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Thread: Quick Rail Fence for soldiers in Afghanistan

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    I wanted to see if the patterns I wrote for some members who are participating in making these quilts would download to the board.

    It's possible I don't know how to do this, forgive me

    Jan in VA
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    Yes, I can get to the pattern, but says read only, can you make it so we can print it out??

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    is there a site where I can get your pattern, I cannot open the one you sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Yes, I can get to the pattern, but says read only, can you make it so we can print it out??
    Huh. It's not a pdf; I don't know what I'm doing wrong, will keep working on it.

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    Thanks, I got it to print form me!

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Can't do it; I saved the file as a Word doc on my computer and don't know how to change it. SORRY!
    If someone could delete this whole topic, that would be good.

    Jan in VA

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    It worked for me. I downloaded to my computer, opened the file and printed.

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    I can download, open and print the file.

    I will try to attach the pattern as a pdf file.

    Rail Fence Quick Quilt for Soldiers Pattern

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    Thanks oatw13. I have been trying to print this pattern all afternoon, but yours was the only successful one.

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    Got it. Thanks everyone!

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Hallelujah! Oatw13 thanks for your efforts!
    There are 2 more; do you wanna try to post them, too?
    PM me with your regular email addy and I'll send it to you for posting here.
    THanks a bunch!

    Jan in VA

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    I didn't have any trouble with what you posted Jan!!!

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    I didn't have any trouble with what you posted Jan!!!
    Okay, I'll try again.
    Jan in VA
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    And the last one.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Can't do it; I saved the file as a Word doc on my computer and don't know how to change it. SORRY!
    If someone could delete this whole topic, that would be good.

    Jan in VA
    Did you use Word to create it? What verision? In Word 2007 you can "save as" and then choose PDF or XPS. Even if you didn't create it in Word, once it's in there you can still save as PDF.

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    Jan, I love your patterns and will plan to make at least one of them. A question, though. The size seems kind of small for a grown man. Are you sure about these dimensions? Also, can you tell us how soon you need them. Bless you for undertaking the organizing of all this. I know it must be alot of work even though I'm sure it is a labor of love.

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    I have a Mac and it opened in Abiword. I didn't have any trouble reading it. Abiword is a free download.

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    I could print all the patterns. Good job Jan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Can't do it; I saved the file as a Word doc on my computer and don't know how to change it. SORRY!
    If someone could delete this whole topic, that would be good.

    Jan in VA
    Did you use Word to create it? What verision? In Word 2007 you can "save as" and then choose PDF or XPS. Even if you didn't create it in Word, once it's in there you can still save as PDF.
    Thank you for this tip! I will look into this later today or tomorrow, it's a learning curve I'll have to allow some time for. Right now I'm up to my substantial patootie in quilting, fabrics, email, and designs for soldiers! It's just wonderful!!
    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda B
    Jan, I love your patterns and will plan to make at least one of them. A question, though. The size seems kind of small for a grown man. Are you sure about these dimensions? Also, can you tell us how soon you need them. Bless you for undertaking the organizing of all this. I know it must be alot of work even though I'm sure it is a labor of love.
    LindaB,
    Thank you for your concern. We've chosen this size because the quilts will go on the soldiers' cots in the barracks as a way to add color into their very beige-drab environment in the western desert of Afghanistan. Quilts are not so much needed as a warm covering in this case, but as a hug and comfort from Americans at home. We are looking for very simple, colorful quilts with thin batting (Quilters Dream Request is perfect though expensive. And if you even just send a top, we'll see it completed and shipped on. I intend to ship the first packages with in 7-8 weeks or less, and continue on as long as we receive quilts.
    Also, make yours any size you wish, definitely!!

    Thank you!
    Jan in VA

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    I lay awake last night fretting over the accuracy in the patterns I've sent everyone. I'm used to writing and drawing these things, but I've rarely sent them out before I've made a test block to check the cutting measurement, etc.

    In this instance, there was not time to design, write, email over 100 people, be on the boards, eat, shower, and sleep for the past 4 days, much less sew for testing before emailing! PLEASE let me know if you find mistakes so I can at least correct them in my files and forgive me for inconveniencing you as it certainly wasn't intentional!
    I have to assume those here are at least familiar enough with the craft to work out issues they come across, but I am more than willing to answer any question...by phone, email, on the board, whatever.

    I love you all!
    Jan in VA

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    Got it-thanks for sharing!

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    The first quilt for Bert's boys in Afghanistan has arrived in VA from Mic-Pa in PA! Thank you!!!!

    It's getting really exciting and the energy ante has been upped on my end of this endeavor as I plan how to receive, catalog, send thank you's, quilt, photograph, and re-ship these warm fuzzies. I know you all are working away as well and I send love and encouragement as you piece a hug into each quilt we send.

    I do not have a camera that I know how to work so pictures will be delayed. I suggest each of you post one of what you are
    sending so others can be in on the fun.

    Jan in VA

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    glad to read your message that you got my quilt. Hope it will work for you, and it sounds like many other people have jumped on board (so to speak) to help also.

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    Jan your downloads worked perfect. Thank you so much for taking on this project, which seems to have grown to a huge undertaking. My son is home this week, he leaves for Afganistan next month. I have taken your idea and offered to send him a quilt for whoever in is company wants one.

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