Welcome to Part 2! Today we will be putting together the pattern!
(If you haven't got your pattern yet, click HERE)
If you missed Part 1, you will want to go back and check it out because I share all the materials you will need, as well as the schedule for the entire sewalong.
LET'S GET STARTED!
The first step is to print your tombstone pattern. You will need Adobe Acrobat to open it...
When you go to print, make sure that you set your printer guidelines to "actual size" so that your compater doesn't change the size of the image on you. Although with a pillow it's not the end of the world if it comes out a bit small, this can be a big issue with garment patterns, so you should just get in the habit of doing this anyway :)
Now take a look at the photo below. This is what we are aiming for when your pattern is all put together. You can refer back to this picture if you aren't sure that you got it right.
Lay out all the pages so that all the numbers and letters in the diamonds match up. A1 with match with A1 and so on.
Once you have the pages in the right order, we can start trimming and taping them. Take the top row, and cut off the extra border along the left side of each of the pages. Then you can tape those cut edges on top of the extra borders still on the right sides of the pages, making sure to match up the diamonds, and any pattern lines.
Once you have each of the rows across done in the same way, you can tape together the rows by cutting off the bottom edge border of the top row and taping it onto the top of the row below. Once you have them all taped together, you can cut out your individual pattern pieces. And now your pattern is ready for use!
I'll see you back this weekend for Part 3: Cutting out the fabric and quilting the front.
Extra tip: I just came across this video by Elizabeth Made This through a Closet Case Patterns Maker Journal email. She shows a great tip for putting together your PDF patterns even faster!
Don't Forget: Look at Part 1 for a list of all the materials you need to gather for this weekend!
Also, you can ask me questions, and share your techniques and advice with other sewists following along as well! You can leave comments and questions here on the blog, in our Goheen Patterns Sewing Group on facebook, or on instagram with the hashtag
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