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    Qb block of the month - may 2013 - tenth star

    Here's what you all have been waiting for: the next block

    It's called Tenth Star and you can find it here: http://quilterscache.com/V/VOS_TenthStarBlock.html

    It's really not as hard as it looks! I didn't know what I got myself into when I picked this one but I made the block and it's really quite easy. Just follow the instructions and you'll be fine.

    Good luck all
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    I just know that everyone is going to love this block pattern, when it's all made up!! Thank you for picking such a lovely block.
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    oh wow! I think I am going to go sleep on it! very pretty block! I am just trying to wrap my mind around it in my color scheme! Happy May Day ladies!
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    Liking it!

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    I am also liking this block a lot. One question though about printing the paper piecing template. It is a GIF file and the test square prints at 1.5 inches. How do I save the image as a PDF? I am using Windows 7. If all else fails I guess I could recreate the template to achieve the correct size.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I'm using Windows 7 also and Google Chrome. I don't remember having problems with the measurements. I don't know how to save a GIF file as PDF, I guess you'll have to convert it yourself. Did you try and alter the printer settings? Like printing on 75% and see if it prints the test square at 1" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    I'm using Windows 7 also and Google Chrome. I don't remember having problems with the measurements. I don't know how to save a GIF file as PDF, I guess you'll have to convert it yourself. Did you try and alter the printer settings? Like printing on 75% and see if it prints the test square at 1" ?
    Thanks Anael. I will try your suggestion. If all else fails I will go to my old PC and print it. I guess it helps to have the old one still available, LOL
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Here's what you all have been waiting for: the next block

    It's called Tenth Star and you can find it here: http://quilterscache.com/V/VOS_TenthStarBlock.html

    It's really not as hard as it looks! I didn't know what I got myself into when I picked this one but I made the block and it's really quite easy. Just follow the instructions and you'll be fine.

    Good luck all
    Wow! That is one I haven't noticed" It will be fun to try something so different. Fabrics will make it look great!

    Good choice! Love the challenge of a block not made before!

    Hugs,

    Cajun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Thanks Anael. I will try your suggestion. If all else fails I will go to my old PC and print it. I guess it helps to have the old one still available, LOL
    Figured it out. Saved it to MS Word, then saved it as a PDF. In order to print it with the correct 1 inch test square I had to go to custom scaling and increase the scaling to 110%. Whooo Hoooo!
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Figured it out. Saved it to MS Word, then saved it as a PDF. In order to print it with the correct 1 inch test square I had to go to custom scaling and increase the scaling to 110%. Whooo Hoooo!

    Caroline, I use Chrome and there is a plug in that allows me to select Print then change from my printer to PDF. This is the greatest thing when I want to save instructions online too!

    Hugs,
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBear View Post
    Caroline, I use Chrome and there is a plug in that allows me to select Print then change from my printer to PDF. This is the greatest thing when I want to save instructions online too!

    Hugs,
    Cajun
    Plugin? How do I find it? I am using Chrome also.
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    I have to look for that plug in also! Thanks CajunBear!

    Caroline, I'm glad you figured it out
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    I found it! Choose 'print' on the right of the screen, when you have the screen for printing the document change destination to 'save as PDF' and voilą
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    I can't get Quilter's Cache to load this morning (May 1). Is anyone else having difficulty?
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    I have adjust the Paper-Piecing gif file to a jpeg sized correctly. I don't know why they say your graphics are being changed....mine always print perfectly to her patterns... at any rate I decided instead of redrawing to work on adjusting and saving the gif file to jpeg..so if you want it....just email me directly at [email protected] so I can send it to you.

    Hugs,
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    PS Not happy wasting my PP Carol Doak paper on trials.

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    I did not start Mays block yet but I did manage to get myself caught up - February gave me fits but its done if poorly lol. My oldest is coming up for a visit this weekend so will try my hand at this one next week. Have never done paper piecing so will let you know how that goes. Hope you all have a great weekend! Well I have tried like 6 times to upload a photo but its not working - will show you my blocks at a later date
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    It's a pretty block, I'm trying to decide how to arrange my colors. I print out greyscale and use crayons that match my fabric to figure it out. I color in the portions.

    I tried printing the PP templates from the site and from a file someone sent but they print out a bit larger than an inch. Usually there is an option in my printer preferences for "actual size" or "no scaling", but there is not this time. Does anyone have any idea why?
    Last edited by CAS49OR; 05-04-2013 at 12:51 PM.
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    I made that block without the PP for a BOM and it came out wonderful....I may try this one with the PP and see how it comes out.
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    Smile tenth star

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    Gee sorry it is so big... really had a hard time posting photo... Mac Afee did not want me be sign in on boards this AM?

    Have a wonderful day.

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    That's beautiful Judy!
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    I am behind this month...hope to do mine Friday! It is a really pretty block...

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    Judy, love your block, reminded me of Red Hat Ladies! I've tried multiple times to make my pics smaller & you can't even see the pattern so I gave up. God is in control here at my house, but sadly my computer controls the camera downloads. August tune-up I'll ask the IT guy to fix it.

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    I use PIXresizer (free download) for resizing. Easy to use and works great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    I can't get Quilter's Cache to load this morning (May 1). Is anyone else having difficulty?
    I have been having the same problem on and off for a few days.
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