Harry Potter Paper Piecing Project of Doom: General Chat

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Kris Posted: Mon, Feb 20 2012 2:04 AM

Ladies and Gents we will use this thread to talk about our upcoming group project. I have posted a link in "pages" and will post links for each block assignment each month.

We will start on March 1st. Two blocks will be assigned each month.

I am really looking forward to it. I have my first block completed and will post it next weekend.

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Barbara replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 10:15 AM

Thanks Kris ,I looking foward to this one as well I have printed up my first 5 blocks . I hope to get started on them soon  .I only have 6 more house blocks to finish and I'll have them all finished for my LQS .Right now I really dislike doing houses LOL  . Barbara

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Sheila replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 10:40 AM

Okay, I'm totally lost! I never found the info on the MC and now you're all doing HP! Where are these mystical patterns???

 

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Joy replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 10:46 AM

Shiela, if you look to the right side when you click on the pp group you will see a link "pages" all project patterns are located there, as well as a ton of other patterns and info.

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Joy replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 10:49 AM

I can't wait to get started either Kris! Since I mentioned doing this quilt my kids and nieces are arguing over who gets it! They want me to make 3 at a time! Crazy kids!!! My eldest son was going through the 350 different Harry Potter blocks that are on that link you gave us and is designing a quilt! I love when my family gets so involved with in my quilting addiction!

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Joy replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 10:51 AM

Oh! wanted to remind everyone to check their printer settings before printing HP blocks to make sure its set at 100% and NOT scaled for fit to page. After I was reminded, I forgot and printed the first 10 out wrong! Back to the printer I go!

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Marque replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 12:11 PM

I just purchased a new printer. On this one I do not have a 100%. I do have the following under page scaling: (1) None  (2) Fit to printable area  (3) Multiple pages per sheet  (4) Booklet printing.

Having ruled out #3 and #4 and I think #2....I am thinking that what I need is #1. Is there a test square somewhere? I would hate to print out a block, sew it and then find out that it is wrong. But then again...if they are all printed on the same printer at the same time...would the blocks all turn out the same size? Is this making sense?

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Gail71 replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 12:55 PM

If you print it out and the "books" measure 10 1/2" from top to bottom, your printer will be just fine in the setting that you printed it out.  Gail71

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Gail71 replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 1:30 PM

Me again.  I just printed out the first one with my printer in 100% and the top to bottom size came out to 9 1/2".  It may be that the "shelving" in between makes it come out to 10 1/2".  Looking at it the length of the quilt will depend on the outside borders width.  Looks like will fit a twin size bed if the borders are wide enough.  Gail71

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Barbara replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 2:38 PM

Hi all ,so are you all going to just do the pattern already set up or are you designing your own? I have printed the first five blocks and I think I'll stay with the pattern already made . I'm just cruious.LOL  Barbara

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Kris replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 5:20 PM

Marque :

I just purchased a new printer. On this one I do not have a 100%. I do have the following under page scaling: (1) None  (2) Fit to printable area  (3) Multiple pages per sheet  (4) Booklet printing.

Having ruled out #3 and #4 and I think #2....I am thinking that what I need is #1. Is there a test square somewhere?

Marque,

yes use "none" for scaling. The entire block when pieced should measure 10.5 inches (half inch for seam allowance).

Marque :
I would hate to print out a block, sew it and then find out that it is wrong. But then again...if they are all printed on the same printer at the same time...would the blocks all turn out the same size? Is this making sense?

With PDF documents it shouldn't matter if you print from the same winter or not. It will be the same size if the setting are the same. After all we're all printing from different printers.

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Kris replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 5:22 PM

Barbara:

Hi all ,so are you all going to just do the pattern already set up or are you designing your own? I have printed the first five blocks and I think I'll stay with the pattern already made . I'm just cruious.LOL  Barbara

Barbara,

the POD is the pattern pictured. The other HP blocks are not all the same sizes. Of course there is nothing keeping you from doing your own thing. I like some of the other blocks for other projects or maybe the back of this project.

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Barbara replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 5:51 PM

Thanks , Kris, that helps alot .Barbara

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Kris:
We will start on March 1st. Two blocks will be assigned each month

Can't wait Kris, thanks for all your work. I'm not a Harry Potter fan one way or the other but I'm excited to do this project.

 


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Kris replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 9:08 PM

Judy,

You're welcome. I appreciate the kind words. We'll be sharpening our skills with this project for sure. 

 

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