## Re: Parallelogram

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• Susan, It could be that the size of your shape is not easily rotary cut. Print a template and attach it to the underside of your ruler to cut it, and the
Message 1 of 20 , Mar 1, 2011
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Susan,
It could be that the size of your shape is not easily rotary cut. Print a template and attach it to the underside of your ruler to cut it, and the shape should be the correct size.
Sharon

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• No, it shows just how to cut it and the degrees of the angles, but the little arrow at the bottom don t extend the full length of the shape. I think it is just
Message 2 of 20 , Mar 2, 2011
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No, it shows just how to cut it and the degrees of the angles, but the little arrow at the bottom don't extend the full length of the shape. I think it is just a glitch that it doesn't like parallelograms
Thanks,
Susan G
Central Oregon

--- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "Sharon Sauser" <ssauser@...> wrote:
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> Susan,
> It could be that the size of your shape is not easily rotary cut. Print a template and attach it to the underside of your ruler to cut it, and the shape should be the correct size.
> Sharon
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• Susan, I m new to EQ (I ve got version 6); but I was curious about this, so I made a block with a parallelogram. When I looked at the Print Rotary
Message 3 of 20 , Mar 2, 2011
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Susan,
I'm new to EQ (I've got version 6); but I was curious about this, so I made a block with a parallelogram. When I looked at the Print>Rotary Cutting>Preview, it showed the parallelogram strip piece as you are describing. On the strip, the vertical measurement on the right would be the width that your strip would be cut. The horizontal measurement on the bottom would be the distance apart that you would make your angled cuts. That is, my EQ6 is showing the information correctly. I then printed out (File>Print>Templates) and actually measured the template for the parallelogram. The measurements were exactly what the Rotary Cutting chart showed.
Hope this helps,
Elaine
Charlestown, IN, USA

--- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <sgardner@...> wrote:
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> No, it shows just how to cut it and the degrees of the angles, but the little arrow at the bottom don't extend the full length of the shape. I think it is just a glitch that it doesn't like parallelograms
> Thanks,
> Susan G
> Central Oregon
• I m just saying that if a person cut a strip the size given, you could not cut the parallelogram from that strip. I just printed a template for a parallelogram
Message 4 of 20 , Mar 5, 2011
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I'm just saying that if a person cut a strip the size given, you could not cut the parallelogram from that strip. I just printed a template for a parallelogram and then checked the size of the rotary cutting and the template would not fit on the strip. Granted the measurement arrows tell you that you need extra to cut both of the points. Actually for mine, it came out that the measurement was not accurate length wize.
Something I do when paperpiecing is to print out the rotary cutting instructions for a block 1.5" larger that the actual block I'm making. This way I have plenty of fudge factor for triangles to make sure they fit.
Susan G
Central Oregon

--- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "ejean100" <fryelai@...> wrote:
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> Susan,
> I'm new to EQ (I've got version 6); but I was curious about this, so I made a block with a parallelogram. When I looked at the Print>Rotary Cutting>Preview, it showed the parallelogram strip piece as you are describing. On the strip, the vertical measurement on the right would be the width that your strip would be cut. The horizontal measurement on the bottom would be the distance apart that you would make your angled cuts. That is, my EQ6 is showing the information correctly. I then printed out (File>Print>Templates) and actually measured the template for the parallelogram. The measurements were exactly what the Rotary Cutting chart showed.
> Hope this helps,
> Elaine
> Charlestown, IN, USA
>
> --- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <sgardner@> wrote:
> >
> > No, it shows just how to cut it and the degrees of the angles, but the little arrow at the bottom don't extend the full length of the shape. I think it is just a glitch that it doesn't like parallelograms
> > Thanks,
> > Susan G
> > Central Oregon
>
• Gee, Susan, I have to think that is very strange. It works perfectly in my version of EQ. The measurement for the strip was dead-on what the template measured.
Message 5 of 20 , Mar 5, 2011
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Gee, Susan, I have to think that is very strange. It works perfectly in my version of EQ. The measurement for the strip was dead-on what the template measured. What version are you using? I'm using version 6.

Anyway, I guess the lesson here is that we should double-check the Rotary cutting chart with an actual template print-out, eh?

Elaine
Charlestown, IN, USA

--- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <sgardner@...> wrote:
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> I'm just saying that if a person cut a strip the size given, you could not cut the parallelogram from that strip. I just printed a template for a parallelogram and then checked the size of the rotary cutting and the template would not fit on the strip.
• I just had the same thing happen with a parallelogram. The rotary cutting directions were 1/8 inch smaller than the template – both using ¼ inch seam lines.
Message 6 of 20 , Mar 6, 2011
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I just had the same thing happen with a parallelogram. The rotary cutting
directions were 1/8 inch smaller than the template  both using ¼ inch seam
lines. Im using EQ7. Im probably anal but I usually print the
templates as well as the rotary directions so I can double check everything
before cutting. This is the first time I have had the problem and Ive cut
parallelograms before.

Sue Clark Koenig

>>Gee, Susan, I have to think that is very strange. It works perfectly in my
version of EQ. The measurement for the strip was dead-on what the template
measured. What version are you using? I'm using version 6.

Anyway, I guess the lesson here is that we should double-check the Rotary
cutting chart with an actual template print-out, eh?

Elaine
Charlestown, IN, USA

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Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <sgardner@...> wrote:
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> I'm just saying that if a person cut a strip the size given, you could not
cut the parallelogram from that strip. I just printed a template for a
parallelogram and then checked the size of the rotary cutting and the
template would not fit on the strip.

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• I have posted a picture of how EQ7 works, here is the link to the photo: http://tinyurl.com/parallogram I m pretty sure EQ6 is just the same, I wonder if you
Message 7 of 20 , Mar 6, 2011
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I have posted a picture of how EQ7 works, here is the link to the photo:
http://tinyurl.com/parallogram
I'm pretty sure EQ6 is just the same, I wonder if you are actually looking at a parallelogram since others are seeing just what I am?
Thanks,
Susan G
Central Oregon

--- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "ejean100" <fryelai@...> wrote:
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> Gee, Susan, I have to think that is very strange. It works perfectly in my version of EQ. The measurement for the strip was dead-on what the template measured. What version are you using? I'm using version 6.
>
> Anyway, I guess the lesson here is that we should double-check the Rotary cutting chart with an actual template print-out, eh?
>
> Elaine
> Charlestown, IN, USA
>
> --- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <sgardner@> wrote:
> >
> > I'm just saying that if a person cut a strip the size given, you could not cut the parallelogram from that strip. I just printed a template for a parallelogram and then checked the size of the rotary cutting and the template would not fit on the strip.
>
• could you possibly have your printer set at shrink to fit setting instead of 100%?? that would cause your templates to be too small. Thea in PA
Message 8 of 20 , Mar 6, 2011
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could you possibly have your printer set at 'shrink to fit' setting instead of 100%??

that would cause your templates to be too small.

Thea in PA

--- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "ejean100" <fryelai@...> wrote:
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> Gee, Susan, I have to think that is very strange. It works perfectly in my version of EQ. The measurement for the strip was dead-on what the template measured. What version are you using? I'm using version 6.
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> Anyway, I guess the lesson here is that we should double-check the Rotary cutting chart with an actual template print-out, eh?
>
> Elaine
> Charlestown, IN, USA
>
> --- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <sgardner@> wrote:
> >
> > I'm just saying that if a person cut a strip the size given, you could not cut the parallelogram from that strip. I just printed a template for a parallelogram and then checked the size of the rotary cutting and the template would not fit on the strip.
>
• The M-E-A-S-U-R-E-M-E-N-T given below the rotary cutting picture is not the full lengh of the piece to be cut! The arrow below the little picture does not go
Message 9 of 20 , Mar 6, 2011
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The M-E-A-S-U-R-E-M-E-N-T given below the rotary cutting picture is not the full lengh of the piece to be cut! The arrow below the little picture does not go the full lengh of the actual piece! Look at the picture I posted.
Thanks,
Susan G
Central Oregon

--- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "qtpie" <tajefcoat@...> wrote:
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> could you possibly have your printer set at 'shrink to fit' setting instead of 100%??
>
> that would cause your templates to be too small.
>
> Thea in PA
>
>
> --- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "ejean100" <fryelai@> wrote:
> >
> > Gee, Susan, I have to think that is very strange. It works perfectly in my version of EQ. The measurement for the strip was dead-on what the template measured. What version are you using? I'm using version 6.
> >
> > Anyway, I guess the lesson here is that we should double-check the Rotary cutting chart with an actual template print-out, eh?
> >
> > Elaine
> > Charlestown, IN, USA
> >
> > --- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <sgardner@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm just saying that if a person cut a strip the size given, you could not cut the parallelogram from that strip. I just printed a template for a parallelogram and then checked the size of the rotary cutting and the template would not fit on the strip.
> >
>
• The template is fine. Susan
Message 10 of 20 , Mar 6, 2011
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The template is fine.
Susan

--- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "qtpie" <tajefcoat@...> wrote:
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> could you possibly have your printer set at 'shrink to fit' setting instead of 100%??
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> that would cause your templates to be too small.
>
> Thea in PA
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> --- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "ejean100" <fryelai@> wrote:
> >
> > Gee, Susan, I have to think that is very strange. It works perfectly in my version of EQ. The measurement for the strip was dead-on what the template measured. What version are you using? I'm using version 6.
> >
> > Anyway, I guess the lesson here is that we should double-check the Rotary cutting chart with an actual template print-out, eh?
> >
> > Elaine
> > Charlestown, IN, USA
> >
> > --- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <sgardner@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm just saying that if a person cut a strip the size given, you could not cut the parallelogram from that strip. I just printed a template for a parallelogram and then checked the size of the rotary cutting and the template would not fit on the strip.
> >
>
• OK, I guess what the picture shows for the rotary cutting diagram is misleading (to me anyway). First of all, I don t generally use what ever tool that would
Message 11 of 20 , Mar 6, 2011
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OK, I guess what the picture shows for the rotary cutting diagram is misleading (to me anyway). First of all, I don't generally use what ever tool that would help me with the odd angles. Secondly I don't nub my pieces.
The measurement arrow makes it appear that both points are not included in the meaurement. If I just cut the strip to the length they tell me, I think it would be hard to cut the nubbed piece from it, like where do I start cutting the angle?.
I guess all of this is really a moot point, I would use a template for this piece if I were really going to do this. What I often do is paper piece, and I try to cut pieces at least the size of the templates, and usually larger to make sure I don't short myself.
Thanks,
Susan G
Central Oregon

--- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "ejean100" <fryelai@...> wrote:
>
> Susan,
> I'm new to EQ (I've got version 6); but I was curious about this, so I made a block with a parallelogram. When I looked at the Print>Rotary Cutting>Preview, it showed the parallelogram strip piece as you are describing. On the strip, the vertical measurement on the right would be the width that your strip would be cut. The horizontal measurement on the bottom would be the distance apart that you would make your angled cuts. That is, my EQ6 is showing the information correctly. I then printed out (File>Print>Templates) and actually measured the template for the parallelogram. The measurements were exactly what the Rotary Cutting chart showed.
> Hope this helps,
> Elaine
> Charlestown, IN, USA
>
> --- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <sgardner@> wrote:
> >
> > No, it shows just how to cut it and the degrees of the angles, but the little arrow at the bottom don't extend the full length of the shape. I think it is just a glitch that it doesn't like parallelograms
> > Thanks,
> > Susan G
> > Central Oregon
>
• I just tried it in EQ7, and the rotary cutting was perfect. Hope you can figure it out Susan. Kathy R The left side of my brain ran away, and the right
Message 12 of 20 , Mar 6, 2011
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I just tried it in EQ7, and the rotary cutting was perfect. Hope you can
figure it out Susan. Kathy R

The left side of my brain ran away, and the right side went to find it.
I don't think they're ever coming back.

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• I looked at your picture, Susan; and yes, I am actually referring to a parallelogram. Now I don t know what size your template is, but when I look at your
Message 13 of 20 , Mar 6, 2011
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I looked at your picture, Susan; and yes, I am actually referring to a parallelogram. Now I don't know what size your template is, but when I look at your diagram I see that you are suppose to cut your strip 7/8 inch wide. Then you take that strip and use a 45 degree ruler and make your cross-cuts; each cross-cut to be 2-1/8 inch apart. That is how I would do rotary cutting, but, perhaps, others do it differently. Each angled cut will make the upper point (that you are questioning) for one piece and the lower point for the next piece. I hope that makes sense. You would not cut your strip to 2-1/8 inches wide. I don't see a problem with your diagram, unless the measurements do not coincide with your template, as someone else mentioned in another post.

Good luck on getting it to work,
Elaine
Charlestown, IN, USA

--- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <sgardner@...> wrote:
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> I have posted a picture of how EQ7 works, here is the link to the photo:
> http://tinyurl.com/parallogram
• The template is correct; the rotary cutting instructions are wrong. Sue Clark Koenig Denver, CO US ... instead of 100%?? that would cause your templates to be
Message 14 of 20 , Mar 7, 2011
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The template is correct; the rotary cutting instructions are wrong.

Sue Clark Koenig
Denver, CO US

>> could you possibly have your printer set at 'shrink to fit' setting

that would cause your templates to be too small.

Thea in PA

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• I don t understand-what do you feel the rotary cutting instructions should say? Eileen From: Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com
Message 15 of 20 , Mar 7, 2011
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I don't understand-what do you feel the rotary cutting instructions should
say?

Eileen

From: Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Sue Clark Koenig
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 9:01 AM
To: Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Electric_Quilt] Re: Parallelogram

The template is correct; the rotary cutting instructions are wrong.

Sue Clark Koenig
Denver, CO US

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• I have stored a rotary cutting chart from another software in my album...
Message 16 of 20 , Mar 7, 2011
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I have stored a rotary cutting chart from another software in my album... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Electric_Quilt/photos/album/1335559037/pic/2045556349/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

is this more like what you were expecting to see?

thea in pa

--- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, "Eileen Hoheisel" <quilter52@...> wrote:
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> I don't understand-what do you feel the rotary cutting instructions should
> say?
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> Eileen
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> On Behalf Of Sue Clark Koenig
> Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 9:01 AM
> To: Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Electric_Quilt] Re: Parallelogram
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> The template is correct; the rotary cutting instructions are wrong.
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> Sue Clark Koenig
> Denver, CO US
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• The rotary instructions have the strip cut at 5 3/4 inches and the same template dimension is 5 7/8 I split the difference in cutting by 1/16 of an inch. Sue
Message 17 of 20 , Mar 8, 2011
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The rotary instructions have the strip cut at 5 3/4 inches and the same
template dimension is 5 7/8

I split the difference in cutting by 1/16 of an inch.

Sue Clark Koenig
Denver, CO USA

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I don't understand-what do you feel the rotary cutting instructions should
say?

Eileen

From: <mailto:Electric_Quilt%40yahoogroups.com>
Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com [mailto:
<mailto:Electric_Quilt%40yahoogroups.com> Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Sue Clark Koenig
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 9:01 AM
To: <mailto:Electric_Quilt%40yahoogroups.com>
Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Electric_Quilt] Re: Parallelogram

The template is correct; the rotary cutting instructions are wrong.

Sue Clark Koenig
Denver, CO US

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• I just think that the arrow should be from the beginning of the cutting diagram to the end of it, if that is what the measurement really includes. I do
Message 18 of 20 , Mar 9, 2011
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I just think that the arrow should be from the beginning of the cutting diagram to the end of it, if that is what the measurement really includes. I do understand that if you nest the pieces you cut that each repeat would be from the arrow points.
Sort of confusing(ed) Anyway I guess we can just end the discussion.
Thanks everyone,
Susan G

--- In Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com, Sue Clark Koenig <sueclarkphoto@...> wrote:
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> The rotary instructions have the strip cut at 5 3/4 inches and the same
> template dimension is 5 7/8
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> I split the difference in cutting by 1/16 of an inch.
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> Sue Clark Koenig
> Denver, CO USA
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> >>
> I don't understand-what do you feel the rotary cutting instructions should
> say?
>
> Eileen
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> From: <mailto:Electric_Quilt%40yahoogroups.com>
> Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com [mailto:
> <mailto:Electric_Quilt%40yahoogroups.com> Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com]
> On Behalf Of Sue Clark Koenig
> Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 9:01 AM
> To: <mailto:Electric_Quilt%40yahoogroups.com>
> Electric_Quilt@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Electric_Quilt] Re: Parallelogram
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> The template is correct; the rotary cutting instructions are wrong.
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> Sue Clark Koenig
> Denver, CO US
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