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Thread: Dear Jane I9, K9, M8, & TR5 Paper Piecing Patterns

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I just finished one block tonight. If I do 4 of these a week I'm not going to be able to do much else at all. :? How long is this going to take again? :lol:

    Well... I guess I can work on getting the dozen quilt tops from 2009 sent off to be quilted. It will take time to get them ready and then do the bindings. This can be a finishing year and I want to do a few more elaborate quilts.
    when you first start the jane blocks its kinda slow but after a few you develop a rhythm and most won't take that long.

    i find the best way to deal with the blocks is to do an hour or so a night.

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    The first couple i did I thought the same thing... oh my goodness I'll never be able to fit anything else in!

    But klue is right, after the first couple they get quicker. I prefer to do mine all in one hit, although some may take more than one night to complete. But you definitely get a rhythm going.

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    I'll see how it goes tomorrow and I'll try to get the other 3 done. It took time tonight to wash/dry/starch/iron the fabric and get the foundations printed too.

    Are we posting pictures of the finished blocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I'll see how it goes tomorrow and I'll try to get the other 3 done. It took time tonight to wash/dry/starch/iron the fabric and get the foundations printed too.

    Are we posting pictures of the finished blocks?
    yes, i put up a thread in the pic section for the finished photos.

    you have to post pics of the finished blocks every week to be entered into the fabric give away.

    at the end of every work period, i'll throw the names of the people who posted all their photos into a hat and DH will pick one out.

    they will receive some hand dyed and painted fabrics that i make.

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    Wow! I didn't know that (must have missed it). That is really great for you to do for everyone. :-D

    What is the end of each work period? Sorry if I am asking questions that have been answered. I haven't been looking at all the messages in the last month with other stuff going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    Wow! I didn't know that (must have missed it). That is really great for you to do for everyone. :-D

    What is the end of each work period? Sorry if I am asking questions that have been answered. I haven't been looking at all the messages in the last month with other stuff going on.
    we're doing a 6 weeks on 1 week off time table.

    so by the end of that 6th week your pics of all those blocks need to be posted - you can't use the week off to qualify for the fabric give away - its meant for rest, other projects, or to fix a jane block you aren't that happy with.

    here is the entire schedule that details every block/triangle/kite and the weeks to do them in. it also details the week offs.

    Dear Jane Cyber Block Party Schedule

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I'll see how it goes tomorrow and I'll try to get the other 3 done. It took time tonight to wash/dry/starch/iron the fabric and get the foundations printed too.

    Are we posting pictures of the finished blocks?
    Hey Pam...do you want to get together every once in a while and sew together? It might help pass the time working on them!!

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    Thanks Klue... sorry for being "clueless"!! :P

    I would love to get together and sew. The question is... who's house and do we bring our machines? :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    Thanks Klue... sorry for being "clueless"!! :P

    I would love to get together and sew. The question is... who's house and do we bring our machines? :lol:
    You're SOOOOO lucky! I'd love to be able to get together with someone to sew some of these blocks.

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    I am guessing that I am to far away huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    I am guessing that I am to far away huh?
    That depends on exactly which field you're in the middle of! ;-)

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    Thank you so much Kelly!

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    No one has mentioned the problem I am having (not that I've noticed anyway) I get that I have to change the size of the triangle to 5in x 8in, but I can't seem to do it if I want a foundation print, only if I want the templates to print. I did that, and I've just had to draft out foundations for myself, because the templates only give you one triangle in TR5. So is there something I am missing? Is there a way to change the size of a foundation triangle? Many thanks.

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    Let the fun begin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    No one has mentioned the problem I am having (not that I've noticed anyway) I get that I have to change the size of the triangle to 5in x 8in, but I can't seem to do it if I want a foundation print, only if I want the templates to print. I did that, and I've just had to draft out foundations for myself, because the templates only give you one triangle in TR5. So is there something I am missing? Is there a way to change the size of a foundation triangle? Many thanks.
    i'm not sure what the problem is but i'll run you thru the steps that i do and maybe we can find the problem.

    1) open up the software and select triangle TR5 for editing

    2) click on "file"

    3) click on "print"

    4) click on "foundation pattern"

    5) click on the "options" tab

    6) on the left side of the pop up window - change block size to 5 x 8 and it should have 1/4 inch seams

    7) on the right side of the pop up window - make sure print numbers, separate units, gray scale, and print block name are checked.

    8) uncheck any thing else that might be checked on the right side

    9) click on "preview" towards the bottom center of the print window

    10) you should have 4 pieces that need to be paper pieced and 2 long side strips.

    11) move them around to different locations so they can all fit on one page

    12) hit the print button once you're happy with the placement

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    No one has mentioned the problem I am having (not that I've noticed anyway) I get that I have to change the size of the triangle to 5in x 8in, but I can't seem to do it if I want a foundation print, only if I want the templates to print. I did that, and I've just had to draft out foundations for myself, because the templates only give you one triangle in TR5. So is there something I am missing? Is there a way to change the size of a foundation triangle? Many thanks.
    i'm not sure what the problem is but i'll run you thru the steps that i do and maybe we can find the problem.

    1) open up the software and select triangle TR5 for editing

    2) click on "file"

    3) click on "print"

    4) click on "foundation pattern"

    5) click on the "options" tab

    6) on the left side of the pop up window - change block size to 5 x 8 and it should have 1/4 inch seams

    7) on the right side of the pop up window - make sure print numbers, separate units, gray scale, and print block name are checked.

    8) uncheck any thing else that might be checked on the right side

    9) click on "preview" towards the bottom center of the print window

    10) you should have 4 pieces that need to be paper pieced and 2 long side strips.

    11) move them around to different locations so they can all fit on one page

    12) hit the print button once you're happy with the placement
    please let me know if this works either way.

    if it doesn't we'll figure the problem out don't worry

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    Klue...you're the best.

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    Klue,
    Thank you so much for your patience. I'll try that today. I may have set the blocks to 6 at some point by accident....I am afterall a clueless newbie to DJ and EQ6.
    Thank you thank you thank you!
    RETRO

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    Thank you Lugo

    One question. Can I email a pattern? (to myself because my printer is at the office)[/quote]

    yes, but you have to install this free software first. its the printer interface that will appear as a printer option in the Dear Jane Software once you install it.

    it will read something like doPDF as a print option when you click on the down arrow next to properties.

    a PDF file will open on your computer instead of printing the pattern. just save the file with the name and email it.

    here's the link to the free software download

    http://download.cnet.com/doPDF-Free-...html?tag=mncol[/quote]

    Thanks again.
    OMG!! What would we do with out you.

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    I came across this DJ Design Wall and downloaded the html for it. I can't get it to work. I've gone over the directions several times, edited it to include my m8.jpg file but it just shows that tiny Windows picture icon, not the actual picture of my block.

    I would love to put this on my blog if I could get it to work. Can any get it working or know of another way to fill in the blocks like this?

    http://www.smastbrook.net/dj/djvdw.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I came across this DJ Design Wall and downloaded the html for it. I can't get it to work. I've gone over the directions several times, edited it to include my m8.jpg file but it just shows that tiny Windows picture icon, not the actual picture of my block.

    I would love to put this on my blog if I could get it to work. Can any get it working or know of another way to fill in the blocks like this?

    http://www.smastbrook.net/dj/djvdw.htm
    don't you have the DJ software?


    this program is built right into the software.

    follow the scanning directions (in the software) on how to save the file back into the DJ program.

    then you can export that quilt layout to your blog.

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    lol... that program has EVERYTHING! Now if it could just cut and sew. :lol:

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    lol... that program has EVERYTHING! Now if it could just cut and sew. :lol:

    Thank you.
    to find the program in the software.

    1) open the DJ software

    2) click on "Dear Jane Home" on the left side of the screen

    3) click on "my jane journey" top of screen

    4) click on "my block chart" top left

    5) a pop up window will open. it has the quilt layout ready for you to upload the pics.

    click on "directions for using my block chart"

    it will tell you step by step how to scan and upload the pics into the software.

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    Go for it!!

    I have two machines..but my sewing room can no longer hold two people at the table! We could find a way to make it work though! Or I could bring my machine to your house! Hell, you could also sign up for the sewing day at Cotton patch with me on 1/29, from 1:30 - 10:00 and we could work on our blocks, plus whatever else you want to work on. I'm going to be there...I think you would enjoy all the ladies - it's lots of fun.

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    I'd love to go to a sewing day. I don't know if my sewing room will hold 2 people either. I have two tables and two machines, my new Viking and my old Kenmore. I was thinking the dining table but I hate my cafe height table. Maybe that's incentive to get it replaced!

    Thanks Klue, I found it and got my scan added. I will also start the Journal.

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