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Divecat
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2:42 am Jun 17, 2015

Have just seen the new pattern, which I adore. I had a poster of it on my bedroom wall for the longest time before it started to go 'floppy' in the frame. I know I am going to make a purchase but, given it is 28" wide on 18 count (!!!) I will need to stitch it with the short side (17") at the top.

Also, I am working another pattern (non-SQ) on 22 count over one but with a single thread. Has anyone done an SQ pattern on this count of material or higher and what difficulties have you overcome?

Any hints or tips to prevent getting the wrong page done - thank goodness for sat navs as I need to turn the map on the very few occasions I need it. I was alright until I got married, then the navigation gene switched off at the altar Shocked

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rifestitch
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3:44 pm Jun 17, 2015

I am working L&U on 22ct. IF I were to do it over, I would not put such a busy piece on 22ct, just because I find 2 strands really tight in some spots - but you also know how busy that particular chart is...

The Monet that I started earlier this year, I have put on 20ct; I don't "feel" or "see" a great deal of difference between the 20 and 22ct when just looking at the fabric itself, and the Monet is not as busy a piece, but I do think the 20ct will be my go-to fabric for these going forward - that smidgen of room to maneuver may all be in my head, but I'll take it! The smaller Cluny pieces that I want to do will NOT be on 22ct, though I may even do them on 18, just because the dogs & bunnies are so small - I won't decide until I am actually ready to start.

20ct doesn't seem to be in every shop's catalog, but I see 1-2-3 Stitch here in the US always has it listed, so they are my source for it Smile

I love this new design, too - but I will live vicariously through you on this one Smile
Divecat
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12:53 pm Jun 21, 2015

Hi Karen

Wow - an SQ on 22 ct. That sure is something! I've done a comparison on total fabric requirements for both counts:

18 - 34.5 x 23"
20 - 31.5 x 21.5"

and the cost is the same so I'll have to see nearer the time and depending on how the old eyesight is faring.

Does anyone have any tips on working with the short side at the top of the scroll, ensuring the paper pattern is the right way up?

Many thanks in advance! Very Happy
BarBaraPrz
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8:41 am Jun 22, 2015

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Originally posted by Divecat
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Does anyone have any tips on working with the short side at the top of the scroll, ensuring the paper pattern is the right way up?



Uh... turn the paper pattern to match
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Divecat
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3:21 am Jun 23, 2015

Haha - Barbara - yes, I am probably over-thinking it. And breathe Laughing
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3:12 pm Jun 24, 2015

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Does anyone have any tips on working with the short side at the top of the scroll, ensuring the paper pattern is the right way up?



Uh... turn the paper pattern to match
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I work a lot of my Chatelaines upside down from time to time, to fit my reach - the stitches go the same way when you do a 180 turn. But there are 2 ladies in my local group who just cannot fathom how you can possibly stitch upside down Smile They look at my work, look at the chart, and cannot figure it out until I flip the chart right side up again so they can see what it will look like Smile "OH, I get it now! I don't know how you do that though..."

So long as you know which way is up on chart & fabric, and so long as they match all the time, you'll be good Smile
Meredith
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12:57 pm Jun 26, 2015

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Originally posted by Divecat

I've done a comparison on total fabric requirements for both counts:

18 - 34.5 x 23"
20 - 31.5 x 21.5"

and the cost is the same so I'll have to see nearer the time and depending on how the old eyesight is faring.



Just a reminder, the cost of framing will not be the same. I'm stitching the Blue Peacock on 22 count mainly to make it less expensive to frame and in places it's very tight. It's doable but looking for 20 count might be a good compromise.
Sue M.
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9:06 am Jun 27, 2015

So long as you know which way is up on chart & fabric, and so long as they match all the time, you'll be good Smile[/quote]

Was wondering if when you change the page orientation to match the fabric do you still start with the first page and work right to left or do you find it easier to start with the last page of the bottom row so that stitching can be left to right? I too have a large piece that I'm contemplating starting but thought I should make sure of how I'm going to work it before getting started. Thanks for your input!
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11:41 am Jun 29, 2015


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So long as you know which way is up on chart & fabric, and so long as they match all the time, you'll be good Smile


Was wondering if when you change the page orientation to match the fabric do you still start with the first page and work right to left or do you find it easier to start with the last page of the bottom row so that stitching can be left to right? I too have a large piece that I'm contemplating starting but thought I should make sure of how I'm going to work it before getting started. Thanks for your input!


With Chatelaines, that doesn't apply, as most of the mandalas style designs come out in parts, with Part 1 usually being the center portion, so I work layer by layer from the center out, and only flip it on a given part when I get the other 3 sides done. I have never changed orientation on a fully stitched design like SQ or HAED, so I imagine I would still find top left in the new orientation and work down/right, just because when I don't start in the center, I start top left (I'm about 50/50 with all of my projects). It might be confusing until I got rolling on it, though.

I think you would just have to determine what you are going to call TOP and mark it, on fabric & chart. Is TOP the actual top of the design (and hence pointed to left or right, as opposed to up), or is TOP based on your orientation to stitch? Once you get that decision firmly planted, and labeled so you know (especially if you are likely to put the piece down for periods of time), I would hope you'd just start where you are most comfortable, regardless of what's physically on the chart page - if that makes sense? You'd want to re-do the page placement map that Meredith gives us on the bottom of each page, so you'd know how you actually need to lay them out & progress. I could easily see me with the whole chart spread out on the floor, page by page, row by row, and deciding on my orientation, then updating that page layout diagram based on what would then become my top left, if you can picture that....
Sue M.
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11:37 am Jul 03, 2015

... You'd want to re-do the page placement map that Meredith gives us on the bottom of each page, so you'd know how you actually need to lay them out & progress. I could easily see me with the whole chart spread out on the floor, page by page, row by row, and deciding on my orientation, then updating that page layout diagram based on what would then become my top left, if you can picture that....[/quote]

Thanks for your input. I especially like the suggestion of laying out the pattern and updating the page layout. Now all I have to do is decide if I will start this large project or a smaller SQ. Decisions, decisions decisions!

Have a happy 4th of July!
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