tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post8837361289455583752..comments2017-04-21T19:47:21.852-05:00Comments on Barbara Brackman's <br> MATERIAL CULTURE: Adjusting Quilt Pattern and Printing SizeBarbara Brackmannoreply@blogger.comBlogger16125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-26184731266335868322016-10-22T20:23:32.174-05:002016-10-22T20:23:32.174-05:00Hi Barbara,
I frequently surf back to older posts...Hi Barbara, <br />I frequently surf back to older posts like this one for some reference information I need. Thank-you! And I always crack up when I come to a picture like the last one here of the "little Queenie" frowning away... Didn't anyone tell her, "It's "good to be Queen"? OMG! With that face and a pair of boots, she can be Puss in Boots for Holloween! HAha! Thank-you too for the splashes of humor! Quilty hugs and humor, Cathy vJ in Acton, MAAlwayskeptintaphttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03927520795719195241noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-22205779922295639842016-06-22T07:19:12.260-05:002016-06-22T07:19:12.260-05:00Helen
It really doesn't matter what size they ...Helen<br />It really doesn't matter what size they finish to as long as they all finish to the same size---within an 1/8" or so.Barbara Brackmanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07948219446078848778noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-6058766869240626422016-06-19T13:17:05.105-05:002016-06-19T13:17:05.105-05:00Thanks, Barbara!! I'm forging ahead with my t...Thanks, Barbara!! I'm forging ahead with my templates and getting blocks that are 3" on a side -- smaller but just as nice and NO MATH. Mary Hueyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09930632913728046516noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-44221608105246575402016-06-17T13:47:57.286-05:002016-06-17T13:47:57.286-05:00I worked out that I had to print mine at 200%
My ...I worked out that I had to print mine at 200%<br /><br />My question is, does it matter that they are not 7" across if they are all the same size they will work together.<br /><br />I've made three blocks, I've three more prepared. Hopefully I'll catch up. Thanks so much for doing this for us.<br /><br />HelenChurn Dashhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13060909536864106475noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-85960168019443355492016-06-17T12:00:25.447-05:002016-06-17T12:00:25.447-05:00LOL, thanks for the laugh. I hate my printer anyw...LOL, thanks for the laugh. I hate my printer anyway. Always wanting more expensive ink cartridges.Susanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01811126002391498767noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-29107864016806962982016-06-16T14:44:46.973-05:002016-06-16T14:44:46.973-05:00Or she could just make 6.875 inch blocks. Or she could just make 6.875 inch blocks. Mary in Marylandnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-50097247832681428402016-06-16T09:52:22.940-05:002016-06-16T09:52:22.940-05:00At the suggestion of someone earlier, I print mine...At the suggestion of someone earlier, I print mine off on A4 paper setting and they come out perfectly. I started printing them onto card stock then found the CutRite heavy-duty freezer paper that I can run through my printer.Chris http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754244941394074550noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-76696543281893246482016-06-15T10:25:36.685-05:002016-06-15T10:25:36.685-05:00Best tutorial I've seen on size adjustment. On...Best tutorial I've seen on size adjustment. One to bookmark or file away for future reference.<br />Thanks!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-10842069963333530022016-06-15T08:42:59.341-05:002016-06-15T08:42:59.341-05:00I'm feeling grateful that my printer is cooper...I'm feeling grateful that my printer is cooperating with me :) Jeannehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06597301644404678019noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-65204637926485424072016-06-15T07:52:53.156-05:002016-06-15T07:52:53.156-05:00Loved this post, Barbara! Brought back many scary ...Loved this post, Barbara! Brought back many scary memories of the old days. We're so used now to everything done for us. -- RachelRachelhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16995144818340086768noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-42975592132073463202016-06-14T16:17:27.464-05:002016-06-14T16:17:27.464-05:00I just love the math on this post Barbara! It'...I just love the math on this post Barbara! It's hilarious! Brigitte Giblinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05650580957159231537noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-83823195743707361482016-06-14T16:06:28.604-05:002016-06-14T16:06:28.604-05:00Barbara, I enjoyed this post so much! You did a g...Barbara, I enjoyed this post so much! You did a great job on it. I laughed several times. Your instructions are excellent. However, after printing out my own on cardstock, I chose a different path. It wasn't the size that caused the problem. I didn't like the material I had to print on. I called Paper Pieces. In the last year they did a wonderful Millefiore type of paper piecing project, and it needed a lot of the size and shapes we are using. So far, I've been able to buy all the paper pieces from them (I don't know about Westminster, because I used the ones I printed, but they have all those, since some of them are the ones I've bought for other blocks..) I bought small packages, not all at one time, so it wasn't very expensive in any one purchase and I can reuse them.desertskyquiltshttps://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-31214834489484157152016-06-14T14:44:35.939-05:002016-06-14T14:44:35.939-05:00I printed out a sheet of 1/4" square paper. I...I printed out a sheet of 1/4" square paper. I used a 60 degree ruler to draw up a hexagon then printed off lots of copies so that I know have my hexagon drawn to the right size each week and just have to draw in the latest pattern.Linhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15406333686298786963noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-67076623270767451982016-06-14T13:15:41.498-05:002016-06-14T13:15:41.498-05:00It's easy to draft hexagons with a ruler and a...It's easy to draft hexagons with a ruler and a compass. I'M going to bypass the printer.<br /><br />1. Set compass to radius of 4". Marking the center point in which you stick the compass, make the 8" diameter circle.<br /><br />2. Leaving exact same compass setting as Step one, mark a point on the circle, stick the compass point in it and draw an arc that intersects the circle.<br /><br />3. Place point of compass where the arc of step 2 intersects the circle and praw another arc that intersects the circle. Repeat until you have marked 6 point on your circle which if carefully done will be evenly spaced.<br /><br />4. Use ruler and draw lines across the circle (but NOT thru the middle) to connect alternate points -- three lines makes a big triangle connecting three point on the circle. Repeat by connecting the remaining three dots on the circle, you have two interlocking triangles. <br /><br />5 To complete the "star" use the ruler to draw a line from the center of the circle to each point where the triangles intersect. You should have the six 60 degree diamond star points. <br /><br />6. To complete the large hexagon, connect each outer point of the stars.<br /><br />7. Erase guide lines and arcs. Suzanne Ahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08387297696390711279noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-71904021942361088082016-06-14T12:53:12.238-05:002016-06-14T12:53:12.238-05:00It's easy to draft hexagons with a ruler and a...It's easy to draft hexagons with a ruler and a compass. I'M going to bypass the printer.<br /><br />1. Set compass to radius of 4". Marking the center point in which you stick the compass, make the 8" diameter circle.<br /><br />2. Leaving exact same compass setting as Step one, mark a point on the circle, stick the compass point in it and draw an arc that intersects the circle.<br /><br />3. Place point of compass where the arc of step 2 intersects the circle and praw another arc that intersects the circle. Repeat until you have marked 6 point on your circle which if carefully done will be evenly spaced.<br /><br />4. Use ruler and draw lines across the circle (but NOT thru the middle) to connect alternate points -- three lines makes a big triangle connecting three point on the circle. Repeat by connecting the remaining three dots on the circle, you have two interlocking triangles. <br /><br />5 To complete the "star" use the ruler to draw a line from the center of the circle to each point where the triangles intersect. You should have the six 60 degree diamond star points. <br /><br />6. To complete the large hexagon, connect each outer point of the stars.<br /><br />7. Erase guide lines and arcs. Suzanne Ahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08387297696390711279noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-289466493716180465.post-48744779552902075582016-06-14T09:38:21.279-05:002016-06-14T09:38:21.279-05:00Personal growth can be a good thing, but would I h...Personal growth can be a good thing, but would I have to wear a gold crown and carry flowers if I participate?Gypsy Quilterhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18192303145122990677noreply@blogger.com