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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!

TOPIC: Month 2 LATTICE BORDER

Re: Month 2 LATTICE BORDER 06 Feb 2011 09:18 #56839

Printing from the .pdf, the blocks come out at barely over 2 1/4"unfinished size. I use a lot of .pdf files and have come to trust them.

I foolishly trusted this .pdf and cut out 120 at the printed size and made up 9 finished squares only to discover the finished blocks were 3/8" too small. Now I'm making up new squares at 2 1/2" finished size WITHOUT USING THE PAPER FOUNDATIONS AT ALL. It's easier just to sew the 4" strip between the two triangles, trim to 2 1/2"and sew them together into blocks. Great frustration to waste the nine finished blocks, but that seems to be the best solution at this point. :(
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Re: Month 2 LATTICE BORDER 05 Feb 2011 11:19 #56733

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Thanks Annis.
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Re: Month 2 LATTICE BORDER 04 Feb 2011 20:30 #56699

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Good option, Annis! Thanks!


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Re: Month 2 LATTICE BORDER 04 Feb 2011 20:25 #56698

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Ritzy, try using a very scant seam allowance when sewing the blocks together in groups of 4, then measure to see if your block has grown close to 4 1/2". If it has, then use your normal seam allowance to sew the groups together in strips and to add to the floaters. If not, continue using a very scant seam allowance. If you use a very scant seam allowance all of the way through you will need to use that same seam allowance when adding it to the floaters.
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Re: Month 2 LATTICE BORDER 04 Feb 2011 18:30 #56690

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Well, I just went and checked my squares. I know I check to make sure that it was printing full size but they are 2.25". Sure hope those floater strips are going to make up for this. I am half way through making the blocks. :~(
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Month 2 LATTICE BORDER 04 Feb 2011 17:31 #56679

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There have been some people having trouble with the foundations for the lattice border.

The foundation squares should definitely print out to 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" (unfinished size).

If they are not 2-1/2" please check your printer to make sure that it is not "scaling" your print-out.

If you are printing directly from the web site, you may try downloading the PDF to your computer, and printing it from that source.

If you still can't get it to print at exactly 2-1/2" you might want to try running your small print-out through your copier and scale it up a little, maybe 103%-110% until it measures correctly. Just be sure to check that the shape is not distorted and it is still a square.

Here are Sue's directions from the Introduction:


Guidance on Printing the Patterns Guidance on Printing the Patterns

Most of the time, printing out the patterns is easy: simply click and print. But at times, you will
need to pay attention and make sure that your printer settings are appropriate for printing out pages
where precision sizing is important. This will occur on those pages where applique or paper
foundations are printed; those pages must be printed exactly to scale and not re-sized to fit on a
page. On pages where precision matters, you will find a one-inch square on the pattern; print out
the pattern and measure the square; if it is one inch, proceed with making the units for that month.
If the square is smaller than one inch, then your printer has “scaled” the page to fit on the paper and
you will have to adjust your printer settings. Here are a couple of things you can do to check or
reset the settings on your printer.
• Begin by clicking on “File” and “Print.” On the Print page, you should see a “Scale to Paper
Size” line and the drop down menu for it should read “No Scaling.” If it says something other
than that, change it to “No Scaling.”
• If your page is still not printing out the correct size, click on “File” and “Print” and then click on
the “Properties” button. Once there, look at the “Layout Options” – you should see “Type:
Multiple Pages per Side” and “Pages per Side: 1” there. If you see, instead, “Reduce/Enlarge”
or “Fit to Page,” change those options to “Type: Multiple Pages per Side” and “Pages per Side:
1.” These settings are where most people will find a change is needed – and choosing these
options will fix any sizing issues.
• Some computers use different terminology than the ones I have just identified – look around on
your computer and find similar terms – for example, your computer may use “page set-up”
instead of “layout options.” What you want to be sure of when you are looking at your print
settings, is that you are printing the whole page full-size and not adjusted otherwise.


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