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    #16
    I'm really disappointed that there is no 1 inch test square on the pattern. This pattern will be released over 12 months, and it is quite likely I will have either a new computer or a new printer during those 12 months. For consistency, it would be very helpful to make sure the blocks will end up the same size over the year. Also, I'm new to applique and this feels like an insurmountable barrier, I'm afraid to start because I don't know if will be all be wrong.
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

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    • Katy commented
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      I’ve just watched the show about new 2022 BOM and following Alex’s advice have just checked the 1”square on the dogtooth pattern and it’s too small by 1/8th” each way. ( I’m printing on A4 paper)
      Also there’s no 1” square for the main pattern of 15 pages.
      I didn’t have a problem with my 1” squares when printing out for BOM2021.
      Do I have to stick it all the pages together to discover it’s the right size or can you give me the dimensions for the Block 1 on page 1?
    This reply by HelenW has been deleted by HelenW

    [QUOTE=QuilTena;n890508]Helen, What method of Applique are you using that you would need stabilizer on the background fabric?[/QUOTE]

    Tena, I am doing raw edge fusible (steam a seam light) and doing 1.0 1.0 zig zag stitch. I have always used a stabilizer with
    applique. For a long time I use Sulky light weight tear away stabilizer. It allows the stitches to relax and not draw up a little which
    is part of the reason applique backgrounds are made larger and then cut to size. I like the results I get. On light colored backgrounds the stabilizer also helps to keep thread from showing thru to the front if you don't do a good job of keeping all
    the applique threads trimmed. You probably don't have to do it, Barbara Black did not and hers turned out great.
    Also, I don't think you would need it for needle turn or turned edge by hand. HelenW

    #17
    new to The Quilt Show and BOM....downloaded pattern, what is page 1 for? Just a reference?

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    • Barbara B. commented
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      Yes, it is a cover sheet/reference.

    #18
    [QUOTE=Cosmos284;n890511]I'm really disappointed that there is no 1 inch test square on the pattern. This pattern will be released over 12 months, and it is quite likely I will have either a new computer or a new printer during those 12 months. For consistency, it would be very helpful to make sure the blocks will end up the same size over the year. Also, I'm new to applique and this feels like an insurmountable barrier, I'm afraid to start because I don't know if will be all be wrong.[/QUOTE]

    It is rare for appliqué downloads to have a scale box. You can very easily check your printed patterns for accuracy—tape the pages together as instructed to make a full size pattern and measure it. This first center block is 18” square finished.
    Barbara Black
    Huntsville AL
    https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
    "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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      #19
      on the downloads number 1 and number 4, are they the same thing, dogtooth border?

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        #20
        [[email protected];n890516]on the downloads number 1 and number 4, are they the same thing, dogtooth border?[/QUOTE]

        No, 1 is Irene’s Dogtooth border done by needle turn hand appliqué. 4 is the Alternative paper pieced Dogtooth border I designed for machine piecing.

        If you have not watched Show 3001 yet, I recommend you watch it first. It explains a lot.
        Barbara Black
        Huntsville AL
        https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
        "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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          #21
          [QUOTE=JudyFN;n890518]Barbara,

          I was watching Alex's reveal show with the kit. Would it be possible to have the kit cover page as a pdf? It seemed like a full-size picture.

          Thanks so much, Judith[/QUOTE]

          you can get that image from the Shop. Take a screenshot and print that. This was mentioned earlier in this Topic by HelenW. You can also get a full size image from my December 26 blog.

          Barbara Black
          Huntsville AL
          https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
          "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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            Judy S. commented
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            The reason I asked is that the kit picture on the web has a sold-out logo over it. I don't know how to do a screenshot.

          #22
          [[email protected];n890513]new to The Quilt Show and BOM....downloaded pattern, what is page 1 for? Just a reference?[/QUOTE]

          You could use the reference page as a coloring sheet to audition color combinations. HelenW

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            #23
            [QUOTE=QuilTena;n890508]Helen, What method of Applique are you using that you would need stabilizer on the background fabric?[/QUOTE]

            Tena, I am using raw edge fusible (steam a seam Lite) and doing 1.0 1.0 zig zag stitching by machine. If you look at my center
            block posted on Show your progress, I do a lot of machine stitching which can make the edges that meet the background fabric
            draw up a little and look wavy. Much like doing machine embroidery if you don't use a stabilizer. Way back I decided I really like
            the finished results better when I use a stabilizer. Back then,I used Solvy Easy Tear away Stabilizer. I found Pellon 906 sheer weight fusible does not change the hand of the fabric when left in. No time used to tear away. I can buy it at JoAnn's with
            a coupon and usually buy a 10 yard bolt. If you are doing hand turn edge or needle turn applique, your stitches are much farther apart than a 1.0 1.0 zig zag and you probably would not need stabilizer. I use it because it works for me, and I like the results.
            Barbara's sample quilt did not use stabilizer and it is great looking. HelenW

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              #24
              Is there a simple way to reverse the patterns so I could print them on the print and fuse sheets so the block will come out looking like the picture? I realized that things would be the opposite way if I just used them the way they come.

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                [QUOTE=Cosmos284;n890511]I'm really disappointed that there is no 1 inch test square on the pattern. This pattern will be released over 12 months, and it is quite likely I will have either a new computer or a new printer during those 12 months. For consistency, it would be very helpful to make sure the blocks will end up the same size over the year. Also, I'm new to applique and this feels like an insurmountable barrier, I'm afraid to start because I don't know if will be all be wrong.[/QUOTE]

                Cosmos, Bet you are going to love learning applique. Do not fear not having the 1 inch square. The nice thing about applique
                is that you don't have worry about accuracy that much. When you tape your master paper pattern together, just measure across
                the center horizontally and then vertically. It should measure 18 inches finished and 18 1/2 when including seam allowances.
                If it is close you have no problem, Just draw lines to show where the edges should be. I use Frixon pens to do that. If it is off more than lets say 1/2 inch I would do a custom resize % to change the size of the applique shapes so they are closer to exact size. Let me know
                what your square measures. You can do this. Usually printers are a little smaller, not larger, from all I have seen on this website
                with other BOM's like Color My World.One person said they just reset their printer to 103.5 %. For the dog tooth borders you do need
                to be exact so it will fit the center block. HelenW
                Last edited by Helen W.; 01-02-2022, 07:19 AM.

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                • Katy commented
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                  Yes I’ve needed to enlarge my dogtooth print out to 105% on my printer to get 1” square to correct size. I’ve just stuck the block 1 pattern together to get the measurements and needed to enlarge by 106% to reach correct measurements. Hope this helps someone.
                  Last edited by Katy; 01-02-2022, 04:06 PM.

                #26
                [QUOTE=galeanda;n890537]Is there a simple way to reverse the patterns so I could print them on the print and fuse sheets so the block will come out looking like the picture? I realized that things would be the opposite way if I just used them the way they come.
                [/QUOTE]

                Galaeanda, If you have vellum paper, you can see thru it. Print it regular on vellum, take that copy lay it with the back side (reverse)
                facing the glass of the printer. Then print on the print and fuse sheets. Like the print and fuse, with the vellum only put one
                page in at a time. Let the ink dry before you lay it wrong side down on the glass. You can get vellum at an office big box store, or much cheaper on Amazon. HelenW

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                  #27
                  Cutting and placement instructions? Is anyone else confused? This is my first TQS BOM. I am used to instructions where it says "Cut X number of pattern A". Also, there are no instructions as to which circle number (size) to place on flowers etc.. How are we supposed out print these out on fusible sheets that I purchased? It seems like an interesting pattern, but for me, they are missing a few steps, like # of shapes to cut, correct number of shapes arranged on a page to print to maximize fusible paper use. Any suggestions welcome as I am going to wait to start till I have a better handle on how to do this. Thanks.

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                  • Joan H. commented
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                    I am with you Marian. I dove in (very late and recently) and made several mistakes. I am keep on keeping on even though I keep reviewing the videos. They don't seem to be in any kind of sequence. Seek and ye shall find - not really. Is there a way to know which sequence the videos should be watched instead of the hunt and peck way?

                  #28
                  [QUOTE=passionforcolor;n890549]Cutting and placement instructions? Is anyone else confused? This is my first TQS BOM. I am used to instructions where it says "Cut X number of pattern A". Also, there are no instructions as to which circle number (size) to place on flowers etc.. How are we supposed out print these out on fusible sheets that I purchased? It seems like an interesting pattern, but for me, they are missing a few steps, like # of shapes to cut, correct number of shapes arranged on a page to print to maximize fusible paper use. Any suggestions welcome as I am going to wait to start till I have a better handle on how to do this. Thanks.[/QUOTE]

                  The designer lives in Australia. Pattern instructions tend to be less detailed. It is assumed basic techniques are understood.

                  This is a great Skill-builder project. For the number of each shape needed in the block--Count Them. Write that info on the Templates pages. Use a ruler to Measure the circles to know what size each is--if using Karen K Buckley Perfect Circles select a size that is close to the pattern size.

                  Before printing Month 1 patterns on Print & Piece Fuse Lite--be sure you watch the Video about that process in Month 1 Videos, where I say NOT TO PRINT pages, 7,8 and 10.

                  Watch Show 3001 before doing anything--it is a complete overview of the project and explains a lot.

                  When you print out the 9 full size patterns on copy paper, match the lines up as it says to do and be sure your pattern is 18" square plus the seam allowance. Be sure you follow the directions for what size to cut the Background fabric--this month it is cut 20" to start.

                  There are 7 Videos for Month 1, the Show 3001, currently 2 detailed blog posts with a third that posts January 5, AND pages of written instructions, both Irene's General Instructions that pertain to the entire quilt and at least 2 pages of Instructions from Irene for each month. For those who want to do more by machine, there are currently 5 additional pages of Optional Alternative Instructions I have written with more to come later.
                  Last edited by Barbara B.; 01-02-2022, 04:01 PM.
                  Barbara Black
                  Huntsville AL
                  https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
                  "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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                  • LorraineAH commented
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                    Barbara can you tell me where the general instructions for month 1 are? With the Sue Garman pattern there were detailed instructions for each month from Sue. Am I missing them, i cam seem to find them.

                  #29
                  [QUOTE=Ktmosedale;n890550]I’ve just watched the show about new 2022 BOM and following Alex’s advice have just checked the 1”square on the dogtooth pattern and it’s too small by 1/8th” each way. ( I’m printing on A4 paper)
                  Also there’s no 1” square for the main pattern of 15 pages.
                  I didn’t have a problem with my 1” squares when printing out for BOM2021.
                  Do I have to stick it all the pages together to discover it’s the right size or can you give me the dimensions for the Block 1 on page 1?[/QUOTE]

                  The instructions for Month 1 say the block is trimmed to 18.5" x18.5" including seam allowances when the applique is done.

                  There is no a 1" scale box on applique patterns.

                  When you print the 9 full size pages on copy pattern, glue or tape them together and verify the full size pattern is 18". It it's slightly too big or too small, it is easy to move the pages a bit to make the pattern 18"
                  Barbara Black
                  Huntsville AL
                  https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
                  "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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