stay up on my soapbox as long as I have my sanity.
    By the way (BTW) I don't like abbreviations either.
    Another retired teacher here. I sub often and find the students cannot tell time on clocks that are not digital.

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    This is so sad. I get so tired of grocery people laying my change on the receipt and handing all of it to me. They can't count change either. You have to watch your change, and count it right there. I had a Sonic guy make wrong change to me not long ago. Everyone needs to stay on the soapbox!

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    Well, I am still teaching HS and I try very hard to teach my students to read a clock(not digital), set an oven timer, balance a checkbook, make a budget, apply for a job on "an old fashion" paper application, make a (healthy) grocery list, did I say "boil" water?
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    any pattern that shows abbreviations should also include what they mean somewhere in the directions. most irritating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbie View Post
    I'm sorry I can't help you out, I have no idea what that means. I hate abbrevations on patterns like that, I think too many people including designers are just getting LAZY, they are so engrossed in the texting, twittering and all, that they think everyone else does this. I do neither, and hate for people to use abbreviations when they could just as easily print the meaning out or orally say it. This high tech world we now live in is truly ruining our children in school. I am a retired First Grade teacher and retired in 2004. A few years before retirement, our brilliant state legislators and educators decided that Handwriting and Spelling were no long necessary as part of the curriculum, how sad. When tutoring after retirement, many of my 4th and 5th grade students did not even know how to write their name or write anything else. They could print whatever they wanted, but could not write it in cursive handwriting. So many could not spell anything either. I suppose Math and Reading will be next. Sorry will not step down from my "Soap Box."
    Totally agree. But you know what? "Dumbed Down" kids become " Dumbed Down" adults and much easier to
    influence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    more abbreviations? I'm beginning to hate them. i'd contact the pattern maker!!!
    I hate them, too. It took me some time to realize DSM was Domestic Sewing Machine. This is what phone texting has done to us, I think (can you tell I don't text?)

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