Friday, March 29, 2013

So your printer didn't let you print the perfect template for "Taking Names"

How horrid for you.

Technology sometimes does the opposite of rock. Not sure what exactly that would be .....Technology Hard Places? Technology Rolls? .....but my utmost apologies to anyone who landed here because you bought my "Taking Names" pattern as a download and could not for the life of you get the template to be the right size. Thank you for coming to the place I directed you rather than throwing it down in disgust. As getting the right size on my own printer can be a challenge, to ask me to do the same for all of you would be an exercise in complete futility.

To quickly and easily whip up the right sized template, you will need:

  • one sheet of paper (8 1/2" x 11")
  • a pen or pencil
  • a ruler with a 60 degree line

1. Place the paper on a flat surface in the landscape formation.
2. Draw a line exactly 9 1/4" long no more than 1/4" up from the bottom edge of the paper.

It really is okay if it isn't exactly parallel to the bottom of the paper.
 3. Place your ruler's 60 degree line directly on the line you drew, with the right edge of the ruler lined up with the right end of your drawn line.


4. Draw a line all the way along the ruler's right side, extending the line all the way up to the top of the paper.

 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 along the left side of the bottom line.

6. The intersection of the sides of the triangles should be 8" from the bottom line and centered perfectly.

7. Cut out along lines. Done.

This tutorial can be used to make any sized 60 degree equilateral triangles. As long as you know how long your sides are supposed to be, you are golden.

1 comment:

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Is this for the connecting triangles? Would it also work to cut a 10 inch wide strip and then cut that strip into 9.25" lengths? and then trim with the 60 degree line?

Oh, is this the template to trim all of the blocks to the same size?

p.s. the owl project that was supposed to distract me from Market excitement for a while? I started and nearly finished it last night. ;)

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