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Hello everyone, I'm looking forward to designing my own patterns. I have loads of ideas and can't wait to put them on paper.

Jodee,

Welcome! Smile

I'm not sure I'm understanding your question correctly, so please let me know if this isn't what you mean. Are you saying that you want to print your pattern onto some clear material, such as transparency material, lay it over the fabric and work it from that transparency?

My concern would be that working from transparency material would necessitate picking up the transparency material, working a few stitches at a time, then placing the transparency material back onto the fabric to figure out where the next part starts - the next line, color, etc. Short of actually printing directly on the fabric, I can't see any way you'd be able to align it perfectly each time, especially with the nature of fabric being unpredictable and difficult to work with. One fold or wrinkle and your pattern would be way off.

Also, if your printer can't handle printing your pattern normally onto paper, I don't see how it would handle printing that much onto transparency material.

If your printer can't handle printing a grid to cover the size of fabric you're looking to use, can you go to a copy place and see if they have a service that would print such a grid, perhaps onto transparency material you provide for them?

And if you wouldn't have a way to consistently realign the Aida cloth and transparency material for every few stitches, maybe working your pattern in smaller portions from paper as a normal counted pattern would do? You could find a way to print out your pattern onto regular paper, maybe at a copy place, then use a highlighter pen to outline small sections of the grid that you work at one time.

As long as you have plenty of extra fabric in case your design runs beyond calculations, you can still work top to bottom and left to right instead of from the center out.

It sounds like I'm misunderstanding your question, so please explain where I'm going wrong.

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So my 3 year old were jealuos of his brothers baby blanket. He said that he would like one too.. So now I am working on a blanket for him as well.. 
The blanket is made of 100% cotton.. My boy chose the colours, since he is the one who wants it in the first place.. Smiley



 



Is this cotton yarn like the Peaches and Cream? I was wondering how well a blanket made of 100% cotton would work up. And how about washing and drying? does it come out nice and soft? I had this discussion with someone and she had never made a 100% cotton blanket because she thought it would be too heavy.

Thank you so much!    

Neave,

Absolutely!  Smile  We actually think things through, rather than going for the quickest, most violent solution (like war).

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