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Thread: November 2010 BOM - Dogtooth Violet

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    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
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    Ok, here it is. Don't look too close. I really worked quickly on this.
    Remember to increase the block from the 8" to 12 1/2" unfinished. You will need to adjust your printer or computer to make up the difference.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/D/DogtoothVioletBlock.html

    Have fun!

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    Looks great to me. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice, looks good to me am I missing something?Also how do you adjust your printer or computer to change the size?

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    Thanks. Some of the points are off and even after increasing the print size, measuring, and re-measuring, the block is too small. So, back to the drawing board.

    I guess the easiest thing to do, is print out the pattern at actual size. Then place on your scanner and find your Enlarge button. On mine, when I find <100%>, I hit OK and then use the less than < button to decrease or the greater than > button to increase your size by about 30%. Print, cut out, place together, measure. If not correct, start over going up or downwith your <> buttons. It isn't as bad or hard as it sounds. Just don't forget to add you 1/4" seam allowances.

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    OK I'm going to try this thanks for your response I'm not too computer savy but am learning and can sure use info shared by people like you, many thanks!

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    Your welcome. Here is anothert way to do it. I know some will not take teh time to do all of this, that they wanted a 12 1/2" block from the beginning. Their choice.

    Ok, here goes:

    Click on Template A
    Left click on File
    Go to Print Preview
    On that ribbon, go to the box that says "Shrink to fit"
    Click on the down arrow
    Scroll to Custom, click
    Type in 130% as your starting point, hit Enter
    Place your cursor on the Printer on the same ribbon
    Left click
    Printer box comes up. Be sure you only print one for now. Repeat steps for Template B.
    Cut out templates, match up 1/4" seams, and measure. Should be somewhere in the vicinity of 12 1/2" unfinished. If not, adjust the percentage either up or down by only a few % to get the size you want. Once you get the hang of this, it only takes a few moments. Most will find this method aggravating. Be patient, it is worth it. This is how I take templates and increase/decrease, all the time.
    You will notice that some of the template is cutoff. Don't panic. Study it and decide how to best copy what you need. Really not that hard.
    I am on my way to school and will be home later this eve. If you have any questions, let me know. Don't make it harder than it is.

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    PS - To my SQA

    I hope you recognize these three fabrics. They are ones you sent awhile back. I am thinking of re-doing all the blocks in the fabrics you sent. What a lovely rememberance of our year together. Still thinking about it tho. So many patterns, so little time. :)

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    Quilt Queen 2 -- really like your avatar block

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt queen 2
    Very nice, looks good to me am I missing something?Also how do you adjust your printer or computer to change the size?
    I will gladly share my 12" templates with anyone just "PM "me :-D

    Or would you like me to post them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerrie1940
    Quote Originally Posted by quilt queen 2
    Very nice, looks good to me am I missing something?Also how do you adjust your printer or computer to change the size?
    I will gladly share my 12" templates with anyone just "PM "me :-D

    Or would you like me to post them?
    Mine came out at 10 inches using the 130%, I was going to try it at 150%, but I will wait for your measurements. Thanks
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    My block for November.........

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    Really pretty block, Batikqltr! I'm still trying to figure out to go get 12 1/2 inch blook out of this. Anyone got it figured?

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    to enlarge your 8" pattern to a 12" pattern, you need to set your custom size to 150% because 12 is half again the size of 8. Cut out your templates to copy one at a time because they need a whole sheet of copy paper.

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    Wow, those blocks are awesome ladies. Well done.

    Thanks Jerri. I just got back from classes. Will have to try the 150%, but I am thinking that will be too much on my machine. I am almost there at 127%. We shall see.

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    here is mine for November. I used EQ6
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    it came out 12 1/2 lol but some of the blocks turned wrong. I will make another one when I get back from my trip to Ireland.

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    Betty, I think it looks great even tho some were turned.

    Havbe a great trip.

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    Come on ya'all! Where are all the blocks? You only have this month and next. We want pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Come on ya'all! Where are all the blocks? You only have this month and next. We want pictures.
    Weeelllll, I forgot about it!! To much life going on right now, will go try print out the template at the correct size and get it made up and then post a pic for it.

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    Printed the templates out at 150%, they should be the perfect size!

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    Ok, I will try it. I know it was suggested, but, well, time.
    I just spent all day doing homework for two classes. All assignments are finished through the semester. Now for Office Accounting and then onto Anatomy & Phys.
    I couldn't sew right now if I wanted to. Too pooped. I will try it by Sunday eve tho. Thanks.

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    0h I want to make this block but it will not print out for me no matter what I try...I have followed your directions to the "T" several times and changing things myself and nothing works right. I either get half a pattern or the 8" size. How can I make this??????

    Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna P
    0h I want to make this block but it will not print out for me no matter what I try...I have followed your directions to the "T" several times and changing things myself and nothing works right. I either get half a pattern or the 8" size. How can I make this??????

    Donna
    Donna, I sent you a PM!! :D

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    Here's mine. I gave up trying to print it the right size and drew it myself. Even that took 2 goes to get it right!

    Last one next month - I can't wait.
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    Pretty block Lizzy! I'm not sure I could draw my own, so very nice job.

    The center of this block is the same as the center for last month's "Memory" block. Then just print out the Template A or B at 150% size and add it on. I"m not real good at paper pieceing so I always try to find a way to do it by piecing. This worked for me.

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