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Are you ready to start another new day with a new pattern? I hope so – life is great and affords us many opportunities to start fresh and new – and today is a great day to start making a new quilt: Ruffled Roses. Each month, you will find the pattern for part of this quilt online. Just print the instructions, cut, stitch, press… and before you know it, time will have passed, and you will be ready to enjoy your own Ruffled Roses quilt. What a wonderful way to start each month!
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Re: Block 1 12 Jan 2011 14:58 #53225

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I altered the scaling setting but didn't think about margins. My pattern was only out by a fraction of an inch so I fudged it. I must remember margin later on when we do the next lot of prints.


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Re: Block 1 12 Jan 2011 14:33 #53223

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Yes! Scaling and margins are where to check for distortion! Sorry, Eileen, I thought you and DH had done that. :?


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Re: Block 1 12 Jan 2011 13:15 #53216

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Thank you, Linny! I never thought of that. Duh, me!! :oops: :oops:

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Re: Block 1 12 Jan 2011 11:23 #53199

JudyFN wrote:
Similar to Eileen, I've struggled to get my printout to align correctly. I thought maybe if I print each page individually that it would help -- no joy. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Is it possible to get the pattern as a single PDF file that hasn't been tiled to take to a copy center? Judy

I had a little trouble getting it to align 100%, too. I just focused on the vine placement and didn't worry about the berries and leaves because they are all the same anyway. I did have to fudge it a little, but only a very little, like 1/8" on the lower right piece.

I wonder, if you look in your printer default page settings, maybe there's something in there that's resizing it slightly based on your margins or something. I know mine does this with PDF files. I just set it to zero margins and make sure it's not trying to center or align the pdf image in any way.

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Re: Block 1 11 Jan 2011 18:34 #53140

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Similar to Eileen, I've struggled to get my printout to align correctly. I thought maybe if I print each page individually that it would help -- no joy. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Is it possible to get the pattern as a single PDF file that hasn't been tiled to take to a copy center? Judy
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Re: Block 1 10 Jan 2011 12:36 #53049

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Thank you all so much! I'll keep it. I will probably just thin out the center stem a little.

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Re: Block 1 10 Jan 2011 11:49 #53043

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I agree with Margo and Ritzy. There's an expression that I remember from my days of smocking dresses for my (now 20-something!) daughters, "If you can't see it (the mistake) on a galloping horse (the child) then it doesn't matter!" Visually, this quilt is the equivalent of the galloping horse. There is going to be SO MUCH going on by the time you add the last border that any small glitches along the way will become lost in the glorious whole. I'm sure we're all striving to do our best work, but the trick is not to get too hung up on any one step in the process. :)


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Re: Block 1 10 Jan 2011 11:15 #53040

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I agree--it looks fine.
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Re: Block 1 10 Jan 2011 10:38 #53034

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Eileen, I really think it's fine just the way it is. By the time you get all those leaves and berries and flowers and hearts on that block you really won't notice that it's not perfectly symmetrical! Trust me! It looks fine!!!


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Re: Block 1 10 Jan 2011 08:38 #53022

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Margo wrote:
OH...that may be your problem. Are you sending freezer paper through the printer? Sometimes the waxy side doesn't slide through easily, which would cause distortion.
I always print mine out on regular copy paper, tape it together, then trace it onto the freezer paper with a regular Ultra-Fine Sharpie marker.
No, I printed it out on copy paper. I thought the freezer paper might be better. Oh well. I'd like to use the one I already cut out; here's a picture. I could cut the 3 stems and shift them so they're centered-what do you think?

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Re: Block 1 10 Jan 2011 06:46 #53016

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Anna, the tutorials are here: [url]learn/classrooms/[/url]
and here: [url]learn/all-boms[/url]

And questions/answers about applique are here: [url]forum/ruffled-roses-2011/4081-favorite-appliqu-technique[/url]

Older tutorials are on my Webshots albums: http://community.webshots.com/user/tenngram?vhost=community

I'll continue try to catch questions as they come up on the forum, but hope anyone who has an answer or other option will please add a post. There's always more than one way to get something done. We all just need to keep trying until we find what works for us!


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Re: Block 1 10 Jan 2011 06:11 #53013

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Maybe there should be TUTORIAL THread OR SECTION TO THE BOARD WHERE MARGO DISCUSSES issues like this....Different technique for doing the applique .... quilting tips etc.

OH NO .... I ASKED FOR ANOTHER CATEGORY


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Re: Block 1 09 Jan 2011 22:57 #53002

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OH...that may be your problem. Are you sending freezer paper through the printer? Sometimes the waxy side doesn't slide through easily, which would cause distortion.
I always print mine out on regular copy paper, tape it together, then trace it onto the freezer paper with a regular Ultra-Fine Sharpie marker.


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Re: Block 1 09 Jan 2011 20:42 #52991

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It probably didn't print out right. I think I mentioned that things didn't line up. I used a Sewline chalk pencil so I know the line is thin enough.
Yours do look perfectly symmetrical.

Should I try adhering the freezer paper to copy paper and sending it through the printer? Do you think that might help?

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