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COMPILING YOUR PATTERN

PRINTING

The most important thing is to print your pattern to scale (actual size).

  1. Make sure the paper in your printer is snug against the paper guides to ensure it does not move during the printing process
  2. Check your printer properties to ensure the following settings:
  • Borderless printing: Print with borders -
  •  Ie- Borderless Printing should be turned off.
  • Print Actual Size (scale = 100%)

Check your pattern is printed to scale

Print Test Squares

Print the TEST SQUARES which is usually located on the first pattern tile (the page number with the test squares to print is listed in the pattern instructions). Print the test page ONLY (also refer pattern instructions on how to print selected pages) and then check this by using a ruler. The measures on the ruler should align exactly with the test square edge (both horizontally and vertically). If your printed square does not measure exactly check your printer settings (refer above). Sometimes pages don't print properly if the Page Setup is set to "any printer". Make sure the setting is set at your brand and model of printer.

If you have the option, set your printer to print "Fast Print" or "Low Quality" to save ink.

 

TAPING UP & CUTTING OUT YOUR PATTERN

A. Cut the BOTTOM and RIGHT HAND SIDE (only) of each pattern tile just outside the vertical tile lines.

Cut Pattern Tile Side

Cut pattern Tile Bottom A.    

B. Layout the sheets of paper printouts in a grid with the columns marked by the letters of the alphabet and the numbers indicate the row. For example; place numbers 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d (etc) from left to right along your table. Directly underneath these, place the next row numbered 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d etc (and so on).

Pattern Tile Layout

    1a

    1b

    1c

    1d

    1e

    2a

    2b

    2c

    2d

    2e

    3a

    3b

    3c

    3d

    3e


    C. Arrange the Pattern Tiles snug against each other so that they overlap to align the triangles and pattern markings. When the triangles are aligned, they should form a perfect diamond shape. Before you tape the pattern tiles together, it is best to arrange them all and place some weights to keep them still.

    Pattern Tile Layout

    Pattern Tile Layout2

    Pattern Tile Layout 3

     

    D.  Cut around the outside edge of the Pattern Tiles. The solid line is the cutting edge (and will become the edge of your fabric piece). The dotted line is the seam (1 cm or 3/8”). Make sure you mark the notches by cutting around them (they are used to match up fabric when you begin sewing).

     

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