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Old 05-26-2011, 12:12 PM
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I had promised a quilter to try out her new paper-pieced pattern. Pattern arrived a-okay, via email. Went to change out the printer ink, and I heard a ruckus under the hood of the printer. It sounded like someone threw in a handful of b-b's. Isn't that just perfect timing?

The printer isn't worth fixing. I'm going to buy a new one after the first of the month, but, I still have a job to do. Hmmm. I brought the pattern up onto the screen; measured to see that the 1" on the screen was 1" that I measured. Yes, it is.

I taped up a piece of tracing paper over the monitor and used a fine tipped marker to register the points. After I took it off the monitor, I connected the dots, and wrote in the piecing order.

Needed 4 copies of this and 4 copies mirror imaged. Stapled around the edges of 8 pieces of tracing paper and sewed on top of the fine lines with an old dull needle, unthreaded. I also lengthened the stitch to a baste. Voila! Flip over 4 of them and marked them correspondingly.

You can't outsmart me, you, you printer thing you! R.I.P.
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Lady McGyver!!!
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Better yet, rest in pieces. I have an aggravation called a printer that someday I'll be able to replace. But I have ways around it's conniptions too. LOL
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great story!!
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by peggymunday
Better yet, rest in pieces. I have an aggravation called a printer that someday I'll be able to replace. But I have ways around it's conniptions too. LOL
I've dealt with it's quirks for years. This time one of the pulleys that brings the ink back into the starting position snapped. I did call a repair shop and he quoted me more money to repair it than I spent on it in the first place.
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Good ONE!!!! lol lol
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LOL< WTG
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